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Online Ticket Sales & Event Website Improvements, New in ReadySetAuction

Posted by Evan Doyle on March 24, 2014

Just in time for the spring auction season, you can now sell admission tickets to your auction online through your ReadySetAuction event website! This new feature is fully integrated with the ReadySetAuction Control Center’s guest management tools, is easy to set up and easy to use, and it seamlessly automates […]

Special January Pricing Now In Effect

Posted by Evan Doyle on January 8, 2014

Happy New Year 2014! To ring in a new year of fundraising, we’ve lowered the pricing of ReadySetAuction through the end of the month. Here’s a quick summary of our four plans. You can find all the details in our Features section. BASICS — $495 For coordinators of a small […]

RSVP Tracking, Table Assignments & More Make Guest Management Easy

Posted by Evan Doyle on December 31, 2013

We’ve been busy here at ReadySetAuction leading up to the new year. Over the last six weeks we not only re-launched our marketing site — what do you think of the new look? — but we’ve also added a bevy of valuable features to our new ReadySetAuction platform to boost […]

ReadySetAuction Live Adds Donor & Donation Tracking

Posted by Evan Doyle on September 16, 2013

Bundling several donated items into an auction package is easy with our new donation chooser. I’m excited to announce the latest release of ReadySetAuction Live, as always, a free upgrade for our existing customers. Our amazing code smiths have been working around the clock to bring you some awesome new […]

Sweeten Up Your Guests with a Candy Land Themed Auction

Posted by Evan Doyle on August 8, 2013

Welcome back to Theme Corner, the wildly successful blog series that helps inspire ideas for themed-auctions! In my past two posts you have kindly allowed me to take you back in time, first to the goofy and fun-loving era that can only be the ’80s, and then to Gatsby’s over-the-top, […]

Is Mobile Bidding A Good Fit For Your Silent Auction?

Posted by Evan Doyle on July 15, 2013

One of the newest trends at charity auctions is mobile bidding — using smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other mobile devices to browse the catalog and make bids, purchases, and donations. Mobile bidding can add excitement, quicken the pace, and raise the profitability of a silent auction. But is mobile bidding […]

Bring the 20’s Back to Life with a Gatsby-Themed Auction Party

Posted by Evan Doyle on July 1, 2013

Welcome back to Theme Corner, a blog series full of fun ideas for auction themes! Giving your auction a theme can turn a conventional event into an exciting affair — think African Safari! Cabaret! Mysterious Masquerade! But finding the perfect theme can be difficult. If you are aiming to delight […]

The '80s Style Prom Theme

Posted by Evan Doyle on May 21, 2013

Welcome to Theme Corner, a blog series full of fun ideas for auction themes! Giving your auction a theme can turn a conventional event into an exciting affair — think African Safari! ’20s Speakeasy! Mysterious Masquerade! But finding the perfect theme can be difficult. If you are aiming to delight […]

New in RSALive: Flexible Bidder Registration & More Printed Auction Materials

Posted by Evan Doyle on May 15, 2013

We’ve just released the latest update to ReadySetAuction Live, right on schedule! The emphasis of this release was threefold: Make it even easier for your eBidders to become registered Streamline eBidder registration for walk-in guests Provide a full array of printed materials for those of you holding a traditional — […]

ReadySetAuction Live Adds Full-Featured Cashiering in Latest Release

Posted by Evan Doyle on March 20, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce the latest update to ReadySetAuction Live. This new release merges a full suite of cashiering tools with our mobile electronic bidding solution. The result is a user-friendly, no-compromises solution for running your fundraiser auction event. Check-In and PayReady™ Check-in bidders and save their credit card info […]

Dessert Dash: How to Add a Sweet Goodbye to your Auction Fundraiser

Posted by Evan Doyle on March 14, 2013

Looking for a fun way to close a night of successful bidding? A Dessert Dash can help your organization bring in additional cash by keeping anticipation high and satisfying your guests’ sweet tooth. Read on for a step-by-step guide to ending your event on a sweet note. It’s a piece […]

ReadySetAuction Live Launches!

Posted by Evan Doyle on August 8, 2012

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the launch of our new mobile bidding service — ReadySetAuction Live™! ReadySetAuction Live is now available for purchase. You’ll be up and running immediately and can begin preparing for your fall auction. Your auction may take place anytime after September […]

Silent Auction Strategy #6: Fight Annual Fundraiser Fatigue with a Themed Event

Posted by Evan Doyle on August 3, 2012

Does your charitable organization hold an annual fundraiser auction? Has attendance started to drop as guests begin to expect the same thing, year after year? If so, consider changing things up by giving your next auction a theme. A theme will naturally refresh and enliven the atmosphere of your event […]

Electronic Bidding for All: ReadySetAuction Live™ Sneak Peek #3

Posted by Evan Doyle on July 25, 2012

In the first two installments of our “sneak peek” series on our upcoming product ReadySetAuction Live, we’ve focused on the amazing new wireless/mobile bidding experience bidders will enjoy during your live/silent auction events. Exciting stuff to be sure. The world is clearly going mobile, so it is likely that many […]

Mobile Bidding, Optimized for Any Device: ReadySetAuction Live™ Sneak Peek #2

Posted by Evan Doyle on June 4, 2012

In our last post, we introduced you to ReadySetAuction Live™ — our soon-to-launch mobile bidding platform for charity auctions. With Live, your auction guests place bids electronically from their own smartphones and tablets, using your venue’s existing Wi-Fi or cellular network coverage. By replacing traditional bid sheets with electronic bidding […]