The Good 2 Bid platform harmonises the relationship between charities, talent and the auction experience, with a site structure that gives equal precedence to all three. We built a cloud-based solution which benefits from real-time auction functionality to deliver a smooth experience to users. Full details of a bidder’s activity – as well as prompts to view new available lots – are available on a personalised dashboard and the site uses the Azure Search Service to give an intelligent, flexible search functionality. Bidders can set alerts for particular auctions they’re interested in, or for particular talent, so they will be notified when a lot associated with that celebrity is added and can monitor bids on lots and manage their own bids. Throughout the site, all pricing details are transparent, from reserve pricing and highest current bids, to the percentage made by the charity from the auction. If a bidder is outbid, they are notified by email so they can choose if they would like to raise their bid.
Good 2 Bid Administrators can keep track of details of the auction, including details of how many auctions a particular charity, or talent, currently has available and how much that charity has raised through the platform to date. Auctions can be scheduled to only appear on the platform on a certain date at a certain time and the number of days the auction should be live for can also be specified. Payment from the auctions is managed through an integration with the payment gateway, Stripe, which allows bidders to pay for their lot through the site.