Bidcoz is a cloud-based non-profit software solution for small to mid-sized organizations. Key features include functionality for hosting auctions, selling tickets, soliciting sponsorships and encouraging donations.
Bidcoz allows users to design online fundraisers. Users can accept cash and item donations. Members can register online. Online stores and annual funds can be set up.
Bidcoz is accessible from multiple devices. Members can bid on items and buy items from online stores from mobile devices. Smartphone checkout is available.
Bidcoz integrates contact information, email marketing and payment processing in real time. Users can download multiple reports from the system.
Bidcoz is priced as an annual subscription plus a percentage of sales. It is offered only in the United States and Canada.
Brittany from Franktown Open Hearts
Employees number: 2-10 employees
The ability to facilitate an online silent auction.
I like the ability to facilitate an online silent auction with this software. For the most part, this feature typically works.
I do not like the ticket issues and everything the system does not allow you to do. If someone pays and then decides at the last minute they do not want a table, you have to magically "refund" their money, but not really. They'll just get an email telling them you are refunding their money and then will yell at you for doing this... fun times.
Sarah from Center for Child Counseling
Employees number: 11-50 employees
The ability to have an online fundraiser once a year. Though with our other event, we did not have success with our folks wanting to use technology during the evening, so we may go back to the old school bid sheet only auction.
It's easy and simple. And cheaper compared to other software. Love that you can see impressions on the sponsor ads. The catalog is easy to navigate. Purchases are easy to make and monitor on the back end.
Would love a few more features on the backend reporting. And the ability to upload an entire excel sheet into the auction items list.
Shannon from Lift Disability Network
Employees number: 2-10 employees
We were able to do 2 successful auctions. Easy to use.
Easy to use and administer for someone who volunteers for the organization and does not get paid.
Easy for users as well
We can't afford the software on as we are a super small nonprofit and only use it once per year. We usually do not net enough to cover administration for the following year. We will not use it this year. The team was very flexible in year 2 with us but I understand the need to be profitable!! :)
Monica from St. Matthew school
Employees number: 201-500 employees
We used bidcoz for our online auction for the first time last spring. It was a great concept and was perfect for us. The customer service was outstanding.
Continuing to improve and add on to the base. Love it
Was in beta but is now fully working.
If you run an auction I highly recommend this company.
Monica from St. Matthew School
We had a fantastic experience with Bidcoz. It was our first year going from the paper bid sheets to electronic bidding. There was a bit of a learning curve but we had a lot of support with very quick response time in answering our questions. It was very user friendly especially for those who were bidding online for the first time. Our event was a huge success and we are planning on using bidcoz again next year. I highly recommend Bidcoz for your next fundraiser!
Mary from Overbrook School
I am currently working on an auction with Bidcoz for the third year in a row.
Last year, we increased revenue by removing small donations from our live event and placing them online on Bidcoz. It is my experience that we have more donors willing to donate items that will be featured to an farther-reaching, online audience rather than at a live event with a limited audience. We have significantly increased our revenue since "bidding wars" raised winning bids.
Also, last year we held an online auction before our live event to generate excitement. Then, we had an exclusive mobile bidding event at our patron party, and then, we used mobile bidding on our big-ticket items at our live event. We sold tickets to our live event through Bidcoz. All events went off without a hitch!
Bidcoz software is extremely easy to work with. Any questions that I have are quickly addressed. The website you create for your auction is very professional looking.
I would highly recommend you using Bidcoz for your next auction.
Kristin from RepsSouth
I highly recommend the use of this site. It is perfect for managing your entire auction! Not only did it help with the behind the scenes organization, it also increased the amount of money we raised by the ability to sell advertisements and increased bid participation.
Pam from Book'em
I have chaired two auctions using the Bidcoz software platform, and I would never agree to chair another without it! It kept everyone organized, made a great looking online catalog, took our auction online for the first time ever and made our normally painful closing process a snap. I especially loved the real-time reporting. It allowed me to see where we stood on ticket sales and online bids, and at the end of our live event, I had an accurate financial picture of our event.
Like anything, it is only as good as the data you put into it. So you do have to enter your donations and fill in the fields properly in order to make everything "work". It isn't magic -- you have to do the work and you have to do it right. But the tools to train are right there, and the customer support was excellent. While it was initially hard getting the "old-timers" on-board with this new way of doing things, it totally transformed our auction. We made more money, expanded our reach with the online element, introduced a fun, engaging aspect with mobile bidding and improved the checkout process 100%. It more than paid for itself. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone!