How To Create a Lot Listing

We make creating a lot listing on WireBids as painless as possible with representatives available to answer your questions and help you along the process.

If you have any questions about creating your listing, email us any time at or call us Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, EST at (888) 229-5733.

Getting Started: In your Seller Dashboard, select “Create Lot Listing”

Set your title as the Make and Model of the equipment along with any extra features parts.

Select your listing type: a Timed Auction or a Fixed Price marketplace listing.

  • For Timed Auctions:
    • Decide whether or not to set a Reserve Price, check the box, and enter the price for approval. In some cases, reserves can dissuade buyers, resulting in lower prices. Set reserves with care and WireBids will contact you in case of denial or revision.
    • Disregard Auction Start/End Time. This will automatically update when the Auction goes live to bidders.

Set your Categories: where you want your listing to appear on the site when bidders search for lots in our Marketplace.

Lot Location: This should be pre-loaded with your listed address.

Payment: Set your preferred payment due date and what payment types you accept.

Restrictions: Who is allowed to place bids on your lot. Generally we set this as “No registration required” for US Buyers, and “Require manual approval for all users” for International Buyers. This means that you can approve of deny international bidders depending on if you do or do not have the ability to ship to these users.

Lot Description: Items with quality descriptions garner higher bids
Include as much of the following as possible, where applicable:

  • Serial Number
  • Impressions/Copy Count/Meter Count
  • Year Manufactured
  • Original Retail Price/MSRP
  • Condition
  • Repairs needed/Service history
  • Accessories Included
  • Any Specifications (often found on the manufacturer’s website)
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Dimensions

Seller’s Terms: This is your opportunity to list any specific terms or conditions of sale for the buyer. Are the items sold as is? Are all sales final? Do you charge a fee for credit cards? Is there a time frame for which items have to be removed? All of these are valid points to consider when creating your seller’s terms.

Shipping Information: Set your policies for shipping items. Do you offer crating/loading/palletizing? Is there a charge? Forklift or loading dock access? Will you offer loading assistance? Do you offer international shipping, or are there additional fees?

Inventory ID: This is for your own use, if you have multiple items or run a warehouse, it is a way to keep track of your inventory and ensure you are selling the correct piece of equipment.

Video: Videos are optional, but creating a short video to showcase your equipment is appealing to buyers and eases anxiety of making a large purchase of used equipment online. Either insert a direct video link here, or email a file of the video to your WireBids account manager and we will upload it for you.

Select “Save And Add Photos” when you are satisfied with your listing.

Note: At this point, once these answers are submitted, you can go back in to edit your lot listing at by selecting “Edit” under the Action column until the day before the auction launches. After this point, you must email any revisions to When you send in revisions, please include the lot number.

Upload photos on the next screen and select “Submit” when done.
For information on what photos to include, see our post with 4 Tips for Better Photos.

Alert WireBids when you are finished uploading your lots. We will then add them to our Combined Auction and follow up with any questions. You will be invited to confirm your listing before auction launch.

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