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...

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...

Handling Bad Bidders on Your Auction Website

Whether you're a traditional auctioneer or an online auction company, chances are that you have encountered a bad bidder or two at your sales. What motivates these malcontents may vary greatly, but the one thing that unites them all in common is the trouble...

Automating Sales Tax Exemptions for Auction Buyers

One of the great advantages of selling by online auction is the ability to automate many of the processes required to support the sales. Through automation, companies reduce labor costs while improving the quality and accuracy of their work. Unfortunately,...

Importing Images As Easy As Pie

As a software development company, we are committed to building new features for the AuctionMethod platform that are responsive to the needs of our clients. Since the platform is provided using a SaaS (Software as a Service) model, we are able to accelerate...

The Birth of a Custom Software Feature

One thing I have never liked is using software that mostly meets my needs, but not quite. I shouldn't have to change the way I think to get my job done. At AuctionMethod we strive to make sure our customers never have to live with that kind of a limitation. ...

Managing Auction Consignors and Consignment Statements

Auction consignments are big business. For some auctioneers, it's their only business. Whether you occasionally accept consignments or make your living off of them, you need a solid system for managing consignors and the items they consign to your auctions....

How to Quickly Create Auction Catalogs

When it comes to auctions, time is always of the essence - auctioneers have a need for speed in all aspects of their business. This includes pre-auction preparations, when the auctioneer and their crew prepares, inventories, and photographs items for the...

Flexibility: A Competitive Advantage for Auctioneers

I was browsing social media on New Year's Day when I came across a new blog post by Mike Brandly. For those who are unfamiliar, Mike is a professional auctioneer and a thought-leader in the industry. He teaches and often writes about auction law and customary...

Accounting for Auction Consignors

The auction is over. The buyers have all paid and picked up their purchases. Now it is time to reconcile with consignors and issue payouts. The consignors want their money as soon as possible, backed by an accurate statement for the sale of their...
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