About SchoolAuction.net

Schoolauction.net is a cloud-based auction management solution for nonprofits, charities, schools, clubs and congregations. Key features include donor management, event management, item listings, ticket management, online auctions, check in and check out at auctions.

Schoolauction.net provides users with multiple options for conducting auctions including online bidding, paper bid sheets, live auction and mobile bidding. Users can check in and out of auctions using mobile devices. Users can register themselves online for auctions, purchase tickets and sponsorships and select their meal and seating preferences. The solution provides options for printing bid sheets, catalogs and gift certificates.

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Web browser (OS agnostic)

201 Reviews of SchoolAuction.net

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.73 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(150)

150

4 stars

(49)

49

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 201 results

December 2017

Molly from Sunstone Montessori School

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

A shout out to SchoolAuction.net! Fabulous customer support~~timely, helpful and thorough. Thanks!

Pros

We appreciate that SchoolAuction.net is forever improving itself. Supprt truly listens to feedback and then goes about making changes. We appreciate the easiness of the software to use for our Spring Gala and auction needs. We were especially pleased with showing off the catalog last year. Once our pics and descriptions were in and we published it to our families, we were really proud of how the catalog looked. It was very professional and gave our families a huge preview of what was to come at the event.

August 2019

Doug from The New School Montessori

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

Answered our prayers

We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient interface. It tripped us up in the middle of our event. We needed something more modern and responsive. We were investigating more expensive, top-tier packages when another volunteer saw SchoolAuction.net in an ad. We read up on it and found it had the features we wanted, but seemed like just a small startup (loved the story, but could they support us?). I called and had their founder on the phone in no time and he quickly put me at ease with their ability to meet our needs and support our events. We decided to try it out and were not disappointed. The documentation was amazingly clear and very easy to follow. We got rapid support when we needed it. Including a few more calls to their founder who also helped us get connected with a payments gateway. We pulled off a great event and were even able to re-use the software for other events within the same year. ALL of our events yielded higher revenue than in past years as a result of their great tools and we saved money over the other packages we evaluated.

Pros

Easy to learn and use. Great documentation. Superb customer service. Comprehensive feature set and flexible enough to meet needs outside of our original auction intent. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Cons

Would have enjoyed a little more customization capability in the site look-and-feel, but the included templates were good enough to meet our needs.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

Had all the features we wanted at a better price. Great support. Very open trial process. Very transparent on business model and costs.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

ReadySetAuction had a dated interface that was very slow to operate. Too much clicking and paging through long lists of guests, donors, or items. Forms would not load on a single page on a high-res screen. You were always having to scroll around to complete each item entry. Very inefficient. In addition, it was limited to a single event and had a very narrow auction-specific workflow. SchoolAuction.net is flexible enough to support multiple events and event types on our small budget.

December 2020

Andrew from Jackson Christian School

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Amazing system for auctions/fundraising and excellent support staff

Extremely wonderful. I started working with them about 4 years ago I think and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was the first one who I met over the phone. He did the training for me and it turned out to be a 1-on-1 session since the others didn't show up. He was extremely helpful and I will never look to another software system for our auctions.

Pros

The system is very easy to use, very versatile. We are able to use it for two main events - gala/online auction and also golf outing, so it's a better value for us. Several key features - donor/customer database, website design, virtual auction function, very configurable. Probably many other things I can't think of...

Cons

There are a few features that would be nice to be configurable, but I realize you can't do that for everything. One example was we had to have "Buy Tickets" this year, but since it was virtual, it would have been nice for this to say "Buy Sponsorship" since that's all we were selling.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

I tested 2 other sites, and Schoolauction.net was by and far the leader in my opinion.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

It was difficult to work with and not very configurable or user friendly.

July 2019

Kara from PS 31 PTA

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2019

Good for Project Administrators, Complicated for Helpers

As one of the administrators of the auction, I spent a lot of time using SchoolAuction.net and the more familiar I was with it the more I liked it, however, it was hard for people who could only donate a small amount of time to help with it, which was problematic.

Pros

I loved the customer support and online tutorial.

Cons

I felt it was not easy for new comers to navigate. I also feel that the auction site itself was not very user friendly and many people complained about having difficulty bidding and/or finding specific items. I also did not like the layout of the site when using a mobile devise.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

Price.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

The hardest part was working the entire event which we had already spent ample amount of time planning. We decided although SchoolAuction.net was more cost efficient, purchasing a product that sent people to help on the day of the event was worth it.

July 2019

Trent from St Mary Catholic School

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Fund-Raising

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

Easy to use during the event

Those of us tasked with entering items and organizing were done so far ahead of schedule compared to prior years, that we had to go back and correct issues that arose later. Next time, we’ll just be patient. A good problem.

Pros

Mobile/Tablet compatible, SaaS Intuitive, very little training for volunteers. Very easy to integrate credit card processing connection. Help videos to show volunteers. Extensive text-based help database as well. Multiple users at once; admin can set permissions. Option for online auction.

Cons

Some signage/descriptions signage was only available in one export size/orientation and it wasn’t our desired size. Can’t add new user while in the screen to add new item. Must switch menus. Indicator for volunteer at check-out to pull certificate needs to be larger and/or a pop-up should be utilized. Managing seats at gala tables; doesn’t indicate well when particular table hits capacity. No option to suppress unavailable physical bidder paddle numbers (when using existing paddles). Silent auction tab sheet doesn’t continue to a second page for more entries. No place to include other expenses from event so we can build complete picture of our success.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

We selected what would be easiest to use during the event.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

Load-speed of site, mobile-friendly, easier to export reports, reliance on volunteer who built homegrown system.

Response from SchoolAuction.net

Replied July 2019

Thanks, Trent! We're delighted that your job was faster and easier - and that you are going to keep us on our toes by pushing for more improvements. We love the constructive, detailed feedback!