All Collections Quick Start Quick Start is free & simple online auction software.

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Written by Alex McDonald
Updated over a week ago is the new name for TravelPledge Auctions.

Overview is the perfect solution for your simple online auction!

Key Features

  • No limits on items, bidders, and events

  • Automated invoicing

  • Speedy payouts

  • Outbid notifications

  • Max bidding

  • Popcorn bidding

  • Donate button

  • Multiple sales

  • Winning bidder covers processing

  • No app to download

  • Access to TravelPledge experiences

  • Table flyers with QR code to bid

  • Much more!

Pricing is free! We rely on optional tips from auction participants at checkout. Stripe's payment processing fee (2.9% + $0.30 per transaction) applies, though winning bidders may pay this fee for you at checkout.


Payment Settings

Add a bank account to receive payments from winning bidders. Complete these steps even if your organization has an existing Stripe account.

  1. In the Event Dashboard, click Auction Settings under the event name.

  2. Click Bank Account.

  3. Click Configure Payments and follow the prompts to configure a Stripe account.

  4. Return to the Bank Account page to enter bank account information for deposits.

Auction Settings

  1. In the Event Dashboard, click Auction Settings under the event name.

  2. Fill out your auction settings.

  3. Click Save.

Auction Items

Add donated items, fixed price items, cash appeals, and TravelPledge experiences.*

  1. In your Event Dashboard, hover over Add Auction Item and choose the item type.

  2. Follow prompts to add your items, which will be immediately visible in your auction.

*TravelPledge experiences are available only to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Promoting the Auction

  1. In the Event Dashboard, click Auction Settings under the event name.

  2. Click Auction Site.

  3. Share the auction site link with supporters via Facebook, Twitter, email, QR code, or simply copy the link to share in another manner.

Run the Auction

The Bidding Experience

On your auction site, bidders may register and preview items before bidding opens. Once your auction opens, bidders may donate, bid, and commit to purchase fixed-price items. Upon auction close, emails invoices to winning bidders.

Bid Reports

Monitor bids and payments during and after your auction period.

  1. From the Event Dashboard, click Bid Report.

  2. View registrants, bids, donations, payments, bank deposits, and auction stats.

  3. If necessary, you can void bids, add bids, and mark bidders as additional winners of items from the Bid Report.

Payment & Item Fulfillment

When winning bidders pay, funds are deposited into your account within five business days. Track payouts from the Bid Report.

For winning bidders who have paid, deliver their items. Certificates for TravelPledge experiences are automatically emailed to winning bidders upon winning bidder payment.

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