Mobile Bidding Returns to Maryknoll School!
We are pleased to bring back the popular Mobile Bidding option at this year's auction, allowing for a completely paperless bidding system. With mobile bidding, you will bid electronically on silent auction items using your smartphone, tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc) or iPad bidding stations available throughout the auction area. You can easily track your desired items by following their activity from your mobile device, without having to return to the actual item. There will be no auction bidding sheets on the display tables, which will eliminate overcrowding around auction items.
Mobile bidding will make the event run more efficiently from registration to checkout.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of mobile bidding?
*All silent auction items are available online or on your mobile device.
*Once bidding starts, you will be alerted on your mobile device when you have been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid.
*Bidding can occur at any location within the auction itself, whether you are in line for the bar or mingling with friends. You do not have to be at the display tables to make a bid.
*At the end of the evening, the check-out process will run efficiently because your credit card information will have been entered into our system prior to the event.
What about attendees who don't own or don't wish to use mobile devices?
*iPads will be available on-site for those that don't own or don't wish to use a mobile device.
*Bidding Buddies will be available to assist with questions and uncertainties.
Will this work for both smartphones and standard mobile phones?
*Yes, you can bid with any mobile device.
*With smartphones and tablets, you can browse, search and bid via a mobile- optimized version of our auction website.
*When registering your mobile device, you will be provided a custom URL for bidding purposes.
*With standard mobile phones, you can bid and receive alerts via text messaging.
How does bidding via text messaging work?
*Text messaging will be available for those with standard mobile phones.
*Instruction sheets will be provided for those who wish to use this option.
*There are no fees for auction-related messages sent and received by the auction software; however, you may incur message fees depending on your personal text messaging plan.