SchoolAuction.net

Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

4,7 /5 (200 reviews) Write a Review!

SchoolAuction.net Overview

What is SchoolAuction.net?

SchoolAuction.net is a cloud-based fundraising event management solution which allows nonprofit organizations to host and manage a range of auction types. The software supports live, silent, and online auctions, and is suitable for use by schools, clubs, churches, and other charitable organizations and nonprofit groups.

With SchoolAuction.net, nonprofit organizations can manage their event from anywhere, on any device, using the responsive, web-based system. Donor and item information can be recorded and tracked, and data can be imported from existing systems or spreadsheets. Item details can be entered in a single form, and users can choose to combine multiple items into lots or sell them individually. The flexible category system enables classification of items, and users can track which items are placed in live, silent, and raffle sections. Print materials, including catalogs, bid sheets, recording sheets, and gift certificates, can also be generated for each event.

SchoolAuction.net offers integrated online registration forms which can be linked to on organization websites, allowing users to register and buy event tickets online. Multiple ticket types can be created at different price points, and table sponsorships can also be offered. Attendee information is automatically recorded in the auction database, and guests can save their credit card details to use at the auction. Guests can be sent a link to check themselves in before the auction, and traditional in-person check-in can also be offered. At the end of the auction, guests can check out using their smartphone or through a physical check-out desk, or pay using their stored credit card details without having to check-out.

SchoolAuction.net Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1 000,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Standard: $1000/year
Plus: $1500/year
Premium: $2500/year


SchoolAuction.net Features

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

Media

Print materials can be generated with a single click
The auction catalog can be made available for online bidding
Attendees can register and purchase event tickets online
Mobile check-in and check-out is supported
Credit card information can be stored to streamline the check-out process
SchoolAuction.net video SchoolAuction.net screenshot: Print materials can be generated with a single click SchoolAuction.net screenshot: The auction catalog can be made available for online bidding SchoolAuction.net screenshot: Attendees can register and purchase event tickets online SchoolAuction.net screenshot: Mobile check-in and check-out is supported SchoolAuction.net screenshot: Credit card information can be stored to streamline the check-out process

SchoolAuction.net Reviews

SchoolAuction.net Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
149

Very good
49

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,9
99% recommended this app
Molly S.

A shout out to SchoolAuction.net! Fabulous customer support~~timely, helpful and thorough....


Doug S.

Answered our prayers

We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient interface. It tripped us up in the middle of our event. We needed something more modern and responsive. We were investigating more expensive, top-tier packages when another volunteer saw SchoolAuction.net in an ad. We read up on it and found it had the features we wanted, but seemed like just a small startup (loved the story, but could they support us?). I called and had their founder on the phone in no time and he quickly put me at ease with their ability to meet our needs and support our events.

We decided to try it out and were not disappointed. The documentation was amazingly clear and very easy to follow. We got rapid support when we needed it. Including a few more calls to their founder who also helped us get connected with a payments gateway. We pulled off a great event and were even able to re-use the software for other events within the same year. ALL of our events yielded higher revenue than in past years as a result of their great tools and we saved money over the other packages we evaluated.


Kara M.

Good for Project Administrators, Complicated for Helpers

As one of the administrators of the auction, I spent a lot of time using SchoolAuction.net and the more familiar I was with it the more I liked it, however, it was hard for people who could only donate a small amount of time to help with it, which was problematic.


Nicole W.

Easy to use auction software

The software makes it possible to get every fundraising dollar and clearly organize guests for the event.


Trent G.

Easy to use during the event

Those of us tasked with entering items and organizing were done so far ahead of schedule compared to prior years, that we had to go back and correct issues that arose later. Next time, we’ll just be patient. A good problem.


Molly S.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

A shout out to SchoolAuction.net! Fabulous customer support~~timely, helpful and thorough. Thanks!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/12/06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We appreciate that SchoolAuction.net is forever improving itself. Supprt truly listens to feedback and then goes about making changes. We appreciate the easiness of the software to use for our Spring Gala and auction needs. We were especially pleased with showing off the catalog last year. Once our pics and descriptions were in and we published it to our families, we were really proud of how the catalog looked. It was very professional and gave our families a huge preview of what was to come at the event.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Doug S.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Answered our prayers

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient interface. It tripped us up in the middle of our event. We needed something more modern and responsive. We were investigating more expensive, top-tier packages when another volunteer saw SchoolAuction.net in an ad. We read up on it and found it had the features we wanted, but seemed like just a small startup (loved the story, but could they support us?). I called and had their founder on the phone in no time and he quickly put me at ease with their ability to meet our needs and support our events.

We decided to try it out and were not disappointed. The documentation was amazingly clear and very easy to follow. We got rapid support when we needed it. Including a few more calls to their founder who also helped us get connected with a payments gateway. We pulled off a great event and were even able to re-use the software for other events within the same year. ALL of our events yielded higher revenue than in past years as a result of their great tools and we saved money over the other packages we evaluated.

Pros

Easy to learn and use. Great documentation. Superb customer service. Comprehensive feature set and flexible enough to meet needs outside of our original auction intent. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Cons

Would have enjoyed a little more customization capability in the site look-and-feel, but the included templates were good enough to meet our needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kara M.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Good for Project Administrators, Complicated for Helpers

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/07/29
Review Source: Capterra

As one of the administrators of the auction, I spent a lot of time using SchoolAuction.net and the more familiar I was with it the more I liked it, however, it was hard for people who could only donate a small amount of time to help with it, which was problematic.

Pros

I loved the customer support and online tutorial.

Cons

I felt it was not easy for new comers to navigate. I also feel that the auction site itself was not very user friendly and many people complained about having difficulty bidding and/or finding specific items. I also did not like the layout of the site when using a mobile devise.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Nicole W.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Easy to use auction software

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/10
Review Source: Capterra

The software makes it possible to get every fundraising dollar and clearly organize guests for the event.

Pros

Excellent help features on every page. Easy to contact support team if needs arise. I also appreciate the helpful bidding sheets that print directly from the software.

Cons

The software requires the administrator to process credit cards individually after the auction has closed, which takes quite a lot of time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Trent G.
Industry: Fund-Raising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Easy to use during the event

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

Those of us tasked with entering items and organizing were done so far ahead of schedule compared to prior years, that we had to go back and correct issues that arose later. Next time, we’ll just be patient. A good problem.

Pros

Mobile/Tablet compatible, SaaS
Intuitive, very little training for volunteers.
Very easy to integrate credit card processing connection.
Help videos to show volunteers. Extensive text-based help database as well.
Multiple users at once; admin can set permissions.
Option for online auction.

Cons

Some signage/descriptions signage was only available in one export size/orientation and it wasn’t our desired size.
Can’t add new user while in the screen to add new item. Must switch menus.
Indicator for volunteer at check-out to pull certificate needs to be larger and/or a pop-up should be utilized.
Managing seats at gala tables; doesn’t indicate well when particular table hits capacity.
No option to suppress unavailable physical bidder paddle numbers (when using existing paddles).
Silent auction tab sheet doesn’t continue to a second page for more entries.
No place to include other expenses from event so we can build complete picture of our success.

Response from SchoolAuction.net

Thanks, Trent! We're delighted that your job was faster and easier - and that you are going to keep us on our toes by pushing for more improvements. We love the constructive, detailed feedback!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
Based on 200 user ratings
Compare user recommendation rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

SchoolAuction.net Pricing

SchoolAuction.net Pricing

Starting from
US$1 000,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Standard: $1000/year
Plus: $1500/year
Premium: $2500/year

Standard: $1000/year
Plus: $1500/year
Premium: $2500/year

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 200 user ratings
Compare value for money rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

SchoolAuction.net Features

SchoolAuction.net Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Volunteer Management
Features
4,5/5
Based on 200 user ratings
Compare features rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Categories

Additional information for SchoolAuction.net

Additional information for SchoolAuction.net

Key features of SchoolAuction.net

  • Absentee bidding
  • Attendee check-in/check-out
  • Auction catalog
  • Auction website
  • Bidding leaderboard
  • Buyer notifications
  • Credit card data storage
  • Custom data fields
  • Donation database
  • Event ticketing
  • Fundraising event management
  • Live auctions
  • Mobile auctions
  • Multiple ticket types
  • Online auctions
  • Online registration
  • Print materials management
  • Proxy bidding
  • Receipt management
  • Reserve prices
  • Silent auctions
  • Sponsorships

Benefits

  • Items, sponsorships, and donations can be entered into the auction database from anywhere, using a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and all critical donor and item information is stored for future use.

  • Multiple ticket types can be created and sold through the organization’s SchoolAuction.net website, with attendee information recorded automatically.

  • Guests can be checked in to the event on arrival, or check themselves in from home, and credit card details can be recorded and stored to streamline payments after the auction has ended.

  • A range of auction types are supported, including live, silent, and online auctions, with the option to add mobile bidding to events.

  • Printed materials can be generated with a single click, such as bid sheets, recording sheets, catalogs, and gift certificates.

  • SchoolAuction.net FAQs

    SchoolAuction.net FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SchoolAuction.net.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SchoolAuction.net offer?

    SchoolAuction.net offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$1 000,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Standard: $1000/year Plus: $1500/year Premium: $2500/year

    Q. What are the main features of SchoolAuction.net?

    SchoolAuction.net offers the following features:

    • Absentee bidding
    • Attendee check-in/check-out
    • Auction catalog
    • Auction website
    • Bidding leaderboard
    • Buyer notifications
    • Credit card data storage
    • Custom data fields
    • Donation database
    • Event ticketing
    • Fundraising event management
    • Live auctions
    • Mobile auctions
    • Multiple ticket types
    • Online auctions
    • Online registration
    • Print materials management
    • Proxy bidding
    • Receipt management
    • Reserve prices
    • Silent auctions
    • Sponsorships

    Q. Who are the typical users of SchoolAuction.net?

    SchoolAuction.net has the following typical customers:

    Non Profit

    Q. What languages does SchoolAuction.net support?

    SchoolAuction.net supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SchoolAuction.net offer?

    SchoolAuction.net has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does SchoolAuction.net support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices SchoolAuction.net supports

    Q. What other apps does SchoolAuction.net integrate with?

    SchoolAuction.net integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.net, iATS

    Q. What level of support does SchoolAuction.net offer?

    SchoolAuction.net offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials