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Why Charity Fundraisers in Los Angeles Should Use Mobile Bidding

Posted by Ashley Shaw on 6/19/15 2:27 PM


In the city where the stars and Pacific Ocean meet, charity fundraisers are how many Los Angeles non-profit organizations stay in operation. Many celebrities and well-known socialites attend these auction fundraisers to help donate to their favorite cause - and it could be yours.

That’s why you need mobile bidding to support your next auction in Los Angeles so your guests can donate in style and with ease.

A Quicker Registration for Your Guests

Weeks before your event evening, your guests have the opportunity to purchase tickets from a custom-made website created by GiveSmart, the world leader in auction services. When entering their information, it’s stored and used when they arrive the night of your event.

Upon arrival, check-in and registration for your event is seamless. Your guests can easily checking-in with a GiveSmart professional. A few simple taps and your guests are checked-in, can authorize text messaging and have the opportunity to pre-authorize their credit cards for end-of-night payments.

The process takes as long as minute, allowing your guests to get the most out of their evening by avoiding confusing check-in tables or long lines.

A More Pleasant Bidding Experience

Unlike traditional auctions, the electronic bidding technology allows your guests to bid directly from their seats with one tap on their mobile device. Your guests will log-in to GiveSmart’s secure auction site where the online portion of your event auction will take place as it coincides with the physical auction.

If your guest’s outbid each other, they’ll receive notifications instantly through text or the easy-to-use bidding application where bids are placed. The process is seamless and exciting for all of your guests regardless of age. Give up the traditional paper auction practices and go for an innovative new way to engage your guests while raising more money for your cause.

Ending Your Guests' Night With Ease

All good things must come to an end! As the hours wind down and your guests finish a competitive bidding game, it’s time to begin the check-out process. Each of your guests have the opportunity at the beginning of the evening or even when they purchase tickets, to pre-authorize their credit cards. This prevents long lines from forming at check-out kiosks because your guests can pay for their items with one tap on their mobile devices.

As they make their way to the door, your guests have already received a receipt of their purchase with directions on how to claim their winning auction items after your event has ended.

Guidance Every Step of the Way

No matter before, during or after your event, GiveSmart customer service representatives are on hand to ensure your evening goes as smoothly as planned. If you need assistance at any time, look for a red shirt and you’ll get the help you need.

If you’re an older donor or unsure of using technology, allow our GiveSmart CSR’s to act as “personal shoppers” by placing bids for you on items you love. We’ll continue to help you during check-out so you make payments correctly and receive all your won items.

Choosing GiveSmart for Your Los Angeles Fundraiser

For more information on how to incorporate mobile bidding into your Los Angeles auction, contact GiveSmart today at (855) 322-4483!

Topics: Mobile Bidding

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