You can invite people at any time using the Bid Beacon menu so you can wait until you have items in your auction if you would like.
Time left in the Auction
Available to all users
Available to the Auction Administrator only
The Overview page lists all the items in the auction, the last bidder and the highest bid. The summary6 at the bottom displays the number of items in the auction, how many bids have been made and the total for the auction at this time.
Using the download button in the top right corner allows you to download this information to a .CSV file. This file can be used to manage the auction items. The following information is downloaded from the auction. The Administrator can use the information in a spreadsheet at the end of the auction to award items and collect money.
|Unique Identifier||Name||Winner||Email Address||Winning Bid|
|1||Cookbook - Eat at Home||John Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org||$9.00|
|2||Oilers vs Nashville 2 tix Dec 14||Geroge Brown||Gbrown@email.com||$200.00|
|3||Oilers vs Nashville 2 tix Dec 14||Brian Jonesemail@example.com||$120.00|
|5||GoPro Hero3||Brian Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||$170.00|
|6||Jersey signed-McDavid/ Draisaitl/ Nurse||Tyler Handle||Thandle@email.com||$325.00|
After attendees have signed up with Bid Beacon and joined your auction you can manage them. The Dropdown list by each user allows you to:
The Manage Sponsors menu option allows you to enter the name, banner and website for any sponsors of your auction. The sponsor’s logo will change at the bottom of the auction screen. Clicking on the logo will open the website for that sponsor.
When your auction closes it will be available in the menu under Past Auctions. Select the auction that just closed. The All Items tab will be displayed.
When you click on an item you will see that the auction has ended. When you click the Edit button you can check off when the item has been paid for and picked up.