Sharp Auction Engine Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sharp Auction Engine

Auction website builder & auction management tool

4.59/5 (17 reviews)

Sharp Auction Engine overview

Sharp Auction Engine is an auction management solution providing the tools to create an online auction website with customized branding and a product catalog. In order to assist with auction management, Sharp Auction Engine includes features such as invoicing, payment processing, SEO tools, auction reports, custom listings, photo and video upload, and more.

With Sharp Auction Engine users can create their own personalized bidding platform with custom branding, domain, and database to suit specific business needs. From the auctioneer dashboard, users can create and manage auctions, publish catalogs, manage bids, upload photos and videos, integrate with social media accounts, view invoices, add payment methods, and more. Custom listings can be created and added to Sharp Auction Engine, which are displayed by status (draft, live, upcoming, closed, or archived), and each listing includes links to invoices, reports, and payments related to it.

With the aim of organizing auction house activities and maximizing value, Sharp Auction Engine facilitates the creation of unlimited auctions and listings, and includes a built-in calendar tool to display past and future events. Users can add in-house events to their calendar or host online-only auctions directly from their auction website. Online auctions are available to online bidders only and users can process payments via credit card, Paypal, or Stripe, and create and send invoices from the control panel.


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United States, Canada

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Sharp Auction Engine screenshot: Users can create their own personalized auction site with Sharp Auction Engine and a mobile-friendly interface means users can access from anywhereThe Power of Online AuctionsSharp Auction Engine screenshot: Process payments and invoices directly from the Sharp Action Engine dashboardSharp Auction Engine screenshot: Display videos and photos within listings using HTML5 capabilitiesSharp Auction Engine screenshot: Host as many auctions and listings as desired with Sharp Auction EngineSharp Auction Engine screenshot: Create and publish listings for auction catalog products

Sharp Auction Engine reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
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Maggie Bell

Absolutely critical for our business

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

Our entire business is an online auction, so the Sharp Auction Engine is a huge part of us being successful. Their team is always helpful and willing to answer our numerous (and frequently really stupid) questions, and any time we have a problem they help us to figure out what went wrong and how to solve it. The software is also really really easy to use, and all of our employees, even the not very technology-using ones, can use it with a little bit of training. Before we selected Sharp Auction Engine, we looked at probably 5 other software systems to use for our auction company. Sharp has the best price, value, ease of use, and the best customer service we've seen. It is really easy to upload an auction from excel, and their spreadsheet includes all the things your customers need to know. Once we learned how to number our pictures correctly, the bulk picture uploading was super easy. We really haven't encountered very many problems, and when we do the support team is very helpful and always answers our questions.

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Daniel Patterson

Great folks to work with....they have been very helpful to me and my company

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-25
Review Source: Capterra

It is changing the way I conduct a lot of my businessThis is only on-line auction engine I have ever used and have no other to use for comparison. But I have found no reason to try another auction engine. Their support staff have been very helpful any time I've ever called or had a problem.....and I always get to talk to a live representative.

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Nikki Bishop

Simple to use, great staff

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-05-30
Review Source: Capterra

Online showcasing of my real estate properties, with nice support staff to help out.Been using my SAE site for almost a year now for real estate listings and so far I'm loving it! The support staff is great and personable, and I can see real changes on my site after speaking with them and giving them my suggestions. They worked with me to create and upload 360 degree pictures of listings which we embedded directly into the site to really showcase the properties. I liked that the platform had everything I needed to get started right away. I use it as my own website for my business now. It's all very intuitive and easy to get the hang of, and the support staff is always very helpful when I do have questions. I started out with a flat monthly rate with no contract. Most other options I found required some kind of long-term commitment, but with SAE I felt like I wasn't taking a risk. I eventually switched voluntarily to a contract for the discounted rate. The price is extremely fair, and the staff really makes me feel like I am a priority.

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Alan Gastler

SAE Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-26
Review Source: Capterra

I like the software. However, I would like to be able to move photos around and to see increased lotting capabilities. Easy to customize.

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Jennifer Flikke

Customer support is exceptional - very nice and incredibly responsive to inquiries and suggestions!

Used other for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

We can manage our own online auctions. We have complete control over content and costs to seller. This is a great company that treats their clients well.It is easy to use and gives the auction house complete control over content of site and the auction itself (times, content, etc); it allows for changes to the items (descriptions, photos, and bidding increments) during the auction as well as before the auction goes live. We like being able to post as many pictures as we decide are needed for each item and that we can also post a video for each item. I like the personal attention from the support staff. When we call with issues, the staff treats us like we are their best client and work diligently and quickly to resolve our issues.

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Sharp Auction Engine pricing

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Free trial
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Essential Starter Kit: $65.00/mo (save 10% when billed annually)
Standard Bidding: $180.00/mo (save 10% when billed annually)
Premium Package: $360.00/mo (save 10% when billed annually)
Marketplace: starting at $500.00/mo

Sharp Auction Engine features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Electronic Payments
Invoice Management
Reporting & Statistics

API (114 other apps)
Accounting Integration (64 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (72 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (76 other apps)
Client Portal (60 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (75 other apps)
Data Import/Export (61 other apps)
Document Storage (60 other apps)
Inventory Management (81 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (66 other apps)
Real Time Data (61 other apps)
Search Functionality (70 other apps)
Third Party Integration (87 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Sharp Auction Engine

Key features of Sharp Auction Engine

  • Absentee bidding
  • Buyer notifications
  • Reserve price
  • Proxy bidding
  • Buy now option
  • Bidder management
  • Auction website
  • Online bidding
  • Online auction
  • Live auction
  • English auction
  • Nonprofit / fundraising
  • Activity dashboard
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customizable branding
  • Website management
  • Auction management
  • Electronic payments
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Custom online databases
  • Online catalog
  • Product catalog
  • Event calendar
  • Calendar management
  • Credit card processing
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • HTML5 technology
  • Image library
  • SEO management
  • Customizable templates
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Summary reports
  • Automatic notifications
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Stream live or pre-recorded video and upload unlimited photos into product listings with Sharp Auction Engine’s HTML5 capabilities.

Process payments instantly thanks to Sharp Auction Engine’s payment processing via credit card, Stripe, and Paypal Express. Invoices can also be created and sent within the portal.

Promote auctions by integrating with any business social media account so that listings can be shared through Facebook, Twitter, or other social accounts. Marketing tools allow users to expand their bidder database.

Communicate with bidders through email, SMS, and website notifications. A selection of in-built email templates are automatically sent to bidders when certain events are carried out including after sign-up, when an auction is about to start, or when the user is outbid.

Utilize Sharp Auction Engine’s SEO tools to attract and retain new bidders. Meta tags and keywords are enabled and can be added to auction houses and catalogs for search engine optimization.