Well, fundraising does not due to any uncertainty, people find different ways to raise or donate funds to help those who are in need. Same way auctions have also been shifted to the online platforms to create online auctions. In recent times when COVID-19 hit the world, every business shifted their oath to the internet to increase their engagement.
Here is how an online auction works.
Take Stock of Your Items:
The first thing to start an online auction is to stock up all the items that you are going to include on your online auction site. Make sure to have an excessive amount of items so that if in any case, you are required to fill up some gaps then you can add some items from your inventory.
Well, the best thing about the online auction is that you can sell one or more items at a time but you should just add at least 20 items to your auction list and if you need to add some more items then you can some more when you are ready with your auction.
Set your starting bids properly:
After you start your online auction, the second thing to keep in mind is to place the right bid. Well, normally you should start the bid with 35% of the proposed value of the item. The main goal here will be to obtain near to 80% to 100% of market value and also include 12-16 bids per item.
Define the rules:
Well, in local auctions or in-person events winners only need to visit the cashout table to get their items. But, when you make an online auction site, your bidders will have some queries about how will they be able to secure the items or what are shipping methods that you provide for their items.
So, it is necessary to define the rules of your auction at the start itself, so that the bidders do not have to worry about their money or their items.
“If you’re an employer, you want to hire an employee who’ll do their job, not do your bidding.” – said, Jeffrey Jones.
Now, when you have established your online auction platform then the last thing is to spread the news everywhere. Internet is the best thing to promote your online auction event to a very large audience all across the world. Also, it is important to effectively communicate to all your donors through social media or e-mail.
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