Streamline your silent auction

Mobile bidding

Elevate your auction with mobile bidding software that makes it a breeze for bidders to place bids, receive notifications, and check out from any mobile device. No mobile bidding app required!

Transform your event with free silent auction mobile bidding

Givebutter optimizes the silent auction bidding experience for both attendees and organizers. Mobile bidding is completely free to use and fully integrated into Givebutter’s top-rated auction and event management features, so you can spend less time on admin and focus more on funding your mission.

Mobile bidding for all devices, all event types 

With mobile bidding, your donors can get in on the auction action from anywhere, at any time! Whether you're hosting a completely virtual silent auction, a hybrid event, or an in-person live auction, you’ll be able to track all your bids in one place. And for those in-person events, our free QR code bid sheets make it easy for attendees to place bids in seconds right from their phones.

Turn up the excitement with mobile bidding notifications

Build momentum toward your fundraising goals and keep bidders engaged throughout your auction with automated notifications via email or text. Bidders can set their max bid to enable convenient automated bidding and get real-time outbid notifications, item start and end times reminders, and updates on their big wins.

Everything you need to make the most of mobile bidding for silent auctions

User-friendly experience

Givebutter’s modern, mobile-optimized design makes it easy for anyone to explore, sort, filter, and bid on items from any device. Even your less tech-savvy donors will enjoy participating in the bidding process!

Intuitive backend management

Easily manage your auction and ensure a successful event by tracking all participants, bid activity, payments, and item fulfillment in one centralized location.

Self-service checkout & registration

Supporters can sign up and start bidding in just a few steps. You can even require payment and shipping information during registration to charge bidders automatically, or send an email confirmation to winners when it's time for them to check out.

Did you know?

Givebutter's auction platform was rated #1 Auction Software on G2!

Givebutter is our comprehensive digital fundraising solution. We use it for all of our online fundraising, as well as our hybrid auction at our fall gala. Since implementing Givebutter, we have seen a marked increase in digital contributions—especially from out-of-state supporters—and increases in conversion for our accessible ask campaigns.

Connor McCreary
Managing Director, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

How does mobile bidding work?


Bidders register

Supporters sign up for your auction event in just a few simple steps. Once registered, they’ll receive an automatic email confirmation and a link to the auction once it’s live. The best part? They don't even have to download an app!

Bidding begins

In lieu of paper bidding sheets, participants at in-person events scan a QR code for each item to place bids from their mobile devices. For hybrid and fully virtual auctions, bidders can explore and bid on items from anywhere using their mobile or desktop device.

Bid notifications do all the work

Participants can place bids themselves or set a max bid amount to enjoy automated bidding. They’ll receive alerts throughout the event that keep them engaged—such as when they’ve been outbid or if time is running out to bid on a big-ticket item. When it’s time to check out, you can either charge winners automatically or prompt them to check out right from their devices.

Start using mobile bidding with Givebutter

Mobile bidding, meet your all-in-one fundraising solution

When you sign up for Givebutter, you get access to the #1-rated auction software and our entire world-class fundraising platform. This includes customizable fundraising pages, donor management (CRM), free email and texting, and so much more.

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