Why Auctions Safe matters?
In the online and offline market saturated with auction companies vying for customers, Auctions Safe Accreditation gives consumers confidence that they are dealing with an ethical, licensed and vetted auction businesses.
Apply for Auctions Safe Accreditation and show customers with your valid badge certifications that your company operates honestly and with integrity.
Any licensed auction company is invited to the 60 SECOND easy fill out the form to apply for the Premium TRIPLE SEAL BADGE AUTHORIZATION. Once approved the company shall receive the premium triple certified seal for your website placement and any printed company materials (Business Card - Brochure) you might have.
Most of the auction companies that apply will be approved there is a small amount that are not. Any applicants that are not approved will receive a 100% refund of any monies paid. Upon Approval your company will be able to add the premium Triple Seal Certification to any of your company information print or online. This gives your customers a quick look to see that you have been certified, validated as a true Safe Auction Company and all consumers can safely bid on all your auctions.
As a member of Auctions Safe you will also be able to list your company on our website in the auction directory. Not only is there a listing of your auction company but a link to your home page of your auction website. Auction Safe does this for you at no cost and you need to do nothing.
Auctions Safe has been created to promote positive Auction practices in this industry and help recognize and showcase the best Auction Companies in the USA and Canada.
Greater Auction Exposure
Your company becomes an accredited business with Auctions Safe 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 won items. Simply put the auction bidders want to believe in the credibility of the auctions they bid on.
When you become a member of Auctions Safe 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.
Get more bidders / customers when they feel safe to bid and buy your auction items. Why Valid Auction? Assurance matters.
Code of Conduct and Accreditation Standards
Accreditation Standards represent standards for business accreditation by Auctions Safe in North America.
These standards are based on Auctions Safe determination of the attributes of better auction business practices. They incorporate not only lawful business procedures, but also a practice of ethical advertising, selling and customer experiences. An Auction certified business to qualify with Auctions Safe and the medallions that represent these companies, it must continually meet these standards.
Auctions Safe supports many efforts to fulfill its mission of advancing marketplace trust, based on several factors, including the vetting of many auction businesses.
To be accredited by Auctions Safe, 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 six 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.
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 Auctions Safe 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.
In a market saturated with Auction companies both valid and invalid, earning accreditation gives consumers / bidders confidence that they are dealing with an ethical and vetted business. This assures additional sales when a bidder has confidence that they are bidding at an auction with legitimate descriptions and assurance that they will receive those item/s (picked up or shipped) they have won with a high bid.
Become Auctions Safe and Certified
Auctions Safe is focused and results driven for all licensed and registered auction companies. No contracts, no sales calls, no negotiations just a straightforward system where you become certified, and you can post your certification/s on your digital and non-digital company credentials. No long-term obligations.
You and your company add your online presence with your own addition to our exclusive member only auction directory. You receive your very own company representation with necessary auction information and links to your website. All-inclusive and we at Auctions Safe fill your directory info for you. This is inclusive of the services and costs you pay and works for a whole year.
Auctions Safe has prepared easy and affordable pricing for all size auction houses / companies so you can get started right away. Paid Annually.
I wanted to personally thank Auctions Safe 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 Auctions Safe is doing and really appreciated the validation and certification. Receiving more valid and good bidders each week
Since joining the Auctions Safe, 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. Auctions Safe has been more precious than gold. Thank you, Auctions Safe, for helping a small business explode!!
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