Hey, Items Icon! We're going all in on auctions!
Let's learn about adding Silent and Live Auction Items to your event.
These are your first steps:
- Click on the 'Items' tab.
- Click on the blue "Add Item" button.
- Choose "Auction Item" from the pop-up window, as shown below.
First, enter your item information. Be sure to fill out all fields with an asterisk(*), as these are required. If numbers or text appear yellow, information is missing or incorrect.
Then scroll down on the form to fill out the bidding parameters (see below).
Once you enter the retail value, our system will automatically calculate your minimum bid and bid increment. Value and cost should be number values only; no dollar signs or decimals.
If you would like to add a "Buy It Now" price, be sure you price it ABOVE retail value.
If this is a live auction item, toggle the grey "silent" button to "live." This will display the item on your event site with a "Live" banner over the item image.
For silent auction items, you can leave the toggle as it is, set to "silent."
Only an Event Organizer can place the winning bid in the Event.Gives Manager Portal for in-person live events.
If you would like your retail value to NOT display on your event site, click the circle with three dots and choose the appropriate option.
Next, add at least one item image. You can upload up to nine images for each item. Images need to be in either JPG, PNG, or, GIF format and no larger than 4Mb.
Click the circle with three dots on an image to remove it or make it the primary image. Click the Advanced Crop button to adjust how the image appears.
Click "Save and Close" to finish adding the item to your site.
You also have the ability to Publish or Unpublish items from view on your event site. Not publishing your item allows you to continue adjusting item details.
Have a long list of items you need to add to your event?
Now you can add your items in bulk by selecting the "Bulk Actions" menu! We provide example CSV files of the required information to successfully upload your items.
Please note, all columns that have a numerical value within the example will also need a numerical value, even 0 (zero), in order for the upload to be successful.
Some helpful tips if you bulk upload items:
- Cost - this is where you could input the FMV / Retail Value of the item
- Reserve - this is the item's Minimum/ Starting bid
- Buy Now option - if you would like to have an option for your attendees to buy the item you can put the amount here. If you do not want to have this option, please input a numerical value of $0.
It's that easy! Hover over any of the "i" icons within the 'Items' tab for more information on that section.
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