Learn the Handbid tools available in your Handbid Main Dashboard.
When you log in to your auction manager account (manager.hand.bid) you will be brought to your MAIN DASHBOARD . The MAIN DASHBOARD allows you to manage your organization information, contacts, inventory, auctions, events and fundraisers.
Main Menu Panel
The main panel will be a card-view of all your auctions along with a filter at the top that will allow you to show or hide auctions in various statuses (setup, open, presale, preview, paused, closed, reconciled). For more on auction status, please review this article: Changing your Auction Status
Left Menu Panel
On the left panel you will find navigation for:
- Contacts - This is where you can access your contact database in Handbid. To learn more about the Contacts feature, please read our: Managing Contacts in Handbid article.
- Auctions - Click to view a list of your auction(s), create a new auction, create a test auction or a non-auction event.
- Inventory - This is still a product in BETA (meaning it it is not completely finished) but it does work for managing item inventory outside of auctions. Play around with it!
- Support - This tool will take you directly to our Knowledge Base.
The Right Menu Panel
The Right panel will show statistics on your auctions run on Handbid. This will be a cumulative report as you continue to run events on the platform.
The Organization Tab
Just above the main panel will be your organization name. Next to it will be an edit icon where you can edit your organization settings. To get more information on editing these settings, please read this article: Editing your Organizational Settings.
So what do you need to do next?
If you have not set up your auction, we recommend you start there. For detailed information on setting up your auction click here Auction Settings.