Any Gala item type (Live, Silent, Sellable, Signup, Paddle Raise) can be offered in the Virtual Live Auction (but Virtual live bidding is limited to one item at a time - as in Live Auctions).
Virtual items are created (and edited) in the Catalog and the order and bidding of items is managed from the Virtual Control Panel.
The process for adding Virtual items to the catalog is the same as adding Gala items. In fact, if you have existing Gala items when you enable the Virtual Event admin tools, they will automatically convert to Virtual bidding. To remove items from the Virtual Live Auction, you can bulk edit to change the bidding style to online/mobile or bulk edit to hide them from the public/virtual catalog or delete the items altogether
Once items have been entered in the catalog, they will display on the Virtual Control Panel, where you can "manage" them:
- drop and drag them into the desired order
- remove (hide) selected items from the Virtual Event
- open bidding (or accept donations) on a selected item
- award the item to the high bidder.
To add items to Virtual Live Auction:
Go to Catalog > Add/Edit Item > Add/edit item as usual, choosing Bidding via: Virtual Event
If "Virtual" does not display as an option, you must first enable the Virtual Event admin tools on your site at Admin > Site Settings > Virtual Event.
If you have Live items that your auctioneer can "double-sell", be sure to edit the quantity to reflect the number available to sell. Note: quantity available of Live items does not display to the public.
Premium subscribers can use the multiple-award tools to award to additional winners. Plus customers can award additional winners by editing an existing order to add the item, or generating a new order on the Orders page.