New Auction Setup

Previewing Your Auction

This article will show you how to preview your auction before you open the auction.

When you are ready to invite people to your auction to buy tickets, register, or preview items prior to the auction opening, you will need to change your auction status. For more information on how to change your auction status, click the link:  Auction Status Settings.

How to Set your Auction to Preview Mode

  1. Go to your auction manager. On the top toolbar, click on the status dropdown on the farthest right.
  2. Choose Preview the Auction (bidding not allowed). 

  3. When you select Preview, the auction status will change to "Preview" (orange). 

    IF THIS INDICATOR DID NOT CHANGE TO ORANGE/PREVIEW, please refresh your browser window to confirm that the change took place. 

    In preview mode, bidders can see items including starting price and details. They will NOT be able to bid on items.  

                             Auction name and toolbar

How to View your Auction in Preview

  1. To view your auction on the website, go to the menu at the top right of your screen and select "Auction Website".   This will open up a new tab in your browser and display your auction website.
                          Profile Dropdown (Events Site_HB TV_Logout)
  2. This is how an item appears when in preview mode in both the website and apps. 

    Website View:

                              Item, preview status


Handbid App View:

                              app item preview