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    Auction Types & Formats

    In the Auction Mobility solution, there are several auction types to choose from: 

    Live

    • Anonymous absentee bidding - current prices do not show to customers, no outbid notifications are sent. Users are only able to see their bids when logged in. Admin has access to see, add and delete absentee bids for customers
    • Auction day(s) are the event where all lots are “opened” and “sold” by the auctioneer
    • Clerk console brought live automatically by Auction Mobility 1.5hrs prior to the start of auction
    • Clerk to change the status to “Open to Public” (top left corner of clerk console) to enable the bidding room to the public

    Timed

    • No live bidding component, no clerk console or auctioneer
    • “Current Bid” is public to all 
    • Outbid emails and outbid push notifications are a standard feature
    • Standard 10 minute extension timers (in the last 10 minutes the lot is open for bidding, any bid activity will activate a 10 minute extension timer. Each new bid will reset the timer)
      • Note, this timing can be adjusted by working with your project manager
    • Optional “staggered end times” available. Admin is able to setup the auction with X minutes/seconds between each lots close time (so the whole auction catalog does not end at the same time)
    • Admin has access to edit/delete bids, customers can increase bids but not lower or delete

    Competitive Pre-Bidding AKA “Timed then Live”

    • Pre-bidding phase that shows the current bid of each lot  
    • Outbid emails and outbid push notifications are sent during the pre-bidding (absentee) phase
    • Admin has access to edit/delete bids, customers can increase bids but not lower or delete
    • Auction day(s) are the event where all lots are “opened” and “sold” by the auctioneer
    • Clerk console brought live automatically by Auction Mobility 1.5hrs prior to the start of auction
    • Clerk to change the status to “Open to Public” (top left corner of clerk console) to enable the bidding room to the public
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