Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that beginning March 8, 2016, its clients will be able to access its entirely new, integrated technology platform including website and iOS mobile and tablet apps.
“Worldwide, our clients have been increasingly engaging with us online, particularly on their mobile devices,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “Several months ago we enlisted Auction Mobility, the leading auction house technology provider, to build us an integrated auction platform for both web and mobile. Our new platform offers a superior user experience and is extremely fast and intuitive. Furthermore, the new platform is completely integrated, meaning that your interaction and experience will be the same regardless of if you are accessing our auctions from your home computer or mobile device. Combined with our already leading numismatic expertise, we believe the launch of our new platform further establishes us as the leading numismatic auctioneer worldwide.”
“Auction Mobility’s clients comprise of some of the world’s leading auction houses. We are excited to be able to add Stack’s Bowers Galleries to our list of clients and are providing them our most advanced, complete and customized platform yet,” said Jeremy Paradise, founder and CEO of Auction Mobility.
A quick breakdown of the features available today on Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ new integrated web, mobile and tablet properties include:
- New iBid Live technology: An enhanced live online bidding experience allows you to bid from anywhere in the world, in real time, and stream live audio and video from your computer or mobile device.
- View past sales results: Redesigned auction archives feature improved keyword as well as structured search functionality. Today the archives consist of over 200,000 past prices realized. Over the coming months Stack’s Bowers will continue to add to the auction archive, eventually including past Bowers and Merena, Stack’s, American Numismatic Rarities and Teletrade auction records.
- New proxy bid functionality, enabled 24 hours prior to the auction session: Proxy bidding allows you to enter bids that will be executed live when that auction lot crosses the block.
- Customizable search features using various filters: Increased key word and structured search functionality helps you find the items you are interested in quickly and easily, including denomination, type, country, grade, grading service, reserve status, etc.
“We have a number of additional features that are expected to be released shortly. These include price guides, population reports, and recent Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction results information available on each lot listing page; a new Want List feature; and Android mobile and tablet apps, among many other planned additions,” continued Mr. Kendrella. “I invite everyone to visit our new website and download our new iOS apps and encourage client feedback sent directly to me at Feedback@StacksBowers.com.”