MobilBid Virtual Auction

Woman on Computer participating in Charity Silent Auction

Since its introduction, MobilBid has been used at more than 1000 events, raised millions of dollars, and given fundraisers an innovative, cost-effective mobile bidding platform.
MobilBid is also a popular solution for virtual or remote auctions…silent auctions held without an audience. If you are considering MobilBid for a virtual auction this guide will help.

1) Open a MobilBid Account

Visit www.mobilbid.ca find our Account Request at the bottom of our landing page fill out the form and we’ll open an account in your name. There is no charge for an account, training fees, tech support or product upgrades. Our fee is 5.5% of monies raised.

2) Set up Your Auction

You will receive an email invite with instructions on how to access your account. Use our setup videos to get started. Request tech help if needed. Design your auction with logos, messaging, open and closing times. Then load your items with images, descriptions, and opening bid amounts. Be sure to test your auction in a preview mode.

3) Invite Bidders

If you have contact information – cell numbers or email addresses – you can invite your guests to join the auction with a simple message asking them to text a key word or phrase to the dedicated phone number for sign-up. Drive awareness and participation through social and public media, and donor lists.

4) Engage Bidders

Guests review items, bid, or place max bids and receive immediate outbid alerts on their personal phones. Unlimited texting keeps bidders informed and engaged. Use multi-sale items and donation feature to raise more funds.

5) Checkout & Closing

Checkout and closing auctions have never been easier with STRIPE mobile payment. Collect credit card info at first bid. The system processes winners’ cards immediately at close and issues detailed receipts. Plan for central item pickup. Contact information and bidding analytics are retained for future planning.


For further information, contact Dale Carter 855-202-4404 or carter@mobilbid.ca

Dale Carter is the Director of New Business MobilBid at NDI, a privately-owned technology company based in Toronto, Canada focussing on the academic and non-profit markets. MobilBid is Canada’s only full-featured mobile bidding platform designed and engineered in Canada for non-profits both large and small.