Get started with free & simple online auction software. Add your own items or select TravelPledge experiences. Then share your custom auction site with supporters!
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WinningBidder.com Quick StartWinningBidder.com is free & simple online auction software.
WinningBidder.com Full DemoView a short but detailed demo of WinningBidder.com, free and simple online auction software for fundraisers.
Add a bank account to receive the funds you raiseWinningBidder.com partners with Stripe to process payments and deposit net funds.
Configure auction settingsTake advantage of WinningBidder.com's features designed to maximize your auction proceeds.
Add auction itemsAdd donated items, fixed price items, cash appeals, and TravelPledge experiences.
Promote your auction to biddersDrive bidders to your auction site before and during your event.
Manage bids and more from the Bid ReportView, add, and void bids, export auction data, and track payments from the Bid Report.
Pricing and PayoutsLearn how much you'll receive from your online auction.
See how much you raised on each itemWinningBidder.com summarizes your auction stats and gives you an itemized breakdown.
Add TravelPledge experiences to your online auctionWinningBidder.com's sister company TravelPledge partners with generous businesses to bring exciting vacations and more to your auction.
Promotion to the WinningBidder.com CommunityIf you have donated experiences that will appeal to a broad audience, we'll promote them to our national database of bidders.
Add categories to your auction itemsIf you have many auction items, categorize them for bidders to make browsing easier.
Print table flyers with QR codes to bidding pagePerfect for golf events, table flyers provide an in-person browsing experiences with online bidding.
Award an auction item to multiple winning biddersIf you have multiple copies of an auction item, you can award the item to multiple winning bidders.
Charge a winning bidder's credit cardAuction organizers may choose to require bidders to enter a payment method prior to bidding to ensure winning bidders pay.
Transition your online auction to in-person biddingTake online bids, then use the current high bid as the starting bid in your live in-person auction.
Add sponsor logos to your auction siteIf businesses sponsored your online auction, promote them to your bidders on your auction site.
Collect shipping fees on your auction itemsAdd a fee to winning bidders' invoices on items which need to be shipped to them.
Collect sales tax on your auction itemsThe location of your bidders and the item you are selling determine if you need to collect sales tax and remit it to your local government.
What customer support options are available for my event?
Will we ever owe anything to use WinningBidder.com?
How will we get the money we raise at our online auction?
How do cash appeals and fixed-price items work?
How does the "Buy It Now" option work?
How does the tipping work?
What are the bid increments set by WinningBidder.com?
Can we change our Auction Settings and add items after our auction start time?
Can we reopen our auction for bidding?
Can we run a "test" online auction?
Can we send our bidders a message through WinningBidder.com?
What communications are sent to bidders?
Can we sell event or raffle tickets on WinningBidder.com?
Can I set different closing times for items?
How does max bidding work?
How does popcorn bidding work?
What methods of payment are accepted?
What should I do if someone pays me by check?
May we use our existing Stripe account?
Can we refund a winning bidder through WinningBidder.com?
How many items should we include in our online auction?
Can we set a reserve price?