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IPhone & Android Support

We support the latest versions of iOS (iPhone or iPod Touch) and Android devices. It’s easy for users to download the app to their phone and participate in the auction in real time.


Event iPads for non-smartphone users

Attendees who show up with a BlackBerry, Windows Phone or a flip phone can simply use the Handbid iPad kiosk app at the event. The app is easy to operate and designed to accommodate multiple users. When iPads are shared, bidders can request to receive text messages on their cell phones when they are outbid.


Integrated payment system

The choice is yours with Handbid’s integrated payment system. You can:

  • 1) Collect credit card information in the beginning for automatic processing at the end
  • 2) Get card information of file, but allow bidders to approve the transaction at the end
  • 3) Only request card information and payment by phone at the end

Easy auction item management

The Handbid auction manager allows you to manage all of your items in one place. It’s no problem to make quick edits or even add items at any point – even after the event starts.


Real-time notifications

There’s no need to navigate web pages on a mobile phone or wait for a text message to arrive. Bidders receive messages instantly through the app.


Handbid TV with real-time stats and updates

The Handbid TV functionality that’s built into the iPad app allows you to configure and display live data like high bids or total bidding amounts on a big screen for everyone to see.


Automated receipt generation and checkout

At the end of the auction, Handbid automatically tallies winners and generates invoices in a matter of seconds. Typically, winners are notified of the items they have won by text message. They can then review their invoice and pay from their phone.

What Clients Say

What can we say about Handbid……..NOT ENOUGH!!!!!  From the the very first phone call to our last email, they have been right there beside us EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!

Our representative Diana Duplantier has been more helpful to us than words can say.  I just don’t have enough kind words to say about her and how professional she handles her job.  She went above and WAY beyond what anyone could ever ask and she was bubbly and positive even when we were stressed.  She made this whole event possible and made things that could have been seen as complicated be simple and easy to follow and complete.

We had questions for many things about Handbid and received phone calls from even the CEO himself.  This companies product is by far amazing, affordable and their staffing is second to none.

We will for sure be using handbid again in the future for our auction.  Thank you to everyone at Handbid for everything you did for our school.  Our event was a success due to all of you!

Handbid was a hit with our crowd! They loved the competitive nature of bidding against someone and getting an immediate response indicating they were winning or losing. The majority of our guests thought the app was easy to use. We closed the silent auction about 10 minutes after the live auction ended and there was a flurry of activity just before the auction closed. Check in went smoothly and check out went smoothly as well.

Everyone had a great time at the event and have strongly encouraged us to do another auction next year. We haven’t even thought about doing an auction again so that will require additional discussion. But, if we decide to do another auction, Handbid will be our app of choice!

The Handbid Team was wonderful to work with, which further validated our choice of mobile bidding solutions. We were so grateful that we decided to use mobile bidding…because of the layout of our event space…our guests were able to mingle and still stay engaged in the bidding process. I thought the software was both easy to learn and reliable and we will definitely using Handbid for next year’s gala.

We LOVED Handbid and couldn’t have done it so seamlessly without their fabulous program as well as the support from their staff – we were so happy to have Handbid staff there the night of the auction – the added value of, not only the awesome and easy program, but also their expertise and genuine, helpful presence was truly a gift.  Thank you so much Handbid!

We loved our Handbid experience.  In addition to using their software, we also had them onsite to help with the event. The Handbid staff was professional, courteous, and patient. Having them at our event helped everyone feel more comfortable with the software.  It also allowed us to manage our guests while their staff fielded questions about the app and engaged and encouraged iPad bidders. We felt supported by their team and our auction ran more smoothly due to their hard work.

We recently hired Handbid as our auction software partner and they were fantastic!  They went above and beyond to help my committee make our first annual Gala a complete success.  The interface allows a user to easily visualize all the auction items.  It makes it easy to communicate with bidders and make quick changes to the items as necessary.  The staff at Handbid was instrumental in the check in and check out process the night of our event.  They were totally professional and went over and above our expectations.  We loved having the ability to activate our silent auction 5 days before our event.  I definitely believe this drove the bids of our items higher than a standard silent auction.

We also loved that we could sell our tickets through Handbid, that really simplifies things for us.

We’re looking forward to partnering with them again for any future auctions we host.

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