SEO: The Auctioneer's Most Valuable Online Marketing Tool

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you run an online auction business. There’s also a good chance you aren’t getting nearly as many bidders to your auctions as you should be. A great way to increase your visibility on the internet and draw in...

Why are Online Whiskey Auctions so popular?

The world of online whiskey auctions is a pickers paradise for those seeking old and rare bottles. With a large number of online auction sites dedicated to helping owners sell bottles, the options are endless. Some sites such as auctionyourcask.com, are...

Every Object has a Story. Be the Storytellers.

While managing the @EveryAuction Twitter account, I came across @DoeandHope, which is the handle for Doe & Hope, a seller of rare and unusual antiques. Although they are based in the historic medieval village of Blunham, England, they have managed to...

Reason #101 to Choose Online-Only Auctions

More Favorable Context A feature of online-only internet auctions that is easily missed is the big difference in context between internet auctions and traditional open-outcry events. No matter how much time and energy the auctioneer puts into presenting items...

Optimal Lot Sizes: Individual Auction Items vs. Bulk Sales

Lot-sizes are one of the key decisions affecting the outcome of an auction. Small lot-sizes tend to induce bidder competition and yield higher selling prices, particularly when dealing with a variety of assets and those that appeal to wide audience. However,...

Admin User Roles and Permissions

WordPress uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. A site owner can manage the user access to such tasks as writing and editing posts, creating Pages, defining links,...

The Growth of SaaS (Software as a Service)

Software as a service, otherwise known as SaaS, is fast becoming a popular choice for businesses when it comes to setting up applications for all to use over the internet. Since the concept of SaaS is a little abstract to grasp, let’s elaborate a little about...

Where Should You Advertise Your Auctions Online?

Episode #15 of the AuctioneerTech Podcast, hosted by Aaron Traffas from PurpleWave, was a conversation on Google Hangouts with Russ Hilk from WaveBid, Dwayne Leslie from Global Auction Guide, and myself. We discussed the different marketing services each of...

Right of Refusal vs. Reserve Bids

For a variety of reasons, sellers often seek to protect their interests at auction by specifying a predetermined price that bidders must reach before the auctioneer is allowed to sell. Sometimes that price is known to bidders as a minimum opening bid. In...

Consignor Feature Update

The consignor feature has been upgraded. Following is a description of the changes. The upgrade is optional. If you would like to use it, here are the changes you will see. 1. There is a new interface for managing consignors that you can access via a...
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