Plus and Premium subscribers have the option of sending Outbid notifications and Invitations to Bid via SMS/Text.
Individual invitations to bid can be sent from the Mobile Invite Screen. Sending Bulk SMS/Text messaging requires a Premium subscription.
To prevent spam and fraud (and because some recipients may incur charges from their mobile carrier), Users must Opt In to receive outbid or text messages.
To Enable Text Notifications:
Go to: Admin > Site Settings > Online Auctions / Mobile Bidding > Email and Text Notifications
When the Text Notification setting is enabled on your site, your supporters will be asked to provide a phone number and Opt in or Out on:
- Sign up to Bid form
- Online Registration (Buyer form)
- Welcome screen (landing page for Invitations)
Text Notifications are enabled by default on Plus/premium event sites to allow supporters to provide their phone number and opt in when they buy tickets or signup to bid. If you disable Text notifications, the Opt In/Out options will not be displayed on the pages above or My Account page.
To Send Individual Invites by SMS/Text:
Go to Auction > Mobile Bidding Tasks > Mobile Invite
Search for and select desired bidder:
Add/Edit Phone Number and Send:
Note: If the selected user has not elected to Opt In/Out yet, a confirmation screen will display, allowing you to continue or cancel. Continuing will update the User's status to "Approved". Once they access the invitation, they will have an opportunity to edit their status on the Welcome page.