Registration is simple and only takes a matter minutes. To start the signup process, click on the "register" link at the top of this page. Only users with the age over 18 years are able to register.
The next step is to fill in all your information, failure to supply all the required information will result in an error.
By clicking on the "Register" button from the bottom of the page, you will be redirected to a page with a link to the payment gateway if the signup fee is activated, or to a confirmation page, if signup is free.
Your account will be activated instantly if there is no signup fee, or once the payment has been confirmed by the payment gateway.
(Q) How do I register?
(A) Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes. To start the registration process, click on the "Register" link or Click Here to go to our registration page. You must be 18 years or older.
(Q) I registered, but never received a confirmation email.
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(Q) I Can't Remember My Password or I Have Lost It.?
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to have it resent.
(Q) How do I update my registration info?
(A) Login Click Here
to your account and click on the "Details" button inside your members area, there you can update all your personal information, including email address, newsletter subscription, password, view your account history/invoices, your current balance if a seller, and update your email preferences.
(Q)I'm under 16 and can't signup?
In accordance with standard law under 16's cannot participate in auctions as they legal binding contracts.
Q) I'm not from the UK, Canada or USA can I still register?
(A) Yes uBid4it welcomes sellers and buyers from a variety of countries. If your country is listed on the Country drop down menu of the Registration form then you are more than welcome to join.
Once you have signed up for an account, you will be able to sell items through the site.
In order to do that, you will have to click on the "Sell" link, and you will be redirected to a page, you can then select the main category of the product or service you want to sell. This feature has been made in order to ease the subcategory choosing process. No items can be sold by choosing only the main category; you will have to choose a subcategory for it.
The second step is entering the auction details, settings, payment methods available, and choosing a category. An image that will come with the auction is free of charge, but the admin may charge for adding additional pictures.
On the Auction Settings tab, you can choose the type of the auction, the start price, whether to activate buy now or set a reserve price.
Also, you will be able to choose what type of bid increment to use, the progressive one implemented into the site (that can be edited from the admin area), or a custom one. If you choose the custom one, you will have to enter an increment value.
You will also be able to choose whether to feature the item, and the duration of the auction.
After setting the location, shipping and payment and subcategory, and by clicking on the "Next Step" button, you will be redirected to Step Three, where you can review the auction before submitting. If everything is in order, you can click on the "Submit" button, and will be redirected to the payment page, or a confirmation page, if no fees have to be paid. The auction is activated once the payment is confirmed by the payment gateway, or instantly, if no fees need to be paid.
(Q) How can I list an item?
(A) You must first be a registered member. Once you have registered simply login to your account and click on the "Sell" link. The first thing to do is select a general category for your item, note that you can choose a more specific category further into the listing process. You can then enter in your chosen settings and item description
(Q) Can I use HTML when listing an item?
Yes you can, however we recommend you use basic tags as complex HTML descriptions may not display correctly.
(Q) Once the auction starts, is it possible to revise my item information?
Yes, you have two options. Login and visit the auction's page and there will be a link viewable (only when logged in and only viewable to the seller), the link will state "Click Here To Edit This Auction". Or in the MyPage area click on Selling and there is a link beside each auction listing that states "Edit".
(Q) How can I keep track of items I'm selling?
You can keep an eye on everything you are selling by visiting your members area, just login using your users name and password, and then by selecting the "selling" page tab on the left. You will then see full details.
(Q) How do I end my auction early?
Once again you have two options. Login and visit the specific listing and there will be a link viewable (only when logged in and only viewable to the seller), the link will state "Click Here To End This Auction Early". Secondly, in the MyPage area click on Selling and there is a link beside each auction listing that states "End Early".
(Q) What do I do if my item doesn't sell?
Simply login and visit the Selling page in the MyPage area, find the listings "Not Sold" area you will see the option to relist there. Just click the box beside the listing(s) you want to relist, select the days from the drop down or leave as the default shown, then click the "Submit" button and the auction(s) are relisted in that one click. uBid4it allows 20 relists of each of your items - Free of Charge!
(Q) What do I do if I am unable to contact the winning bidder?
If you have not receive any response from emails, you can also log in and go to the Selling area, click on the View Auction Details link and that will display all the auctions you have sold, along with each buyer's contact information, including their phone number. Please keep in mind that the buyer may have encountered a personal emergency or has been unable to respond to his/her email.
If you have an additional question about this subject, please use the Contact Us page.
(Q) How can I place a bid?
To place a bid on an item you must first login to your account. Once logged in a bidding box will be displayed at bottom of all auction pages. You can use this box to place you chosen bid
(Q) How can I keep track of items I'm bidding on?
You can keep an eye on everything you are bidding on by visiting your members area and selecting the "bidding" page.
(Q) How do I know if I am outbid on an item?
(A) Our auction system will automatically notify you via email if you are outbid.
Note NO Shill Bid Aloud
If you have spotted on item you would like to place a bid on you can do so quickly and easily by following these steps:-
Login to your account – If you have not registered you can do so within 5 minutes
Visit the auction page
Towards the bottom of the auction description page you will see a "bidding box", you can use the shortcut link to the bidding box if you wish.
Enter in your bid, note you must bid above the minimum bid required
Click on the "place bid" button
You will then be asked to confirm you bid, once you have done so your bid will be entered, if successful you will receive a confirmation message. If you bid fails to outbid the current high bidder you will be offered the option to place a higher bid. Proxy bidding can aid your chances of winning an auction and help avoid you being outbid at the last moment. To place a proxy bid enter in the maximum price you are willing to pay for the item. If another user places a bid on the same auction automatic bids will be placed on your behalf in accordance with your maximum bid amount. With proxy bidding you will pay the lowest possible price until someone else places a higher bid. There is another way of bidding: Buy it now auctions. Buy it now prices are set by the seller, if you agree with that price, you can click on the "Buy Now" button which is displayed on the auction details page. After clicking on the button you will be re-directed to a confirmation page. On a standard auction that auction will end instantly as the item has been sold via Buy it now. On a Dutch auction, you can enter the amount of items you wish to buy (depending the quantity available).
If you purchase less than there are available in total, the auction will remain open with the number of items left available after you have purchased the amount you want.
On a Dutch Auction, the auctioneer has more items of the same product for sale. The bidder will enter a maximum bid he is willing to pay for an item, and the number of items he wants to purchase. The highest bidder(s) will receive the number of items they have bid on, and the remaining bidders will receive the number of items still available. Buyers are able to bid more than once for the same item
A Reverse Auction is a type of auction in which the roles of buyers and sellers are reversed. In an ordinary auction (also known as a forward auction), buyers compete to obtain a good or service, and the price typically increases over time. In a reverse auction, sellers compete to obtain business, and prices typically decrease over time.
We charge no listing fees. We also provide free image hosting and will feature your auction within its category for free as well! Go ahead and post the ad of the item(s) for purchase, it costs you nothing. If your reverse auction has at least two (2) bids posted by different bidders (sellers) we will charge a 2.75 to 5.25% (depending on the total sale) commission against the final sale price.
Once a sale has been processed, both the seller and the buyer will be able to leave feedbacks for each other. The feedback rating is from one star to five stars, and a feedback comment can also be left. The feedback can be left from the "Feedback" tab from the Members Area. The feedback can only be left once, and it cannot be edited afterwards.
NOTE: The site admin will reserve its right to delete malicious or untrue feedbacks.
The item watch features lets you keep a close eye on any auction without having to place a bid on it. This feature means you can be kept up to date on how an auction is doing and prepares you to place a winning last minute bid. You can watch any auction by clicking on the "Watch this item" link on any auction page.
Once you have successfully logged in using the login forms from the main page or from the login page (click on the "login" button from the page header), you will be redirected to the members area page. This page is divided into four tabs:
On this page, you will be able to see the items your currently bidding on, as well as the status of the bids, items you have won, and watched items. By clicking on the "Auction Watch" link, you will be able to add keywords for auctions your interested in. An email will be sent to your email address every time an auction that will contain the keyword in its name or description will be submitted.
By clicking on the "View Details" link from the Won Items area, you will be able to see the details of the seller, and make contact with him in order to perfect the sale.
There are three areas available on this page.
The "My Opened Auctions" area, where you will see details of auctions you currently has open; if no bids were submitted yet on an open auction, you are able to edit the auction.
The "My Closed Auctions" area, where you will see the auctions submitted by yourself, and that were closed. You can choose to edit, delete or re-list a closed auction.
On the "Sold Items" area, you will see the items you have sold, and by clicking on the "View Details" link, you will be redirected to a page where you will see the details of the buyer. If an end of auction fee is set from the admin area, then the seller will have to pay for the end of auction fee in order for you to see the buyer details.
If, after the seller has contacted the bidder, and no sale has been made, you can claim back the end of auction fee. By clicking on the "Claim back end of auction fee", a claim back request will be sent to the site’s administrator, and will be evaluated for fee refunding.
From this page, you will be able to see the feedbacks you have received, and leave feedbacks to other users.
d. Personal Info
You can edit your personal information using this page, except for your username. You can also change the password for the account. If the password and confirm password fields are left empty, and then the password will remain the same.
(Q) The auction is finished but the buyer/seller hasn’t contacted me to pay for/send the item?
(A) Most buyers/sellers will be in touch soon after the auction ends but people do go on holiday, fall ill and have busy periods that may cause delay. If you do not hear from the buyer/seller within a few days you should contact them directly by email. If after several attempts over several weeks you still do not hear from them Contact Us
Wanted ads are a new and increasingly popular feature. As an advertiser you can list adverts for items you want and sellers can submit offers for items they are selling. It’s a quick, simple and hassle free way of sellers being able to meet buyers demands.
List a new wanted ad and wait for sellers to contact you with offers. If you receive an offer your happy with you can bid on the item!
Browse the wanted ads and if you see one that matches an item your selling make an offer and tell the buyer you have just what they are looking for!