We Try To Make It Easy
Our goal is to make purchasing our auction services as easy as our auction system is to use. We require that payment be made to us via check – we keep the costs of our auctions low in part by not incurring the overhead of an electronic payment processor. We know that you probably found us by way of an internet search (even better, perhaps a satisfied client referred our services!). In any event, you likely don't know us and have no reason to trust us enough to pay us in advance for services you have't received. We understand, so we'll choose to trust you!
Use Before You Pay
We will provide you a fully configured online auction area, tailored with your organization's name and, at your option, its logo. You will be able to begin adding auction items and tailoring the text that your potential bidders see on your auction's registration/bidding entry page. All we ask it that you send us a check for the service level (50 or 100 items) that you selected within three weeks of the date and time that your auction system is created. Prior to (and, of course, following) our receipt of your payment, all your auction's administrative functions will be available for you to use. However, until payment is received no one will be able either to register as a bidder in your auction or to place bids on your items.
Here Are The Steps
You will be asked to provide your billing/contact information, including your organization's name, and to select your desired level of service (an auction of up to 50 or 100 items). In this step you will see a verification code that you will need to remember or record for use later (recalling that code is very important). You will not be asked for credit/debit card information since we only accept payment by check.
After completing the first step you will be asked to provide the information needed for our system to create the image that will appear at the top of both your auction's bidder registration/auction entry page and your auction administration page. In this step you will have the opportunity to
➙ modify the text that will be used in that page header – the organization name that you provided in the first step serves as the default text unless you modify it;
➙ (optionally) upload up to two logo images to be incorporated into that page header image;
➙ change the font that will be used for the text in the header image;
➙ change the color of the text in the header image;
➙ change the orientation of any uploaded logo(s) relative to the text in the header image.
When you have provided all the information needed for the creation of the header image you will click a button that causes that image to be built. You will be able to preview the image that our system creates, and you will be able to continue modifying all that information and recreating the image until you are satisfied with its appearance.
When you satisfied with the way the header image looks, you will be able to "accept" the image. At this point, a verification email message will be sent to the email address that you provided in the billing/contact information step. That email message will contain instructions for continuing your auction space creation process. We inject this email step into the process in an attempt to stop (or slow down) hackers and webbots that might try to misuse our auction creation system.
When you have successfully verified yourself by following the instructions in the email message that we sent you, you will click a button that completes the creation of your online auction space. Once your auction space is ready, you will be provided the access information for your auction administration page and the web address (URL) of the page to which you will direct bidders for registration and bidding.
Another email message will be sent to the email address that you provided. That email message will contain a copy of all the access information relating to your auction and will contain information on the billing/payment procedure and an attached invoice PDF file.
Your online auction area is now ready for you, as the administrator, to begin adding auction items and tailoring the text that your potential bidders will see on your auction's registration/bidding entry page.
So – in as little as 15 minutes or so you can go from having no online auction capability to being ready to enter the items on which you want people to bid.
There is no initial obligation on your part. If you would like to try our auction system, then just click the button below.
If, after working with your auction administrator page and entering items, you decide that you don't like using our system, then simply don't send us the required payment as directed on the invoice. In that sad event your auction area will be automatically removed from our servers and the experiment will have cost you nothing more than a bit of your time. We believe that you'll like what you see and will want to send your payment and run your auction!