New functions of Live Auction items

Live auction items now have more options to customize how they function. This article will cover the new "behaviour" of how live auction items function. 

New options when creating or editing your live auction item

The two major changes are that you can now "Lock Remote Bidding" and edit the bid increment. These options are in the "ITEM INFO" tab while editing or creating an item. 

Handbid tip: Managers can enter Live auction bids from the iPad app even after an auction closes. 

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Bid increment

You have the ability to set a bid increment for a live item. This amount can be adjusted while your live item is being promoted to stay in sync with your auctioneer. 

Try using our Live Stream tool in the Handbid iPad app for faster adjustments of bid increments during a live auction. Learn more

Lock Remote Bidding

When running a hybrid live auction, this feature will be utilized to prevent remote bidders from placing a bid online while you or a volunteer are entering your in-room bids (floor bids). This box, if checked, will lock out users online from bidding on the current live auction item. 

Ways to implement this feature:

  1. On the auction item in the Handbid Manager, click the "Lock Remote Bidding" checkbox. See article.
  2. When utilizing the Handbid for iPad app, you may lock an item on the "Livestream" dashboard through:
    1. the "lock" button in the top left

    2. "Lock remote bidding when entering a floor bid". This feature will auto-lock bidding when typing in a floor bid. 

Live Auction Item Custom Message

When an item is not being promoted, the item will appear as seen below with a custom message that you will create:

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This message, seen in the blue text above, is able to be customized. This message will apply to ALL live auction items that are currently not promoted. To edit this template go to your settings gear wheel and select the "TEMPLATES" tab. From there go to the drop-down menu that says "Live Auction Message". To learn more about templates read this article
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Promote and open live auction items to remote bidders

You will first want to go to your Live Stream settings by clicking the beacon icon. Then you will want to select "Promote Item". 

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When you get into the screen to promote an item click the dropdown and select the live auction item you'd like to promote.  This will both promote the item on the live stream and open the item to mobile bidding. 

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