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...

Qualifying Bidders for Online-Only Auctions

When I first started conducting online-only auctions back in the late 1990's, my company did not bother qualifying bidders before allowing them to participate in an auction. The system was wide open - users didn't even have to provide a legitimate email...

Working with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees as an Auctioneer

It's no wonder that so many auctioneers want to get in on the business of bankruptcy auctions. When consumers and businesses file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, they often have assets that need to be liquidated at auction for the benefit of creditors....

Getting the Most out of Your Auction Videos on YouTube

If you thought YouTube was just a hosting and streaming service for your auction videos, think again. YouTube is the second largest search engine, next only to Google. Every video you post to your YouTube channel can be indexed or tagged, which increases the...
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