List of silent auction software vendors (including mobile bidding)

Here’s a comprehensive list of silent auction software vendors. At least 25 of them also offer silent auction mobile bidding services.
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I think “hotel silent auctions” are scammy — what do you think?

Hotel silent auctions are NOT auctions, so let’s rename them: Maybe “Pop-up Shops for the Public Good” (whereby a portion of each sale benefits charity).

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Best time to close the silent auction? Before the live auction begins.

With few exceptions, the best time to close the silent auction is before your live auction begins. Guests will bid in your live auction and donate to your paddle raiser more freely when they know exactly what they’ve already bought in your silent auct…

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[Video] Model this sound system for a silent auction

Gyms are notorious for being difficult venues for audio. But if you’re counting on high revenue from your silent auction, you’ll need a good sound system to help you promote. Here’s how one group set it up.
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[VIDEO] Silent auction layout when using mobile bidding

Sometimes I’m asked if one needs to have displays if using mobile bidding in your silent auction. The answer is “Yes.” And here’s a video showing that.
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