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What is WinningBidder.com?

WinningBidder.com provides simple online auction software for nonprofits. Tweak a few settings, upload your items, then share your auction site with supporters. Optionally, add no-risk vacations and other fun experiences to your auction with a single click. There are no setup fees or platform fees; winning bidders may leave an optional tip at checkout to keep the software free.

Who Uses WinningBidder.com?

WinningBidder.com serves schools, charities, foundations, sports teams, and other fundraisers.

WinningBidder.com Software - There is no app for your bidders to download. Your WinningBidder.com site looks great on any device.
WinningBidder.com Software - Launch in auction in minutes. Tweak some settings, add your items, then share your auction site with supporters.
WinningBidder.com Software - Bidders enjoy max bidding, outbid notifications, popcorn bidding and more.
WinningBidder.com Software - Collect cash donations during your auction by posting fund-a-need items.

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Reviews of WinningBidder.com

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.9

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
85%
4
13%
3
2%
Jeff
Jeff
Director of Development in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Easy to use auction software

5.0 last year

Comments: We used this for a recent auction - only 16 items, all but one item exceeded the bids we hoped for. The last 1/2 hour the bidding was very active. In the past, we used sign up sheets. Having bidders notified that they were outbid really kept things going higher.

Pros:

This was our first time using this software. It increased our participation in our auction by 500% and increased our money received by 400%.

Cons:

Some of the tools are hard to find. Some users had problems getting their credit cards to load and stick. It sometimes took 2 or 3 times for them to enter their credit cards.

Jennifer
Director of Events and Activities in US
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Perfect for our needs

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Over all I am very happy and I would choose to use WinningBidder again. We had plenty of our own auction items so we did not need any of the extra that they were offering. I don't think I would have liked the outcome as much if we had needed to use their items because the consignment is high and then they take a large percentage. For what we needed this site was perfect.

Pros:

We have used a very cumbersome software in the past. Winning Bidder was very easy for my team and me to navigate. The cost is very minimal and it is very easy to use and understand.

Cons:

I needed to add my live auction items to the site but I didn't want anyone to bid on them. There was no option for that so even though I made it clear that they were live auction items, I have to go through and void bids that were made during the silent auction. Also, I don't love that they have to go in and check out completely at the end. Most people think that their credit card will be charged automatically. It would be nice for them to receive a text message with a link to the invoice instead of just an email.

Kezia
Sahm in US
Philanthropy, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

First Time user

3.0 last year

Comments: It was good.

Pros:

It was easy to set up, great trip options. Easy to name and share.

Cons:

Poor photo quality, wish it was a bit more modern, would love to see an option for QR code to be printed and shared more easily.

Angi
Director of Development and Events in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

First time user experience was great

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

What we liked most about WinningBidder.com was the overall ease of use and integration with TravelPledge auction items.

Cons:

That one of our bidders the night of the auction was not able to get his bid to go through.

Selina
Executive Director in US
Sports, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great experience

5.0 last year

Comments: Great. Will work with them again.

Pros:

Using TravelPledge as our auction host was a huge improvement from years past. It was much easier to use than our other host site. Customer service was wonderful. I didn't ask for help but they reached out to with suggestions that were very helpful and thoughtful. Creating an auction item was very easy and fast.

Cons:

I wanted to include hyperlinks to golf course facility websites and donor websites. I also wanted to add videos to item pages.

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