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In-Person Auctions

Get ready for your most successful in-person auction ever

Handbid streamlines event administration, from ticketing and guest check-in to bidding, donations, and payments

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Fast, easy

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Simple event management

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More auction revenue


A single platform
for running your entire event

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Sell tickets and
register guests

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Make it easy for guests
to bid - and bid higher

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Capture guests' credit
card info before the
event begins

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Stop fighting with multiple
apps for ticketing,
auctions, and payments

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Quickly guests in
or scan tickets at
the door

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Lean on Handbid's
event experts to ensure
everyone has a blast

Clients tend to gush about
their Handbid experience

It's a thing

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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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Two ways to use Handbid for your live, in-person auction

Self service

You manage the event

Manage all ticketing, check-in, auction tasks, and payments from a single application.

Handbid is easy for you and your event team  to use – and our staff is always on call for fast, night-of-event phone support.
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We manage the event

Pass the reins to Handbid’s seasoned event  pros.

Our team can run your entire event, including all auction activities. We’ll arrive on site, train your team, and make your event a raging success.

Built by event experts
Run by event experts

We designed Handbid to handle all on-the-ground event logistics. Ticketing, check-in, item listings, bidding, donations, payments… You’re covered for everything!

With Handbid, guests can place bids and pay without waiting. Think: No bidding lines and no paper bid sheets to slow them (or you) down. That way, everyone has a lot more fun!

And you raise a lot more moolah.
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Why would you host another in-person auction without these features?

Built-in ticketing and registration
Mobile bidding apps for iPhone and Android
Simple check-in and ticket scanning
Event website for ticketing, bidding, and donations
Credit card capture to simplify checkout
Push notifications to encourage more bids
Add auction items individually or in batches
Automate checkout and invoicing for guests
Auto-generate guest lists
Simple, secure, PCI-compliant payment system
Assign tables and pre-assign paddles
View livestreams in the Handbid app and event website
Get real-time reports and event stats
Broadcast live stats to your guests using Handbid TV
iPad kiosks for ticketing, bidding, and sales
Encourage bidding with the live thermometer, leaderboard, and ticker
One application for all event management
Display sheets with QR codes
Fully accessible user interfaces for all users on all devices

Start raising more money at your in-person auctions

Schedule a live demo to see Handbid in action →