DIY Solutions

We provide the software, training & support. You manage the event with your staff/volunteers.

Event technology for less

Our “Do It Yourself” mobile bidding package is perfect for clients that don’t require AES staffed registration or checkout services. Get full access to our product suite and either use your own equipment or rent ours for an additional fee.

The package includes a dedicated AES Event Manager to guide you through the process, train your event staff/volunteers, and provide event best practices. They’ll be on-call and guaranteed available for tech support on event day. Your success is our success!

You’ll enjoy the benefits of our full software suite, including Auction Conductor, Event Conductor and Event Manager.  Track and inventory auction donations, package items, manage RSVP’s with drag & drop table seating, utilize paper or mobile bidding, send SMS text alerts, show big screen leaderboards, run reports, process outstanding payments, and more!

All DIY service packages include:


Auction Conductor

Build your event database including auction items and event attendees.  Package auction items and assign tables using our intuitive drag & drop system. Monitor your fundraising progress and run a wealth of reports including your own customizable exports.  Currently working in Excel?  AES can import that for you so you can hit the ground running.


Event Conductor

Mobile bidding and giving at its finest.  Flexible options to support silent and live auctions, traditional and electronic fund-a-needs or giving campaigns.  SMS text notifications for outbid alerts and personalized content.  Raise more with our tried and true system of community bidding tablets combined with personal smartphone bidding.


Event Manager

Check-in event attendees and print bid paddles with ease.  Pre-swipe credit cards, send welcome text messages, and do quick data entry for live auction and fund-a-need results.  Check-out auction winners with one simple receipt for all event related purchases.

Dedicated Support Specialist

Each DIY client is assigned a dedicated support specialist with real-world event experience and knowledge.  This seasoned resource will be your main point of contact throughout the entire process – from initial trainings and reviews all the way through event day.   You will always speak directly with the same person every time – no call centers or generic support lines here.

Unlimited Trainings & Support Calls

Your dedicated support specialist is always just a phone call away.  They will continually be monitoring your progress leading up to the event, and will set up as many trainings as you require to be successful.  On event day, they will always be there when you need them.  Your success is our success!

Optional Equipment

While some organizations may have everything they need to run a successful event in-house, others may need some help.  For that reason, we include configured equipment sets complete with the latest system updates, virus & threat protection and PCI compliant configurations.

If you want plug-and-play reliability for the most critical parts of your event, look no further.  We can help!

Auction in a Box

Plug and play kits include everything you need for event registration, cashiering,  mobile bidding/giving and big screen leaderboard reports.

We’ve thought of everything –  right down to extra pens!

Other AES bidding packages

Mobile Bidding

AES’s dynamic technology bidding interface was built with the guest experience in mind. Online auctions, registration, text notifications, self-checkout and more are user-friendly, fast and fun.

Paper Bidding

AES fully supports the tried-and-true paper process for silent auctions, live auctions, raffles and more.

“After trying two other auction companies, we have found AES to be the auction service company of our choice. They give our guests a smooth and professional experience at our fundraisers. The AES team is always happy to help us along the way and during the event, they keep the auction running smoothly. We have used their paper and electronic systems and both have been hugely successful. Our guests are presented with an itemized receipt at the end of the night and they enjoy a seamless checkout process. AES comes with a team of fundraising professionals and they uphold the same high expectations for their team as we do for ours. We think they are the best!”


Executive Director

Tustin, California

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