SUPPLIER BEST PRACTICE LISTING LAST-MINUTE SERVICE AUCTION/BUY-IT-NOW

  1. Your Item Title example. ‘AUCTION! Bliss Facial - 2pm 13/6/16’
  2. Choose your Item Location from the drop-down list
  3. Category. Choose from Spa Treatments, Hair Salon or Experiences. (not Gift Voucher)
  4. Start Price. We recommend using roughly one third of the usual service cost.
  5. If using a Reserve Price we recommend having a Start Price of $0.99 & the Reserve Price of one third of the usual service cost.
  6. Buy Now Price. We recommend setting this at two thirds of the usual service cost. If you have received a cancellation less than 4 hours before the service time, please tick the Only buy now auction box.
  7. Allow Offers. Only tick this box if you will be monitoring your auction closely, so you will be available to reply.
  8. Item Shipping. Tick the This item does not require shipping box.
  9. Auction Ending On. We recommend leaving a minimum of 4 hours between the end of the auction & the service time. It is preferable (if time restraints allow) to have the auction finishing at 4pm the previous day before the service.
  10. Address. Please enter ONLY the business address here. If you enter the business name, your listing will not appear on google maps.
  11. Description example. PAMPER-ME DAY SPA. Bliss Facial. Allow 60 minutes. Normally $120.00. Begin your indulgent bliss facial with a cleanse, exfoliation, steam & extractions before a pampering pressure-point facial massage. Let your therapist choose the best mask for your skin concerns. Relax into a scalp, neck & shoulder massage & finish with serums, eye cream & moisturiser. Bliss!
  12. Feature Auction. Tick this box if you would like to feature your listing for more exposure. The charge is $5 which will be added to the fee.
  13. Tags. The words you list here will help people find your auction in the search bar. Use a comma then a space between each word/phrase. Example. facial, pamper-me day spa, massage, auction, one hour.
  14. Click Next Step
  15. Choose at least one photo to use with your listing. We recommend www.unsplashed.com for free, high resolution, beautiful images.
  16. Click Next Step
  17. Click Finalize And Publish Item. You must complete this step for your item to be published.
Note: If you want to take your auction listing off bid&bod because you now have a client willing to take the spot – you are welcome to, as long as there have been no bids or buys thus far.

 

SUPPLIER BEST PRACTICE - LISTING GIFT CERTIFCATES

    1. Your Item Title example. ‘GIFT CERTIFICATE! Holiday Maker Package’
    2. Choose your Item Location from the drop-down list
    3. Category. Select Gift Voucher
    4. Select Subcategory. Choose from Experience, Hair Salon, Spa Treatments
    5. Tick the Only buy now auction box. Enter sale price of the gift certificate.
    6. Quantity. Enter the maximum quantity of gift certificates you are willing to sell.
    7. Allow Offers. Only tick this box if you will be monitoring your bidandbod account closely, so you will be available to reply quickly. If you are offering a special price anyway, we recommend not ticking this box.
    8. Item Shipping. Tick the This item does not require shipping box if you will be emailing the gift certificate or if you will not be charging for postage. We recommend not charging for postage if the cost is minimal. Tick the Flat Shipping box if you will be charging for postage & enter the cost.
    9. Auction Ending On. Choose the time & date you would like you current gift certificate offer to end. We recommend leaving your current special up for a season. Or if it is around a special day such as Mother’s Day or Christmas – it is best to have the listing up for 4-6 week prior.
    10. Address. Please enter ONLY the business address here. If you enter the business name, your listing will not appear on google maps or in searches.
    11. Description example. OCEAN BEACH RESORT. Mid-Week Stay & Massage. 4 nights. Normally $685. Begin your indulgent mid-week get-away with a glass of local sparkling & a selection of local cheeses. Enjoy your complimentary buffet breakfast with a view of the valley. Complete your Ocean Beach experience with a hot stone massage at our day-dreamer day spa.
    12. Feature Auction. Tick this box if you would like to feature your listing for more exposure. The charge is $5 which will be added to the fee.
    13. Tags. The words you list here will help people find your auction in the search bar. Use a comma then a space between each word/phrase. Example. hotel, ocean beach, day spa, massage, gift certificate, gift voucher, hot stone, buffet breakfast.
    14. Click Next Step
    15. Choose at least one photo to use with your listing. We recommend www.unsplashed.com for free, high resolution, beautiful images.
    16. Click Next Step
    17. Click Finalize And Publish Item. You must complete this step for your item to be published.

 

Note: Please list only one gift certificate per business. It is best to use a limited time offer. Something based around the current season or events such as mother’s day, Christmas etc.
 
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