You've come to the right place! K-BID.com removes stress and hassle from the selling process and regularly outperforms the competition. Thousands of clients choose K-BID.com as their preferred method to liquidate business assets, personal estates, equipment auctions, and much more!
Our success is a testament to the quality and expertise of our network of affiliates. Affiliates are the independent businesses that manage the auctions you see on the website. These qualified professionals have access to the innovative tools and thousands of active buyers needed to make your project a success.
It's Effective: Auctions on K-BID reach the largest buying audience in the region and custom marketing campaigns are used to maximize bidder participation. The urgency created from a time-based sale increases competitive bidding and ending bid prices. Selling at auction eliminates the struggle of low-ball offers, flaky buyers, and scams you see with other selling methods.
It's Convenient: Looking for a hands-off experience? Need it gone in 14 days? The online auction process can be tailored to meet your needs with flexible location and timing options.
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You can start searching through our directory of active affiliates that are seeking consignments. If you would like more information on selling a certain type of asset, see the links below!
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You can start searching through our directory of active affiliates on this page. We've also put together some tips that you can use when choosing an affiliate to handle your auction. If you would like assistance, please fill out the form on the bottom of the page.
Proximity to you. Check the affiliate map on the affiliate directory to see the home base for each affiliate.
Off-site auctions. Depending on the volume and/or size of the assets you have to sell, it may make more sense for the affiliate to conduct an auction from your location. Many affiliates offer this option to their sellers. Check the ‘Conducts Off-Site Auctions’ column on the affiliate profile page.
Experience Conducting Online Auctions. The ‘Start Date’ column identifies the date each affiliate became eligible to conduct auctions on the K-BID.com website. Also review the affiliate’s description of services as several affiliates had a presence in the auction industry prior to becoming a KIA.
Auction Activity. The ‘Number of Auctions Conducted in Previous 6 months’ column provides recent auction activity information for each affiliate. To view the actual auctions conducted recently, click on the closed auction link at the top of the affiliate page. Keep in mind that volume does not always equate to the highest sales, but it does give a good indication of experience.
Quality of pictures and descriptions. View the actual auction as it was presented on the website by clicking on the closed auction link at the top of the affiliate page.
Experience selling similar assets. By clicking on the ‘Closed Auction’ link on the top right corner of the website and then clicking on ‘Advanced Search’ right below it, you will be taken to a page that allows you to do a key word or phrase search. The search results will provide you with the details for any asset meeting the search criteria --- affiliate, auction description and pictures, bidding activity and final sale price, etc.
There are many factors that will make up a successful auction on K-BID.com:
Value of the items: Buyers are only interested in the assets that are available. Higher value items will inevitably receive higher bid prices and more competition. Low value items or "garage sale" leftovers typically perform poorly and most affiliates are unable to accept them or liquidate them profitably.
Condition of the items: Assets in clean, working condition perform the best on K-BID.com. Potential buyers make purchasing decisions based off the pictures that are provided. A clean and orderly sale location can make a potential buyer comfortable with the assets they are bidding on.
Number of buyers: Presenting your auction on K-BID.com already gives you a leg up when it comes to potential buyers. With nearly 10,000,000 page views each month and tens of thousands active bidders, K-BID is the premier online auction website in the Upper Midwest. However, certain auctions and situations will deserve extra exposure in order to find the "right" buyers. K-BID Affiliates have access to comprehensive marketing options and expertise to help sellers find the right target audience for their assets.
Experience: Many K-BID affiliates have years of experience in the auction field. This experience can help maximize return in theonline auction format. There are many options when it comes to choosing how to liquidate your assets, make sure that you do not discount the importance that an experienced network can provide.
Independent affiliates are the only entities that are allowed to manage and publish auctions on K-BID.com. This is a long-term relationship for individuals who wish to grow a business managing online auctions. Please see this page for more information regarding the K-BID affiliate program:
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