Setting up Your Auction

Watch this video to see how you can set up your silent auction.

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Written by Jon Kazarian
Updated over a week ago

Setting up Your Auction

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

  • Event Name

  • Event Type

  • 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.

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