During the global pandemic, people around the world started working, learning, and communicating online. Visiting the store became a rare occasion, and most shopping took place online. In-person auctions stopped happening and many companies moved their operations to the web. While the days of quarantine are behind us, the future of auctions appears to be online.
What are Online Auctions?
Unlike in-person auctions, online auctions take place entirely online. Bidders can view available items and place bids from their computer, laptop, or smart phone. Online auctions typically last a week or less and bidding takes place both day and night until the auction ends.
Bidders can place as many bids as they like. They can place a one-time bid or a maximum bid, which allows the system to bid on their behalf up to the entered amount. Bidding occurs in pre-set increments.
What are The Benefits Of Online Auctions
There are numerous benefits to online auctions. These types of auctions are more convenient than in-person bidding. Because bidding takes place online, bidders can participate when and where it’s most convenient for them. Bidding online offers complete control to the bidder. Setting a maximum bid helps prevent overspending.
Why Resellers Prefer Selling Online
For resellers, online auctions provide a convenient way to get their items in front of a large number of people. Selling through online auction allows resellers to access a bigger and better pool of buyers. It also provides more control for resellers. Resellers have the option to choose what they offer, where it will be picked up, when the auction will end, and the starting bid of each item.
Are In-Person Auctions Redundant?
Many people enjoy the thrill of in-person auctions. For some, these types of auctions are still the preferred method for buying and selling property. However, the auction bidder of the future will probably prefer the digital experience online auctions offer.
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