Our objective is always to keep costs to a minimum, so charities can maximize the value of our products. We work closely with your volunteer team to make all the arrangements, so the auction process is easy for your charity.
We work with charities across the country, whether it is the annual fundraising gala or any gathering of their supporters. We provide high end sports and entertainment memorabilia for silent and live auctions as part of the charity's overall fundraising activities, often supplementing donated items. We work closely with the charity staff to select the number and variety of items to include in the auction. We provide our products on consignment, so there is no risk to the charity. If the item sells, the charity profits. Any items that don’t sell are returned to Allstar.
For larger events, we can manage the entire process for you. We will arrange delivery of the product to your event and staff the event with our professional team. While this increases costs, our team is dedicated and experienced at getting your guests to bid on the products. We handle set up, collections, delivery and breakdown. This helps to reduce the burden on the volunteer staff. We can use day of auction software to ease the bidding process for your guests or keep it simple with paper bidding sheets. Both have their advantages, and both deliver results.
We offer both pre and post online auctions as a part of the service to maximize the sale of items. In addition, a separate full online auction can be run as well to ensure guests who can not come to the event have an opportunity to participate. For more information on how the online auction works check out our Online Auction page.
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For our local charities, a member of your event team is assigned to work with Allstar. About six weeks before the event, the event team member will set up a private viewing of our showroom. We have over 5,000 sports and entertainment memorabilia items available to our customers. We are constantly renewing our stock. We cover local and national sports, movies, TV, politics and more. Our products vary in price range, which gives everyone at the event a price point they are comfortable with. We gather some basic information about the expected guests at the event so we can help ensure a good mix of products.
After the charity team member selects the items, we create an order form and set each item aside for the auction. The week of the auction, the charity team member can pick up the items. We can arrange delivery if necessary; however, we try to keep our costs down so the charity can maximize their return.
We can provide our staff to manage the event. Many smaller organizations choose to self-manage auctions with the help of their wonderful volunteers. This maximizes the profit for the charity.
After the auction, any unsold items are returned to Allstar. Allstar will then bill the charity for the sold items at the agreed upon price. Our price is fixed, so the more the item sells for at the auction, the more the charity benefits.
About half of our charity events occur outside of Georgia. Our inventory is available for viewing online. We will host an online meeting with a charity team member and discuss the number and type of products that will best serve your event. After agreeing on the products and the shipping date, we will send a confirmation order. All items will be shipped on the agreed upon date, usually the week before the event. Items not sold at the auction are shipped back and the charity is only invoiced for the sold items.