BidPal Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

BidPal

Fundraising auction & event management software

4.71/5 (91 reviews)

BidPal Pricing

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

BidPal offers tiered pricing, dependent on the number of events.

For accurate price information, contact BidPal directly.

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BidPal Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Ease of use both from backend and user interface.
  • The best thing I can say about this software is my login worked and that's about it!
  • Very intuitive. Users had no problems with using the software. Product was also attractively priced.
  • All in one system makes the auction flow smoothly. For an out of the box system, BidPal is one of the originals in this space. The user interface is quite pleasing and easy to use from the attendee perspective.
Cons
  • There are not very many cons with BidPal. Because they are the leading technology in the field, the price may be an initial step up but it well worth it.
  • 1. Can't split value on item that has multiple donors. 2. Limited buttons 3. Need to add comments when emailing a receipt. 4. Reports - need a complete and comprehensive summary on every donor throughout the entire campaign (monetary donations, item donations, night of event purchases, etc.)
  • The software has some very specific auction based language that we would have liked to not use in some places. It also forces some numbers like the number of items left to sell, that in some cases we would rather have not used - like selling ads or sponsorships - fixed price items. The ability to eliminate or choose when to use some information or labeling visible to the donor would be better.
  • Customer Service was horrible. We got passed around from one person to the next and then was told that the program would have to be 'worked around' costing my volunteers valuable time to get what we were told we would have from the software. Our guests at our fundraisers complained constantly about the software and the onsite representative did NOTHING to step in and assist. When asked for a pro-rated refund mid year because the software was handicapping our events, we were told simply no. Thanks for nothing BIDPAL!
97%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

12 reviewers had the following to say about BidPal's pricing:

Ed Sullivan

Great combination of a quality product and quality support.

Used other for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-09-22
Review Source: Software Advice

We will definitely use this product again.Very intuitive. Users had no problems with using the software. Product was also attractively priced.

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Caroline Tate

OneCause is the WHOLE package!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

OneCause enables nonprofits, schools, churches and more to use several different fundraising tools to raise awareness about your mission and organization. Not only is their software simple to use (my tech skills are minimal!), their customer support is amazing. You might think you cannot afford this type of software if you are a nonprofit but by using very 'a-la-carte' pricing model, it is now affordable to raise the fundraising bar to meet your goals! I am a strong advocate for this product!

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Brittany LaGanke

Easy, comprehensive technology for a great price.

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-14
Review Source: Software Advice

Easy to use on both the back end and for event attendees and donors. Very customize-able for all types of event needs- silent/live auction, fixed price items, ticket sales, planning, etc. Great customer service and support as well- even for last-minute needs!

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Susan Werner

We are a two woman team planning a huge event - our team grew tremendously thanks to BidPal!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

It is very user friendly - and the reports are amazing! Whether it is getting the most recent statistics or running table lists, or packaging auction items or donations or ads, it's there. And communicating with our donors and guests at the event was literally as simple as one click.

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Maria Meaney

JWP Auction 2017

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

First time user and we are thrilled with the success; reporting features on donors could be better. I would be happy to give my feedback with a BidPal rep.Ease of use both from backend and user interface.

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Thomas Peppler

My Rotary Club has a big annual fund raiser and Bid Pal was enormously helpful.

Used other for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

It helped us set a record for our annual fund raiser. Initially we were concerned about the cost, but in the end the program allowed us to make more than enough to exceed past years numbers and pay for the license. The support was immediate, detailed and with caring followup. The support staff was very professional. The accounting features, the sign in procedures and the software for the silent and live auctions were superb. We were extremely happy with the program.

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Tammy Booth

I've used it for 5 years now and appreciate the many facets of the software, esp. the reports.

Reviewed 2016-03-22
Review Source: Capterra

While I appreciate BidPal very much and see how it's benefited our organization through the years, I still think the cost is much too high considering the high cost of the add-ons. The auction listings are still far too limiting. I've submitted various ideas through the years, but none have been brought to fruition. There should be the ability to be able to modify the appearance of the font, so that certain words stand out to the bidder. Bold, underline, italics are basic things that should easily be able to be accommodated, not to mention color. When many events are held in the evening when cocktails are being served, the improvement of the fonts would help to alleviate many words in a description (that our PRIZE DONORS want to see) running together and not being fully comprehended. The second thing that needs some upgrading is the auction portal that the bidders see. While it is easy to add a banner and colors to spruce things up, it is too wordy and there are too many choices which can be confusing for first time bidders. I think that it inhibits pre-bidding for that reason and guests have to wait to get to the event to feel comfortable in being trained. The pros are equal in that the reporting capability and payment/supporters area is very helpful and well laid out. Of immense value!

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Jodie Tabano

Heart of Caring Auction Using BidPal

Reviewed 2017-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

For the first time, Partners for Quality used the digital bidding system with BidPal for our silent auction, fixed price items and ticketing. Our Heart of Caring lunch is in its 18th year and we wanted to add some new features to "mix it up." The DIY Model is user friendly and with time, became easy to use and understand. Next year will definitely be easier as there will be no transition using the new technology. Our host venue, the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport went above and beyond to make sure the technology was seamless - and it was. Since our guests are used to "how we've always done things" there was some anxiety on them adopting the online bidding process. Fear not, once guests understood what to do, they were hooked! Next year we will be able to promote the online tools and raise even more money to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are happy clients and look forward to using BidPal in future campaigns, auctions and events.

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Fundraising auction & event management software

David Faustina

Expensive and Unreliable

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-11
Review Source: Software Advice

Everyone has their own experience and expectations, so I will not go as far as not recommending this solution. However, there are a lot of other solutions that offer just as much for far less. I won’t be returning to this solution anytime soon. All in one system makes the auction flow smoothly. For an out of the box system, BidPal is one of the originals in this space. The user interface is quite pleasing and easy to use from the attendee perspective.

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BidPal

Fundraising auction & event management software

Sabrina Jones-Schroeder

BidPal helped us tremendously!

Reviewed 2017-03-14
Review Source: Capterra

We have used BidPal for two of our auctions now. We are a small public school PTG and don't raise a ton of money, but I firmly believe we raised more money using BidPal then we did without it. Did it pay for itself? Yes, I believe it did. We didn't make a lot more, but having the software to run the auction was very helpful so even if it just covered the cost of the software, it was still worth it in the labor it saved us!

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Jennifer Driscoll

BIDPAL sold our not for profit a bill of goods and then failed to deliver!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

ZeroThe best thing I can say about this software is my login worked and that's about it!

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Fundraising auction & event management software

Courtney Zanetti

Paws & Claws Gala Review

Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

We've used BidPal for several years to maximize our fundraising dollars at our annual Paws & Claws Gala to benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. BidPal is a great tool! Every year, we see an increase in donations, as well as improvements in the technology. This year, we had bidders from out of state that haven't ever even stepped foot in our organization support us, thanks to BidPal's ability to reach donors far and wide at the touch of a finger. Plus, on site support is an asset. They helped us work the room, assist bidders, answer questions, create Calls to Action, and so much more! Although there is a learning curve for new users, there's no tool on the market that can compare. And it sure bits the old days with paper bidding sheets! Plus the diversity in reports you can run, from attendees, to managing seating/ tables, to tracking popular packages, generous donors, unsold items, etc. is super helpful when identifying what works and what doesn't year after year. The software is a bit expensive, but is worth every penny when trying to maximize your fundraising dollars for the organization you love. Quick tip though - make sure your venue has a strong WiFi signal. Obviously venues that are more unique create more excitement, but it's essential that the venue you choose has a strong signal or the ability to create a secure network. BidPal techs can work through the kinks, but selecting a suitable venue will make your job a lot easier in the long run. Also, be up front with your account executives on what you need and what you expect. They only know as much as you're willing to share, so take ownership of your event and allow them to assist you. Don't expect them to run the show.

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Fundraising auction & event management software