AuctionMethod

Auction management for online auction marketplaces

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AuctionMethod Overview

What is AuctionMethod?

AuctionMethod is a cloud-based platform for online auction companies which offers tools for managing bidding and auctions from one central dashboard. Auction marketplaces can use AuctionMethod to develop a custom website, process invoices and payments, and manage affiliates and consignors.

With AuctionMethod businesses are able to develop a custom website for hosting auctions online, with custom branding, logos, design, and more. Users can also integrate AuctionMethod with their current business website and utilize it as a subdomain with seamless data sync. The platform offers tools for generating invoices, sending them to bidders, and facilitating online credit card transactions.

Affiliates and consignors can be managed within AuctionMethod with tools for both types of sellers. Affiliates can manage their sales activities through the platform, but do not have access to sensitive data, whilst consignors can input data, monitor consignments, track buy-backs, and view payment information.

AuctionMethod Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$750,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Setup fee is $1,500

Basic Service: $750/month for 100,000 monthly page views, 30GB image storage, and 30,000 transactional emails per month.

Additional fees apply for additional monthly page views, image storage, transactional emails, and other features.


AuctionMethod Features

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

Media

AuctionMethod invoice management
AuctionMethod auction database
AuctionMethod new auction creation
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AuctionMethod Reviews

AuctionMethod Reviews

Overall rating
4,9
/
5
Excellent
23

Very good
0

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,9
Features
4,9
Ease of Use
4,9
Customer Support
5
96% recommended this app
Garrett D.

Auction Platform Review

The site development was smooth and well-executed, the platform ran like a dream, and the team's support/attention was top-notch.


Patti B.

Auction Method Software Customer

I think Auction Method has a good product. I don't want my bidding platform to look like every other auction company. They are a little pricey, but I get compliments on how it looks and how easy it is for my customers to understand and use. In today's world, when most auction companies are utilizing some online function, I would recommend Auction Method.


Benson B.

Auction Methods - reliable and all encompassing.

The service and support from these guys is absolutely amazing. I would recommend this service to any aspiring auctioneers.


Jennifer D.

Christies web site on an EBay buget!

I love my website! They hand built my auction site last year to suit my company's needs which anywhere else would have cost me thousands. We are consistently evolving the site to keep market relevant which helps me grow and keep my edge in a very competitive market! Easy to use, incredible service, low prices! Best there is out there, hands down! Auctionbridge .bid!


Cody C.

The best product and most of all great people to work with and have on our side!!!

Bigger costumer base. More people in and out the door who have fun experience using software we have gotten for auction method


Garrett D.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Auction Platform Review

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

The site development was smooth and well-executed, the platform ran like a dream, and the team's support/attention was top-notch.

Pros

The platform was robust and easy to use, with capabilities far beyond our needs.

Cons

Some of the revisions we made to our custom site needed to be done by Auction Method, and totally self-service. Wasn't a big deal - the support was great.

Response from AuctionMethod

Thank you for the kind words Garrett. It has been our pleasure to work with you and your team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Patti B.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Auction Method Software Customer

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

I think Auction Method has a good product. I don't want my bidding platform to look like every other auction company. They are a little pricey, but I get compliments on how it looks and how easy it is for my customers to understand and use. In today's world, when most auction companies are utilizing some online function, I would recommend Auction Method.

Pros

Auction Method's software gives my company a unique and individual look, which mirrors my website. I conduct online auctions of primarily antiques, fine art, jewelry and collectibles. I use MAC computers and their software is very compatible with all Apple products.
Auction Method created a software platform that is easy for me to use and easy to input information and images. As well, their software has provided my customers with a very user friendly experience. Most of my bidders bid from their phone and the Auction Method mobile site is fairly easy to use.
I am able to modify some features and information such as how many lots close per minute and I can modify starting bids. The invoicing system is easy to use and when it's time to collect payment, their system is easy to use. I also like the reports I am able to generate. Overall, they have a good quality product.

Cons

It's difficult to modify "after the auction" changes. For example, if someone does not pay for something and I sell it to the back-up bidder, I cannot modify the lot to a new buyer number without asking customer support to make the adjustment to the lot, which sometimes takes a while. Also, on the report settlement statement, I cannot add information to the sales total if I sell something after the auction that did not get a bid during the online auction.
I know their product is constantly evolving, so I'm sure they are working on these changes. Also, I think each auction company should be able to secure their data should they decide it is no longer a good fit. Comparatively speaking, their product is on the pricey side. With that said, their product does give me my own unique look and I believe my company benefits from that.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Benson B.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Auction Methods - reliable and all encompassing.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

The service and support from these guys is absolutely amazing. I would recommend this service to any aspiring auctioneers.

Pros

This software has helped me set up some very good auctions and it has helped me to become a much better auctioneer.

Cons

I would like to see more work put into the "look" or design to be updated to something cleaner and simpler.

Response from AuctionMethod

Thank you for all of the stars, positive feedback, and constructive advice! We are glad that you are benefiting so much from AuctionMethod's software service and we wish for the trend to continue a long time. :D

Please note: Each auction platform is initially staged using the same basic website layout / design. Past this first step, there are many ways to customize the form of the website and function of the software platform. We encourage you to contact our support staff about updating the look of your website to better reflect your unique brand.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jennifer D.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Christies web site on an EBay buget!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/01/10
Review Source: Capterra

I love my website! They hand built my auction site last year to suit my company's needs which anywhere else would have cost me thousands. We are consistently evolving the site to keep market relevant which helps me grow and keep my edge in a very competitive market! Easy to use, incredible service, low prices! Best there is out there, hands down! Auctionbridge .bid!

Pros

PRO: Ease of use for my company, my bidders and for my Affiliates.

PRO: The fact that the company treats me like I am there only customer. I know the owners by name because They care enough to know your name too.

PRO: They saved me so much money upfront and after.
I was a startup online auction company with little to no money to invest in a 200k website. I hit the jackpot with Auction Method.

PRO: Terminate at will contract! If I ever don't like them I can simply say I am out.

PRO: They thought enough about the future of my company to have a contingency plan in case of a catastrophe. That means my site can keep going, even if they are all suddenly struck by lighting! (God Forbid!) Can your software maker/management company say that??? Mine can!!

PRO: This software program saved me so much money! $$$ It's all in one package from easy automated accounting to billing to affiliate & bidder invoicing to Intuitive consignor tools, Integrated Cc payment management solutions.
PRO: One on one developmental support & server management.
If I have a problem they are always there for support almost immediately.

Cons

There are NO CONS, it's perfect because the owners worked with me from start to finish customizing the software and the website to suit our company's short and long-term goals to maximize our ability to grow.

Response from AuctionMethod

Thank you so much - we love working with you too Jennifer! :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Cody C.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The best product and most of all great people to work with and have on our side!!!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/14
Review Source: Capterra

Bigger costumer base. More people in and out the door who have fun experience using software we have gotten for auction method

Pros

This team works super hard to make usage easy. Work super hard to help you with your needs. Even late at night will be there to answer a phone call to help your company with any needs. There great people, friends, and people to work with. Would recommend anyone!!! They have helped us become a bigger company. Yet we might be a small company to us. There team has made us feel like a important costumer to them. Just great people and pleasure to deal with. The best product and most of all great people to work with and have on our side!!!

Cons

Only cons we have with auction method we did find them sooner. We have yet to have flaw or complaint using thru past few years

Response from AuctionMethod

It is our privilege to work with you and the whole team of consummate professionals at Basic Equipment. You rock! Thank you for the kind words and for being such an awesome group of people. :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,8/10
Based on 24 user ratings
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AuctionMethod Pricing

AuctionMethod Pricing

Starting from
US$750,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Setup fee is $1,500

Basic Service: $750/month for 100,000 monthly page views, 30GB image storage, and 30,000 transactional emails per month.

Additional fees apply for additional monthly page views, image storage, transactional emails, and other features.

Setup fee is $1,500

Basic Service: $750/month for 100,000 monthly page views, 30GB image storage, and 30,000 transactional emails per month.

Additional fees apply for additional monthly page views, image storage, transactional emails, and other features.

Value for Money
4,9/5
Based on 24 user ratings
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AuctionMethod Features

AuctionMethod Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customer Database
Customer History
Discount Management
Electronic Payments
Employee Management
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Loyalty Program
Multi-Location
Order Management
Order Processing
POS
Promotions Management
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Reporting
Third Party Integration
Features
4,9/5
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Additional information for AuctionMethod

Additional information for AuctionMethod

Key features of AuctionMethod

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Image Editing
  • Inventory Management
  • Watch List

AuctionMethod FAQs

AuctionMethod FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for AuctionMethod.

Q. What type of pricing plans does AuctionMethod offer?

AuctionMethod offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$750,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Setup fee is $1,500 Basic Service: $750/month for 100,000 monthly page views, 30GB image storage, and 30,000 transactional emails per month. Additional fees apply for additional monthly page views, image storage, transactional emails, and other features.

Q. What are the main features of AuctionMethod?

AuctionMethod offers the following features:

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Image Editing
  • Inventory Management
  • Watch List

Q. Who are the typical users of AuctionMethod?

AuctionMethod has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does AuctionMethod support?

AuctionMethod supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does AuctionMethod offer?

AuctionMethod has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does AuctionMethod support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices AuctionMethod supports

Q. What other apps does AuctionMethod integrate with?

AuctionMethod integrates with the following applications:

Authorize.net, Braintree, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Stripe

Q. What level of support does AuctionMethod offer?

AuctionMethod offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials