Proxibid announces upcoming embedded bidding solution

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One of the most popular feature requests made of Internet bidding providers is that they offer a non-branded, embedded solution for auctioneers who want the ability to host bidding on their sites rather than having to push people to a third-party website.

Today, in an email to their auctioneer clients, Proxibid announced that they were working on such a solution and that it would be available soon. Here’s the official announcement.

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for the world’s most popular live auction webcasting service to get any better…stay tuned for exciting news and information about Proxibid’s embedded online auction solution.  Our embedded solution will enable you to offer online bidding seamlessly on your Web site, making it easier than ever to provide your bidders with a full-service online auction experience.

We’re working overtime to ensure our embedded solution provides you with the leading-edge technology you’ve come to expect from Proxibid, and we’ll be ready to share the details in early September!

Allowing auctioneers the ability to completely brand their users’ experiences will be a very powerful tool. Jeff Johnstonbaugh announced in the most recent Auction Podcast that BidSpotter is working on a similar solution, and its realistic to expect that the other players in this space are working frantically on the same type of offering.

Competition is good, but it’s not quite accurate to say that the first one there wins. There are a lot of questions that will matter a great deal that have yet to be answered.

  • Pricing structure – will it cost more to use the embedded solution?
  • Simultaneous exposure – will inventories exist on the portal and the auctioneers’ websites simultaneously?
  • Branding – will the bidding experience be non-branded or simply embedded?
  • Difficulty – how easy will it be for auctioneers to integrate the bidding system within websites?
  • Customer pooling – what will the bidder registration process look like and how will buyer information be shared?

This move will be a win-win for both Proxibid and their customers – both auctioneers and bidders – regardless of the details. We’re very excited about this announcement, and we look forward to learning more about the details of this next evolution in real-time Internet bidding methods.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He is currently community evangelist for Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron serves as the current president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in the past has served on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote and instructed the ATS designation course from NAA. He currently instructs the Internet Auction Methods course offered by the NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has competed in multiple state auctioneer contests including placing twice within the top 5 in Kansas.

During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band‘s latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

  • Based on the information provided, it sounds like a feature that will not be what some of us are looking for, which is a non branded solution. Good for PB though. 🙂

  • Based on the information provided, it sounds like a feature that will not be what some of us are looking for, which is a non branded solution. Good for PB though. 🙂

  • Robert, while I agree a non-branded solution would be ideal. This is a step in the right direction, and a definite selling point. I’m okay with XYZ Online Auctions powered by Proxibid, as the first step in a multi step process.

  • Robert, while I agree a non-branded solution would be ideal. This is a step in the right direction, and a definite selling point. I’m okay with XYZ Online Auctions powered by Proxibid, as the first step in a multi step process.

  • Darron Meares

    I could care less about it being branded or non-branded. The idea of having everything on your website (thereby reducing extra clicks or direction signs for bidders) is great. As John said, it may not be perfect for everyone but it is a good starting place.

  • Darron Meares

    I could care less about it being branded or non-branded. The idea of having everything on your website (thereby reducing extra clicks or direction signs for bidders) is great. As John said, it may not be perfect for everyone but it is a good starting place.

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