See below for some interesting updates, statistics, rankings, and auction information from August 2020!
General Monthly Info:
Total Auctions Closed: 380
Largest Auction by Sales: $64,796 - NorthStar Brainerd Lakes https://www.k-bid.com/auction/34071
Largest Auction by Lots: 696 lots - Asset Liquidation Auctions https://www.k-bid.com/auction/34009
Most Watched Items of the month:
|1. 160 Watchers - 2006 Ford Mustang - Loretto Equipment - https://www.k-bid.com/auction/34228/item/1?offset=1|
|2. 150 Watchers - 1986 Crestliner - Advanced Sales - https://www.k-bid.com/auction/33766/item/5|
|3. 150 Watchers - 2003 Harley Davidson - Whiteford Auction - https://www.k-bid.com/auction/34078/item/1?offset=1|
|4. 147 Watchers - 2016 Ford F250 - Fanberg Auctions - https://www.k-bid.com/auction/34163/item/2016?offset=1|
5. 143 Watchers - 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 - We Sell Your Stuff - https://www.k-bid.com/auction/34121/item/4?offset=4
*unique bidder accounts placing a bid in a given month.
*all bidder signups, qualified (phone number verified, credit card) and non-qualified.
*A session is defined as a group of interactions one user takes within a given time frame on your website. Google Analytics defaults that time frame to 30 minutes.
Top 10 Affiliates by Sales for the Month:
Congratulations to these Affiliates on their stellar month of auction sales!
2. We Sell Your Stuff
3. KX Real Deals
4. Asset Liquidation Auctions
5. Northwoods Auctions
6. MN Home Outlet
7. Estate Sales Minnesota
8. Loretto Equipment
9. Kim Teaver & Company, LLC
10. NAB Auctions
We'd like to thank and recognize affiliates that are celebrating anniversaries in August!
Northstar Brainerd Lakes - Bob Rocca - Start date: 8/1/2011
Northstar Kimball - Jeff Swanson - Start date: 8/1/2011
Jireh Trading Company - Janice Johnson - 8/24/2015
Pickett Enterprises - Sam & Lauri Pickett - 8/4/2016
Red River Valley Auctions - Gabby Harr - 8/16/2017
Practical Product Sales - Colin and Emily McGlone - 8/1/2018
Red Tag Industries - Jack Huynh - 8/1/2018
Ultimate Auction Services - Tim Johnson - 8/1/2018
Budget Auto - Nathan Walberg - 8/12/2019
Let's welcome some new members of our affiliate network (have posted an auction to date in 2020)!
Benoit Auction Services - Tim Benoit in Dassel, MN
Gopher Auctions - Julius Niskey & Ryan Rich Moe - Minneapolis, MN
D & L Auctions - Dirk Apel - Eden Valley, MN
Second Story's LLC - Kevin Subart - Hamburg, MN
D & J Auctions - Joe Niles - Isanti, MN
Estate Sales Minnesota - Dana Arvidson - Plymouth, MN
Borslien LTD - James Borslien - Rochester, MN
For All the Right Reasons - Justin Gilsrud - Bloomington, MN
What's K-BID up to?
We are excited to see many affiliates having strong years despite the struggles that 2020 has brought. Our website traffic numbers and bidder registrations are at record high and auctions are performing well! This Fall is looking to be extremely busy for many affiliates.
Our annual Bid Summer Goodbye campaign is coming up in Oct. and we will be sending out more information shortly. This campaign will promote the sale of Fall/Winter items such as ATV's, Snowmobiles, Snowplows, Fish Houses, and more. Due to COVID-19, the Spring Ride into Summer event was canceled but we will plan to continue that in 2021.
Programmatically, Tom is currently working on a mobile cataloging system that would allow affiliates to create auctions from their devices!
Recent software updates in August include the creation of a unique item ID:
Entering the Item ID in the search bar will take you to that exact item. Making it easier to quickly share auction lots or promote specific lots.
Tip of the month:
Prior to printing out blank tax-exempt forms in your state, fill in your company information so the buyer just needs to fill out their information.
Have an idea for a future tip of the month that may be helpful for other affiliates? Let us know by emailing email@example.com.