Reporting Features

We have been updating our reporting features, as you may have noticed. So far we have updated the reports Auctions, Invoices, and Auction Customers. This was our first pass at these. We will be fine tuning the new reports as time goes by so if you have any...

Re-seller/Tax Exemption Certificate Update

The re-seller certificate functionality has been improved with the following changes on the admin tab of user accounts. This new functionality is optional, so if you would prefer to continue using the current system, just let me know. After you enter a tax...

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...

Hake's Americana & Collectibles

Back when ESA was first getting started, I was incredibly pleased when we received permission from the fine folks over at Hake's Americana & Collectibles to republish their email announcements. After all, this is one of the nation's largest and most renowned...

Auction of U.S. Official Stationary from Civil War Era

Today we have a special treat for you stamp collectors out there. Somehow Fairfield Auction, billed as Connecticut's leading auctioneer of antiques & fine art, managed to get their hands on some really cool U.S. Official Postal Stationary. They are selling...

Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans Helps Local Artist

Hello auction fans and friends of AuctionMethod. Today we posted 21 auction announcements to EverySingleAuction.com. Among them were newsletters announcing the upcoming real estate auctions of trophy properties that I hope to be able to afford one day. There...

Hill Country Classic Car Auction from Dan Kruse in Austin, Texas

It is always fun to get new newsletters about classic car auctions at ESA. Companies like Leake Auction Company and Dan Kruse Classics always put pictures of their best cars in their auction newsletters. Judging by the amount of interest in their auction...

Credit Cards, Chargebacks, and Re-listing Fees

  Image courtesy Lotus Head The AuctionMethod platform makes extensive use of credit card functionality. Credit card data is an integral part of the invoicing system, which allows users to pay for their purchases online. It is also used to authenticate users...
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