Splash!2014 Silent Auction

 

Mobile bidding in 2014!

We listened to your feedback to simplify and improve this year’s Silent Auction mobile bidding—whether you use your smartphone or the services of our “Bidding Agents” in red!

Mobile bidding instructions:

1. REGISTER YOUR SMARTPHONE

  • You can register your smartphone online in advance of Splash!, when you arrive at the event, or at any point during the silent auction.
  • To register online before Splash!, email Amanda Simantov at a.simantov@seattleaquarium.org.
  • Upon entry to Splash!, you’ll be asked if you’d like to register your smartphone for online bidding, and will be assisted through the process.
  • If you haven’t registered your smartphone but would like to at any point during the silent auction, simply ask one of our Bidding Agents (in red) or staff members for assistance.
  • Once your smartphone is registered, you’ll receive an automated welcome text message containing your bidder URL within two minutes. If you don’t receive a text message, see any volunteer or staff member.

2. USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO FIND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

  • Click on the link in your automated text message—this link also contains your bidder number. Once you’re logged in, the bidder number will display on your home screen.
  • When prompted, confirm your name. If the name displayed isn’t correct, see a Bidding Agent or registration volunteer.
  • Search for silent auction items by number, keyword or category—or find items with no bids by selecting “No Bid Packages.”

3. START BIDDING!

  • Select “Details/Bid” to bid on an item.
  • You can bid the next increment, set a maximum bid or simply choose to “Watch” silent auction items. If you enter your highest maximum bid on an item, the system will automatically place bids in your favor until that amount is reached or until the auction closes. If your bid is lower than the highest max bid on that item, you’ll be prompted to enter a higher bid.
  • If you’re outbid at any point before the silent auction closes, you’ll be notified by text message.
  • You can keep an eye on packages you’ve bid on or are watching by going to “My Bids” via the blue button located at the right of your home area.
  • Watch the event timer on the upper left of your screen. As soon as the silent auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.

4. PURCHASE AN ITEM AT THE “BUY NOW” PRICE

  • Click on the “Buy Now” button located in the upper right-hand corner of the item’s detail page. Do not enter the “Buy Now” price in the field for max bid.

5. MAKE A GENERAL DONATION TO THE SEATTLE AQUARIUM

  • Click on the “Donate” button on your home screen and choose a pre-set amount, or enter the amount you wish to donate and click “Submit.”

6. NO SMARTPHONE? NO PROBLEM—USE ONE OF OUR
    BIDDING AGENTS IN RED

  • Simply find one of the many mobile Bidding Agents throughout the silent auction area.
  • Give the Agent your bidder number or cell phone number, and confirm your name on the screen is correct.
  • Provide the Agent with the number/name of the item you wish to bid on, and tell him/her how much you’d like to bid.
  • Watch our leader boards, stationed through the silent auction areas, to see if you’re the high bidder.
  • If you’re outbid, locate a Bidding Agent to increase your bid.

7. AFTER THE SILENT AUCTION CLOSES

  • Check to see which items you’ve won under “My Bids.”
  • If you’re attending the dinner and live auction, your silent auction items will be available for pickup at the Marriott when you check out. If you’re attending the silent auction and reception only, we will contact you to arrange a delivery/pickup plan for your items.

Check out the ‘Recharge Lounge’ at the top of the stairs in the Ackerley Foundation Puget Sound Hall, where you can sit and relax while charging your phone. Make bids from there or employ the roving concierge service of one our Bidding Agents in red. Servers will be passing through the Lounge as well so you won’t miss a delicious thing!

Need help or have questions about mobile bidding? See any Splash! volunteer!