TogetherAuction Q&A Wiki
Information about past Outages
..is that I put up a bunch of questions and answers from emails I’ve sent, but you can also feel free to ask new questions, add to my answers or answer someone else’s question. Use the search function (left side of this window) to look for your topic / question first before you add a page. This will be most useful if we keep things practical – take your cue from how I’ve named the pages in the list below… (I won't be offended if you re-arrange or edit them to improve clarity - that's the cool thing about Wikis).
New for 2021 - Paypal and Tithely buttons from member statement pages for self-checkout. Especially handy for all-online auctions. More email-friendly Bulk-Statements report can include those buttons when you copy/paste into email. Members can add/remove optional credit card surcharge. You can pay your TogetherAuction service fee online now from your setup-auction page, and see when I mark it as received. See Internal Codes to configure.
Improved PERCENT_ITEM handling - now you can have multiple payments and multiple credit card fee charges, and they all add-up properly. The % fee will only be calculated on the total sales that don't have corresponding non-credit card payments and it will be reduced by the total Percent_Item charges already applied. This works especially well for multi-week auctions with different categories featured.
New for 2020 - Hidden max bidding (more like eBay) for better online auctions. Paypal and Tithe.ly checkout buttons for easier online payment. (See new Internal Codes to configure).
New for 2018 - Training Videos!
New Features for 2018
- You can copy/paste donations from a statement into an email
- There is a one-click image rotage button to flip uploaded images around more easily
- Configurable Questions let you mark items as Vegetarian Friendly, or even setup a jury process
- You can mark members as inactive so they won't show up in searches
- There is a new bid sheet format available for dinners
- Fixed a minor bug in online bidding that would not accept an opening bid at the min price
- Max length on item descriptions with countdown, with optional category exclusions
- Prevent advance bids for live items or particular categories
New Features for 2017
- You can add a credit card surcharge percent option so that when you ask people who are paying whether they'd like to add that fee they can easily do it.
- How to Proofread
- TogetherAuction History
- Front Page Notices
- Member Names and Groups
- How to upload your Membership List
- How to Enter Donations - And other questions about Items
- How to make a blank paper donation form
- How do I make a nice Catalog booklet
- How do I make a nice Powerpoint for the Live Auction
- Catalog Print Deadline
- How do I select Live items
- Bidding Paddles
- How do I change the donor on an item
- How do I change my Admin password
- Bid Sheets
- Session Timeouts
- Email Setup
- Fixing Duplicate Members
- Member Phone Number format
- Online Catalog Search
- Custom CSS on Home Page
- Setup for next year
- Auction To-Do List - lets work on this together
- Requested Features - look around first, but it can't hurt to ask, can it?
- Who else uses this - share ideas with each other
- Online Bidding - New for 2012!
- Audit Trail - New for 2012!
- Bulk Statements - New for 2014 - Similar to Bid Sheets, Search and Print Statements for members who owe, have donations, purchases, either, or just all members.
- Favorites - New for 2015 - Users can 'plan their bidding' in advance of the event my making and printing an item checklist.
- Reports - What kind of reports can I get?
- Listen to a GA 2016 fundraising session...
- Checkout process
- Internal Codes - A reference to all the settings you can change (One of the most important pages you'll find here)