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
What clients say about Handbid’s fundraising tools
"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
Here’s how bidding with Handbid works
Guests use Handbid right from the start to buy tickets and register for your event.
Let all guests and remote bidders view items with the Handbid app and start bidding, ideally before the event begins.
At check-in, every guest is already in the system with their credit card info on file.
Guests receive push notifications whenever they get outbid, prompting higher bids.
Livestreams, a live thermometer, and leaderboards keep attention on your auction.
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.
Push notifications to encourage more bids
Display sheets with QR codes
Mobile bidding apps for iPhone andAndroid
Auto-generate guest lists
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
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