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Handbid is the One! After 10 years of presenting charity auctions, we FINALLY found Handbid. For a decade we operated our charity auctions with paper bid sheets and just last year we decided it was time to go online. Unfortunately, we chose a platform that was web based and the outcome was very disappointing with an extremely high price. After persuading our Board to try online bidding one more time, we discovered HANDBID. This platform turned everyone’s thinking around on electronic auctions! Handbid is the best bidder-friendly app around! Their fees are reasonable and this company delivers ALL of their promises. The entire team at Handbid, including our account executive, support reps, financial rep and the owner were all incredibly responsive to our unique needs. And we give a “10” to our Handbid Ambassador, Brice Tomlinson. Actually the only person from Handbid we met in person, Brice was a tremendous part of our success! His contribution to our event was invaluable. We strongly recommend HANDBID for any 501(c)(3) organization looking to take their charity auction to the best performance level possible.
We have now worked with Handbid twice to run the silent auction at our main annual fundraiser. The system is slick, efficient, and easy to use. The folks at Handbid are great to work with: quick, responsive, professional. It is great to be able to rely on Handbid while juggling so many other balls for the fundraiser.
Transitioned from writing bids on bid sheets to Handbid, and had tremendous success. Our guests had a lot of fun with it and our revenue doubled the first year and tripled the second. Allowed our guests to engage in the live auction and silent (via their mobile devices) concurrently. I would highly recommend opening up the silent auction five days before, and working to get your guests up and bidding early and often! Thumbs up to Handbid and special shout out to the customer service team for the great support and training.
I did a demo with all of the top auction software on the market and Handbid was by far the best interface (easy to look at) and well worth the investment. It was very easy and fun to put my silent auction items in the system. Guests and volunteers were blown away by how nice everything looked on their phones and iPads. We had almost the same items as the auction last year (with about 25 extra) and made double what we made last year, totalling $46,000. I put our live auction items in for an extra boost of advertising. We also used Handbid to collect funds for a paddle raise. The check out process was very easy and intuitive. Swipping credit cards is incredibly easy, as well as importing a contact spreadsheet before the event, little things that really speed up the process. During the auction (and after) I noticed the Handbid system slowed down a bit. You have to be patient while items save, but it is updated real time in the system (so guests could see an update right away). Besides speeding up the system, I have only one more suggestion. I would love to see more information on Handbid TV, especially a live update on winning bidder on each auction item and the current price. I think this would create a lot of competition within the audience. I will definitely use Handbid again next year if this is an update you can make. The customer service was great. Out of 500 guests, only 3 people told me they would prefer the old-school method of paper bidding. However, I believe this was because we didn’t have enough iPad volunteers available, next year I will station one at each auction table. There are many organizations on the island that are now interested in using Handbid.