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...

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...

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...

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...

Playfulness at Auctions

A few days ago I was discussing AuctionMethod's new social media management program with Samuel West, a doctoral student at the University of Lund in Sweden who specializes in the research and application of "adult play as a facilitator of creativity in an...

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...

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....

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...
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