You can invite guests to check themselves in online prior to your event by sending them an email invitation with instructions and a link to their ticket account.
Following the link will allow them to enter/update their contact information, vault a credit card for the event and print out their bidder number (optional) and any other materials you provide.
You can view the check in progress from the Tickets page and send additional prompts/invites if desired.
You can add a "Start Bidding" button to the confirmation screen to allow guests to bid on online/mobile items after completing check-in (see below).
To set up self check-in feature:
Go to Site Settings > Events > Gala Auction > Self Check-in Settings
Note: Default language/settings allow this feature to be functional once feature is turned on and notification email address is provided. We recommend previewing the process by inviting yourself to check-in, retrieving the email and following the instructions. Previewing the process is an easy way to see where the editable elements appear and to follow the instructions within the default text in context.