Open Auction


The open source solution to help you manage your Auction.

The Open Auction is an excel spreadsheet, specifically designed to help you plan and execute your auction. It has been created with non-profit organizations in mind. Its only requirement is MS Excel.

The Open Auction consists of several worksheets; each one designed to manage a different part of the auction process. The system helps with the following areas:

  • Manage vendors and their donations.
  • Manages attendees and paddle numbers.
  • Records bids on live auction items.
  • Records bids on silent auction items.
  • Manages raffle items, 50/50 draws, and cash donations.
  • Generates invoices for checkout.
  • Controls Expenses.
  • Generates auction items lists and silent auction bid forms.
  • Generates thank you letters with results from the auction.

HI need to design website like this using openauction

in User Questions
by sakthisam • | | 1 comment
HI, i need to design a website like this www.buyalmost.com using open auction ,same like this , i also new to openauction or webauction. Urgent Reply me to sakthisam@gmail.com

MSKR3Adding percentages to the program

in Feature Requests
by Tim • | | 2 comments
Adding percentages to the program I work with a small auction house. We sell item under a percentage basis. We charge the seller a percentage and the buyer a percentage. I like the way your program operates. It’s very user friendly and easy to learn. The only thing is we can not us...read more

Having trouble adding a percentage. Can it be done with this software?

in User Questions
by Tim • | | 4 comments
I work for a small auction house in P.A.. I recently came across your software and I really like the user friendly screens. I tried to figure out how to add a percentage to the vendors and attendees, I can not find out how to do it. Is there a way? The auctioneer charges 20% to sell items and 10...read more

Thank you's

in User Questions
by dadynik • | | 1 comment
Hi there, I am so excited to use this program! In advance of our aution, of course I'm entering items as they come in. But I wanted to generate a sample thank you letter to show to the person who gives the final ok on everything. I want to save our logo, change the wording that type of thing. Ho...read more

How do I add my logo to the checkout receipt?

in User Questions
by RJohnson • | | 1 comment
I can't seem to figure out how to add my logo to the checkout receipt, I get an error that the cell is protected. Any help is appreciated. Great program! Thanks!

Open Office

in User Questions
by Jamie • | | 7 comments
Is there a way to use Open Auction with Open Office? I've tried and I can't get it to work... meaning that when I click on the "buttons" nothing happens?

Latest Version of Open Auction

in User Questions
by Gil Castonguay • | | 1 comment
I used the program last March and it worked great, with one small glitch at the end of our auction during checkout. I had one customer purchase multiple items under one bid number, then at checkout wanted to pay for the different items by different people using the same bid number. I forget wha...read more

Microsoft Excel version requirements

in User Questions
by Scott Splavec • | | 1 comment
What version of Microsoft Excel is required to run OpenAuction? I have Office 2000 and keep getting a Visual Basic error when attempting to use the software.

Open Auction Software - HELP

in User Questions
by Kristie W • | | 2 comments
I downloaded the software and it came up in Excel, but when I click on the shortcuts, it give me a error that it cannot run the macros. I enable them and it still won't work. Any ideas, I really like the looks of this software - I hope that is will be the answer to my auction chaos! HELP!

Run-time Error '5'

in User Questions
by Smallworld • | | 1 comment
When I go to enter an item, I get a Microsoft Visual Basic Run-time Error. It says 'Invalid procedure call or argument'. Can you tell me what might be causing this? Thanks!
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