What Sells Best on Charitable e-Commerce Sites?

girl out shoppingAt BiddingForGood, we often get asked what kinds of items are best to include in online fundraising auctions to make them as successful as possible.   We know that dining and travel items are always top categories in online fundraising auctions and are considered safe bets.  Knowing which brands are the most popular within these categories can help one yield the most out of a fundraising auction.

Not only does BiddingForGood know that these items perform well, but also recognizes that these brands are participating in ‘Goodness In Action’ by giving items to causes in need.

Our most recent list of the top performing brands in charitable e-commerce can help non-profits and schools choose auction items wisely. The travel category consistently performs as #1 category for online fundraising auctions. 

These five national hotel brands are always bidder favorites.

1. Marriott Family
2. Starwood Family
3. Hilton Family
4. Four Seasons
5. Ritz-Carlton

The top five national restaurant chains include:

1. Cheesecake Factory
2. PF Changs
3. Chili’s
4. Outback Steakhouse
5. Melting Pot


Overall, national chains work best, in any category. You can have bidders from all over the country be involved in the buying of your auction items.

Better Items = More Buyers = More Funds Raised.

Posted by Kaijsa Kurstin.

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