BIDDING IS NOW OPEN!!
Register for Handbid. We can help you get you setup when you arrive, but you can AVOID LINES AT CHECKIN and GET A HEAD START on the auction by following these few easy steps BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!
It’s easy and the auction has already opened for EARLY BIDDING. Watch the how-to videos below to get started or follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: Download the app: Smart phone users go to your phone’s app store and search for Handbid, click Install, then open the app.
Please note: if you are an apple user, and plan on registering at the event, have your password handy.
Step 2: Creating your account: (you will need to do this even if you have an account from previous years) – type in your name, cell phone number and email address and submit. You will then receive a text message with a 5 digit code.
Enter your 5 digit confirmation code and you will then be logged in.
Step 3: Getting into Handbid: There will be a quick tutorial when you log in. I recommend you go through the steps. Once logged in you can select your auction. Search for 21st Annual Art in the Round.
You will be required to add in your credit card which will make check-out a breeze! All credit card information is confidential and housed within Handbid. Make sure you enable all notifications. This will allow for you to see if you get outbid on an item and it also allows you to get notifications, we will send out throughout the bidding process. After you select Let’s Get Bidding you are ready to go! There will also be an auction message prior to bidding.
You can now view your dashboard which will show you what you are currently winning/losing. If you swipe left, under the Silent Auction tab, you will be able to view all the art up for auction. Once you are ready to bid, click on the artwork and you can now place your bid. You can also set a max bid which will automatically outbid anyone who tries to place a bid below what you set as your max bid.
HAVE FUN BIDDING!
Once the auction closes, Handbid will notify you if you’ve won any artwork. At this point, we ask that you use your credit card to pay your invoice. Any item/s not paid for after the auction closes, will be automatically paid with the credit card on file the Monday following the event. If you are not at the event, we will contact you the following week to arrange for pick-up. If you would rather have your item/s shipped (buyer assumes shipping costs).
NO SMARTPHONE? - NO PROBLEM
We will have iPads available at the event for anyone who does not want to bid by phone. You will go to Handbid Registration table upon arrival to get your bidder number and then head to the iPad station in the outer hallway near the signature drink to get started.
If you are having issues with downloading the app or registering, please contact Lauren Seabolt at firstname.lastname@example.org.