How to Sell Tickets Before the Auction Opens
Step 1: Please read the help article How to Show your Coming Soon Homepage before the Auction starts.
Step 2: Then, see this Help Article on How to Create Tickets.
Step 3: You need to have a Live Event added to your auction to sell tickets.
Step 4: As long as the above help articles are followed, you will be able to sell tickets before the opening date:
- Go to Event > Tickets > Sell tickets > Choose Edit next to the ticket you want to work with.
- Set each of your Tickets to have a start date earlier than the auction Online Auction Dates.
- The order tickets button will not appear on the homepage until the start date set by the tickets. Once the start date of the tickets is reached, the order tickets button will appear.
- If you are hosting a Ticket-only event or want to focus on Ticket sales until you're closer to your Auction Open Date pull into Event> Set Up> Auction Features to turn off the Auction Features on the Homepage.
Step 5: Anyone with the direct link to your auction can purchase tickets before the auction officially starts. We suggest posting your link on social media or in an email blast so people can access your homepage to purchase tickets.
They will also be able to view any Published Items, however, no bidding can take place until the Online Auction Dates are reached.
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