How a jumblebee auction works

Setting up an online auction is incredibly easy and very cost effective. All you need to do is fill in your information and then upload your lots to your platform – this can then be linked to any other fundraising tools you may be using (donate pages, ticket shops or pop-up shops). Once your page is finalised you can send out your url and watch as the bids come in. You can also add lots to your page at any point before the auction ends.
There are no set up costs; jumblebee just takes 5% of the final proceedings. We also have a fantastic range of pledge options and prizes to help you

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Combining with a live auction

If you are running your online auction in conjunction with a live auction at an event you will need to add your lots and set up your auction before the event. Items can be previewed and bid on over an extended period of time and you can even have different ending times for your lots. If you’re running the auction with an event why not send the link out to your guests before the event to whet their appetites and start the bidding. There are plenty of options available to you and jumblebee will support you throughout the whole auction process.

Bid from anywhere at any time

The auction website is very easy for bidders to use; at an event guests can bid from their phones, or tablet devices. You can show the current highest bidders on tablets, TVs or projected screens. Guests can bid from anywhere; desktop, tablet or smartphone and bidding need not be limited to those guests attending the event, opening your auction to a much wider audience. We also offer text bidding for people wishing to bid on the move.

After the auction closes

Once the auction closes the highest bidders are notified by email or text and sent details of the lots that they have won and instructions on how to claim their prizes. You will be emailed the details of all those who have won (which can also be accessed through your organisers’ area) and you will be able to collect payment via cheque, cash, PayPal, bank transfer or through our payment system, Stripe (a charge of 2.4% + 20p per transaction for UK cards, 3% + 20p for AMEX and non-UK cards applies).
Please be assured that we are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of your guests and are fully GDPR compliant. Full details of our Privacy Policy can be found here.

Read our auction FAQs for more information or get in touch with one of the team if you have any questions.

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Some of our auctions
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