Benefits of the TravelPledge & ClickBid Partnership
- Supercharge your auction results with exciting experiences
- Save time and reduce error loading experiences into ClickBid
- Reduce the time it takes to get winning bidders their certificates after your event
About TravelPledge's Experiences
TravelPledge connects your benefit auction to fun experiences posted by generous business owners. Find local golf, B&B stays, wine samplings, luxury vacations and much more.
How much do TravelPledge experiences cost?
Your cost for a sold certificate is proportional to the winning bid amount. At a minimum, you’ll keep 80% of the winning bid for small-ticket experiences, like golf rounds, and 40% of the winning bid for big-ticket experiences, like vacations. There is no charge for items that don't sell.
The percentage you’ll keep is displayed next to each experience in your TravelPledge dashboard. TravelPledge also specifies the starting bid for each item.
Leverage the TravelPledge & ClickBid Integration
Step 1: Create Your TravelPledge Account from Your ClickBid Dashboard
If you don't already have a TravelPledge account, you can create one from your ClickBid Dashboard. Simply click Add Fun Experiences to Your Event from the Event Central tab in your ClickBid dashboard, then follow the prompts until you are logged in to your TravelPledge dashboard.
When you create your TravelPledge account from your ClickBid dashboard, events in each account will automatically synced.
What should I do if I already have a TravelPledge account?
If you already have a TravelPledge account, you can link to your ClickBid account from within your TravelPledge dashboard.
Simply log in to TravelPledge, and click Turn on mobile bidding from the home tab. Select ClickBid as your mobile bidding provider and follow the prompts to link your account.
Step 2: Browse and Reserve Experiences Within TravelPledge
Hover over the Use Items at Event tab and click Auction Items. Then, browse the selection of recommended experiences or use the filters provided. Finally, click Add to Auction to reserve an item for your auction.
Your selected items will be visible on your Home tab.
Note: Experiences synced with ClickBid may be sold only once. We are working to have the integration support multiple winning bidders on a single item, but it is not available currently. In the meantime, the "2X" icon will be hidden when selecting experiences on an event synced to ClickBid.
Step 3: Sync Your Selected Items to ClickBid
Once you have selected your TravelPledge items, click Sync with ClickBid from your Home tab to send information from your TravelPledge
After syncing your items, you may still add additional selections from TravelPledge and re-sync, though synced items must be removed from your auction from within ClickBid.
Step 4: Mark Your TravelPledge Items as Active in ClickBid
Your synced items will have a status of "Invisible" by default when they are loaded into ClickBid. To make them available for bidding, change their status to "Active" within ClickBid.
During this step, you should also specify the closing time for your items. Then, proceed to collect bids from your donors.
Step 5: Pay Your Invoice After Your Event
We will email your invoice when:
- At least one item has sold in ClickBid.
AND at least one of the following is true:
- All TravelPledge items you've synced with ClickBid have reached their closing time and have a status of closed or invisible.
- It is 36 hours after your event date in TravelPledge.
Follow the link in the email to pay your invoice. Your invoice will be calculated based on winning bid information entered into ClickBid.
Once your invoice is paid, TravelPledge will automatically email winning bidders their certificates, which contain redemption instructions.
Note: If we email you an invoice, but you expect to sell additional items, you can hold off on paying your invoice until you are done selling items. The link to your unpaid invoice will update with the new sales. If you had already paid your invoice, we'll email you a new invoice as soon as the additional item is marked as sold.
If for whatever reason you can't find your TravelPledge invoice in your email, access it from your TravelPledge dashboard under the Events tab. Find your event and click Pay Invoice.