Koller Auctions Introduces Artfact’s Infinite Bidding™ - Offers Live Bidding to Customers Zurich-based Koller Auctions now offers live, online bidding. With Artfact's Infinite Bidding™ solution, Koller's customers can now participate and bid live at auction directly at Koller's own websit
News-Antique.com - Sep 11,2009 - Koller Auctions, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is now open for live, online bidding on its own website! An exclusive Artfact Live! auction house partner, Koller will offer Artfact’s Infinite Bidding™ solution for all twenty-two of its upcoming September sales, presented at www.kollerauktionen.ch. Koller’s loyal customers will enjoy a simple auction registration process and the same, easy-to-use live bidding interface offered by the Artfact Live! platform.
Built for auction houses to privately brand and directly broadcast live auctions in real-time over the Internet to their own clients, Infinite Bidding™ dramatically enhances bidder access to traditional, live auctions. In addition to the increased bidding volume generated through Infinite Bidding™, Koller and other Artfact auction house partners will continue to benefit from the global marketplace of bidders made available through Artfact Live! (www.Artfact.com).
Infinite Bidding™ and the Artfact Live! platform use the same, world-class technology, which enables auction houses to manage their online auctions through a single interface. Fully integrated with the Artfact Live! and Invaluable Live! bidding marketplaces, auctioneers can manage three simultaneous live bidding channels with only one saleroom clerk.
Koller joins a rapidly growing roster of Artfact auction house partners that have already signed on to use Infinite Bidding™ this September. Artfact’s partners expect Infinite Bidding to appeal to new bidders unable to make their first trip to the auction room and unwilling to leave absentee bids. According to Rod Funston, Artfact’s President, “This technology is exactly what auction houses have been asking for, and we are confident it will greatly exceed their expectations.”
Koller has something for everyone in its September auction set, including:
September 14: Porcelain
September 15: Jewellry and Wristwatches; Paintings
September 16: Clocks; Sculpture; Furniture
September 17: Carpet & Rugs
September 18: Old Master Prints; 19th Century Paintings & Russian Art
September 19: Asian Art
…and many more!
Founded in 1989, Artfact is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. On January 1, 2009, Artfact launched Artfact Live! and Invaluable Live!, its proprietary live auction bidding platforms, enabling users to bid in real-time on auctions being held around the world by its prestigious auction house partners. Currently, over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with Artfact.com and its U.K. sister site Invaluable.com, reaching the Artfact community of more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. Artfact's industry leading database includes more than 53 million complete auction results totaling more than $197 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists. In 2006, Artfact acquired RFC Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software developed specifically for the fine art and antique auction house industry. RFC helps prestigious auction houses around the world manage their businesses by automating their day-to-day operations.
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