New live bidding platform Easy Live Auction

27/07/2020     Latest News

Coinciding conveniently with holding sales behind closed doors due to Covid 19 Peter Francis Auctioneers took the decision to upgrade all their Office computer systems earlier in 2020 by entering into a contract with Easy Live Auctions to provide the full spectrum of administrative features required by a busy auction house in the 21st century. Apart from the user friendly clear and efficient features of the system another big draw for us as a small company with finite staff numbers was the live bidding system incorporated in the clerking screen of the sale day module. This enables us to operate a second bidding platform with no need for an additional staff member to be sat in front of a screen all day. Meshing in easily with the clerks usual duty of recording buyers and prices it is so easy to use even the Boss can do it!

From the perspective of all our buyers this is another step forward as it gives additional choice as to how to bid, particularly when buyers are not allowed into the saleroom on auction day for the present. Now you can bid with where you register free and pay a percentage on purchases, where a £3 charge allows you to bid throughout the sale at no extra cost,ask us to bid on commission on your behalf at no extra cost or bid on the phone when lines are available again at no extra cost. Obviously bear in mind all purchases are still subject to our usual buyers premium.Our ambition is to be able to offer live bidding through our own website at no extra cost to buyers at all but this is a little further in the future. We will get there.

We would be delighted to receive any feed back from our buyers as to how they find the different options and any further improvements we might make.


Keep safe and buy well!



Nigel J. Hodson ASFAV




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