ReadySetAuction

RATING:

4.6

(17)

About ReadySetAuction

ReadySetAuction is a cloud-based bidding management software designed for small and midsize nonprofits. It offers donation management, guest management, event websites, mobile bidding, cashiering and payment processing within a suite. ReadySetAuction features donation management, which allows users to select items for bidding, list them on the bidding portal and track in-kind gifts, consignments, sponsorships and cash donations. The product also allows users to design mobile-responsive bidding sites using built-in templates. ReadySetAuction supports three different types of bidding: standard, max bidding and immediate purchasing. The seating management feature lets users track and sell tickets for bidding events. The software updates ticket availability in rea...

ReadySetAuction Pricing

All pricing bundles include non-concurrent unlimited events for one year: Essentials: $1,099/year Select: $1,499/year Complete: $1,999/year

Starting price: 

$1,099.00 per year

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Available

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ReadySetAuction Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for ReadySetAuction

1 - 5 of 17 Reviews

User Profile

Janine

Verified reviewer

201-500 employees

Used less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2017

Mind blowing

Saved us time and money!

PROS

Just about EVERYTHING! My company switched from Greater Giving to ReadySetAuction this year for our Fall Festival and Silent Auction and what a difference did it make. RSA saved me so much time this year, all I had to do was put the correct information in and the software did everything else for me (no more days of having to type the same information 3 different times in 3 different places). This software is EXTREMELY user friendly, their customer service is top notch and the price is right. Another benefit for me was it's compatible with DonorPerfect! I would highly recommend this to anyone!

CONS

I really have no BIG complaints about this software. My only hiccup was that you can't have 2 packages with the same name (for instance, we do a silent auction of gift certificates and if you have 2 gift certificates for the same place and same amount but you want to separate them, you have to change the name of the second one slightly, even if that means just putting an extra space).

Vendor Response

Hi Janie, Thank you so much for the awesome testimonial! Our product manager submitted your suggestion for improvement to our Suggest & Vote, where clients submit their ideas and vote on those that are most important to them. Every release of ReadySetAuction has included at least one client suggestion, so we truly are listening to your feedback.

Replied November 2017

Dina

Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2020

Made going "Virtual" easy!

I love Ready, Set, Auction and have not only recommended it to many people but have also had many people who participated in my events ask me about it. I highly recommend the telephone customer service with the package. I honestly think that should just be added into the cost and included, because you can save yourself hours of stress and frustration with one quick call. Their phone customer service is very good. One thing I like most about RSA is that they are very responsive and if you have an idea or a request for a change, they are very likely to listen and actually change it! That is rare. Much better than the systems I used to run events at much larger organizations. Money well spent. We eliminated the need to do a live auction AND a silent auction by putting all our big ticket items in a mobile auction!

PROS

This product is easy to use from a auction standpoint and made having a mobile auction very easy! I have used it once in a Live event experience (with a mobile auction) and once in a 100% virtual event environment. Great turnkey process for a mobile auction!

CONS

It is a little difficult on the Patrons to have them have to sign in and make a password every year. Many people ended up getting confused and making a duplicate profile with a different email. A link to the original profile for those that exist already with a "forgot password" option might be more streamlined.

Reason for choosing ReadySetAuction

Best all around product for everything I needed, event management with donor base info, online website, ability to put sponsors logo's on website, online sponsor options, online tickets and most of all Mobile Auction with flexibility on how long the auction can stay open.

Reasons for switching to ReadySetAuction

That system was much more complicated than necessary and did not include a Mobile Auction possibility.

User Profile

Michael

Verified reviewer

Marketing and Advertising, 2-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed December 2019

Good option for charities and non-profits

ReadySetAuction has been perfect for running auctions (both online and live) for various non-profit organizations. It's easy to set up and get running even for the non-technical people.

PROS

First and foremost, ReadySetAuction is amazing solution for non-profits looking to run auctions. RSA integrates perfectly with DonorPerfect allowing you to keep track of everything under one roof. The interface is relatively easy to set up, but be prepared to invest a good amount of time setting up and adjusting your auction or event, as there's a ton of settings and variables that need to be adjusted.

CONS

It takes a bit of time to set up an auction or event, and the flexibility/customization of the program is a bit limited.

Vendor Response

Thank you for completing a review of ReadySetAuction. ReadySetAuction integrates with DonorPerfect. We have many clients that use this software for their auctions. I am glad to hear you were successful using it for your auctions. I the Client Relations Team can be of assistance please call us at (800) 220-3537. Regards, Ellen Molon, Client Relations Specialist.

Replied February 2020

Robin

Primary/Secondary Education, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2023

Good software for simple events- not great for complex needs

Overall, I like the product. I feel like it does what I need as far as event auctions go. Unfortunately my organization decided to go with a different product that "does more" for their events. The biggest thing they were looking for is ways for guests to check-in online before the event and ensure that a card is saved on file.

PROS

I like the simplicity to get the auction page set up and running. I like that once users have logged in, they can fairly easily access the auction without issue. The structure of the website is set up in a way that makes sense to find the sections/data that we need.

CONS

While I like the simplicity, there are some things that are too basic; like the design and features available. Setting up the pictures in the auction requires a URL to post the picture instead of just having it ready to upload. Many of our guests have had major issues trying to log back into their account during the events. While I recognize that it is mostly an individual user error, we have many elderly guests who get very frustrated quickly and it can make them avoid the auction altogether if they experience issues. We have also had credit cards not get saved to accounts, and then high bidders failed to pay for their winnings.

Reasons for switching to ReadySetAuction

I'm not sure, it was done before I joined the organization.

tracie

Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2020

So Easy!

Easy to understand and use.

PROS

We are new to Ready, Set, Auction. We signed up and then had to have our auction the same week, and a holiday week at that. It was so easy to set up and use, when I did have a question the response was fast and helpful. Loved it. Almost excited to have another auction.

CONS

too new to know but so far everything was great!

Reason for choosing ReadySetAuction

na

Reasons for switching to ReadySetAuction

We switched from eTap to Donor Perfect, this was part of the package.