Accelevents is an event ticketing and mobile fundraising system that offers small businesses a single platform from which to create raffle or silent auction events, sell tickets and manage online bids. Incorporating event ticketing, mobile bidding and donation pages, Accelevents aims to deliver a simple ticketing and fundraising solution.
In order to manage event ticketing effectively, Accelevents equips users with the tools to create custom event pages complete with different ticket tiers, prices and quantities. Utilizing the custom event page, Accelevents enables users to sell tickets quickly and conveniently. From the user’s event page, Accelevents allows guests to register for an event as well as purchase tickets. By providing users with a native mobile application on iOS and Android, Accelevents helps users manage event check-in efficiently.
Besides event ticketing, Accelevents facilitates mobile bidding and donations. By allowing users to submit bids and donations online or via text-message, Accelevents serves to promote a simple and accessible bidding process. Users can also create a custom donations page and add a personal story in order to engage with their audience. To further enhance the user experience, Accelevents employs automatic notifications to inform users when someone outbids them.
the amazing immediate reply with in 30 seconds of asking any question
This software is so easy to use. JUST WHEN YOU THINK you need to have this software needs a function that doesn't exist you ask CUST SUPPORT in a panic how in the world you will possibly make it work they are 5 million steps ahead of you. Not only that but within 5 seconds they reply with a warm stress free reply that reassures you that your event that you spent countless hours on is going to be the most amazing and successful event that could have possibly existed for your cause. I AM NOT A TECH SAVY PERSON! BORN IN THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION I STUCK AT COMPUTERS! but they have made it beyond easy! My second year happy to plan this even thanks to these guys!
the only thing i don't like about this software program is that they don't have the outreach that other auction softwares have that they send out technical help for the actual event to make the event smooth as possible. Even though they are there to help at every second through the site i can only imagine the absolute craziness if the top notch service was right in front of you
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Simplified check-out process, easy access to bidders and winners, pdf file of all auction postings.
Software was easy to use from setting up the ticket purchases to uploading the auction items. Guests easily purchased tickets and bid on auction items. None required much help the night of our auction. I liked the ability to print out the description of all the auction items, get spreadsheets of the prizes and the winners. Tech support was invaluable both before and during the auction. The guys were just a chat away, which was important the night of our event since a few questions and issues came up where we needed help.
The software was limiting in that we sometimes have multiples of the same item. This required us to list the item numerous times rather than having the top couple of bidders win the item. Also, we had a wine pull and a fund-a-cause during the evening. Normally, we would keep track of who purchased the wine and who funded the cause and bill them at the end of the evening. With the Accelevent software, people would have to pay for the wine, fund-a-cause, and auction winnings in three separate transactions. We would have liked one simple end-of-the evening transaction/charge.
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I volunteer with a number of local non-profit organizations and often find myself working on silent auctions. For the past couple of years, I have looked into solutions for moving our auctions online, in order to increase visibility and participation. But most of the solutions would cost us the bulk of our fundraising. For small community organizations like PTOs, the giant platforms are just not a viable solution.
Then, I found Accelevents. Exactly the type of solution that I was looking for, at exactly the right price. Set-up was easy and didn't require any huge investment in time or cost. I could build our auction at my own pace, as items became available. The user experience was equally as simple -- without requiring cumbersome account set-up from people who wanted to participate in the bidding. And the text-to-bid option was a huge bonus, making the bidding process simpler and more exciting. When people are busy enjoying themselves at a party, they don't want to be running around checking clipboards. With text notifications and bids, they didn't have to! The bidding came right to them!
The integration with Stripe made the check-out process much simpler and faster for everyone involved. Our entire auction was closed out in under 24 hours, even when half the participants were not actually at the event. (That was a huge win too -- people did not have to be at our sold-out event to participate in the auction!)
Finally, the support I receive along the way was exceptional. Questions were answered within hours -- and often within minutes.
I would HIGHLY recommend Accelevents to anyone looking to bring their auction --of any size--online.
Our collaborative fundraiser raised moneyfor each of 8 collaborators, with additional funds generated from offline purchases of paintings after the auction was over.
In addition, this software helped each of our collaborators to build a better networking relationship with each other.
This was my first time coordinating an online Mobile Silent Art Auction collaborative fundraiser. Most of our collaborative confidence, in the possibility of a successful fundraiser, in spite of my inexperience, came from the incredible 24/7 excellent AccelEvents support team.
The buyers bidding on the art especially liked the efficiency of being able to view and select their choice of paintings online. Even the buyers who took the time to come to the in-person art show on the first or last day of our 7-day online art auction, came with a list of their selections from the paintings they had seen online.
We liked having the opportunity in our collaborative fundraiser, to introduce each collaborator, with logos, pictures, videos, and their website, as well as sharing more information about our collaborative theme of "Forests."
An animated tutorial, walking me through all the steps might have helped to both lower my awkward beginner's fear-level of being so inexperienced, and also more rapidly increased my ability level. This might have helped me to reduce the number of questions I asked the awesome AccelEvents team, even though their team would still be needed.
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We used both Auction and Raffle feature of Accelevents for Altera's Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament. Jonathan and Zach have been very supportive and very prompt in answering our question. We really appreciate extended support during and after the event.
Website is very easy to use. Mobile bidding is the way to go in this era of technology. Texting feature was the most helpful and hassle free way of bidding on your favorite item or submitting the raffle ticket. It saved us a lot of trouble of signing up the participant for an account, before they can bid. Accelevents have made this process very easy. However, it would have been nice to be able to bid online too, since few participants accidently gave submitted their office number, instead of mobile number.
There were few glitches but the team was very fast in addressing them and finding a workaround very quickly.
The team is always thinking ahead of demands from the customers! Which is very impressive!
It would be nice to see what they have more to offer in future revisions of their product. I would recommend using Accelevents for your next auction/raffle events.
Below are some frequently asked questions for Accelevents.
Accelevents offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Accelevents costs $1 per event participant.
There is an additional fee of $99 per silent auction, raffle or Fund a Need module.
Accelevents offers the following features:
Accelevents has the following typical customers:
Non Profits, Small Business
Accelevents supports the following languages:
Accelevents has the following pricing plans:
Accelevents supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
Accelevents integrates with the following applications:
Accelevents offers the following support options:
FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support