Who Can View Your Event Website?

Control who can view your event website through the Admin tab's Event Settings screen. With ReadySetAuction, you can make your event website viewable to the public, completely private or view-able by request.

  • Public: Anyone who visits your event website can view the catalog, set up accounts, purchase tickets and sponsorships, and make cash donations, all without any effort on the part of your auction staff. If packages are open for eBidding, visitors to your website can also register and place bids.
  • Private: You and your auction staff can invite patrons and bidders to view the catalog, set up accounts, purchase tickets and sponsorships, and make cash donations. You do this through the Patrons tab using the Actions on bidders dropdown.
  • By Request: Visitors to your event website must request an account in order to be invited by you or your staff. As with the Private setting, only guests that were invited will be able to use your event website.

    Note: If a visitor who does not already have a patron record in the database requests an account, you will need to create a record for that individual using the contact information provided in the request e-mail. From there, you will be able to invite the bidder.

Below are some tips for setting your event Website permissions based on typical scenarios:

Let anyone view the catalog, purchase tickets, and place bids:

  1. Set Event Website Access to Public.
  2. Enable Automatically activate eBidders.

Let anyone view the catalog and purchase tickets, but control who can bid.

  1. Set Event Website Access to Public.
  2. Disable Automatically activate eBidders.
  3. When someone signs up to bid, the system will automatically send an email to the address listed on the Organization Details page. A staff member must then manually activate that bidder using the Actions on Bidders menu on the Patrons tab.

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