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Online Bidding Settings

The Online Bidding Settings area provides additional options to customize what guests will see on the Online Bidding site.

Access Settings:

  • If you are offering bidding prior to the live event, the Access Settings determine the audience that will have access to the bidding site. For more information, see: Online Bidding: Self-Registration

Bidding:

  • Max Bidding:If checked, the max bidding feature will be enabled. Max bidding will allow your guests to place the maximum amount they are willing to spend on a package. The system will then bid on their behalf until they are outbid.
    • Max bids are not visible to other bidders so if another guest attempts a bid lower than the current max bid, they will be notified that another guest has already placed that bid and that they will have to try a higher bid. 

Example: If a bidder were to choose a max bid of $500 on a package that is currently $300, and another bidder attempts to place a $400 bid, the first bidder's bid would become $400, and the second bidder would show as outbid. This would continue until another bidder placed a $600 bid on the package at which point the first bidder would be outbid.

NOTE: If checked, guests will also have the option to turn this feature off per package if they would like to pay the exact amount they placed the bid for (i.e. a straight bid)

Display:

  • Project Display Name(40 character limit): Will be used to display the project's name on the Online Bidding site, in email and text message sent regarding Online Bidding, and on leaderboards. 
  • Information to display on packages:
    • Item donor name(s):If checked, the Online Bidding site will show a list of donors for each item within each package. 
    • Value:If checked, the market value will appear for each package.
    • Bidding history (on regular packages):If checked, guests will see the names or bidder numbers of other guests who are bidding on the package and the bid amounts they have placed.
    • Bidding history (on multi-sale packages):If checked, guests will see the names or bidder numbers of other guests who have purchased that multiple-sale package.
  • Browse Page Sort Order:
    • By package number:If checked, the “All Packages” listing will sort the packages in numerical order.
    • By package’s class:If checked, the "All Packages" listing will sort the packages by the class they have been assigned to.

Communications:

  • Outbid notices:
    • Send via Text (if bidder's mobile number is known):If checked, bidders participating in Online Bidding will automatically be sent a text message to their mobile phone if they are outbid.
      • The text message will include the package number the guest was outbid on, the current high bid, and a link to the bidding home page.

Example: "You have been outbid on package 101. The high bid is now $100. Pkg link: demo.1.ggo.mobi”

  • Send via email (if bidder's email address is known):If checked, bidders participating in Online Bidding will automatically be sent an email if they are outbid.
    • The email will include the package number the guest was outbid on, the current high bid, and a link to the bidding home page.

Example: "You have been outbid on package 101. The high bid is now $100. Pkg link: demo.1.ggo.mobi

Tip: Greater Giving recommends only using text Outbid Notices or Email Outbid Notices, not both. In most Online Bidding events, text Outbid Notices are the best fit.

  • Welcome messages:
    • Send via Text (if bidder's mobile number is known): If checked, your guests will receive a “Welcome Text” with the link to your Online Bidding website. 
      • The Welcome message will read as follows: "Welcome [name of your project] supporter! You are at [table #]. Start bidding: [link to the Online Bidding site]"

    Example: "Welcome Gifts in Bloom Auction supporter! You are at Table #1. Start bidding: https://obdemo.1.ggo.mobi" 

  • Send via email (if bidder's email address is known): If checked, your guests will receive a “Welcome Email” with the link to your Online Bidding website.
    • The subject line will read as "Welcome to online bidding" with your Organization name appearing as the "from name" and no-reply@ggo.mobi. The Welcome email will read as follows: "Welcome [name of your project] supporter! Click this link to start bidding."

Example: "Welcome 2016 Auction Gala supporter! Click this link to start bidding."


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