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SILENT AUCTION SERVICES

Streamline check in and checkout and manage all types of events with our user-friendly software platform that provides flexible year-round fundraising and allows you to manage multiple events per year. Murad Auctions has been in the business since 1998 so we've seen it all! We'll help you streamline event night processes, procure items for your auction, and help you utilize bid sheets, online auctions and mobile bidding to raise funds and allow your guests to experience a professionally run event. Our powerful technology and experienced team are here to increase giving and save time and money in the process. Learn more below or contact us with the details of your event and we can customize a proposal for you.

Mobile Bidding & Online Auctions

Our platform is easy to use. There are no apps to download: just simple and easy bidding to raise more money. Create year-round fundraising with online auctions. Reach all your supporters, not just those at your event!

Paper Bid Sheet Auction Management

Bid sheets are still a viable way to manage your silent auction, and we can help you streamline this process and create beautiful, customized bid sheets to allow your guests to easily bid and help you increase the profits at your event.

Nationwide Auction Services

Wherever you are located, we are here to help you by providing a dedicated event planner, event staff and auctioneers located in various locations across the country.

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Silent Auction Management Utilizing Online Technology

Mobile Bidding & Online Auctions

What is Mobile BIdding?

A great way for charities to raise more funds is by allowing guests to bid on silent auction items from anywhere utilizing their smartphones, computers and other devices through online auctions and mobile bidding. There are no apps to download, and it is fun and easy to use!

How Does Mobile Bidding Work?

Nonprofits leverage this technology to make bidding simple. Share your auction link with your supporters to allow them to view your auction items and start bidding even before they arrive at your event. This also allows them to update their contact information and register their credit cards before bidding, which makes check in quick and easy at the event! Guests receive instant alerts if they are outbid, which keeps them in the bidding game. They are notified when the auction closes and are instructed to easily check out and complete their payment.

You or your Murad Auctions Event Manager can send mass email and text notifications or announcements to supporters to keep everything running smoothly before, during, and after the event. When the auction closes, guests can check themselves out on their device, complete their payment or come to checkout to complete this process and claim their winnings! Our newest feature, Cover the Cost, gives your guests the option to easily make an extra donation at checkout to help cover the costs of the event!

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Mobile Bidding Features:

Check in and Registration

Guests are greeted with a smile as they come through our "white glove" check in. We quickly register bidders, collect contact information, prescan credit cards, sell tickets, take payments, and distribute bid paddles, programs and seating assignments as we welcome your guests to your event! Our software can even allow your guests to skip the check in line by pre-registering before they arrive!

Mobile Bidding

Our platform is easy to use.  No apps to download, just simple and easy bidding to raise more money! Guests bid from their computer or mobile device before and during your event! They receive a text message at check in with their custom link to allow guests to easily bid from their smartphones or they can use our bidding kiosk if desired.

Online Auctions

Create year-round fundraising with online auctions. Reach all your supporters, not just those at your event!

Custom Event Websites

Increase interest and participation through your customized event website created for your nonprofit. Sell tickets and sponsorships, take cash and item donations, showcase your sponsors and auction items, and securely process credit card payments online.

Sell Retail Items Such as Raffle Tickets & Wine Pull

Easily sell all your retail items during your event, such as raffle tickets, sign up parties, wine pull, grab bags, merchandise and even take donations! Using our iPads with attached card readers, makes this an efficient and secure process! As an option, our software enables your guests to purchase raffle tickets online prior to your event and on their phones during the event, and then prints the raffle tickets for you!

Customized Text & Email Communication

Send custom text and email communication to supporters before, during and after your event. Automatically send emailed receipts to ticket purchasers and item donors. During your event, guests receive a welcome text to start bidding and outbid notifications throughout the auction. Mass text messages can be sent by you or your Event Manager from Murad Auctions during your event with housekeeping and auction updates. Custom receipts are emailed to guests at
the end of the night.

Dedicated Event Support

Let us make your event stress free! We provide an Event Planner who works with your team prior to the event to conduct software training and support you as you plan your event. We conduct data reviews, provide a venue survey, train your volunteers, and provide our Run of Show to make sure all the details are covered. Our experienced event staff make sure check in, bidding, and checkout are smooth and easy!

Equipment

Computers, printers, iPads and credit card readers are provided with full technical support.

Reporting and Data

Realtime reporting enables you to see how your event is performing at all stages, and includes insight into live and silent auctions sales, guest information, and credit card reports. Exports are provided to import information into various CRMs and direct integrations are available for Sales Force and Raiser’s Edge.

Flat Rate Pricing

Our contract fees are always fixed and agreed upon prior to your event, and we never take a percentage of your profits! You take the profits, we take home the satisfaction of helping you earn them!

Paper Bid Sheet Auction Management
Entice your guests to bid

Paper Bid Sheet Auctions

If you are a fan of paper bid sheet auctions, we are here to help! Custom bid sheets entice your guests to bid.

It’s simple! It works!

Paper Bid Sheet Auction Features:

Check in and Registration

Guests are greeted with a smile as they come through our "white glove" check in. We quickly register bidders, collect contact information, prescan credit cards, sell tickets, take payments, and distribute bid paddles, programs and seating assignments as we welcome your guests to your event! Our software can even allow your guests to skip the check in line by pre-registering before they arrive!

Custom Bid Sheets

Encourage guests to bid in your silent auction with beautiful full color, customized bid sheets. Our bid sheets allow your guests to bid anonymously and will showcase your event logo and custom bid increments. Use our 5th Bid Frenzy and Buy It Now features to increase the bidding and profits of your silent auction!

Auction Catalog Preview

Allow your guests and other supporters to view your auction items online prior to your event. Simply email the link as another way to promote your event!

Custom Event Websites

Increase interest and participation through your customized event website created for your nonprofit. Sell tickets and sponsorships, take cash and item donations, showcase your sponsors and auction items, and securely process credit card payments online.

Sell Retail Items Such as Raffle Tickets & Wine Pull

Easily sell all your retail items during your event, such as raffle tickets, sign up parties, wine pull, grab bags, merchandise and even take donations! Using our iPads with attached card readers, makes this an efficient and secure process! As an option, our software enables your guests to purchase raffle tickets online prior to your event and on their phones during the event, and then prints the raffle tickets for you!

Customized Text & Email Communication

Send custom text and email communication to supporters before, during and after your event. Automatically send emailed receipts to ticket purchasers and item donors. During your event, guests receive a welcome text to start bidding and outbid notifications throughout the auction. Mass text messages can be sent by you or your Event Manager from Murad Auctions during your event with housekeeping and auction updates. Custom receipts are emailed to guests at
the end of the night.

Dedicated Event Support

Let us make your event stress free! We provide an Event Planner who works with your team prior to the event to conduct software training and support you as you plan your event. We conduct data reviews, provide a venue survey, train your volunteers, and provide our Run of Show to make sure all the details are covered. Our experienced event staff make sure check in, bidding, and checkout are smooth and easy!

Equipment

Computers, printers, iPads and credit card readers are provided with full technical support.

Reporting and Data

Realtime reporting enables you to see how your event is performing at all stages, and includes insight into live and silent auctions sales, guest information, and credit card reports. Exports are provided to import information into various CRMs and direct integrations are available for Sales Force and Raiser’s Edge.

Flat Rate Pricing

Our contract fees are always fixed and agreed upon prior to your event, and we never take a percentage of your profits! You take the profits, we take home the satisfaction of helping you earn them!

HAVE AN EVENT? WE WILL TRAVEL!

Nationwide Auction Services

Murad Auctions provides our auction services across the country. Because we are based in Dallas, Texas, we are centrally located and can cost effectively travel to your city! We also have staff located throughout the United States.

Whether you're looking for a professional auctioneer, or want our help managing your silent auction via bid sheets or mobile bidding, we're here to help. Please contact us with the details of your event and we can customize a proposal for you.

Nationwide Auction Services