There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you’ve bid on something and you win! And there’s nothing like that feeling when you’re desperate to get a bid in before time runs out, and the Wi-Fi fails.
Which one will your guest be?
So you’ve taken the plunge and decided to make your next London event a Silent Auction. You could faff around with paper bidding, but there is also the option to run your event with seamless electronic silent bidding software utilising the interactive technology available to you.
Electronic bidding can help you organise your high-end silent auction, enhancing the professionalism and user-ease for your event as well as boosting fundraising profits.
Mobile bidding software is developed with you and your guests in mind. They provide the guest with an easy user experience, making the bidding process fluent and intuitive. Most are completely customisable as well, so you can keep everything on brand with your campaign whilst remaining stylish and user friendly. Even better, is that the software makes it easy for guests to see how they are doing with their bids – With real-time updates notifying everyone of new bids, the donations will be flying in.
Further along the lines of electronic event technology comes payment terminals. Taking payments needs to be as easy, simple and quick as possible. No one likes trying to pay by card only to wait minutes for the terminal to connect. And with today’s cashless society, not having the option of electronic payments is a bit of a no-no if you want to make sure you receive those donations.
And for all of that, you’ll need seamless Wi-Fi for your guests to access.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that whatever London venue you choose, the Wi-Fi will just ‘be there’. But unfortunately that’s not always the case.
Even just in Central London you’ll have a multitude of venue choice at your fingertips. Most venues do have Wi-Fi, of course, but that doesn’t automatically mean that it’s reliable and fast enough for you to use for your event and thus does take some consideration and forward planning.
How many guests will you have at your event – Maybe 100? All of those people will be accessing the Wi-Fi at the same time trying to view items and place their bids. Can the venue Wi-Fi handle that traffic? The last thing you want is for the Wi-Fi to go slow or drop out, as that will slow down the whole process. If people can’t place their bid, or miss new bids coming in, then the rate of bidding is going to be lower and fundraising profits start to take a hit.
There’s no point securing that prestigious London venue for your silent auction event, only to fall at the last hurdle – Failing to bring in the bids because of poor Wi-Fi would be catastrophic to the success of your event.
What if your chosen venue is at a hotel, and you’re competing with all the hotel guests as well?
Or maybe you’ve got your heart set on a beautiful ballroom venue in the centre of London, but it’s underground with poor mobile reception and you’re relying solely on the Wi-Fi.
This is where Geekabit come in. Our London based experts are here to provide a secure network for your Silent Auction guests, with no reliance whatsoever on your London venue.
As with all events, you are depending on excellent communication to make your silent auction a success. We are passionate about providing reliable Wi-Fi for all scale events, from the smallest intimate gatherings to the large outdoor festivals. So our expert London Wi-Fi and Network Engineers are on hand to build your bespoke network and ensure that your users stay connected throughout.
Your guests might feel uncertain about whether their bid will be enough – But you don’t need to feel that way about the Wi-Fi. We would be delighted to discuss your event with you – Give our London office a call on 0203 322 2443.
Leave your guests feeling like winners.