Auction pricing.
Simplified. Choose the plan that’s best for your event and budget.

  • Free

    Perfect for a person or company that is tight on funds. Set up an auction for free and only pay if you raise money at the end of your event.

    • 5% Management Fee
    • 3% + 0.30 Credit Card Processing
    • Unlimited Outbid Text/Emails
    • Unlimited Bidders
    • Pass Fee to Bidders
    • Pay Only If You Raise Money


    • Event Ticket Sales
    • SMS/Text Keywords
    • Text-2-Donate
  • Prepaid Starting at $297

    The prepaid plans are perfect for organizations that aim to raise more than $40,000. The more money you raise, the more money you save.

    • 3% Reduced Management Fee
    • 2.5% to 3% + 0.30 Credit Card Processing
    • Bidder pass-through option to lower Management Fees to 0%
    • Collect Cash/Checks offline
    • Unlimited Bids
    • Online and Live Auction Features
    • Auction Success Manager


    • $297 - List 25 items
    • $497 - List 100 items
    • $597 - List 250 items
    • $797 - List 500 items
    • $997 - List 750 items


    • Event Ticket Sales
    • SMS / Text Capabilities
    • Text 2 Donate
  • Custom Contact us for pricing

    Need a custom auction plan for a live event or to meet your specific needs? Contact us and we will work with your organization to make sure it has everything it needs.

    • Event Setup Service
    • Unlimited Auctions for 1 year
    • Unlimited Items
    • Sell tickets and sponsorships
    • Text message keywords
    • 1,000 Text Message Credits
    • Live Event On-call Support
    • Embed Auction on your website
    • We will design your auction.

Still not sure what’s best for you?

Schedule a call with a Charity Auctions Today consultant and we will walk you through any questions you have and get you on the right plan built for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t worry, if you have some questions, you aren’t alone.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get.

Can I pass fees onto bidders?

Yes, we have two settings
1. You can force all bidders to pay a specific fee amount you set.
2. You can can give them the option of paying the fee or opting out of the fee.

What happens if items don't sell?

If items do not sell, you will not be charged any fees. When you select the free plan, it's completely risk free to run an auction on our site. You only pay a fee if your item sells. You can reopen your auction at any time to try and sell the items again at a later date.

Can I download all my bidder data?

Yes, you can download any data we collect. It's a great way to keep your donor management database up to date. Also, check out our integrations to see if we can auto-update your donor management tools.

What is the management fee?

The management fee is a fee we charge to use our platform. If you select our free plan, we will charge a 5% management fee of the total amount raised. For example, if your auction raises $1000, we will collect a $50 management fee. Depending on your auction goals and size, you could limit management fees by choosing a prepaid plan.

Note: that all commission fees can be passed on to the bidders during your set up process, thus eliminating your organization's fees entirely.

Can you mail me a check?

Yes, you can request to have your auction payout mailed to you by check. Your organization will need to go through an approval process and checks are mailed out by WePay or PayPal.

How do I pay our management fee and receive my funds?

Depending on your chosen credit card provider, Stripe, PayPal or WePay will auto-deduct our commission fees and deposit your net auction funds in as little as 48 hours.

How much are credit card processing fees?

We partnered with Stripe, PayPal and WePay to process credit card payments. The typical rate is 2.9% + $.30 a transaction but varies depending on who you use. Stripe, PayPal and WePay accounts can be created from your Auction Dashboard inside CharityAuctionsToday. If you have an existing account, you can easily connect that account to your auction to collect funds.

Can we collect cash or checks offline for items?

Yes, when you use one of our prepaid plans, you have the ability to bypass credit card fees and collect cash or checks offline. If you are a company running an auction for your employees, this is a great way to use payroll deductions.

Can I start my auction online and bring it offline?

Yes. If you are running a live event, you can start the bidding online to get the bidding started and then end online bidding and bring the auction offline. We even have bid sheets you can print off that will include all online bid history.

What if I have more questions?

We have live support available when you need us. Feel free to use our live chat, email support or give us a call anytime. If you would like to set up a demo or just talk, you can pick a time here.

Let’s get started, it’s super easy.

Oh yeah, you don’t need a credit card to get started either.