Will Call Report can now be filtered to show online vs gala items. (Mar. 27)
Improved Tool for Editing Tickets (Mar. 21)
The Edit Tickets screen now offers a wizard to help you manage the guests assigned to tickets.
Online Paddle Raise Display Screen Added (Feb. 27)
Proxy Vote tool added (Feb. 27)
Voting Display Screens Added (Feb. 27)
Voting Progress and Results can be projected via live display screens:
Buyer info for Items now available in Admin Catalog View (Feb. 15)
In gridview, click on the item name for buyer details:
Orders Page Enhancements (Feb. 15)
Orders page can now be searched by Bidder Numbers; Payments and edits now display a time stamp; Item Names hyperlink back to catalog for complete details.
Faster Web Catalog (Feb. 15)
Improved handling of item banners, resulting in speedier loading of catalog pages.
Improved "Select" Tools (Feb. 8)
In addition to selecting All or None, you can now select a Range of records on any of the datapages. Check the box at the beginning of your range, then hold the shift key down while checking the box at the end of the range. Once selected, you can uncheck individual boxes within the range, as needed.
Item Type added for In Kind Donations (Feb. 8)
Donated items that will be used/consumed during the event rather than sold can now be recorded under In Kind item type which provides documentation for the donation, receipt for the donor, but prevents the item from displaying or being sold to the public. Included in procurement reports, but not revenue reports.
Video Library (Dec.)
Check-out our updated and expanded video library.
Help Widget gets a new look (Nov. 11)
The help widget found on every screen operates the same, but with a new look.
Added Ability to Link/Unlink Guests from Tickets Page (Nov. 9)
Guests can now be linked to share a bidder number (or unlinked) from the tickets page by selecting two guests > Bulk Actions > Link or Unlink.
Added Invitation to Provide Guest Info (Nov. 2)
This new template allows you to email an invitation to ticket buyers to provide the names and email addresses for the guests that will be using their table tickets. Each email message provides a personal link to a guest form which they can add or edit guest info.
Added option to combine Self Check-in and Invitation to Bid in a single email (Nov. 2)
An optional setting now allows you to include a "Start Bidding" button on the Advance Check-in confirmation page.
Enhanced Email and Text Communications (Sept 8)
All subscribers can now send a variety of email Invitations to selected users from any datapage, including invitations to donate items, buy tickets, and bid.
Each Invitations contains a link and unique token to deliver the recipient to the desired page, logged in and ready to participate and/or with their contact info pre-populating the form.
Auction Chairs can now send invitations to join the team as a Chair/Admin/Volunteer/Staff user instead of creating accounts for others.
Plus and Premium Subscribers can also send custom email messages and create their own message templates and send outbid notifications and individual Invitations to Bid via SMS text messaging.
Upload Users and Donors from a Spreadsheet (Sept. 8)
Custom Text Space on Catalog and Online/Mobile Home Screen (Sept 8)
All Catalog items: Changed For Sale at (Venues) to Bidding Via (Sept 8)
Old - For Sale at:
New - Bidding via:
Venues (Gala, Online, Mobile) were replaced by more intuitive Bidding Styles (Paper Bid Sheets or Bid Paddles, Online/Mobile, or Paper Bid to Online/Mobile). Bidding styles can be set on an item by item basis and/or bulk edited.
Online and Mobile Features Merged and Simplified (Sept 8)
When we introduced mobile bidding, we anticipated that most customers would want to restrict mobile bidding to guests attending their gala. We were wrong. So we have merged and simplified the online and mobile features to make online pre-bidding on items seamless and set up easier:
Instead of configuring access for bidders who are not present, the feature now defaults to access for all. For those that do want to restrict bidding to ticketed (or invited) guests, a single checkbox is all it takes.
Site Settings are reorganized and simplified:
- Catalog visibility is now controlled by a simple on/off setting rather than specifying opening and closing times.
- Online and Mobile settings are merged as Online/Mobile
- Settings are organized by function (see above) and all catalog display settings now reside at Site Settings > Catalog > Additional Settings for Online/Mobile.
Invitations to bid can be emailed to any selected user from the User page as well as from the Auction Night Tasks screen.
In addition to sending invitations to bid, supporters can also sign up to bid using buttons on the homepage, nav bar, catalog, or from an optional link on the ticket menu.
Alternate methods are now provided for bidders that have trouble accessing an emailed invitation, including text messages and QR codes.
Online and Mobile Reports have been merged.
Plus: Online/Mobile is now available with a Standard Subscription.
In addition to the above, Plus and Premium plans can now offer Paddle Raise and Live items via online/mobile bidding; and can create one or more display screens to be projected during the event. Displays can now be launched from the Auction Night Task Screen.
Ticket Sales and Online Signup Interfaces Prevent Duplicate Accounts (Sept 8)
Online Ticket Buyers and those signing up for an online auction account will first be asked for their email address. If the email matches an existing user record, an email will be sent automatically (and instantaneously) to the email address to provide immediate access w/o creating a duplicate account.
Voting Contest Feature (Sept 8)
The Contest tools use the online/mobile platform to accept votes - so you can run online/mobile/voting events simultaneously or one at a time.
Templates are provided for easy contest and display setup.
Invitation to Vote can be sent to selected users from the User page and/or the Auction Night Tasks screen and/or participants can signup to vote from your site.
Sponsor Promotion Tools (Sept 8)
Premium and Plus subscribers have new tools for promoting sponsors with displays, images, and links to website on their homepage and sales.
Discontinued Features and Tools:
Non-Attending Bidding Tickets: Replaced with the ability to send Invitations to Bid from the Users page, and a new option on the ticket menu: I can't attend in person, but would like to participate online.
Online Welcome Page: This has been replaced by custom text space available at the top of the Catalog and the Online/Mobile Home screen so you can provide instructions to all bidders, regardless of how they arrived at your site.
Online/Mobile Setup Wizard: The merged and simplified settings should make the Wizard unnecessary. .
Admin > Auction Night Charts: "Display Screens" have moved to feature setup: Admin > Site Settings > Online/Mobile > Mobile Display Screens and Contests tab > (contest specific) Display Screens.
"Silent Winners" display has been discontinued (replaced by self check-out).