Bidders flock to i-bidder.com to raise more than £1m from ‘Shaun in the City’ auction
London, October 8, 2015. Last night, i-bidder.com, the online auction platform, owned by ATG Media, was delighted to support the sale of 126 sculptures from Shaun in the City, auctioned on behalf of The Grand Appeal, a charity that raises money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. The auction called by Tim Wonnacott, the antiques expert and TV presenter raised more than £1m for the charity with 45% of the lots selling to online bidders.
Of the 126 lots sold, the highest selling lot online was lot 121, the Classic Shaun, which sold for a whopping £20,000.
i-bidder.com provided the technology to allow bidders to register online and place bids during the live auction, attracting 329 bidders in total.
Anne Somers, CEO of ATG Media, owner of i-bidder.com commented, “We are delighted to be able to support The Grand Appeal in the wonderful work they do and I am thrilled that the auction was such a great success with online bidders making a significant contribution.”
About ATG Media: ATG’s websites allow bidders from around the world to browse fully illustrated sale catalogues and place bids over the internet in real time with live audio and video feeds delivering the auction room atmosphere. Bidders are also able to participate in timed, online-only auctions.
The sites have exceptional brand recognition - 80% of visitors to ATG's websites visit because they know the brand or they find the brand via organic search. In the past 12 months the sites have sold 1.3m lots totalling in excess of £260m online.
A team of 50 highly trained specialists in London and Seattle offices provide world class 24/7 customer support.