The pandemic has changed how we do everything, including how estate auctions are handled. Estate auctions are traditionally done by gathering bidders in one room to bid on parts of the estate that are being sold, which doesn't exactly scream safe social distance. But does that mean that estate auctions are no longer possible? Not at all!
Online Auction Software for Estate AuctionsAs a matter of fact, there's more than one way to do anything, including auction an estate off for liquidation or to sort through the antiques of an estate. In fact, it's possible to do just about anything on the internet these days, including bid on estate pieces. At Auction Anything, we use online auction software (SAAS).
We've specialized in auction software for over 20 years for single-seller branded auction systems, so we know a thing or two about how to get tough work done online. The main advantage of our software is the fact that it's a fully-hosted system - and that means there is no need to buy or install software because everything is managed through the Internet.
Who Can Use SAAS?
Our software can be used by just about anyone who needs to run an online auction. This includes non-profits that work on estate sales or independent power sellers on eBay where using our software would be a cost-smart solution for selling with a private labeled system. Our easy-to-use, mobile-friendly software makes your auction easier with simple invoicing and ready-to-help support staff.
How Do Online Auctions Work for Estates?
There are a few components involved in a successful estate sale online. The first is getting a domain name for your auction and building a website to feature your full inventory, including a photo gallery, pricing, and the tools bidders need to make bids. We work with you to build an auction website that works for the needs of your estate - and we can even funnel auction items through your Facebook page.
The next step is the auction itself, the fun part where all the action takes place. While bidders make their offers, our software has a count-down that automatically closes the bidding after a certain time frame. The winning bidder simply inputs their payment information, including payment via credit card or PayPal, and our secure system automatically invoices and bills, making it easy for you to organize shipping.
Are Online Auctions for Estates Successful?
In a word, Yes. Online estate sales can be very successful. Unlike traditional auctions that happen over the course of a few hours or days, an online auction can take place for as long as a week to generate more competition among bidders. You may even find that online auctions are more lucrative because they can reach a wider audience.
The pandemic has changed the way we do a lot of things - and in the case of auctions for estates, it may have changed things for the better. Using online auction software, you have more freedom to host your auction, a greater reach, and more opportunity to generate competitive sales. Contact Auction Anything in Orlando, FL to learn more.