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Why TravelPledge Never Pays Auctioneers to Sell Its Experiences

To some, this headline may come as a surprise. Is it true that providers of auction items pay benefit auctioneers a commission whenever their items sell? You bet it happens. In fact, it’s the industry norm. Providers of auction items work on a fixed-price consignment model and are motivated to leverage auctioneers to sell as much of […]

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Why TravelPledge Connects Winning Bidders With Experience Providers Directly

Your event is over and it’s time for your winning bidders to redeem their fun experiences. We at TravelPledge pride ourselves on our direct redemption model – we connect winning bidders directly with experience provider that posted the certificate to TravelPledge. By contrast, some competitors offer a “white glove” service for certificate redemption, acting as a middleman […]

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How TravelPledge’s Unique Model Beats Fixed-Price Consignment

We are often asked by nonprofit fundraisers to compare our program to the fixed-price consignment auction packages they’ve used (and typically had bad experiences with). Below we explain fixed-price consignment’s shortcomings and how TravelPledge is different. What Is Fixed-price Consignment? “Fixed-price” consignment is an agreement for the auction organizer to pay the consignment item supplier a predetermined […]

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