Case Study

Price plans for every budget

With our simple pay-as-you-go price plans, charities can use BidJS to maximise their returns from individual fundraising events. They're quick to set up and cheap to run - perfect

Wild In Art brings art to millions of people outside of traditional settings in an accessible, immersive way. Teaming up with charity partners, Martlets Hospice, the collective brought the hugely popular Snowdogs by the Sea and Snailspace trails to the city of Brighton and Hove. 

The fun trails, consisting of handsome hounds and giant gastropods decorated by local artists and celebrities, attracted thousands of people to the area, eager to track down the fun sculptures whilst exploring the city. The artworks were then set to be sold at auction, raising valuable funds for Martlets Hospice, a charity providing expert care for those dealing with terminal illness.

Our team understood that maximising sales was key to Wild In Art and Martlets, so we recommended our BidJS online bidding platform for both the Snowdogs by the Sea and Snailspace auctions, using our customisable styling to give a seamless user experience. Meanwhile, our experts gave their full support to the Wild In Art team including assisting with the cataloguing of the auction. Our BidJS online bidding platform is not only quick to install and compatible with any type of website, it's also available as a ‘pay as you go’ per lot pricing plan with no setup fees or commission. This is a particularly good solution for individual fundraising events. 

We are delighted with how much has been raised by auction, especially in these difficult economic times… It is also wonderful to know that the legacy of these snails will live on and give pleasure to their buyers for years to come.

Imelda Glackin


A Pawsome Result

During the auctions, our software’s unique features, including HD quality audio and video streaming, enabled the auctioneers to easily engage with both online bidders and those in the room. This meant everyone could experience the excitement - even if they were viewing and bidding from home on their mobiles or desktops. At both the Snowdogs by the Sea and Snailspace auctions, thousands of people watched online. Despite the huge amount of traffic, Bidglogix's scalable technology ensured bidders experienced no delay and were able to react immediately to what was happening in the room.

As both online and ‘in the room’ bidders battled to claim their favourite pieces, individual artworks fetched thousands of pounds, resulting in an impressive £337,900 raised for Martlets. The Snailspace auction was just as popular, with bidders shelling out impressive sums for the mega molluscs and £234,100 raised for the charity. 

People looking at large Snail sculpture
People looking at large Snail sculpture