1. Log in to your Accelevents Account and then Click Create Event. Select your Event Format
2. Select your Event Elements, since we are setting up an Auction, click on Fundraising
And then Auction in your Fundraising tools
3. Enter your Event Details
Add an Organizer
Select a location - add a venue or you can add it later (to be announced)
Once done, click next
4. You will be directed to the Admin Console and you can start editing your Auction event
Change themes and color
Configure which tabs to show
Add a logo
Add information about your Auction
5. You can see a preview of how your Auction page looks like by clicking View Site
You can continuously make edits even if your auction event is happening
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can an auction run?
It can run up to 3 months
How do I set the start date of my auction?
The start date of your auction is when you activate your auction
What does it mean when I already activated but it goes back to test mode?
You probably did not set your end date to a later date, and while setting up your auction the time ran out.
To set your end date and time, just go to Auction > Settings, change the time and scroll down to reset. Resetting will not delete your items, but it will remove all the bids.
Once you're ready to launch your auction, just contact our support team to reactivate your auction.
When are winners selected?
Once the auction is over, you should see the winners in Auction > Bidders & Winners > Winners tab
How do I arrange sending the items to the winners?
You will have to arrange that externally, there is no option to arrange that from within Accelevents.
When do I pay the activation fee?
This will be paid upfront when you activate your event in Settings > Billing
When do I pay the $1 per bidder fee?
It will be automatically be charged to your card at the end of the auction.