Who Uses This Software?

This is the perfect solution for auctioneers, liquidators, real estate brokers, equipment & machinery dealers, estate sellers, art galleries, and others who use the auction method of marketing online.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $450.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Fixed monthly rate includes website hosting and technical support.
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • AuctionMethod
  • www.auctionmethod.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About AuctionMethod

AuctionMethod is a software development company founded by auctioneers. We offer a service that provides companies with complete control over their own online auction websites without having to worry about the software or infrastructure. We optimize technology to increase efficiency, lower costs, and enhance the experience of online bidders. If you are looking for a reliable system that will scale with the growth of your company, then this is the right choice for you.


AuctionMethod Features

  • Absentee Bidding
  • Auction Website
  • Bid Management
  • Bidder Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Buy Now Option
  • Buyer Notifications
  • Dutch Auction
  • English Auction
  • Forward Auction
  • Image Editing
  • Inventory Management
  • Live Auction
  • Nonprofit / Fundraising
  • Online Auction
  • Online Bidding
  • Phone Bidding
  • Proxy Bidding
  • Reserve Price
  • Reverse Auction
  • Sealed Bid Auction
  • Shipping Management
  • Silent Auction
  • Watch List

AuctionMethod Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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Best Software EVER!

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Even I could use this software from start to finish. The first auction - In 60 seconds, I nailed their cc's and sent out paid invoices to every single buyer. WOW!

Cons: I wish it was free! That's the only improvement I can think of!

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on November 03, 2017

Thank you so much John. We look forward to servicing your technology needs for many years to come!

Outstanding Customer Service

May 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to navigate, user friendly. The images are sharp. The uploading of auction info and pics are easy. The reports are full of great information.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on May 25, 2017

Loved your review Steve! Thank you so much for the kind words. Your happiness as our customer means so much to our entire team!

I have worked with Auction Method on 2 online projects. Platform & service are excellent!

May 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Layout, features, countdown timer, options to have multiple items from multiple auctions into 1 account, accounting features...

Cons: While the price is competitive with similar platforms, I would like to see a greater range of multiple pricing options available to auction companies. Something along the line of flat fee per auction, monthly fee regardless of traffic flow, a max cost per auction, etc. I would state this about any auction software as some auction companies starting out would love this platform but may need lower initial cost to get going and then increases based on increase in number of auctions. Auction Method is fantastic about working with auction companies but more pricing options would bring in a greater number auction companies just entering into the online area.

Overall: A bundle of features that are at the top end of the online auction software platforms.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on May 25, 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback Ted. We really appreciate your support and value your insight. We're looking forward to working with you on many more projects in the future! :)

RL Liquidators

Mar 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It has been a great 6 years with auction method. They provide great service and support. Our business is better today because of the support and software from auction method.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on March 27, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words Ryan. It has been our pleasure to work with you and your entire team. We look forward to many more years of serving your needs.

Great Company & Customer Service

Mar 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been working with Auction Method for several years and highly recommend them. We continually ask them to make changes to our website as our needs change and evolve and they are always quick to respond with a solution that can be implemented fairly quickly and very cost effectively.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on March 25, 2017

It has been and continues to be an honor and a privilege for us to support your website and serve your business. Your feedback is greatly appreciated - thank you Diana!

As advertised. Great people to work with.

Mar 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: This software is created by experienced auction professionals. The support staff and his team are very helpful and responsive. The software works as advertised.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on March 24, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Ed! Coming from a consummate professional such as yourself, this review is certainly a feather in our cap.

Great Software & Service

Mar 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: Representative and his team have built a bidding engine that really incorporates what the auction industry needs. The service is great too! Anytime we have questions or even inquiries about specific development, our questions are answered almost immediately.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on March 24, 2017

It really means a lot to us that you are satisfied with your experience with our software service. Thank you so much Will!

Online auction site through AuctionMethod

Mar 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ONLINE timed auction functionality, ease of use, scalability, appearance, easy backend administration. good managerial controls over positions and reporting.

Cons: Hybrid auctions functionality.

Overall: It has been a great experience working with all the people at AuctionMethod. Their staff has always been extremely responsive to the needs of our business from the initial setup of the website to furthered customization and features. Their staff is smart. They have in depth knowledge of the auction industry and that creates an easy channel of communication when designing and building add ons to the website. They are always reachable and quickly resolve software issues. AuctionMethod is an asset partner to any online auctioneer.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on March 24, 2017

It is our pleasure to serve your company Spencer. Our technology is rapidly evolving in response to the growing needs of our customers. Your feedback is deeply appreciated and taken into consideration by our software development team as we modify existing features (like hybrid auction functionality) and create new ones. Thank you so very much!

Christies web site on an EBay buget!

Jan 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: PRO: Ease of use for my company, my bidders and for my Affiliates.

PRO: The fact that the company treats me like I am there only customer. I know the owners by name because They care enough to know your name too.

PRO: They saved me so much money upfront and after.
I was a startup online auction company with little to no money to invest in a 200k website. I hit the jackpot with Auction Method.

PRO: Terminate at will contract! If I ever don't like them I can simply say I am out.

PRO: They thought enough about the future of my company to have a contingency plan in case of a catastrophe. That means my site can keep going, even if they are all suddenly struck by lighting! (God Forbid!) Can your software maker/management company say that??? Mine can!!

PRO: This software program saved me so much money! $$$ It's all in one package from easy automated accounting to billing to affiliate & bidder invoicing to Intuitive consignor tools, Integrated Cc payment management solutions.
PRO: One on one developmental support & server management.
If I have a problem they are always there for support almost immediately.

Cons: There are NO CONS, it's perfect because the owners worked with me from start to finish customizing the software and the website to suit our company's short and long-term goals to maximize our ability to grow.

Overall: I love my website! They hand built my auction site last year to suit my company's needs which anywhere else would have cost me thousands. We are consistently evolving the site to keep market relevant which helps me grow and keep my edge in a very competitive market! Easy to use, incredible service, low prices! Best there is out there, hands down! Auctionbridge .bid!

Recommendations to other buyers: At first you will be tempted to try to rewrite the software yourself to every little tweak that pops in your head! Trust me, just use it for a few weeks and then start to talk to them about how you want it customized because you can not anticipate how you will need the program to work for you until you have it working for you for a couple weeks. It will save you so much time trying to get the program to do something that isn't really as efficient as you first thought it would be!!

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on January 10, 2017

Thank you so much - we love working with you too Jennifer! :)

Fantastic and user friendly.

Jan 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: No cons only pros! This company will rule the market soon!

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on January 08, 2016

Thank you for the enthusiastic endorsement. It makes us so happy that you are satisfied with our service. We really like working with you too!

Easy to Use for Data Entry

May 11, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Since our auction management software is web-based and integrated with our online auction bidding platform, it is so easy to handle invoicing, user-communications, and especially data entry. I don't have to use a bunch of other software applications to do my job. AuctionMethod gives me all the tools I need, right there on our own website.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on May 11, 2015

We're so happy that the software works so well for you Molly. It may surprise you to learn that many companies juggle multiple applications to perform the tasks you mentioned. One of the downsides to this is that it results in redundant and unnecessary data-entry. Having a single holistic online auction system really cuts down on the amount of time it takes to do this work and reduces errors. Please let us know how else we can help you do your job even better!

We built our business using AuctionMethod's hosted online auction platform & management software

May 11, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Over the years, we have successfully transformed our traditional auction business into a thriving online auction enterprise. We specialize in bankruptcy auctions, business liquidations, sales on behalf of creditors and selling real estate by online auction at WestAuction.com. The software and support we receive from AuctionMethod has been instrumental to our success. It has everything we need and allows us to differentiate ourselves in terms of quality of service, marketing capabilities, and overall efficiency. There is no other solution like it!

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on May 11, 2015

You are too kind Marta. It has been a pleasure working with your firm throughout the years. We look forward to continuing to expand the scope and quality of our service to better meet your needs as you grow into the future.

Excellent Platform for Your Online Auction Website

Apr 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using the AuctionMethod platform for about 5 years and it is great. From managing auctions, uploading pictures, ease to use description manager, this platform has it all. Also features easy to manage emailing features such as reminder emails to potential bidder, email sales bulletin generator, and more. This auction platform has everything you need to start conducting your own online auctions.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on April 09, 2015

Thank you for the kind words Jotham. We love working with you too! The feedback and ideas we get from auction marketers like you helps us build better software. Your input has helped us build time-saving productivity tools into the platform, like the newsletter and classified ad generators. So, please - keep those ideas coming!

Auction Method-Excellent Support, customers like the software

Mar 28, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have had customers inform us that the Auction Method software is much better than other online auction sites that they have used.

Great reports for us to be able to get data quickly and in working format. The ease of this software make my life easier and able to do more auctions without doing a lot of extra paperwork.

We are located in CA and they are in MA,I know that they are always there for us at any time of day or night.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on April 01, 2015

Thank you Rose. You have been using our software service since its inception. It is always a pleasure to work with you. Plus, it's so much fun seeing all the fascinating items for sale at TheDiffChico.com. If variety is the spice of life, then these online auctions are hot hot hot!

Auction Method

Mar 26, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As good as this program is The support from Auctiom Method is outstanding The program being a 5 star Support is 10 star

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on May 12, 2015

Your success in the world of online auctions is our number one goal. We are glad that you like the software and the support we provide.

Excellent product! We have been using the auction software for three years and love it!

Mar 25, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great product, all inclusive with fantastic customer service.

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on March 26, 2015

Thank you for the glowing review Walter, and for being one of the earliest-adopters of AuctionMethod's software service for auction websites. You've been with us longer than we have even existed as a company!

It is very user friendly

Mar 25, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love the product and it helps tremendously to assist in my daily duties

Vendor Response

by AuctionMethod on April 01, 2015

Thank you Michelle! You are absolutely right that life as an online auction manager doesn't have to be a life of repetitive data entry and drudgery. Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to being successful at selling by online auction. All you need is a smart administrator like Michelle using the software and productivity tools built into the AuctionMethod website.