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Handbid Releases 2.18: User Interface and Reporting

Handbid News, Release Notes

Silent Auction Bidding Technology News

Well fall has finally arrived, at least here in Denver, and while the number of auctions running on Handbid is ramping up quickly, we have not slowed down our feverous pace of launching cool new features on the platform.

So, once again, we are excited to share with you a bunch of new updates we have made to Handbid, including a major refresh of the user interface and reporting!  So let’s dive in!

NEW! Handbid Reporting System

We have launched a brand new, comprehensive, reporting package that is accessible in ALL Handbid events.  These reports can be found in the left menu of the Handbid auction manager just below “Invoices / Receipts”

  • This section has report sections for Ticketing, Bidders, Items, Revenue and exports to CRMs.
  • Each of these sections has reports under them with various reports for each topic.  
  • In addition to the reports, managers can download the data in spreadsheet (CSV) format or in a prettier PDF report format.

We will continue to add more reports as we go along, so be sure to reach out to us if there is a specific report you want or need.

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Knowledgebase: Reporting Information


 Updated Handbid User Interface & New Organizational Dashboard

We have updated our auction dashboard to make it easier to filter the auctions shown (and filter out those that are in the past).  In addition, we have provided some real-time organizational revenue and auction stats on the right hand panel.

The dashboard shows:

  • Right hand sidebar shows stats for the entire organization
  • The main window shows auctions organized by status with the ability to filter status.  Also note that each auction now shows goal progress in their respective header

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An Updated Auction Manager Dashboard

On the auction dashboard, we made a few changes:

  • We removed the revenue summary in the main window as it was redundant to the Financial Results widget on the left panel.
  • In the main panel, we updated the Bids and Bidders widget to show top bidders.  
  • Below Bids and Bidders we added an Item Summary panel showing item revenue performance and top items.
  • Finally, on the right we have a new notifications bin where all incoming notifications go. So instead of incoming bids popping up all over the screen (which is admittedly cool but annoying), they will show up here!

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We will continue to add more reports as we go along, so be sure to reach out to us if there is a specific report you want or need.

 Managers can now reveal purchaser’s actual names on For Sale Items

For some items, bidders want to know who else has purchased it (e.g. sign up parties).  Normally in Handbid, this would require the user to input a display name to replace their Paddle number.   

Instead, for For Sale items, manager can now set a flag that will reveal purchaser names to bidders.  We also changed the “History” tab title to “Purchases”. When you enable this, the purchaser name will appear instead of their Paddle Number.  

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You can show sponsor information in your live activity ticker.

On Handbid TV, we have a cool feature that shows live activity in the auction As bids, purchases, donations and broadcast messages are placed, they appear here in real time.  

We have now added a feature that will show your sponsors with a special “Thank You” every 5-7 events. This allows your sponsors to get extra visibility during an auction if Handbid TV is running.

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We hope you find these new updates helpful!

That is all for this round but expect us to be back in touch soon with even more cool features we have in test.  We can’t wait to show some of them to you soon!


The Handbid Product Team


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