SchoolAuction.net Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

SchoolAuction.net

Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

4.72/5 (156 reviews)

SchoolAuction.net Pricing

Starting from: $1000.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Standard: $1000/year
Plus: $1500/year
Premium: $2500/year

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SchoolAuction.net Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Ease of Use
  • Customizability; value
  • Interface of Website, Documentation, Check-In, Check-Out, Mobile Check-Out
  • Ease of use and support. Features like online auction management and self check in and check out are amazing.
Cons
  • A couple quirks about layout but nothing major
  • There are so many features it really times a lot of time to figure it all out!
  • The price tag is a little steep for our tiny little school. But, we pay the renewal fee because it makes things run so much smoother.
  • I don't have anything negative to say. It can be a bit pricey for smaller organizations, but we have found it to be very worth the price.
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25 reviewers had the following to say about SchoolAuction.net's pricing:

Isaac Kaijankoski

Excellent All-In-One School Auction Software!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using this software for the past two years and it is excellent and very user friendly! I have run the entire auction event from start to finish with this site and I have no complaints about it at all. The customer support is second to none. They have addressed every single ticket I have submitted in under 30 minutes and have always addressed my concerns. The front end is great and easily customized to meet your needs. The backend is straightforward to navigate for anyone with even a little technical ability. They allow you to migrate data between sites in order to preserve donor and item information which makes follow-on years very easy to implement. I have researched other products and I sincerely believe this is the best product for a mid to large size event. You will not be disappointed by this product or their customer service!Easy to use, end-to-end management of auction event. No need to use any other product for any other portion of the event. Easy to convert items from silent to online auction. POS is very professional and just as good as anything you would find in a retail store.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Nick Keeslar

Excellent Value Non-Profit Software

Reviewed 2016-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

This is the first year we have used an auction management software for our fundraising gala. SchoolAuction was a fantastic find due the value it provides for the price. Many other competitors offer solutions at much higher price points and do not keep the "non-profit" mindset at the forefront. I recommend using SchoolAuction for your event and take advantage of the outstanding customer service as well.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Rayna Arnold

we have used School Auction for a couple of years and our group is very pleased.

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Very easy for a volunteer to just sit down and after 1 customer, know how to use the software for check in and check out.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

July Llanes

Excellent Auction Software for a Fantastic Price

Reviewed 2016-10-25
Review Source: Capterra

Schoolauction.net has been great. Absolutely fantastic costumer service. The website is super easy to use for even those with little computer experience. It is functional and does everything we need it to do. We switch to schoolauction.net because our previous softwares were just too expensive. They are affordable without compromising quality.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Chris Steinbarger

Far superior AND less expensive than our previous

Reviewed 2016-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros: Great Price for Mobile Bidding. Relatively Easy learning curve. Helpful and Friendly Support. Cons: Some lack of customization in Printing Materials

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Corinne Niosi

Escuela Key Auction March 25, 2017

Reviewed 2017-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

Generally very good experience. 3 Major Problems that I would like to discuss with someone for next year. (1) When guests with a shared bidder number checked in, the guest whose email was secondary in the account got an error message that they needed to create a password and vault a credit card. That made no sense because the first guest had already done so. We don't know if we were doing something wrong at check in or what but it frustrated our guests and slowed them from getting to room to start bidding. (2) Despite being told in advance of the auction that we could go to Auction Night/Will Call to see what had been sold/won periodically through the night (so that we could collate the items to the winning bidders' folders), I could not get Will Call to show the winning items during the auction. It showed only the pre-auction sales. This was a major problem and slowed down our process for getting items into the hands of winning bidders' folders for check out. After the auction, I see that Will Call does list all the winning bids. We will need clarification on this for next year. (3) With shared tickets, the second guess did not always get outbid text notifications. How can we fix this for next year? Also, less of a major problem: We were selling some items for a fixed price. We were doing mobile bidding. When we selected "buy now" for "price to display", the mobile catalog properly shows the "buy now price." But our printed description sheet listed "cost" with the FMV. This was confusing and I could not figure out a way for the printed sheet to show the buy now price. Is there a way for me to talk to/email directly to SchoolAuction.net to get clarification on these things for next year. We can't have the check-in problem and Will Call problem again. Easy to load the catalog and to enter data. Easy to bid. Easy to check out. Easy to close out orders. Easy to do returns. Generally, really great to use this software. Would definitely use again next year.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

niki rhodes

School Auction/Event

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-06-16
Review Source: Capterra

This is our second year to use school auctions website. This year we used the mobile bidding and it was GREAT! for the price of the software it can not be beat! easy to use (with support help on some things), the reports that are already setup are great, we can sell ANYTHING on the software - its a one stop shop for our needs.

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Judy Zawatzky

SchoolAuction.Net is THE Choice for Your School

Reviewed 2017-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

Over the past four years, I've used SchoolAuction.Net at fundraisers for five different public schools. These events have ranged from elementary to high school and from a $30,000 event to an $85,000 event. I've found the program very easy to use and quite comprehensive in what it has to offer. When I have had questions, their customer service has been fast and professional. A nice help desk employee even stayed online with me for half an hour while I had questions about transferring data from one year's event to the next. Additionally, improvements are continually made to the program each year. Besides SchoolAuction.Net I've used lower end programs and higher end programs at other nonprofit fundraisers. Basically, you get what you pay for. Cheaper programs are harder to use, and expensive programs give you more than you need/want. SchoolAuction.Net is a great solution for nonprofits, especially those that will be fundraising for multiple years. Highly recommended.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Jordan Turel

Customer for past 4 Years

Reviewed 2015-03-17
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked with schoolauction.net the past 4 years running an annual dinner and auction event. Every year the product has made impressive improvements. Staff and volunteers all commented who used the software shared that this year's experience was especially good thanks to the video support, evening of support from school auction, and the all around user friendliness of the site. The price for the product has been very reasonable as well. For what we get as a client, I think it is the best value out there.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Theresa Whitman

Great online auction software and service

Reviewed 2017-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

I've run our PTO online auction for two years now. Prior, we had used schoolauction.net with their old version and before I came on board, we reviewed as many options as we could find. We decided to stick with schoolauction.net not fully understanding the changes they were in the process of making, but with the understanding that it would be more customizable and easy to use. The revamped program is excellent. We are about to start our third year with it, and I am excited to see what updates are in store. The thing I love most is that you could run a great online auction with no design skills, but for those who do have graphics experience, the look and feel are almost fully customizable. There are a couple tweaks I would change, but they are totally nit-picky on my part. Excellent customer service - can't say enough about it. Very responsive by email or phone. We've had great success with our online auction through schoolauction.net and look forward to another year. Customizability; value

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Alisa Muir

best auction software out there

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-19
Review Source: Capterra

Free of stress and headaches on auction night - closing out is simple. The fact that we can store credit card info securely makes us be able to dictate when we close out. The biggest headache of an auction is when people want to leave early, before the auction is over. With this software, we can tell them they can leave (without their winnings) and either later that night or the following day, we can process all payments.I have chaired auctions for our school before using this software and since using this software. Never again would I use anything else. I love the fact that it is web-based, multi-user functionality and works with tablets and phones.

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Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

Emily James

SchoolAuction.net - not just for schools!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

We use this software to run our gala auction, which is in its 16th year. Our event is in February and I have already set up our event page (it is August) and begun entering items. We are able to customize and brand our event pages and all guest interfaces with organization and event logo and verbiage. When we moved from paper and spreadsheet auction administration to this platform our guests raved about the event organization and it has definitely been reflected in our fundraising.SchoolAuction, aka Tofino, is an extremely user-friendly auction platform that incorporates simple administration with a guest friendly interface. It stores guest and donor data from prior events to make ticket sales and item entry a breeze. Reporting is comprehensive and easy to customize, although the native reports are so thorough you should rarely need to make your own.

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Carma Sanchez

Best Auction Software out there!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

I have used schoolauction.net for the past two years, and love them! Each year I search the competitors out there, and check with all my PTO friends at other schools and we come to the same conclusion each time: I cannot beat the price and services of schoolauction.net! I love the customer service, and I love that they have roots in building their business from the ground up as parent volunteers just like us, who filled a need based on their own demand! I cannot say enough to recommend this company! Feel free to contact me anytime for more details about use of their site!Easy of use, the look of it, and the fixed price. I also love how easy it is to build each year after the first year since you can clone the site and start a fresh one with information already in there from past years!

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Julie Davidson

Essential tool for non-profit event management

Reviewed 2015-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

In my role as our school's fundraising & auction chair, and a professional event planner for corporate, government and non-profit clients with over 15 years' international experience, I need a complete event software package - it has to be easy to learn, easy to use, come all the features and have a cost-effective and clear pricing structure. Technical support is also a must, as is data ownership - I stay away from companies that would take my guest and parent info and use them for their own marketing purposes. After having worked with a number of software tools, ranging in price from $500 to $40,000, I came across Tofino / SchoolAuction.net. Their staff are friendly, responsive and knowledgeable, the price structure is uncomplicated and very affordable, and the software is intuitive and easy for just about anyone to pick up and run with. Pros - Simple to use for both customers and event staff. Easy to configure look / feel. Data structure is smart and all information is linked so double-handling is at a minimum - and it is impossible to accidentally delete something! Reporting is robust and everything can be exported for further manipulation. I have confidence in the software's built-in credit card security protocol and their server back-up protocols, so that no event data will be lost in the event of an outage. I love that I'm not locked into a contract and that there is no additional % processing fee on top of our merchant account fees. Mobile bidding is fairly new - we were the first client to use it - and it did everything we needed and more, bug-free. The email support is excellent - I am often delighted to receive a response in under 10 minutes, with the option to have them fix it or teach me how to. The online documentation is thorough and clear. Their releases are planned and carefully executed to ensure consistency and minimal interruption. Cons - nothing major. I've put forward a few suggestions which have been added to their wish list, and some prioritized higher because I took the time to feedback. Tofino / SchoolAuction.net understands what event organizers need in a software tool, and what non-profit organizations need to be successful in raising money. I love working with Tofino and recommend them without hesitation.

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Lynn Robinson

Great Product, Excellent Customer Service

Reviewed 2015-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros: -Customer Service: online questions answered in 30 minutes or less. -Web Based, Users can Access from Home -Audio/Video Instruction for many areas -Cost is affordable for small organizations Cons: -Not able to migrate all information needed from one year to the next for same event. -Some technical issues need to be worked out regarding customization for our particular organization. Overall we are very happy with Tofino. Customer Service is extremely helpful leading up to event. Would like to see the ability to pull reports and compare the same event from year to year.

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Danni Mclaughlin

So superior to Auction Pay, in every way...

Reviewed 2011-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

Buy it now. You can try it out for free and so can your decision making team.... See how it works, it is so easy to use, everyone will be hooked. Procurement team, sales team, accounting team, chair.... There are goodies for everyone. It is a screaming deal.superior product, it does everything you can think of, and some things you haven't. The online auction feature allows you to sell odds and ends, and it raises enough to more than pay for the software itself. It generates reports, receipts, thank you letters... You name it. It is cheaper than other products and the customer service is incredible. If I sound like a fan, it is bc I have labored for 20 years as an auction chair with terrible databases that frustrated me at every turn. This is the answer to that. No contract, so love it or leave it.... Quite nice, everyone I know is either using this or suffering thru the last year on their contract with AP.

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Gina Levine

SchoolAuction.net is good software, for a price

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

Great for auctions that have not used software in the past or for auctions that are bringing in loads of money and need many options. Overall a great product that is easy to use and I would recommend!If you run a charity auction, software is A MUST. This software is easy to use and train others to use. It offers many options for selling items including live, silent and online. Charity auction has an easy to create customizable website. There are charts in this software that help with flow of event from getting started to pulling your final reports.

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Andrew Coyle

Awesome Auction Software

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

We went from a dated off-line software package to SchoolAuction.net. Transition could not have been easier. The software interface is very clean and easy to navigate. Instead of passing excel files around to people and then entering data into our old software, everyone could do their part online from home. Training staff on software was extremely easy. The site also has very good documentation if you need help. We hooked the software into one of their partner credit card processors (they have many with very good fees as well). Again, everything was very straightforward. Day of the event: Check-In was a breeze. Bought some cheap credit card readers off of Amazon and "vaulted" patrons credit cards. Entering of final bids was again very easy. Check-out, which used to consist of extremely long lines, was basically eliminated with the mobile check-out feature. I really have nothing negative to say about this software or company. Interface of Website, Documentation, Check-In, Check-Out, Mobile Check-Out

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Milica Tesic Mark

Great product and great help!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-11-24
Review Source: Capterra

We used this software for our PTO auction, which had three parts: online, silent and live. It helped tremendously, from creating a catalog to recording the profit. Online auction went smoothly, self check in and check out features are extremely helpful for live event. It gives a spectrum of opportunities for look and feel of the website. Reporting is pretty good, there are a lot of different options. There are some reporting options I would like to see tweaked a little bit, but overall it is super helpful. We used the software for our annual pledge and will use it for Read-a-thon. Customer support is the best I've seen, responses come within an hour. Amazing!Ease of use and support. Features like online auction management and self check in and check out are amazing.

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April Thompson

User Friendly, No Extra Fees, GREAT Support!

Reviewed 2017-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

We used SchoolAuction.net last year for our PTA sponsored auction. I researched numerous auction companies and this one is by far the best value. Many auction companies have additional fees on a sliding scale taking percentages of your income, NOT THIS ONE! A flat fee with no extra costs. The software is web based, allowing many different users, which was very helpful. I cannot say enough about the support. Even with the least expensive package I got responses to all of my online queries and many times they imported data and spreadsheets for us in minutes that could have taken our volunteers hours. We've now started preparation for our second auction using SchoolAuction.net and after migrating our data from last year we are quickly on our way! Ease of Use

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Andrea Lowery

SchoolAuction.net - Amazing Tool for Auctions!

Reviewed 2011-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

I highly recommend SchoolAuction.net as a cost effective, easy to use auction management tool! Best wishes for a successful event...Having used SchoolAuction.net two times over the past 3 years (our auction is every other year) I can't say enough positive things about the system and the support available. The registration and auction set up is very easy to create and manage, the timelines and email reminders are essential to staying on track and the online auction feature helped us raise even more more $$ after the actual auction date. We had multiple users entering data into the system (many who were very new to this type of tool and they were up and running with 20 minutes of training!) If you are planning an auction and have not considered using an online auction management tool, I urge you to think again and definitely look at using SchoolAuction.net.

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Stacey Seibold

Did a Comparison of Auction Software and Scholl Auction.net Won

Reviewed 2014-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

I helped out at my daughter's school to run the software system for their annual fundraiser. We had only used the system for one prior event and our PTA wanted to make sure their money was being well spent before they paid the renewal fee. I'm a software project manager in Silicon Valley and I research and evaluate (and install) software for a living. So I researched the different auction software systems that are out there and hands down SchoolAuction.net was the best choice. Many of the products in this field have similar features. What stands out about SchoolAuction.net is: - COST - It is a reasonable flat fee to use. Most all other products I looked at charged a slightly small fee but also took a percentage of your earning and this turned out to make them many, many more time expensive. - CONFIGURATION- The look and feel of the catalog, email notifications, landing pages, etc. is very configurable no matter what level of computer expertise you have. - TRAINING MATERIALS- Even though the software is very user friendly, the company has an amazing inventory of training materials. They have done an outstanding job of integrating these into the product where you need them. Other products don't do this at all. They instead suggest you hire their professionals to do it for you...at a price. - CUSTOMER SERVICE - I can't say enough about what great service we've gotten over the past few years I've been working with this company. I don't know if Roger and his team sleep because they are always there to take my call or respond to an email. Thanks team. In summary we've used SchoolAuction.net for 3 years now for many events a year and plan to do so for the foreseeable future. They are an honest company with a quality product.

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Kalynn Tupa

Easy to use and great price!

Reviewed 2017-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

Our elementary school has been using Schoolauction.net for a number of years. Each year they have improved the software to add more functionality. They have wonderful customer service. As this is my second year running our event I have a better idea on what we want and need. I researched other options this year and came back to schoolauction.net. The features they offer vs the competition are on point but the largest selling point for me was the flat price. As a PTA knowing what to budget and spend is essential to running my event and raising the most I can.

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Steve Diekmann

Easy to use and very effective!

Reviewed 2015-03-11
Review Source: Capterra

We subscribed to SchoolAuction less than 2 months before our large annual "Gala" event (250+ attendees) and found it easy to use and very helpful. We registered guests, collected profile data, ran live and silent auctions, etc. The training videos and on-site help is great, and the support staff (both pre-event and "day of") is willing and able as well! Check-in and check-out (using multiple laptops simultaneously), post-event reporting, and making changes "on the fly" were all very manageable. And the price seems very reasonable for software you can use for multiple events each year.

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Glen Gilbert

School auction.net rocks!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

The software is easy to use and a great value for the money. Most of all, they don't take a piece of the action or charge you for credit card fees. We like the flat fee.

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