First class service paired with innovative technology. Increase auction revenue and improve the event experience for your donors.
Fun, intuitive, and accessible from anywhere.
In 1989 AES revolutionized the charity auction experience by introducing computerized bidding for silent auctions. We innovated once more in 2007 with our use of wireless touchscreen bidding tablets, and again in 2010 as the first company to offer smartphone bidding. Now we’re ready to do it again, with a fresh new interface that maintains the same look and feel across any device.
Donors of all technical abilities will love the large 10” screen size and personal touch provided by trained auction assistants. Tablets can be configured as either silent auction or instant-pay merchandise kiosks. Place them on your auction tables, dinner tables, or in the hands of roaming volunteers for maximum impact.
Open bidding days or even weeks before your event to generate excitement and reach a broader audience.
Sell event tickets and collect patron information via custom built web forms easily embedded into your own site.
AES will quickly register your guests as they arrive at the event. Collect contact information, distribute table numbers, send welcome texts, pre-swipe credit cards, and print bid paddles with our intuitive Event Manager application.
Winning bidders and donors may either pay for items themselves using their smartphone or tablet kiosks, or visit the managed checkout desk for top-notch service.
Allow your patrons the freedom to enjoy the entire event while remaining connected to your mission. Our combination of community and personal devices ensure that everyone, regardless of technical savvy, has the opportunity to give.
With industry-leading technology, AES provides the necessary coverage and security to allow safe and dependable access to our mobile bidding software at all corners of the event.
In addition to a dedicated Event Manager to guide you throughout the process, AES provides onsite staffing support and robust networking equipment for an unmatched level of service throughout the event.
Designed by event professionals with over 20 years of silent auction experience, Event Conductor is the industry leading software platform for charity auctions. With an easy to use home page navigation partnered with our text notification system, we keep your patrons bidding early and bidding often.
Raise more proceeds and get more bids with our Max Bid feature. Bidders can set their spending limits early in the event, then relax and enjoy the festivities while the system bids for them. No need to keep checking their phones every few minutes. We do all the heavy lifting while the bidding reaches a frenzy!
Preview the live auction before it begins! Includes images, full descriptions and values so potential buyers can strategize before the bidding begins.
Keep track of items in your auction that have no bids so you can either remove, slash bids or shift tactics.
See in real time which items in your auction are getting the most attention.
Always be informed with our Auction Eye tool – see real time reporting from the convenience of your own phone.
Bidders will always be up to date on their status with our My Bids feature. Get a quick view of all activity from one simple screen.
Put the power in your guests hands – We offer self-registration and self-checkout so your event runs efficiently.
Add a little excitement to your hot-ticket items – We offer a countdown timer feature to get those last minute bidders in the race!
Generate more revenue with SMS text notifications. Send your event attendees a personalized link to the auction, nudge them whenever they are outbid, and spark engagement in your mission with flash fundraising opportunities. Your AES Event Manager will provide you with a wealth of ideas to leverage this powerful fundraising tool.
Want to run live up-to-the-minute reports of your auction bidding? Want to highlight your donors in the ASK? Want to countdown those last seconds in the silent auction and watch your bidding soar?
Now you can with our Custom-built Big Screen Reports. Your AES Event Manager will go through the multiple reports available to you and show you how to customize the general look and feel of your slides.
Click on the images below to see examples of the different promotions you can display on your big screen:
Generate a sense of urgency in the final minutes of the auction with our Countdown Timer, which will appear on-screen in the last 30 minutes before auction close:
“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!”