Hosting a silent auction for your charity? Sports team? Playschool? Community league? Staff Christmas party?

You put so much effort into gathering items and setting up the auction, let Bid Beacon help you get the most return on your efforts! Auction setup and managing users is super simple. Invite users to the auction through the app or share a promotional page we make for you.

Bid Beacon makes it easy to setup, invite guests to and manage your silent auction. Start now with up to 5 items and 10 guests for free, and expand your auction as you need. All our pricing is flat fees, no percentage taken.

In addition to classic silent auction bidding, you can also add Donations, Buy Now, Live Auction and Blind Bid items. Guests can also place a single bid, or place a max bid and let the system re-bid on their behalf up to that limit.

Bid Beacon also offers payment of auction items, and lets you configure your Stripe, Square or PayPal account. This hugely streamlines the auction close process!

Bidding is easy, and push notification are sent to users when they are outbid, leading to bidding wars and increased revenues for your fundraising event.

What’s New

Version 4.1.1

Auction hosts can now configure auctions to require credit card pre-authorization before allowing bidding (if using Stripe for payment processing)
Buy Now and Donation Items can now be configured to require immediate payment if online payments are configured
More information for admins to share auction details, option to print item pages
Improvements to guest mode
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

thert6 ,

Great bidding app

We really enjoyed using bid beacon. They were quick to respond with all of our questions. I highly recommend. I would also recommend you try and have bidders download the app before they arrive at event.

Bighank777 ,

Admin needs info after auction ends

Ease of use seems good (haven’t had complaints from users-Auction ended 1 hour ago). Adding items was easy. Fun to bid right up until the last minute. Wish app gave all people the countdown, not just the admin; people bidding from home couldn’t hear her give the timing. Problem is that now we only see user names for purchases once auctions has ended. Need to be able to see real names and emails as people signed up (the manage attendees list) after auction has ended in order to follow up with winning bids.

Mommio6502 ,

Worked great!

Added an extra fun element to our silent auction and worked seamlessly! Thanks for enhancing our evening.


ARC Business Solutions, Inc.
25.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Small Auction Bundle $24.99
  2. +50 Products $9.99
  3. Large Auction Bundle $74.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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