Bid Beacon 4+

Auctions Made Simple

Launch57 Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 110 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Hosting a silent auction for your charity, nonprofit, sports team, school group, or private event? Increase auction participation, reach more donors, and raise more funds with online silent auctions!

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 in multiple ways (unique invite link, access code, and QR code).

Custom branding features allow admins to create stunning, one-of-a-kind auctions. Upload a logo, banner image, apply a theme color, and personalize your invite link!

Auction set up is simple and straightforward. The best part, you don’t have to do it alone! Onboard additional admins to help create and manage your silent auction. Start now for free with up to 5 items, 10 guests, and 1 administrator role. We proudly offer the most flexible pricing options available.

In addition to classic silent auction bidding, Bid Beacon supports Donation, Buy Now, Live Auction, and Blind Bid items. Guests can place bids at the touch of a button and receive instant notifications when outbid. This leads to bidding wars that ultimately increase revenues for your fundraising event.

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! When the auction ends, manage item pickup all within the app.

If you’re looking to host the most successful silent auction yet, try Bid Beacon today!

What’s New

Version 6.6.2

This version addresses issues with the payment checkout and pre-auth process.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

MT Momma ,

Works Perfectly with Incredibly Fast Support

This app worked perfectly for the two auctions that I’ve run. Whenever we had questions, support responded almost immediately and got us on our way.

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.

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Launch57 Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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