As you may know, Accelevents now has a feature allowing you to list your live auction items on your auction webpage.

In addition to listing your items, you can also use the Accelevents platform to charge for live auction bids. In order to do so, you can follow the steps below:

Please Note - ALL live auction bids must be submitted before the auction ends.

  1. Before your silent auction ends, navigate to the Staff page of your event. This can be found in the top right of your event webpage or in the profile dropdown in the upper right of your admin menu.
  2. Select the submit silent auction bid option:

 3. Enter the bidder's information, as well as the item they bid on and their live auction       bid amount:

Please Note - ALL live auction bids must be submitted before the auction ends.


By default, the live auction winners will receive a link to checkout when the silent auction ends based on the bid that you submitted for them through the Staff portal. If you want to charge the live auction winners while entering their live auction bid then you can set a buy it now price for that item which is equal to the live auction winning bid price. 

P.S. We also suggest ending your live auction before your silent auction because once people see the price of the live auction items the silent auction items will feel cheap. The people who did not win a live auction item will then be more inclined to bid up the silent auction items. Some times we receive questions about the silent auction distracting from the live auction but a text message is never going to be more engaging than an auctioneer and if it is then you need a new auctioneer. 

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