What is MyMiniAuction?
MyMiniAuction is a great new website designed to raise money for charities, businesses, schools, fundraisers, clubs and individuals by creating a customised auction website. This is a simple, flexible, and user friendly global site which allows account holders to choose a number of features to help create and achieve a successful online auction. (this type of auction is sometimes referred to as an online silent auction)
MyMiniAuction is a quick, easy and effective way to get large numbers of people to participate in your auction to help you generate more money!
How does it work?
Once you create an account you will be provided with your own weblink, e.g. www.myminiauction.com/example. You will also have access to an administration page which allows you to build and control the content on your weblink.
After you setup your auction items via the administration page, you will then be able to email your personalised weblink to charity members, colleagues, members, friends and family who can then compete in the auction bidding to help maximise your revenue.
You are in control
Having created your account you will be provided with a login and password which gives you access to an admin page which allows you to:
- Describe why you are holding an online auction
- Upload your own logo or picture
- Add your auction items e.g. item descriptions, item values, pictures, end dates etc.
- Control the starting bid and bidding increments
- Determine if you want to extend the auction period in case of late bidding
- View a history of the bidding, including your bidder's contact details
Easy to use
You will get more people involved in your auction because potential bidders DO NOT have to create an account and login to bid. You simply email your potential bidders your personalised weblink and they can start bidding immediately!
A confirmation email is automatically sent to anyone who makes a successful bid. Emails are also automatically sent to anyone who is outbid. This creates more bidding! You decide if you want to send an automatic email to remind active bidders that the auction is about to end. You choose if you want to send an automatic email to auction winners to congratulate them and tell them what happens next. You control the content of these emails!
At the end of the auction
At the end of the auction period, which can be different for each auction item, you have the flexibility to contact winning bidders to arrange direct payment. Alternatively, the winning bidder's details can be transferred to a subsequent live/silent auction, if one is planned.
The cost to create an account is $100 AUD. The account you create will be valid for 1 year. You can use your account to hold as many auctions as you wish during the year.