SchoolAuction.net

Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

About 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.

Key benefits of SchoolAuction.net

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Images

    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
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    Features

    Total features of SchoolAuction.net: 32

    • Absentee Bidding
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Attendance Management
    • Auction Management
    • Bid Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Buy Now Option
    • Categorisation/Grouping
    • Contact Database
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customizable Fields
    • Design Management
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Management
    • Event Ticketing
    • Inventory Management
    • Live Auction
    • Membership Management
    • Online Auction
    • Online Bidding
    • Payment Processing
    • Print Management
    • Product Catalog
    • Proxy Bidding
    • Receipt Management
    • Registration Management
    • Reverse Bidding
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Silent Auction
    • Support Ticket Management
    • Watch List
    • Website Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (201)
    Value for Money
    4,7/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,9/5

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    Molly S.
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    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    A shout out to SchoolAuction.net! Fabulous customer support~~timely, helpful and thorough....

    Reviewed on 2017/12/06

    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.

    Doug S.
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Answered our prayers

    Reviewed on 2019/08/28

    We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient...

    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.

    Kara M.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Other for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good for Project Administrators, Complicated for Helpers

    Reviewed on 2019/07/29

    As one of the administrators of the auction, I spent a lot of time using SchoolAuction.net and the...

    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.

    Trent G.
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    • Industry: Fund-Raising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Other for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to use during the event

    Reviewed on 2019/07/21

    Those of us tasked with entering items and organizing were done so far ahead of schedule compared...

    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!

    Renata S.
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Other for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Worth the learning curve! Switched from software we had been using for the past 20+.

    Reviewed on 2019/07/29

    We really enjoyed using schoolauction.net and will continue to do so for our school gala/auction...

    We really enjoyed using schoolauction.net and will continue to do so for our school gala/auction event. In fact, we were so pleased that we are looking at how we might be able to use it for other events as well. There was a learning curve, especially for those team members who aren't especially tech-savvy , but the majority found it very easy to use and were thrilled that we made the switch!

    Pros

    Easy to import info from previous software.
    Intuitive and generally very user-friendly.
    Good for those who can self-educate - lots of video tutorials and a comprehensive help center.
    Very quick customer service response through email.

    Cons

    Some team members struggled with the lack of phone support.

    We had an issue specific to our gala-style event, and thus I would not recommend this software for an organization whose priority is finding a seamless way to handle guests with regards to tickets, tables, table captains, and comped tickets. We were able to find workarounds but it got a bit confusing and we weren't able to use the reports and analytics that would have otherwise been very helpful.

    Response from SchoolAuction.net

    Thanks, Renata! We appreciate the feedback, and... we're working on it!

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    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

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    SchoolAuction.net has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    SchoolAuction.net supports the following languages:

    English

    SchoolAuction.net supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    SchoolAuction.net integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.Net

    SchoolAuction.net offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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