This article describes the process for listing a Wavebid auction on both Proxibid and Bidspotter, and for importing bidder and sale information back to Wavebid after the sale.
This process applies to Live auctions only. Timed auctions cannot be dual listed at this time.
The paddle numbers that are used in each bidding platform must be unique. For Example: Proxibid paddle numbers range from 1000-2000, and Bidspotter paddle numbers range from 3000-4000. These will need to be established in the bidding platforms directly, since these settings aren't controlled though Wavebid.
There are a variety of other settings in each bidding platform that will need to be configured the same as well, such as Bidding Increments, Terms & Conditions, Auction Location, etc.
- Create a single auction in Wavebid and connect it to the Proxibid bidding platform.
- After cataloging, export the auction to Proxibid.
- Once the export is complete, return to the Export page and download the CSV file that was generated.
- Use the CSV file that was generated from Wavebid to bulk upload the catalog directly into the Bidspotter/GAP Toolbox system. To ensure the same catalog in both places, this step will need to be repeated every time an auction is exported to Proxibid.
Once the auction is complete, sales results can be imported from both platforms back into Wavebid for invoicing purposes.
Navigate to the applicable auction from the Dashboard and then select Accounting > Import Sale Info (Auto) and Import Buyer Info (Auto). This will automatically pull in Winning Bidder and Sale information from Proxibid.
Download the winning bidder and sale information directly from the GAP Toolbox system.
Once the data from GAP Toolbox has been downloaded, the bulk Import Buyer Info and bulk Import Sale Info tools can be used in Wavebid.