Bidstream

Stanley Gibbons Auctions

Services

• Web CMS
• BidStream Live Bidding
• Net Suite Integration
• Bespoke Web Development

Year

2018 to date

The Complete Philatelic Auction Solution

Stanley Gibbons needed to reintroduce their auction business to the market and were looking for a full service solution that would allow them to run the back office, catalogue online, run posted, timed and live video streamed auctions, clerk sales in realtime and create and take payments for invoices online and in the room.

The Auction Marketer team created a comprehensive solution to allow Stanley Gibbons to issue paddle numbers to attendees on the day and make it easy to issue and receipt payments for invoices whilst auctions are ongoing.

Furthermore, the entire system needed a data integration to NetSuite, their ERP system used across the PLC group of companies.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Live Video, Online Only and Postbid...

The Auction Marketer team worked with Stanley Gibbons to set out a full functional specification for their auction business, with custom software development and 3rd party integrations outlined and costed.

The standard BidOffice for our product was extended considerably to be Philatelically focussed, allowing paddle issuance, invoicing and payment processing to take place during a live sale, and a full post-bid offers module was built as well.

In addition the BidStream live video bidding module was installed, allowing the auctioneer to run auctions in the room and broadcast them across the internet, accepting live bids from stamp collectors all over the world. Stanley Gibbons is a truly global business and having complete control of their live bidding data was a key requirement for the solution.

The all in one auction management solution from Auction Marketer has enabled Stanley Gibbons PLC to reinstate themselves as one of the words leading Philatelic auctioneers with an operationally effective client focussed auction solution.

If you are looking for a Philatelic or Numismatic auction management solution please get in touch to understand how we can help deliver a solution to match your specific needs.