How to sell at oldbid.com
The goal of our website with respect to the auctioneers is to promote their companies and increase their sales levels. Using oldbid.com auctioneers can receive additional bids and transfer them to their sites easily. To achieve it, we suggest you use the following services of our website:
You can choose from three types of the auction – Live, Timed or Pre-bids only.
It is permanent charge-free advertising for your company at the most viewed pages of the website.
The sections of Nearest Auctions, Auction Results, Top Sales, Most Viewed Items.
You can create a schedule for months and years ahead.
The level of sales, profit, top items, top categories, the effectiveness of auctions, graphs and much more.
You can create lists of your clients.
Step 1. Register on the Website.
To register on the website, go to the registration page, specify the desired login (not the name of the company), password, and email.
Set the type of interface – "Seller Interface". With this interface, you can sell and buy items. If you want to sell solely, you can always hide the Buyer’s tab in the settings of the interface of your account at any time.
Step 2. Fill out company details.
Fill out company information and upload the logo in the Company Info section of your account. The logo of the company should be of good quality, as it will be displayed on many pages of the website. The logo is the face of your organization.
Additionally, you can add company photos and a list of the best sales in the history of your company. It increases buyers’ trust in the company.
Step 3. Add new auction using the Seller tab.
In the "Auctions" section, press the "Add new auction" button and then select the type of auction in the opened page (Live Auction, Timed Auction or Pre-bids only Auction):
Fill in the information about the auction and confirm the saving:
Congratulations! You have added the new auction to the website. However, it will not be displayed until activation. To make the activation button available, it is necessary to add at least one item:
Step 4. Add or Import items to your auction.
You can import items from an Excel spreadsheet file. Read about Import items from a file.
Or you can add the item to the auction through the web interface:
Fill out the maximum information about the item. We recommend filling the "Specifics" section since buyers actively use these filters when searching for the items. The items with filled specifics get more visits:
Now you can activate the auction. After activation the auction will become available on the pages of the website:
You can also add more items and edit details of the auction.
Step 5. Approve bid requests of the bidders.
Bidders will send you their requests for the participation in your auctions. You will need to confirm or decline them. When making a decision, pay attention to the Reliability Level of the bidder:
You can set up automatic approval rules, and bidders requests that fit these rules will be approved automatically upon admission:
We recommend placing the bidders on the Regular Bidders List so that you always have the contacts of your customers. The requests of the bidders from this list will be confirmed automatically (it is possible to turn off this function in the settings).
Step 6. Only for Live Auctions. Manage live bidding process.
When the date of the auction comes, the management page of live bidding becomes accessible for the auctioneer:
Here, you can manage your auctions - sell items, pass items, put next items to the bidding, place Floor Bid, change the starting price and much more. Also, you will be able to see the bidders that present on the auction now and send messages to the public chat.
More details on the interface of the Live Auctions management page read in Seller Help.
Step 7. Complete the deals.
If you use Pre-bids auction, be sure to add and confirm the results of the auction using the simple prices realized file. Customers, who placed bids on the items of your auction, will see if they have won the item or not:
If you use Live auction or Timed auction, prices realized will be set during the bidding.
After the end of the auction, its items will be displayed in the "Past" tab. Here, the items that won Odlbid.com users will be automatically formed in the Orders:
As an option, you can complete the deal by contacting buyers via our messages system. Or you can write them to email and send information, how to finish the deal: