How to share your Auction URL or Short URL. You can create a Short URL for marketing material that will link to your regular URL.
Once you create your auction and save it, it will generate a link you can share with your guests. Your Auction will be listed both on our website at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/ as well as in our mobile apps.
However, this link will not be visible to anyone until you put your auction in either Preview, PreSale or Open status. Even if your auction is in Setup mode, you can still obtain your auction website URL to share with others. Simply go to your auction settings and head to the INFO tab.
IMPORTANT! The URL for your auction is created when you create your auction. You can change the name of your auction, but your URL will stay the same as the original URL.
GET A SHORT URL FOR YOUR AUCTION
Your Short URL will double as your Text-2-Give keyword. Learn more about this in our Text-2-Give article by clicking here.
If you feel like your auction URL is too long, you can generate your own short URL. When the short URL is opened on a mobile device Handbid will show a splash page to take the user either to your auction website or the app store to download the Handbid app.
For example, if your auction was called "The Best Auction Ever", your URL for your event would be: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/the-best-auction-ever/
However, if you wanted a shorter version, we could create a short code (e.g. "bestever") and that URL would be: http://handbid.app.link/bestever
You can enter your short URL and request it under "Info" in the auction settings.
The Keyword cannot be more than 12 characters! So keep it short and sweet!
Your Short URL is cap-sensitive as it is listed after the domain name in the URL. We recommend using lowercase text to ensure your donors don't run into issues when typing the Short URL.
Once the URL is accepted, you can update your auction. When you go back into the auction the request button will change to a COPY button to allow you to copy the URL to your clipboard and use it elsewhere.
Sharing your auction via QR Code
You can now use a QR code to share your auction URL. You can find this QR code in two places, the "EVENT" tab of your auction settings gear wheel and in the Digitial Seen toolbar. This can be used in your promotion of the event. This QR code is unique to this event, in the event you are running multiple auctions you will need to inform your invitees which QR code will link to which auction.
When you click on the QR code icon you will be presented with this screen with your unique QR code on it. This QR code will link people directly to the event overview page of the event. You can choose to download this QR code from here. If you select "DOWNLOAD" this will download the QR code as a .PNG file to your computer.
Accessing the QR code from Digital Seen
To access the QR code from Digital Seen you will first need to select the Digitial Seen icon in the auction toolbar.
Once you click into Digital Seen you will see a toolbar with several options. Select the QR code icon and a window with an option to download the QR code will appear.