ReadySetAuction

Auction software for silent, live, mobile, & online auctions

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ReadySetAuction Overview

What is ReadySetAuction?

ReadySetAuction is a fully web-based auction software that empowers staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations to run silent, live, mobile, online fundraiser auctions cost effectively, themselves.

The software has been designed for use by non-profit organizations of any size, in any sector, looking to use auctions as a fundraising channel. ReadySetAuction helps staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations - including schools & universities, faith-based groups, sports teams, humanitarian organizations, animal welfare societies, and workplace giving campaigns - to become fundraising auctioneers with no previous experience.

Alongside auction management capabilities, ReadySetAuction includes features for donation and attendee tracking, catalog printing, sponsorship management, fundraising goal tracking, table assignment and meal choice management, mobile bidding, multiple auction check-out options, and email receipts.

ReadySetAuction has so far helped to raise over $250 million hosting silent, live, mobile, and online fundraiser auctions.

ReadySetAuction Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1 099,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

All pricing bundles include non-concurrent unlimited events for one year:

Essentials: $1,099/year

Select: $1,499/year

Complete: $1,999/year


ReadySetAuction Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Use the ReadySetAuction setup wizard to create and manage auctions, donations, donors, packages, and bidders
Track donors, gifts, auction items, sponsorships, donations, and more in ReadySetAuction
Track seats associated with sponsorships and tables
Sell fundraising event tickets online
Track all tickets sold and record incoming RSVPs
Group donations into 'baskets' with ReadySetAuction's packaging tool
Print or email donor receipts depending on preferences
Assign guests to tables and specify their meal choices as RSVPs are received
Print or email donor receipts depending on preferences
Preview mobile bidding sites / eCatalogs as they are built, to understand how they'll appear to bidders on mobile devices
ReadySetAuction video ReadySetAuction screenshot: Use the ReadySetAuction setup wizard to create and manage auctions, donations, donors, packages, and bidders ReadySetAuction screenshot: Track donors, gifts, auction items, sponsorships, donations, and more in ReadySetAuction ReadySetAuction screenshot: Track seats associated with sponsorships and tables ReadySetAuction screenshot: Sell fundraising event tickets online ReadySetAuction screenshot: Track all tickets sold and record incoming RSVPs ReadySetAuction screenshot: Group donations into 'baskets' with ReadySetAuction's packaging tool ReadySetAuction screenshot: Print or email donor receipts depending on preferences ReadySetAuction screenshot: Assign guests to tables and specify their meal choices as RSVPs are received ReadySetAuction screenshot: Print or email donor receipts depending on preferences ReadySetAuction screenshot: Preview mobile bidding sites / eCatalogs as they are built, to understand how they'll appear to bidders on mobile devices

ReadySetAuction Reviews

ReadySetAuction Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
9

Very good
4

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,9
100% recommended this app
Janine Z.

Mind blowing

Saved us time and money!


Sarah T.

Organized data and payments give donors / bidders confidence and give staff sanity. Worth the...

ReadySetAuction has enabled us to raise money for significant growth projects at our school.


Michelle G.

Great Software for online actions

The benefits of this software are wonderful. We are excited to use more of the features of this software going forward over the next 6 months. The users shared their experiences with us and said it was very user friendly to use.


Michael H.

Good option for charities and non-profits

ReadySetAuction has been perfect for running auctions (both online and live) for various non-profit organizations. It's easy to set up and get running even for the non-technical people.


Dina R.

Made going "Virtual" easy!

I love Ready, Set, Auction and have not only recommended it to many people but have also had many people who participated in my events ask me about it. I highly recommend the telephone customer service with the package. I honestly think that should just be added into the cost and included, because you can save yourself hours of stress and frustration with one quick call. Their phone customer service is very good. One thing I like most about RSA is that they are very responsive and if you have an idea or a request for a change, they are very likely to listen and actually change it! That is rare. Much better than the systems I used to run events at much larger organizations. Money well spent. We eliminated the need to do a live auction AND a silent auction by putting all our big ticket items in a mobile auction!


Janine Z.
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Mind blowing

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/11/07
Review Source: Capterra

Saved us time and money!

Pros

Just about EVERYTHING! My company switched from Greater Giving to ReadySetAuction this year for our Fall Festival and Silent Auction and what a difference did it make. RSA saved me so much time this year, all I had to do was put the correct information in and the software did everything else for me (no more days of having to type the same information 3 different times in 3 different places). This software is EXTREMELY user friendly, their customer service is top notch and the price is right. Another benefit for me was it's compatible with DonorPerfect! I would highly recommend this to anyone!

Cons

I really have no BIG complaints about this software. My only hiccup was that you can't have 2 packages with the same name (for instance, we do a silent auction of gift certificates and if you have 2 gift certificates for the same place and same amount but you want to separate them, you have to change the name of the second one slightly, even if that means just putting an extra space).

Response from SofterWare

Hi Janie,
Thank you so much for the awesome testimonial! Our product manager submitted your suggestion for improvement to our Suggest & Vote, where clients submit their ideas and vote on those that are most important to them. Every release of ReadySetAuction has included at least one client suggestion, so we truly are listening to your feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sarah T.

Organized data and payments give donors / bidders confidence and give staff sanity. Worth the $.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

ReadySetAuction has enabled us to raise money for significant growth projects at our school.

Pros

ReadySetAuction allowed me to lead a team of excellent high school students to complete our auction checkout very quickly, after only a couple of short training meetings (1 hr or less). Data entry also went very quickly and with minimal errors, thanks to good software design.

ReadySetAuction allows many people to share the load of data entry, check in and checkout. It is not 100% foolproof but has good safeguards. It has all the features I needed to manage and present our auction data and take payments. The instant email receipts are my favorite feature, because they are useful and look professional to our guests.

This system is very well designed and has been tested over years with many customers. We have had no serious problems in 3 years of use... no lost data or payments. Thankful for reliability!

For 3 years we used the Complete plan (paper bid sheets, self checkout option), and it has gone so well that we are hoping to upgrade to mobile bidding next year!

Cons

Event website design themes are limited and look a little dated. (Yet it's functional and we can't make it too ugly either, which I appreciate!)

Guests must create an account before purchasing tickets or even seeing ticket price options. We finally realized we need to put prices into the main text of our event website to shrink this barrier.

Both of these problems were true for us this year, but could be fixed before next year... a great thing about a web application!

Response from SofterWare

Hi, Sarah,
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review, and I've passed your information onto the Product Manager for ReadySetAuction, Evan.

He replied: "Please let Sarah know that it is on the development road map for this year to eliminate the barriers noted regarding creating an account before purchasing tickets and about displaying ticket prices."

We're very happy that you have used RSA to save organization time and to generate more revenue at auctions, accurately, confidently and securely.

We agree that a short training session with all staff prior to the event is a key to success.

Thank you for your feedback!
~Susan
Manager, Client Relations

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michelle G.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Software for online actions

Used Monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/11/04
Review Source: Capterra

The benefits of this software are wonderful. We are excited to use more of the features of this software going forward over the next 6 months. The users shared their experiences with us and said it was very user friendly to use.

Pros

The product is easy to use. There are many great features to this software; the text notification that the bidder has been outbid on an item. Also, after the auction had ended the ease of sending out invoices and receipts were awesome. We were able to close the online auction on a Thursday evening and we had all payments in by Monday morning. In the past, this process took much longer. We also enjoyed having a donation only for those who didn't win an auction item but still wanted to give.

Cons

One of the features we miss from our old online auction is the advance arrow to the next item when you are in the description view of the item. The only downside is having events overlapping, but the company was able to come up with solutions for our needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michael H.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Good option for charities and non-profits

Used Monthly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/12/31
Review Source: Capterra

ReadySetAuction has been perfect for running auctions (both online and live) for various non-profit organizations. It's easy to set up and get running even for the non-technical people.

Pros

First and foremost, ReadySetAuction is amazing solution for non-profits looking to run auctions. RSA integrates perfectly with DonorPerfect allowing you to keep track of everything under one roof.

The interface is relatively easy to set up, but be prepared to invest a good amount of time setting up and adjusting your auction or event, as there's a ton of settings and variables that need to be adjusted.

Cons

It takes a bit of time to set up an auction or event, and the flexibility/customization of the program is a bit limited.

Response from SofterWare

Thank you for completing a review of ReadySetAuction. ReadySetAuction integrates with DonorPerfect. We have many clients that use this software for their auctions. I am glad to hear you were successful using it for your auctions. I the Client Relations Team can be of assistance please call us at (800) 220-3537. Regards, Ellen Molon, Client Relations Specialist.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Dina R.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Made going "Virtual" easy!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/05
Review Source: Capterra

I love Ready, Set, Auction and have not only recommended it to many people but have also had many people who participated in my events ask me about it. I highly recommend the telephone customer service with the package. I honestly think that should just be added into the cost and included, because you can save yourself hours of stress and frustration with one quick call. Their phone customer service is very good. One thing I like most about RSA is that they are very responsive and if you have an idea or a request for a change, they are very likely to listen and actually change it! That is rare. Much better than the systems I used to run events at much larger organizations. Money well spent. We eliminated the need to do a live auction AND a silent auction by putting all our big ticket items in a mobile auction!

Pros

This product is easy to use from a auction standpoint and made having a mobile auction very easy! I have used it once in a Live event experience (with a mobile auction) and once in a 100% virtual event environment. Great turnkey process for a mobile auction!

Cons

It is a little difficult on the Patrons to have them have to sign in and make a password every year. Many people ended up getting confused and making a duplicate profile with a different email. A link to the original profile for those that exist already with a "forgot password" option might be more streamlined.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,5/10
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ReadySetAuction Pricing

ReadySetAuction Pricing

Starting from
US$1 099,00/year
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

All pricing bundles include non-concurrent unlimited events for one year:

Essentials: $1,099/year

Select: $1,499/year

Complete: $1,999/year

All pricing bundles include non-concurrent unlimited events for one year:

Essentials: $1,099/year

Select: $1,499/year

Complete: $1,999/year

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 13 user ratings
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ReadySetAuction Features

ReadySetAuction Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for ReadySetAuction

Additional information for ReadySetAuction

Key features of ReadySetAuction

  • Absentee bidding
  • Anonymous bidding
  • Attendee management
  • Auction Website
  • Auction event invitations & reminders
  • Auction event scheduling
  • Auction management
  • Bid & bidder management
  • Bid sheet, catalog, display sheet, & certificate printing
  • Brandable website
  • Buy now option
  • Buyer notifications
  • Credit card processing
  • Data import /export
  • Email notifications
  • Fundraising goal setting / tracking
  • Guest check-in / check-out
  • Guest management
  • Inventory management
  • Leaderboard
  • Live auction
  • Mobile bidding
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Nonprofit / fundraising
  • Online auction management
  • Online auction product catalog
  • Online bidding
  • Online ticket & sponsorship sales
  • PCI DSS compliant credit card processing
  • Phone bidding
  • Pre-auction bidder registration
  • Product catalog integration
  • Proxy bidding
  • RSVP tracking
  • Ready-to-print product catalog
  • Receipt management
  • Reporting
  • Reserve price
  • SMS integration
  • Sales reporting
  • Sales tax calculation
  • Secure data storage
  • Self-checkout
  • Silent auction
  • Table assignation
  • User access controls
  • Website hosting
  • eCatalog preview

Benefits

  • Up to 50 committee staff members can be added to the staff roster, and invited to set up individual accounts, with administrators able to control each user's access to the ReadySetAuction Control Center.

  • Auction guests can choose from three bidding strategies: standard bidding, robot-assisted bidding, and "win-it-now" bidding, and are immediately notified if they've been outbid (or won) with color-coded icons, email, or SMS text message.

  • With ReadySetAuction's JumpStart packages, an organization pays for the package only after the auction is completed and the money has been collected from the winning bidder. If the package isn't sold, the organization doesn’t pay for it.

  • Guest credit card information can be captured and stored securely at check-in so that at the end of an auction, guests can simply collect their winnings and leave. Their cards will be charged by the non-profit committee after the event.

  • Depending on set preferences, ReadySetAuction can automatically email bidders their receipts - which include the organization’s tax ID and a list of won / purchased items, their price, and their value - saving time, money, and paper.

  • ReadySetAuction FAQs

    ReadySetAuction FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ReadySetAuction.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ReadySetAuction offer?

    ReadySetAuction offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$1 099,00/year

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    All pricing bundles include non-concurrent unlimited events for one year: Essentials: $1,099/year Select: $1,499/year Complete: $1,999/year

    Q. What are the main features of ReadySetAuction?

    ReadySetAuction offers the following features:

    • Absentee bidding
    • Anonymous bidding
    • Attendee management
    • Auction Website
    • Auction event invitations & reminders
    • Auction event scheduling
    • Auction management
    • Bid & bidder management
    • Bid sheet, catalog, display sheet, & certificate printing
    • Brandable website
    • Buy now option
    • Buyer notifications
    • Credit card processing
    • Data import /export
    • Email notifications
    • Fundraising goal setting / tracking
    • Guest check-in / check-out
    • Guest management
    • Inventory management
    • Leaderboard
    • Live auction
    • Mobile bidding
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Nonprofit / fundraising
    • Online auction management
    • Online auction product catalog
    • Online bidding
    • Online ticket & sponsorship sales
    • PCI DSS compliant credit card processing
    • Phone bidding
    • Pre-auction bidder registration
    • Product catalog integration
    • Proxy bidding
    • RSVP tracking
    • Ready-to-print product catalog
    • Receipt management
    • Reporting
    • Reserve price
    • SMS integration
    • Sales reporting
    • Sales tax calculation
    • Secure data storage
    • Self-checkout
    • Silent auction
    • Table assignation
    • User access controls
    • Website hosting
    • eCatalog preview

    Q. Who are the typical users of ReadySetAuction?

    ReadySetAuction has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does ReadySetAuction support?

    ReadySetAuction supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ReadySetAuction offer?

    ReadySetAuction has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does ReadySetAuction support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices ReadySetAuction supports

    Q. What other apps does ReadySetAuction integrate with?

    ReadySetAuction integrates with the following applications:

    DonorPerfect, DonorPerfect, PayPal

    Q. What level of support does ReadySetAuction offer?

    ReadySetAuction offers the following support options:

    Video Tutorials, FAQs, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Phone Support