Review some GiveSmart recommendations before creating your items.
A 5-1 ratio of people to items aids in creating competition and driving up selling prices.
GiveSmart recommends 50% of the FMV for silent items. For consignment items, we recommend a starting bid of 10% above the cost of the item.
GiveSmart recommends 15% of the starting bid price as the bid increment.
Package complementary items together. Packages often lead to an increased number of bids and revenue earned. We recommend 2-4 items per package.
Offer a variety of items with various price points. Engagement at every price level is valuable. Guests who participate in the auction and raffles are more likely to donate when they do not win an item over those who do not participate at all.
Numbers in the range of 1 to 9999 are available. Items are listed in numeric order on the Items Page. Assign highlighted items in the lower number ranges so they are more prominent and higher on the Items Page.
Categories assist users in finding items of interest.
Fair Market Value
Including the FMV will help generate accurate statements with estimated tax-deductibility.
Clear images are more powerful than a piece of paper or a wrapped basket. For sporting tickets or variety baskets, use photos that represent the items, such as a stadium image or spa logo. Clear images are more powerful than a piece of paper or a wrapped basket. For sporting tickets or variety baskets, use photos that represent the items, such as a stadium image or spa logo.
Credit Card On File
Credit cards required for bidding ensures the legitimacy of all bids and secures a payment type for remote bidders. Users can view the Items without a credit card on file.