Mobile bidding

More engaged guests.
More bids.
More auction revenue.

Handbid’s mobile bidding app boosts auction participation and helps your guests have an amazing time

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Provide an immersive, app-based auction experience

Make bidding easier than ever for your guests

Motivate guests to bid higher and more often

Your guests will love bidding with the Handbid app

Why use an app for mobile bidding? Because it’s what your guests prefer! When we pick up our phones, we spend 93% of our time using apps – not web browsers.

The Handbid app keeps guests connected to your auction and makes bidding practically effortless. Compared to using a browser, it’s easier and way more fun.

What if my guests don’t want to download an app?

They don’t have to! Handbid offers a mobile web browser option and iPad self-service kiosks for your non-techy bidders.

But you know what?

Your guests will want to bid from the Handbid App, and you’ll be glad they did!

How mobile bidding helps you raise more money

Bid instantly and repeatedly from anywhere
Immersive app experience keeps guests engaged (and generous)
Alerts instantly notify guests when they’ve been outbid
In-app livestream shows fundraising progress and motivates bidders
Live thermometer, leaderboard, and ticker that keep guests connected to the auction and encourage higher bids
Apps available for iPhone and Android devices and a mobile web interface for everyone else
Easy-to-use interface makes bidding more fun
iPad kiosk option for guests who didn’t bring their phone
Capture credit card info at registration to simplify payments
Simple, secure payment system for auction winners


What clients say about Handbid’s fundraising tools

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"Our fundraising increased by more than seven times with Handbid.

When we used paper bid sheets our auction raised $3,000. When we started using Handbid, our auction raised over $23,000."

- Liz Scull

The Voila Foundation
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Here’s how bidding with Handbid works

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Guests use Handbid right from the start to buy tickets and register for your event.

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Let all guests and remote bidders view items with the Handbid app and start bidding, ideally before the event begins.

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At check-in, every guest is already in the system with their credit card info on file.

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Guests receive push notifications whenever they get outbid, prompting higher bids.

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Livestreams, a live thermometer, and leaderboards keep attention on your auction.

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Winners pay for items right from their devices using stored credit card info.

Mobile bidding built for real-world event logistics

Before building Handbid, we ran fundraising events for our own non-profit organization. We know what it takes to run a successful auction.

That’s why the Handbid mobile bidding experience accounts for everything that can happen (and does!) during an actual event.

Guests love using the Handbid app at your auction because it makes everything easier and more enjoyable. Basically, they get more time to party and you raise a bunch more money.

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Features that improve everything about auction fundraising

Push notifications to encourage more bids

Display sheets with QR codes

Mobile bidding apps for iPhone andAndroid

Auto-generate guest lists

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Automate checkout and invoicing for guests

Event website for ticketing, bidding, and donations

Credit card capture to simplify checkout

View livestreams in the Handbid app and event website

Simple, secure, PCI-compliant payment system

Encourage bidding with the live thermometer, leaderboard, and ticker

Built-in ticketing and registration

iPad kiosks for guest check-in, auction management, event-only sales, and bidding for non-smartphone users

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Simple check-in and ticket scanning

One application for all event management

Add auction items individually or in batches

Fully accessible for guests with disabilities

Deliver a mobile bidding experience that every guest loves

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