Bidding - how it works

For buyers

To create an account

You can create a GeneticsSale / Handbid account either through the website or through the mobile app on your smartphone.

Registration on the Genetics Sale Website

  1. Visit our auction website
  2. Click in the top right menu on Login
  3. Select  create account at the bottom right of the login screen. You will be asked to enter the following information: First and last name, e-mail address, passphrase / password, selection of the country e.g. Switzerland, and your cell phone number.
    Anstelle eines Passwort können Sie ein Passphrase verwenden. Ein Passphrase ähnelt einem verwendeten Kennwort, ist jedoch im Allgemeinen länger, um die Sicherheit zu erhöhen. Verwenden Sie so etwas wie „I luv rock and roll“
  4. You are asked to agree to the terms and conditions
  5. The registration is now complete and you will be assigned an Event ID number.
    To bid via smartphone and computer without an app in our system, select the button Start bidding and here we go
  6. Now choose an auction e.g. TEST | Genetics Sale where you want to place a bid.
    Alternatively you can use the button Find events also search an auction by name
  7. Once you are registered, you will receive an SMS with your Handbid PIN code and a link to log in to the app. (NOTE: You must download the handbid app before this link works)

Registration via Mobile App

  1. Download the free Handbid App from the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Enter your First name, last name, e-mail and your cell phone number in. Click on NEXT. (Note: The cell phone number must be allowed to receive SMS messages)
  3. You will receive an SMS to the cell phone number entered on the first screen. This text contains a 5-digit PIN code.
  4. Enter the five-digit PIN code and Handbid will log you into the app.
  5. Now choose an auction e.g. TEST | Genetics Sale where you want to place a bid.
    Alternatively you can use the button Find events also search an auction by name
  6. Select REGISTER to register for the auction and be assigned a paddle ID.

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Whether you bid online or in the app, here are some simple tips to help you
  • MAX BID: When you bid on a lot, you may choose to place a max bid (maximum bid) representing the highest amount that you're willing to pay at the moment. Our automatic bidding technology will then place bids on your behalf. It will always place the lowest bid necessary and never go higher than your max bid. During the auction, you can change your maximum bid at any time: Just place a new bid for a different amount. You will never bid against yourself, even if you increase your max bid.

    We recommend that you place a maximum bid, as the auction will not be extended. This ensures that you will not lose the desired offer at the last minute!
  • NOTIFICATIONSIf you have downloaded the Handbid app and accepted push notifications, you will be notified by push notifications if you are outbid on an item.

    If you do not have the app, you will receive text messages from Handbid.
  • DASHBOARDMonitor your current results on the dashboard screen in your app or online.