Registering Guests for an Auction
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As the Auction Admin you have a few options on how to get your guests registered and ready to bid.
1) You can pre-register your guests.
If you have a contact list with guest names, emails, and phone numbers, you can pre-register their bidder account for them. Simply enter their information into the Attendee area of your auction’s Dashboard.
Once your contact list is uploaded, you can schedule a welcome text message. Text message options are located under ‘Auction Options,’ then ‘Text Messages.’
You have the option to enable/disable and schedule text messages. You can enable these text messages by toggling the on/off button. You can edit your text messages by clicking on the blue pencil icon.
When the guest receives their welcome text, they will also receive a link to your auction. When they click on the link, they will be redirected into their own bidder account. At this point, they will be ready to participate in your auction.
2) You can share a direct link to your auction.
You can share your auction link with your audience via email blast. This allows your guests to register a bidder account prior to your auction launch. Your auction link can be found through your Dashboard. Click ‘Invite & Promote,’ then ‘Links & Widgets.’
After clicking ‘Links & Widgets,’ your auction link will appear. You have the option to edit your auction URL by typing in your desired text in the ‘Create Auction Link’ box, then clicking ‘Update.’
Your updated link will populate in the ‘Send Auction Link’ box. You can copy and paste this link to share it with your intended audience(s). Please note: Once your auction link is shared, you should not change the link further, as it will not direct your audience(s) to the correct site once changed.
Need sample email templates? Click HERE to get started!
3) You can text a keyword to 88793.
If you choose to register guests through a text message keyword, our system will reply with a registration form to create a bidder account. Once a bidder completes the registration form, they will receive a text with a link to your auction.
Your keyword can be a word of your choosing; the cost of a keyword is $97. If you would like further instructions on creating a keyword, click here.
4) You can register during event ticket purchase.
If you are selling tickets, as well as hosting an auction on our platform, your guests have the option to register as a bidder during the ticket purchase.
5) You can register at your live event using point-of-sale.
If you are checking your guests in during arrival at your live event, the Point of Sale (POS) system is a great way to simultaneously register a guest and check them in for attendance. A step by step guide on how to use POS for your registration/check-in can be found here.
6) You can register at your event using the live registration link.
If guests have not had a chance to register before your live event, A second option for on-site registration for those guests that have not had a chance to register beforehand is to setup a laptop or tablet at your check in table for easy day of registration. Please see this in depth article about Live Registration Link setup here.