Proxibid launches new website, embedded bidding

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We’ve been following the new features and website from Proxibid for the last few weeks. Today they’ve launched the new website and announced that you can start reserving the embedded bidding solution. Here’s the release.

Omaha, NE – September 22, 2009 – Proxibid, the world’s largest provider of live auction webcasting services, today announced that the Company will now offer embedded solutions as part of its online auction service offering. Beginning today, auctioneers can reserve their embedded solution, which will be customized to fit seamlessly into the Web sites of auction companies that request this value-added service.

“An embedded bidding solution from Proxibid is a feature for which auctioneers have long been asking. Allowing bidders to participate directly on an auctioneer’s website creates a more seamless user experience that is a win for both the auctioneers and their customers,” said Aaron Traffas, editor of AuctioneerTech.

Proxibid’s embedded solution allows bidders to create an account, register to bid, launch the online bidding application and place bids through the auction catalog without leaving the auctioneer’s Web site. The embedded solution fits seamlessly into the auctioneer’s Web site, enabling auctioneers to offer a full-service online auction experience to bidders from across the globe. Proxibid’s embedded solution enables auctioneers to develop a more strategic relationship with the bidder similar to the relationship that is created when the bidder is sitting in the live audience.

“Proxibid’s embedded solution is exactly what the market has been asking for,” said auctioneer, John  Schultz.  “The business implications of this are huge. Seamless integration means bidders can participate in an auction without leaving our Web sites, allowing us to create better relationships with our online bidders, while also significantly enhancing the services available to our sellers.”

Proxibid’s embedded solution was developed using an in-line frame. The design is built to allow some customizations by auctioneers, to ensure Web site aesthetics are not compromised. For example, auctioneers will be able to choose the color scheme which best fits their Web site. The solution includes new features developed for Proxibid’s newly-designed Web site, which launched this morning, including the new multi-bid mode that allows bidders to place pre-bids and online-only bids for multiple items in the same auction catalog at the same time.

“Proxibid is committed to providing our auction house customers with the best technology solutions in the industry,” said Bruce Hoberman, Proxibid’s CEO. “Our embedded solution is the next logical step in bringing auctioneers online in a manner that allows them to feel as connected to the bidder in the virtual world as they do when that bidder is sitting in the live audience, and vice verse.”

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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.