Why Auction Certified Trust matters
Apply for Auction Certified Accreditation and show customers that your company operates honestly and with integrity. In a market saturated with companies vying for customers, Auction Certified Accreditation gives consumers confidence that they’re dealing with an ethical and vetted business. On they can confidently bid on their items. Having reasonable expectations of accurate descriptions, pictures and delivery expectations. Enhanced Credibility
The AUCTION CERTIFIED Seal adds additional credibility to more than a growing number of likeminded businesses across North America and Canada. Differentiation
Accreditation shows that your company is committed to Standards for Trust fueling customer confidence and validating that you are a real licensed auction company.
Auction Certified provides access to business tools and resources to make it easier for you to run your auction company and thrive in a competitive marketplace.
Get a Consignment
We invite non auction and other licensed type business to reach out to you to help them sell their items. We supply you with regular contact information and their items that are looking to consign with an auctioneer on with the Auction Certified Seal. This is an optional asset where you can reach out to them at the contact information if you're interested in working with them.
Get a Bid Program
Consumers can instantly find you on Auction Certified Directory from your customized business profile page. They can find you and then with a few clicks they are on your website searching for items and services to bid on.
Auction Certified Directory Page
Build your business profile to showcase your products, services, and track record in the marketplace. These items are added for you in the directory page upon acceptance of accreditation. The state you reside in, your Auction House name, your business address, auction contact info, your logo and a link to where with one click, they are at your website.
Greater Auction Exposure
Your company becomes an accredited business with AUCTION CERTIFIED putting you in front of potential bidders / customers looking for a trustworthy Auction Items to bid on.
These auction bidders desire the ability to find auction items to bid on. Furthermore, these auction bidders want the items they bid on to be accurately photographed with honest descriptions. These auction bidders also want to be assured of the policies of the auction house for pick up or delivery on their own items. Simply put the auction bidders want to believe in the credibility of the auctions they bid on.
When you become a member of AUCTION CERTIFIED this designation differentiates your differences between auction houses. With our seal designation on your auction website, it tells the auction bidder quickly that your company has been vetted and is a great place to find all auction items they may be seeking.
AUCTION CERTIFIED supports many efforts to fulfill its mission of advancing marketplace trust, based on several factors,
including the vetting and validation of auction businesses.
To be accredited by AUCTION CERTIFIED, a business or organization affirms that it meets and will abide by the following standards:
1. Build Trust
Establish and maintain a positive track record in the auction marketplace.
A. Be actively selling products or services for at least three months prior to application or have previously operated a similar business with an eligible business performance track record.
B. Have Fulfilled all competency and trade licensing State, City and Federal requirements. This is validated in the seal approval process.
C. Be free from government action that demonstrates a significant failure to support ethical principles and evaluates the action and decides on adherence to this standard based on the nature of the violation and the extent of harm it caused or is alleged to have caused, whether it was caused or condoned by management, and actions taken to resolve underlying issues that led to the government action.
2. Advertise Honestly
A. Follow established legal and ethical product representation and selling practices, including, but not limited to all Legitimate Jurisdictional Codes of Legal Advertising.
B. Use the AUCTION CERTIFIED trademark and seals affiliation statements under license and as outlined in all governmental policies then in effect.
3. Tell the Truth!
A. Honestly represent auction items and pick-up and delivery services, including clear and prominent disclosures of all terms. Be clear in all online and offline representations, verbal and written and include all relevant facts in all transactions.
4. Be Transparent
A. Openly identify as can the nature, location, ownership, condition, accurate description of all auction items within your auction/s and clearly and prominently disclose all facts that bear on a customer's decision to buy. Do not leave auction items to speculation, authenticity, size, age, condition and alike.
B. Have documented contact procedures and operation hours of the business. Clearly state the business' return/refund policy. Clear and concise forms and policies of payment which the customer may be entering, including automatic renewals, payments or other financial commitments. Total cost of the item/s transaction, including tax, shipping and handling (when applicable), and other related charges prior to and completion of all transactions. No hidden charges. Invoices that will summarize the transaction of all purchases.
C. Advising the winning bidder where the item/s are located and whether they are available for pick up or shipping.
D. Clearly State the pickup date/s of the won items, times to be picked-up and what are the consequences to the buyer when item/s are not picked up. Clear and concise penalties policy for banning a bidder from future auctions.
5. Honor Promises
A. All Auction houses must fulfill all contracts, commitments, and representations as promised and as described.
6. Be Responsive
A. Address all communications and disputes by bidders in a quickly and in good faith manner with your own terms and conditions of your company.
B. Provide a response to each communication that an auction house be professional and addresses all significant issues raised by the bidder in a direct and non-personal manner. Honor any refunds or decisions reached as an outcome of any correspondence.
7. Safeguard Privacy
B. Ensure sensitive data (credit card, bank account numbers, Social Security/Social Insurance number, salary or other personal financial or health information) that may be collected and transmitted via secure means. Businesses will comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards for the protection and proper disposal of all sensitive data, both online and offline. Respect customer contact preferences.
A. Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity, good faith and intent to do what is reasonably expected.
As a leader in advancing marketplace trust, Auction Certified sets high reasonable standards for business conduct. This code of helps ensure that all Auction Businesses
share a commitment to an ethical marketplace.
For this to be successful and to accomplish its mission, this must include the employees, agents and contractors of the accredited auction house. An appropriate, expectation will be given to all Auction Certified members that they will demonstrate commitment to this code and ethical standards generally.
AUCTION CERTIFIED has prepared easy and affordable pricing for all size auction houses / companies so you can get started right away. Paid Annually. The regular monthly fee of $24.49 per month with no contractual commitments has been adjusted for the next 90 Days and/or until November 1st, 2022, all new signups will be FREE and at no cost indefinitely. Free for life, so please take advantage of this limited special offer now.
I wanted to personally thank AUCTION CERTIFIED for taking the time and making the effort to present your program to me three weeks ago. I have talked to a couple fellow Auction Companies...they too were impressed with what AUCTION CERTIFIED is doing and really appreciated the validation and certification. Receiving more valid and good bidders each week
Since joining the AUCTION CERTIFIED, my business has exploded beyond my wildest dreams. My auction company has great bids for the rest of the year!! To an auctioneer I need more marketing than most. AUCTION CERTIFIED has been more precious than gold. Thank you, AUCTION CERTIFIED, for helping a small business explode!!
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