Promoting Items and Donations in your Live Stream

Handbid allows you to promote items or requests for donations directly under your live stream page. This article will explain how to do that.

In an effort to keep your guests, donors, bidders all on the same screen, we have developed a means of promoting items just below the video feed. When you do this, the viewers can bid or donate without having to leave the screen or use a different screen.  This is especially helpful if the user is on a mobile device. 

Promoting an Auction Item or ForSale Item on the Live Stream

Go to your live stream settings panel and select the option "Promote Item".  Once the item promotion dialog appears, choose the item you wish to promote and then click "Save"

If your live stream is ON, then the item will appear on your live stream (within the apps or on the events site) just below your video.  

Promoting a Donation Block on the Live Stream

Go to your live stream settings panel and select the option "Promote Item".  Once the item promotion dialog appears, select "Promote Donation Block" checkbox and then click Save.  This will promote the donation block under the video feed along with a thermometer showing progress.

Be sure to have appeal items setup and visible in Handbid for the options to appear here.

Want to turn off the thermometer?

NO problem, just go to your event/auction settings. Once there, go to the goals tab and uncheck the box "Show goal and progress"