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Handbid

Auction management with native mobile bidding capabilities

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Handbid Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Handbid product overview

Price starts from

792

Per year

Flat Rate

What is Handbid?

Handbid is an auction management solution that caters to any individual or organization wishing to run online auctions for any purpose. Suitable for businesses, public administrations, galleries, or non-profit groups, auction managers can list products and services all from a web-based control panel. Tickets can then be sold to participants or invites sent to encourage auction registrations, giving bidders access via web and native mobile apps. The system is supported by dedicated companion apps for both iOS and Android devices, serving an optimized UI and bid submission features to any location.

Key benefits of using Handbid

  • Handbid is an online auction management solution offering tools for running any kind of auction for products, services, and event tickets while connecting bidders via web or native mobile app.

  • Provide anywhere access to auction participation and keep bidders informed of auction status with real-time alerts and notifications.

  • The system supports the selling of event tickets by inviting guests to purchase registrations, apply any available discount codes, and also complete any pre-conditions for attendance.

  • An integrated payment system allows credit card details to be captured first for automatic processing afterwards, on file capture and approval or card request only at checkout.

  • Native apps for iOS and Android enable invited bidders to participate from mobile devices, placing and managing bids, proxy bids, viewing invoices, making payments, and accepting receipts.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Live Online
    Webinars
    In Person
    Documentation
    Videos

    Handbid pricing information

    Value for money

    4.8

    /5

    43

    Starting from

    792

    Per year

    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Handbid features

    Functionality

    4.6

    /5

    43

    Total features

    78

    3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Inventory Management
    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Third Party Integrations
    Billing & Invoicing
    API
    Mobile Access

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    Handbid users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.8

    /5

    43

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.43/10
    Rating distribution

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    4

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    Pros
    It really is easy to use and provided the tools needed to be successful. The customer service was some of the best I have ever experienced.
    Handbid came to our rescue. Our guests now have fun with the bidding and are much more engaged in the auction, getting immediate positive feedback for their participation.
    We look forward to creating a great user experience and are really appreciating the ease of putting our auction together using this software/system.
    Cons
    We were slightly hesitant to move our auction activity to a mobile app, worried that our guests might have issues learning the new platform. We were completely wrong.
    I think overall the software is a bit confusing and not very easy to use, especially for customers. It carries out its purpose, it's just a bit confusing.
    Our only disappointment is having to wait until next year's Handbid auction.
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    It is the best software for events related to auctions.

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    So far i have used so many bidding apps but this is the best one among them.I am using this app from past few months you can bid from anywhere across the globe in this app.Its very convenient for the sellers or auction organisers as well.They can invite bunch of people to their auctions without doing any physical work and the user interface of this app is very attractive yet simple.

    Cons

    I haven't come across any serious issue so far but there should be a feature to invite those bidders which were active in our previous auctions.

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Easy to use Software, highly thought out and beautiful

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    I did a demo with all of the top auction software on the market and Handbid was by far the best interface (easy to look at) and well worth the investment. It was very easy and fun to put my silent auction items in the system. Guests and volunteers were blown away by how nice everything looked on their phones and iPads. We had almost the same items as the auction last year (with about 25 extra) and...

    Pros

    beautiful design

    Cons

    not being able to have a live stream of the current highest bidder, with item and price. This is something that BidPal software does.

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    Do not recommend this software for the price and challenges

    Reviewed 7 months ago

    Not pleasant and lots of wasted man hours. Our event manager spent at least a week's worth of time resolving issues and logging support tickets. Having used various auction software programs in my 15 years of working in the non profit world, I've never experienced the challenges and headaches as we did with Handbid. I believe many technology issues are often user error but when over 25% of your guests cannot seamlessly access the Handbid system there has to be some responsibility taken by Handbid to help reach a resolution.

    Pros

    We purchased this software because it supported both auctions/events and peer-to-peer fundraising. Handbid's support team was very responsive and helpful.

    Cons

    We experienced a lot of technical challenges with the software, including; 25% of our guests had challenges of logging in, accessing their tickets, editing guests. Display sheets won't print if you have HTML in your descriptions but the tutorial does not tell you this. Our point person after the sales process averaged 7 days to reply to an email and did not provide a phone # as another way to contact....

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Habitat Dream Builder's Ball

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    Habitat Susquehanna was first non-profit in Harford County, MD to try mobile bidding at its annual event. It was exciting for everyone (some were a little reticent, but those who ventured into the future LOVED it), we raised more money on our Silent Auction than ever before, and will use it for the 3rd year in 2017. Our second auction had a higher participation level including people who followed the auction online but did not attend the event. Uploading info took only as long as the size of the auction and back office help was responsive and helpful. I DO recommend having a Handbid rep at your event; it's worth it! Any snags were dealt with quickly and efficiently and a good time was had by all.

    Pros

    The software had a learning curve, for sure, but once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to follow. The 'bugs' from our first year were improved for our second year, and I am sure that this year will be our easiest yet. From the perspective of the guests, it was like playing a videogame at an event except it was acceptable to be staring at your phone!

    Cons

    The phone version requires guests to realize where/when to swipe in order to see the details of an auction item.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    1st Annual Success

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    The entire process was seamless: from check-in, silent auction, live auction, paddle raise, wine pull and check-out. All I heard all night from our guests was, "Check-in was a breeze" and "this app is cool". If I had to find one thing about the app that I might change is to be able to assign a cork number to an actual person (maybe there is a way to do this already), but I have 10 bottles that I need to get the respective owner and I have no idea who they belong to. At the end of the day it doesn't matter really, but that would be a nicety. Also, my event planner friend that helped us out that night commented about how nice the layout was and how easy to use the it was compared to others she had used before.

    Pros

    I liked the customizations that you could tweak. We didn't use this feature, but I really like the handbid TV option as well which allows your audience to see a live updated dashboard into what is going on during the night.

    Cons

    No cons were added to this review

    Handbid FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Handbid offer?

    Handbid has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $792.00/year
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Handbid?

    Handbid has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Handbid support?

    Handbid supports the following languages:
    Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish


    Q. Does Handbid support mobile devices?

    Handbid supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Handbid offer an API?

    Yes, Handbid has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Handbid integrate with?

    Handbid integrates with the following applications:
    Kindful, Zapier, Bloomerang, Salsa Engage


    Q. What level of support does Handbid offer?

    Handbid offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Phone Support, Knowledge Base

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