Host a Virtual READY-AUCTION™
Ready-To-Go Auctions With Risk-Free Auction Items
What is a READY-AUCTION™?
A virtual auction event that is curated, themed, and programmed for you by ZGIVE.
Our READY-AUCTION™ offerings are designed to:
Help you save time and eliminate the need to secure donation items
Create opportunities to engage and connect with your donors
Fundraise more often throughout the year
Reach out to key demographics in your donor base
We have several READY-AUCTION™ options ready to go, see below. All you need to do is sign up for ZGIVE subscription-free, choose your event date, and promote the auction event to your audience.
How It Works:
Sign up for ZGIVE subscription-free
Select a READY-AUCTION™
Promote your auction via email, social media & website
ZGIVE will program your auction with best-selling, risk-free consignment items, images, item descriptions, starting bids, and 'Buy it Now' prices.
ZGIVE will provide a campaign kit that includes branded social media marketing graphics, an email invite template, and if applicable, an e-catalog to share with registrants prior to the event
ZGIVE's READY-AUCTION™ partners will ship the items directly to your winners
ZGIVE will invoice you after the event for the cost of goods (to pay the risk-free partner) and a 5% performance based on the items sold
Travel, Gift Baskets, Jewelry, Home Decor, Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia
READY-AUCTION™ Gift Baskets
Featuring a wide range of gift baskets for men, women, pets, children, and more!
Autographed Sports Memorabilia & Sports Travel/Experiences for the Sports Enthusiast
Unique Vacation Packages & Experiences
Travel, Gift Baskets and More for Pets & Owners
Movie & Music
Autographed Movie, Celebrity & Music Memorabilia
Are READY-AUCTION™ events profitable for the nonprofit?
Yes! But keep in mind, profitability and success directly correlate to audience participation. A healthy number of participants mean more bidding and therefore items sell at more profitable price points. A nonprofit organization must have a solid donor base in which to promote the event. Also, the organization must commit to marketing and promoting the event via email, social media, website prior to the event.
Who selects the items to be offered in the READY-AUCTION™?
ZGIVE selects best-selling risk-free items that will be in the auction based on the auction theme. We have a variety of themes that will be appealing and relevant to many audiences.
Can I add my own items to a READY-AUCTION™?
Yes, you may add your own items to the READY-AUCTION™ by going on your portal and adding those directly to the scheduled READY-AUCTION™ event.
When should I hold a READY-AUCTION™?
The READY-AUCTION™ makes year-round fundraising easy for you and fun for your donors. It is not only a great fundraising solution but also a valuable donor engagement opportunity. So the answer to that question is - host one whenever you like :)
How does a nonprofit pay for risk-free items that are sold at the READY-AUCTION™?
The money for your auction will be directly deposited in your bank account. ZGIVE will charge the nonprofit using the credit card on file for the cost of the vendor items as well as the 5% performance fee.
Does ZGIVE handle payment of items from buyers?
Yes, our platform collects all payment and address information upfront during the initial registration process and handles the payment to the risk-free partners.
Does ZGIVE or vendors handle the shipping to our buyers? How much does shipping cost?
Yes, ZGIVE and/or our vendors will ship directly to your buyers. Shipping is sometimes free per the vendor. If shipping is a factor it will be included in the starting bid.
Can an organization request a custom READY-AUCTION™?
Typically no, however, we do seek input from our clients as to what READY-AUCTION™ is most relevant as well as new ideas for a READY-AUCTION™. For a custom auction event, contact your ZGIVE Client Success Manager.
Are the READY-AUCTION™ offerings always available?
Yes, the majority of our READY-AUCTION™ offerings are available year-round. If they are no longer available they will be removed from the option list. Specialty READY-AUCTION™ such as Mothers Day or Father's Day are available during the respective month corresponding to the celebratory day.
How many items are in a READY-AUCTION™?
We can scale each themed auction based on the number of registrants. Therefore we accommodate small, medium, or large auction events. However, the average amount of items typically falls around 40-50.