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Ditch paper tickets and bring your raffle into the digital age. Our online raffle service is available as a stand-alone solution or as part of our silent auction platform.

A raffle is still a great way to raise money while offering guests a low-cost fundraising option.
  • Online ticketing makes purchase simple and increases sale opportunities.
  • Secure and automated ticket selection means a fair draw.
  • Participants receive immediate post-draw notification of winning ticket details.
  • A cash prize (where a % of the raffleticket sales is up for grabs) is a super easy option for time poor fundraisers.
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Pre-event ticket purchasing

Give your raffle ticket sales a head start with pre-event purchasing. Secure and fast, our digital ticketing solution allows invitees to buy their raffle ticket direct from their mobile device.

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Pre-event Ticket Purchasing

Give your raffle ticket sales a head start with pre-event purchasing. Secure and fast, our digital ticketing solution allows invitees to buy their raffle ticket direct from their mobile device.

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Instant Payment

Make purchasing simple with our instant payment system. Winning bidders can pay and checkout directly from their mobile device as soon as the auction closes.

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Mobile Alerts

Real-time mobile alerts make sure participants stay in the loop. Automated notifications let ticket holders know if they’ve got the winning ticket.

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Secure Payment

Our secure payment gateway offers confidence and peace of mind.

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Custom Design

Make your raffle as unique as your event. Design flexibility means you can customise the raffle to showcase your prizes and your cause.

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Frequent Asked Questions about Online Raffles

Can I receive cash payments?

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Yes, you can accept cash payments and purchase raffle tickets on the behalf of your participants, they are then entered into the draw and issues their raffle ticket numbers

What is a raffle?

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Raffle is a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one or some of which are subsequently drawn at random, the holder or holders of such tickets winning a prize.

How does the raffle feature work?

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Here is a video explaining how the raffle feature works - GalaBid Raffle

Do you need a licence to run a raffle?

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Some states require a licence for your raffle, please contact your local governing party to find out.

Are raffles legal?

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GalaBid uses a PRNG (Pseudo Random Number Generator) with suitable entropy and ensures that ticket selection is uniformly distributed, which means when we use a random number to select a ticket, no tickets are more likely to be picked than others. To follow the legal guidelines of your state please search online and contact the governing parties accordingly.

Why choose an online raffle?

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An online raffle is an excellent way to generate funds and make a bigger profit return on donated items. The times have changed significantly and it is become much harder to manage and administrate traditional raffles where you are out manually selling tickets. By using an online raffle system you can now leverage the power of social media and online communications to increase the average donation size and total campaign contributions for your raffle significantly.

How to raise money using a raffle?

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By collecting donated prizes and adding their descriptions to your raffle item, you then sell tickets to the raffle at a price you determine. Set a date that the raffle will be drawn and on that day close and draw your winners. All funds paid through the platform will go directly to you.

How do participants receive their ticket numbers?

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Once payment is complete GalaBid will automatically send an email with a link to the raffle item which will show the participant their raffle ticket numbers. They are also always visible in the participants account and you can download the Raffle Tickets report in the Reports section to view participants ticket numbers also.

How are raffle winners notified?

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Once the raffle is drawn the winner will be notified instantly via email or SMS. The message will state with item code (number) they have one and the winning ticket number, there will also be a link included which takes them to the raffle item description.

How many raffle prizes can I have?

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There is no limit to the number of prizes you can make available to your participants, make sure to set the number of prizes you have within the one raffle item when editing and creating the raffle item. For example set Prizes Available to 3 and then in the same item description list Prize 1 xxx, Prize 2 xxx, Prize 3 xxx

Are raffle tickets tax deductible?

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No, raffle ticket purchases are not tax-deductable, only charitable donations are.

Does the purchaser receive a receipt or invoice

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Yes, once payment is made for their raffle ticket they will be emailed a payment receipt from your Stripe account. If you would like to also issue an invoice from GalaBid please set this in Setup > Tax/Invoicing and you will need to 'Close the Auction' to send them out.

Can I also ask for donations in my campaign?

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Yes, add a Donation item type to your campaign in Items, participants can then make a tax-deductible donation of their choice directly into your Stripe account. You can add the donation item in Items > Add Item and select the Donation Item Type. You have the ability to set a minimum donation in the same section.

How is personal information stored?

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Please view our Privacy Policy here

How do I promote my raffle?

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How you promote your raffle is key to it's success. We suggest sending an EDM to all of your followers and posting on social media, all registration instructions and PDF are located within the platform for you to use. You create your unique URL when you create your campaign, sharing this URL to your supporters is an easy way to invite them to partake. We also provide a QR code for you to download and share.

What kind of items can I include in my raffle?

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You can include anything as long as it is legal and follows our terms and conditions as well as your Stripe account - including, but not limited to, firearms, illegal drugs and paraphernalia, adult content and sexual services; view the full T+C's here

Do participants have to register to purchase tickets?

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To purchase tickets the participant must register and verify their phone number or email address, you can also ask for more registration fields eg. address/company when setting up your campaign.

How long does it take to setup a raffle?

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You can create a raffle within a couple of minutes, if you have a Stripe account already. Setting up a Stripe account takes on average 10 additional minutes if you have all required information on hand. Some clients take a few days to have their Stripe account verified so this is the first recommended step to setting up a raffle.

Can we offer different ticket packages?

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Yes, you can create as many packages as you wish for discounted or non-discounted amounts, this can be done when creating/editing the Raffle item in Advanced Options

How many images can I load for my raffle item?

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You can load unlimited number of images for your item, the platform accepts PNG and JPEG files

Are there fees to run my raffle through GalaBid?

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Yes, in addition to your Stripe fees GalaBid charges either a flat rate or a percentage rate depending on the scope of the raffle, please contact us for more information.

Can I use PayPal to collect raffle ticket payments?

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No, PayPal does not allow raffles and we do not integrate with them.

Can I sell/assign free raffle tickets?

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No, the minimum amount per raffle ticket is $1.

Can I sell tickets to my event through GalaBid?

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We do not have a feature for this, however, you are able to sell tickets as buy-now items and download the Buy-now report to see your list of sold tickets and the purchasers information.