NAA creates Task Force to evaluate online services

The National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors has established a Task Force to examine the products offered by providers of online auction services.

Rich Schur, CAI, BAS, MPPA, is Chairman, and members are Peter Gehres, CAI, CES; Robert Mayo, CAI, AARE, ATS, GPPA; Tom Saturley, CAI; John Schultz, ATS; and Robert Weiman, CAI, CES.

The charge is to investigate, explore and understand online auction industry trends, the quality of products and services offered and then potentially to recommend standards of practice to the Board on behalf of NAA members. Schur says he hopes the Task Force will provide a tool that will help NAA members make educated decisions when it comes to choosing a vendor or vendors for respective services.

Schur notes that the Task Force’s goal is to be fair and consistent in its examination of online auction products and services. Members of the Task Force will be contacting vendors directly for information, allowing each vendor equal time.

Schur says that as research proceeds, he and others in the group will provide updates on the companies the Task Force is researching. Please contact Schur at rich@successauctions.com if you know of vendors that are not being included.

The initial list of vendors comprises the following companies:

•    ArtFact
•    Auction Flex/Bidopia
•    Auction Network
•    AuctionZip Live
•    AuctionRPM
•    Bidspotter
•    Bidcaller
•    HyBidz
•    iCollector
•    Live Auction Group
•    Live Auctioneers
•    LuJohns
•    MarkNet Alliance
•    MaxaNet
•    NextLot
•    Online Ringman Suite
•    Phpprobid.com
•    Proauctionring
•    Proxibid
•    Real Time Bid
•    RSAuction
•    SimpleAuctionSite.com
•    snapnames.com/liveAuctions.do
•    texasbid.com
•    uniquescriptz.com
•    Vortex
•    xwauctions.com

Benefit auction software
•    http://www.capterra.com/auction-software?gclid=CKuB38OF47ECFce8KgoduDoAug (lists several choices)
•    Auctiontrak.net
•    biddingforgood.com
•    clickbidonline.com
•    nwsoftware.com
•    ReadySetAuction.com
•    SchoolAuction.net

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