Traditionally, an auction was seen as a great way to snatch a bargain. It was used for getting both new and vintage items.

The motivation for engaging in traditional auctions has not changed – buyers hope to find new and old items at affordable prices, as long as they are willing to bid against other buyers who also want the same item.

Online auctioning has come a long way from when eBay was the only major player in the market in the 90s and early 00s.

Although eBay remains one of the biggest and most trusted auctioning platforms; over the years new auctioning platforms have emerged.

Different companies have developed different auctioning platforms.

Since they all offer different strengths and weaknesses, the auctioning app you should use depends on your needs and preferences.

However, a good auctioning app is one that is easy to use, safe, secure with a wide array of products to choose from.

We have made a list of the 10 best auctioning apps from various niches, with relevant information to help you decide which ones to use.


eBay: is the number one auction marketplace in the world. The platform boasts of the most users on an online auction market place, and the highest number of daily listings.

eBay offers a world-class shopping experience for both the buyers and sellers on its app; finding an item, bidding and buying is super convenient with the eBay app. The interface is arguably the best interface on an auction app.

The eBay app is available on Google’s Playstore and Apple’s Appstore.


Handbid: Handbid is a mobile silent auction application that allows users to bid for products and services from anywhere, using a tablet or smartphone.

Handbid is designed for auction managers to increase revenue from auctions and fundraisers. It is mostly used by schools and non-profit organizations.

The whole bidding process is real-time, which means you receive instant outbid notifications and real-time updates of products and pricing.

Handbid does not require bidders to register before they can participate in auctions. There is 24/7 support available if you need to lodge any complaints.

Handbid is available on Android Playstore and iOS Appstore


Copart: is one of the largest car auction sites on the internet. They have an inventory of over 200,000 used cars.

Most of the cars on the platform are salvaged, repossessed, or have a history of damage.

The mobile app interface is easy to use, and the app bidding experience is better than on the website.

The app allows users to add watchlists and properly manage auctions, better than the website. Copart app is available on both Android and iOS.  


IAA Buyer Salvage Auctions: Auctions deals in slightly damaged cars, salvaged cars, and clear title vehicles.

You can engage in IAA’s live bidding on the mobile app. The app allows you to manage your Watchlist, place pre-bids, or you can also bid live using “I-bid LIVE”.

Find vehicles of your choice by searching through IAA’s extensive inventory, or you can preview specific auction lists.

One of the most prominent advantages of the app over the website is the real-time notifications you receive to stay up-to-date on your vehicles, bids, and other relevant account activity.

IAA’s auctioning app is available on Android Playstore and iOS Appstore.


Listia: is a free online marketplace and mobile app where you can give away stuff that you no longer need, you can also find a lot of free stuff that people are giving out.

The marketplace on Listia utilizes an auction system, where users bid on each other’s items and the highest bidder wins.

The Listia app is available on both Android and iOS.


eBay Motors: is the largest auto auction marketplace in the world.

eBay Motors’ easy-to-use interface, large inventory, large userbase, and buyer protection plan are some of the reasons why it is the most preferred platform for those looking to buy used cars over the internet.

The eBay Motors app makes it much easier to find deals and place your bids. The app is available on Android  and iOS


Tophatter: is an online auction platform that was established in 2009.

The app offers services similar to eBay, in that, buyers bid for items via an auction, and sellers can put up anything for sale.

Just like most auction websites, Tophatter makes money from taking a cut on each sale.

The app markets itself as being similar to eBay but they claim that “everything sells in seconds”.

Tophatter features, a wide range of unique and regular items.

Tophatter app is available for both iOS  and Android


Sell4Bids: is an online auction site, that allows users to buy and sell various products and services.

On Sell4Bids, you can list jobs, real estate, items, services, electronics, etc.

The app allows easy voice and text search, making it easy to find products and services.

Sell4Bids is available for free for Android and iOS devices.


LiveAuctioneers: is an online auction app that offers a vast range of rare, one-of-a-kind, unique goods.

Including works of fine art, vintage jewelry, and furniture. The app also allows easy communication with auctioneers, in case you have any questions.

Daily live auctions are added by the apps over 5000 auctioneers.

The wide variety of items on LiveAuctioneers, just means that there is something for everybody. Whether you are an art collector or a regular shopper.

The app allows you to place bids even before an auction goes live. LiveAuctioneers is available for Android and iOS.


Manheim Express: is a wholesale auto marketplace. And Manheim Express is a mobile app that allows wholesalers to buy vehicles whenever and wherever.

With Manheim express app you can scan vehicle identification numbers (VIN) to view vehicle history and valuation, you can also list your vehicles for sale on Manheim express in few minutes.

Manheim Express is available for Android and iOS.

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