Ready, Set, Let's Bid!
12th Annual Art of the Piedmont Online Bidding Process
Online Bidding Begins on May 15th at 5:00pm
Live Auction Website
Scan the QR code on the item you would like to bid on or the one here to be directed to our online bidding website. All bidding will take place on this website.
Selecting Artwork to Bid On
Please select the artwork you would like to bid on, click on the image to proceed with placing your bid.
Placing a Bid
Enter the amount you would like to bid and click the bid button.
Setting the Max Bid
Placing a Max Bid will allow the system to do the bidding for you. Enter the max amount you wish to pay for an item. The system will automatically outbid any competing bids by $25 increments until your max bid is reached. If your max bid is outbid you will receive a notification.
Finalizing the Bid
Enter all your bidder information and finalize your bid. Betterworld will generate a donation to them at this time. If you wish to by-pass this be certain to click on the question mark button to opt-out.
Placing More Bids
Once you have entered your information for your first bid it will be saved, and you can continue to bid for the rest of the evening. Click the "Return to Auction" button.
Walk Through of the Bidding Process:
How to place a Regular Bid on an iPhone:
How to place a Max Bid on an Andriod :
How do I start bidding?When you are ready to place your bid simply head to the auction site via the link you have been given or QR code. Once you are on the site you can click on the artist for which to wish to bid or scroll through all the artwork manually to see all the wonderful options. When you select “Bid” on an art piece you will be prompted to create an account and add all your information the system requires. You will need to enter your name, e-mail, payment information and create your own password. Once this step is done once, the system will remember you and you will not have to re-enter that information for future bids.
How do I sign in?The first time you place a bid, you will see the option to create an account on the checkout page. After that, the system will remember your information, so you will not need to sign in again.Alternatively, you can click 'log in' in the header at the top of the page, where you will be prompted to either log inor create an account. The reason why we ask people to log in is so that we can streamline the bidding process --from outbid notifications to receipts to being connected with your item at the end.
What is the difference between a Max Bid or Regular Bid?When you are placing a bid, you have the option to set a Regular bid, or place a Max bid. A max bid is the most you are willing to bid on a particular item. After placing a max bid, your bid will increase incrementally $25 from the current bid whenever another bidder makes a Regular bid that is less than your max bid. For Example: Your Max Bid is set to $200. The current bid is set to $100. If someone places a Regular bid for $125, your Max bid will beat it out at $150 automatically. If no other bids are placed for this item at closing, you win your piece at $150. If two individuals try place the same Max bid, the person who is placing the secondary bid will be made aware and will be prompted to place a higher max bid for $25 more than the current Max Bid. If you wish to enjoy the evening and have the platform do the work for you simply enter in the highest amount you are willing to bid. Bidders MAX bids are only visible to Better Worlds and are not made public to any other bidder. At this point you will be notified and can then decide to go back in and make other attempts to win your item manually or readjust your Max Bid amount. If you place a regular bid, you will be required to follow up with subsequent bids and will be notified when your bid is surpassed. You will automatically receive an e-mail and a link to increase your bid. Or at this time you can also decide to switch to Max Bid for hands off bidding.
How do I confirm my bid options?For the bidding platform to remain free, Better Worlds gives bidders the option to cover transaction costs, and to contribute to their cause. Please make sure you read carefully upon check out your bidding options. You can choose to not contribute at all, or you can contribute to the school or Better Worlds.
Can I "Buy Now"?"No, this option is not available this year.
How do I collect the items I won?Once bidding is closed you will receive an e-mail informing you of the items you have won. All winners will need to go through the check out line to process their payment and receive a confirmation receipt before picking up their artwork. All items won will be wrapped and ready for pick up in our holding area shortly following the auction close. Bidders bidding from home can schedule their pick up for the following week at Middleburg Montessori School. Please reach out to schedule your time. If there are any questions regarding pick-up or alternate pick-up times are needed please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bidding will be extended by 10 min for items in a current bidding competition.