Sharp Auction Engine is a cloud-based auction software that helps companies set up auction websites and conduct online auctions. It caters to small and midsize businesses. Primary features include catalog management, an auction calendar, bidder management, auction reports, credit-card payments and bid management.
Sharp Auction Engine allows users to create a personalized online bidding platform for their business. Users can customize the branding, address and database of the website. The calendar provides a list of past, current and upcoming events. The software provides credit-card processing through integrations with Stripe and Paypal. Users can live stream actions or display pre-recorded videos within the listings.
Sharp Auction Engine is available with monthly and yearly subscription pricing. Support is offered via phone, email, FAQs, how-to articles and video tutorials. It offers a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
Chris from Alexander and Galloway Auction Company
Lots of exposure
Easy to use with Great support from the team at SAE. I will continue to use it for my online auctions.
Only minor issues, other than that, I really did not have a problem. They were always there to help.
Piper from Piper Auctions
Employees number: 1 employee
I received the student discount.
I love that the price for the software is a flat monthly fee, with no extra added commission. That was a huge selling point for me. I love that this is an independent service and software, and that I was not in a contract.
From my bidders, I received feedback that the workflow of the website seemed to be somewhat confusing, especially when you click on a picture and have to "return to catalogue" to go on to the next item. Also, when I invoiced the items, the invoice printed that it added "15% buyers premium" but the math worked out to be 20% buyers premium.
Mick from EMA International Sales & Auction LLC
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Phone calls and sales from my listings
Nice and simple to learn how to use and lets me sell at fixed price and auction and any problems are just a phone call away and great back up service.
Nikki from Bishop Properties with Legend Realty
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Online showcasing of my real estate properties, with nice support staff to help out.
Been using my SAE site for almost a year now for real estate listings and so far I'm loving it! The support staff is great and personable, and I can see real changes on my site after speaking with them and giving them my suggestions. They worked with me to create and upload 360 degree pictures of listings which we embedded directly into the site to really showcase the properties.
I liked that the platform had everything I needed to get started right away. I use it as my own website for my business now. It's all very intuitive and easy to get the hang of, and the support staff is always very helpful when I do have questions.
I started out with a flat monthly rate with no contract. Most other options I found required some kind of long-term commitment, but with SAE I felt like I wasn't taking a risk. I eventually switched voluntarily to a contract for the discounted rate. The price is extremely fair, and the staff really makes me feel like I am a priority.
Paul from Reco
During a live auction with several bidders bidding, the auction ended early and declared a winner. I was in shock, could not believe what just happened. I lost out on approx $13,000 and couldn't sleep that night I was so upset. I called the next morning and spoke to both owners, who said they would look into it and get back to me. Three weeks later I called back and cancelled my account because no one got back to me, and I didn't trust the software. There were some glitches a few weeks/days prior to the live auction. Tech support assured me that the glitches I mentioned were fixed and extensive testing was done, and that there would be no issues with my live auction. I wish that were true. I still can't believe what happened that night, and the owners not getting back to me. If one of my clients called me and said that my product failed which costed them some money, I would do everything I could to try and make them happy.
Alan from Weichert Auctions
Employees number: 51-200 employees
I like the software. However, I would like to be able to move photos around and to see increased lotting capabilities.
Easy to customize.
Not being able to move photos around.
Greater lotting capabilities.
Rick from Father Time Auctions and Real Estate
Employees number: 2-10 employees
He started using Sarp May 2015 for our private while label auction calender and online bidding platform www.fathertime.bid
We recently adding the Sharp widget in out homepage, www.fathertime.com which has increased our SEO.
The Sharp management and staff for very dedicated to developing the very best auctioneer platform possible. I cant wait for the implementation of everything they have planned.
Keep up the great work, everyone.
Please fell free to contact me regarding my Sharp experience 314.614.3841
Auctioneer, CAI, AARE, CES, ATS, MPPA, BAS
Father Time® Auctions & Real Estate
2850 Lawndell Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63144
Hollisha from Cole auction
Well maintained website. The Staff is very helpful and Fast in response time, every time. I love carolyn!!
David from Back Country Auctions LLC
Employees number: 1 employee
I can't say enough for the Staff at Sharp. Jamie and everyone has been so helpful in helping me get my online platform up and running. I still have a few kinks, every now and then, but a quick email to Jamie gets all my questions answered.
Ease of use
Not tech savvy at times.
Give them a try, it is worth the time and money.
Rich from Clerklink
Sharp Auction Engine is a great product of an auctioneer looking to get started in the online only auction world or even for an auctioneer looking for a simple to use website, Sharp has all the built-in features that an auctioneer would need to provide a high quality website for their bidders. Its a clean and simple solution for both bidders and the auctioneer alike. The customer service staff at Sharp is top quality and they listen to their user base when it comes to adding features.
Steve from Firehouse Antiques & Collectibles
Very slick interface and was easy for our bidders to use.
Nicolas from Mendoza Realty & Auction Company
The pros are many but the most important part to me is the great support from the staff. I am not very technically savvy so personal support is important to me. I do not have any cons.