Are you considering using MobilBid for your charity fundraising event? There are a few key things you should know about our mobile bidding platform. From the convenience of using smartphones to bid to our transparent, performance-based pricing model, MobilBid offers a range of benefits for your organization. In this article, we’ll go over 15 things you should know about MobilBid to help you make an informed decision.
MobilBid: 15 Things to Know About Us
- A Canadian Company
MobilBid is an all-Canadian product of Toronto-based software technology company Net Directories Inc. that has been helping non-profits for more than 20 years.
- Designed With the Help of Expert Fundraisers
MobilBid was designed to meet the needs of non-profits and professional fundraisers. With their consultation and help, we developed a new, easy-to-use, full-featured, smartphone-based silent auction bidding platform.
- We Set Out to Tackle 3 Key Silent Auction Problem Areas
Encouraging guests to sign in. Keeping bidders engaged. And the big one – closing, invoicing, and payment. All improved? Yes.
- MobilBid was Designed to be Self-administered
Unlike many bidding platforms, we designed a system that was easy for clients to set up and manage to save them the extra expense of tech help. We offer full setup tutorials, helpful instructions, and technical assistance help is just a phone call away.
- Share Auctions to Check for Accuracy
Once auctions are set up, they can be shared with team members to check for accuracy, then released in preview mode allowing bidders to review items and choose favourites before bidding starts.
- Bidders Can Choose the Language
Guests can choose to receive item descriptions, and messages in either French or English
- MobilBid Uses Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is the leading cloud computing service with more than one million users and a reputation for security, innovation, dependability, and efficiency.
- MobilBid Helps with a Pricing Model for Non-Profits
To make it economical for people using MobilBid, we developed a “Performance Pricing” structure. The cost is determined only by a percentage of the money raised by the auction. Clients pay nothing until the auction is over, with no ongoing costs between auctions. For convenience, clients can process live auction items and donations through the MobilBid platform for a single invoice and bill these additions at a reduced rate.
- No Long-term Contracts and no Charge for Additional Features
MobilBid delivers a robust platform with many special features and options. There is no upcharge to use any or all of these features and no binding contracts.
- Virtual, In-person, or Hybrid Auction? MobilBid Delivers all Three
Guests join the auction by texting a code word to a dedicated number, then sign in, bid, and rebid on their smartphones from anywhere. Remote guests can also access the auction online for laptop and tablet bidding.
- MobilBid Silent Auctions are Almost Self-driven
Once set up with items, messaging, and closing times, MobilBid auctions are practically automatic. Delivering and managing an entire auction, including closing, requires just a few keystrokes.
- MobilBid is Recognized as one of North America’s Top Auction Platforms
A recent national poll placed MobilBid in the top five of North America’s best silent auction mobile bidding platforms. And the only Canadian company on the list.
*Poll conducted by OneCause Fundraising Solutions.
- Choose your Payment System
MobilBid processes payments in both U.S. and Canadian currencies. Collecting credit card info upfront and instant payment at closing is a great payment solution for both virtual and live events. The choice at live events allows instant invoicing with mobile payment and a choice of cash or cheque.
- Plan Future Events
Cached bidding analytics help you plan future events. Guest contact information lets you thank participants and build your donor base.
- Want Help Setup MobilBid?
MobilBid offers 15 step-by-step tutorial videos on our website and is available on YouTube. We provide unlimited technical help and one on one training if required.
In conclusion, MobilBid is a reliable and innovative mobile bidding platform that can help your organization streamline its charity fundraising efforts. From the convenience of using smartphones to bid to our transparent, performance-based pricing model, MobilBid offers a range of benefits that can help you maximize your fundraising success. We hope this article has provided you with valuable information on the features and benefits of using MobilBid for your next event.
Every year MobilBid helps hundreds of non-profit organizations, and charities raise millions of dollars.