Organized data and payments give donors / bidders confidence and give staff sanity. Worth the $.
Value for Money
ReadySetAuction has enabled us to raise money for significant growth projects at our school.
ReadySetAuction allowed me to lead a team of excellent high school students to complete our auction checkout very quickly, after only a couple of short training meetings (1 hr or less). Data entry also went very quickly and with minimal errors, thanks to good software design.
ReadySetAuction allows many people to share the load of data entry, check in and checkout. It is not 100% foolproof but has good safeguards. It has all the features I needed to manage and present our auction data and take payments. The instant email receipts are my favorite feature, because they are useful and look professional to our guests.
This system is very well designed and has been tested over years with many customers. We have had no serious problems in 3 years of use... no lost data or payments. Thankful for reliability!
For 3 years we used the Complete plan (paper bid sheets, self checkout option), and it has gone so well that we are hoping to upgrade to mobile bidding next year!
Event website design themes are limited and look a little dated. (Yet it's functional and we can't make it too ugly either, which I appreciate!)
Guests must create an account before purchasing tickets or even seeing ticket price options. We finally realized we need to put prices into the main text of our event website to shrink this barrier.
Both of these problems were true for us this year, but could be fixed before next year... a great thing about a web application!