Bid on This (Part of The UKauctioneers Group) and Auction Marketer launch joint venture for full Auction House Service
2:42 pm, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Auctioneers looking to switch from their current provider of back office, website and live bidding solutions now have a viable alternative and can easily book an appointment to see how they can reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and grow profitability.
The UKauctioneers Group (formed of ukauctioneers.com, bidonthis.co.uk and theauctionroom.com) have entered into a joint venture with Auction Marketer to offer auction houses a full end-to-end solution from managing the saleroom all the way to taking money from online bidders.
The UKauctioneers Group is comprised of three leading platforms – making it the 2nd largest online bidding company in the UK, servicing over 100 auction houses, and the only online platform in the world to take payments as the hammer goes down, securing the sale for both bidders and auctioneers.
Auction Marketer simplifies the in-house auction process. The back-office system provides everything needed to manage an auction back office, control data ownership and run the auction. There is also the option to link it to an easy to use web site front end to maximise bidding potential. This solution has been designed to enable auctioneers to break free of old technology, tie ins, and providers with vested interests.
Both companies have committed to an integration for the platforms so buyers from The UKauctioneers Group will be automatically transferred into the Auction Marketer system with their online bidders labelled as ‘paid’ where the money has been taken. Auction houses will also be able to manage their catalogues to be automatically populated across The UKauctioneers Group.
Group CEO Helen Parker said:
“We were repeatedly being asked by auction houses if along with our solutions for bringing online bidders to an auction room at 1.5%, if we could build a system to help them run their physical sales and ensure the smooth running of their saleroom, catalogue management and invoicing of customers. Having looked at their comprehensive system – we decided to partner and integrate with industry experts Auction Marketer to offer our customers a top of the range system at an affordable price. Especially with
the-saleroom raising their online bidding fee to 4.95% causing buyer complaints – auction houses are looking for a viable alternative so they are not held to future price increases on any system.”
UKAuctioneers.com founder Eileen McCarthy said:
“I came from working in an auction house, and from my 30 years’ experience in the industry I know that auction houses are savvy to costs – they want to have a system that manages their sales reliably, without breaking the bank, or being difficult to learn. This optional integration will also allow auction houses to manage their entire operation without any extra cost in admin, which is a big focus for a lot of businesses. We are excited at being able to offer this product to all our current and future clients.”
Martin Peterlechner from Auction Marketer commented:
“These are changing times for auctioneers, but change brings opportunity. It doesn’t seem fair to be tied to platforms that levy increasing fees on consumers and expect the auctioneer to bear the burden of levying those charges to their clients. This doesn’t help buyers or vendors. The UKauctioneers Group vision aligns with ours and we are excited to be working with them to provide a credible market alternative for auctioneers. Over the past 12 years we have helped large world class auctioneers, start-ups and specialists in both the fine art, commercial and industrial sectors to grow rapidly and access class leading technology. With the recent public release of our back office solution, tried and tested by several auctioneers of scale we now have a credible and affordable alternative to present to the wider market. The industry is calling for a change and we are pleased to have partnered with The UKauctioneers Group to help deliver that transformation.”
For more information or to book an appointment contact:-
The UKauctioneers Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1372 860 885
Tel: +44 (0)1604 695800