A brief rundown on clerking an auction
An online auction clerk has a huge role to play in ensuring that a webcast auction runs smoothly. Contrary to popular belief, a clerk is no boring administrative job. Rather, using a mouse and keyboard (or tablet), the clerk works quickly to oversee online bids coming through the system, and records floor bids in the auction platform for online bidders to see. It sounds simple, but when an auctioneer is speaking quite rapidly, you’ll soon see that being an auction clerk often requires a degree of skill, focus and speed.
Webtron trains our auctioneers on how to clerk an auction, equipping them with a broad range of auction clerking tools including keyboard shortcuts for bidding which makes clerking easy. But in those rare circumstances where for whatever reason, an employee may not be available to clerk on an auction day, Webtron can step in to assist.
Remote Auction Clerk
A remote auction clerk arrangement describes a situation where a Webtron employee clerks an online auction from our premises on your behalf. All you need is to call us, and we use our software to stream your voice out onto the internet. It’s a particularly useful feature for industrial and livestock auctioneers where internet connection speeds may be slow, unstable or even non-existent out on location. It’s also a great low-touch, low-tech way for you to run a successful live webcast auction. Our trained online auction team is quick on a keyboard and a reliable option for you to remain focused on selling your assets. We can also train you on how to clerk an auction remotely.
Ask Webtron about using our remote auction clerk services for your next auction.
Onsite Auction Clerk
Looking for peace of mind when running live online auctions? Need some extra manpower during those crucial moments?
If so, we can send a Webtron representative to clerk the auction on your premises. They’ll inform your auctioneers of all online bids and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. And once we’re there, we can also train your team on how to clerk auctions in the future.
The onsite auction clerk service is particularly useful for assisting auctioneers conducting a webcast auction for the first-time. So if you’re looking for a confident, reliable team member to clerk your sale on auction day, ask us about our on-site clerking service.
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