The Popularity of Mobile Bidding Software
In the past decade, charity silent auctions have evolved from pencils, paper bid sheets, with chaotic bidding and closings to online and mobile bidding platforms. The leap in technology has resulted in an overwhelming choice of charity silent auction platforms and with the choice…often confusion amongst non-profit fundraisers.
No two mobile bidding software companies offer the same platform features, a menu of services, or level of technology, so comparing prices, features, and benefits of mobile bidding software can be difficult.
We believe that MobilBid delivers an easy-to-use, high-performance, effective, and affordable silent auction mobile bidding solution. We also believe that charity fundraisers should know and understand what choices they have with other mobile bidding software suppliers.
Every day we’re asked how our MobilBid mobile bidding platform compares with competitors, how our cost and service differ and how features add up against other mobile bidding platforms. These questions put us in a good position to comment on what our competitors offer and what sets them apart.
To help prospects and clients understand how MobilBid compares to other mobile bidding platforms, we have compiled a list of six mobile and online silent auction companies we consider worthy of your consideration.
Trellis is a Canadian company based in Kelowna BC and has been in business since 2015. Trellis is a one-stop-shop that offers a full slate of event management and fundraising tools. Services include ticketing, auctions, live and automated silent auctions, raffles, streaming, and donation features. Pricing is determined on a one-off basis. The service appears to be offered in English only.
givergy is a UK company, founded in 2009 and based in London (UK) with offices in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Sydney. givergy offers a complete list of event services including event planning, registration, live and silent auctions, online auctions and auction items. Pricing is contract-based on package selection or custom pricing based on initial consultation.
Accelevents is an American company located in Boston and founded in 2015. By its name, the company was intended to enrich the event experience. An auction bidding platform is part of the suite of services the company promotes. Recently the company has ramped up its conference/events management platforms. The silent auction bidding software is still available. Pricing is a flat fee per auction plus an added cost for each bidder.
One Cause, (formally Bid Pal) was founded in 2007 in Indianapolis IND. As well as the mobile bidding platform, it now offers a full suite of event management and fundraising software. One Cause services mainly US clients but will welcome inquiries from Canada. The company doesn’t offer a “free” version or trials. There is no pricing on their website rather a request form for prospect consultations.
32 Auctions was founded in 2008 in Madison WI and provides a platform for both non-profit and for-profit web-based silent auctions. Billed as a “free” silent auction, the company offers a version of the do-it-yourself platform with a limited number of items and features. Participants bid at the online site and receive outbid alerts by email. The company also offers a branded payment system.
Click-Bid was founded in 2002 in Norton Shores, MI. The company provides mobile bidding software to help charities strengthen donor relationships year-round. Pricing is based on an annual 4-event license starting at $795.00 USD with add-ons to a max of $2495 USD. The platform offers both text-to-give and online donations options. Apparently, the service is available only in the US.
The MobilBid Difference
Unlike many of our competitors, MobilBid is first and foremost an experienced software technology company, serving the North American non-profit sector for two decades.
MobilBid was introduced in 2015. From the beginning, with the help of professional fundraisers and non-profit clients, our sole objective was to design an advanced, self-administered, full-featured mobile bidding platform optimized for smartphone bidding.
MobilBid software automates the silent auction process, provides a better bidder experience including instant mobile payment and delivers better returns for our clients. All at an affordable price.
We understand and respect our competition and are committed to those we serve. MobilBid continues to prove its worth to an expanding group of satisfied users in hundreds of auctions annually.
If you are planning an upcoming silent auction or a fundraiser including a silent auction, please consider MobilBid. Let us show you what we can do and how we can help.
Speak with Dale Carter, New Business, at 855-202-4404