Manual Bidding or BidMatch Which is Best For You?

Trying to decide whether bidding manually or setting up automatic bidding with BidMatch is the best fit for your business? Check out this guide for tips and insights. Find the best model to win customers for your business.

In This Guide

Discover Free Bidding

As a reminder, it’s now free to bid on Bidvine! Keep reading to learn more.

Is it True That I Can Bid For Free Forever?

Yes! Whether you send bids one at a time manually or automatically with BidMatch it’s free to bid. You only pay when a customer contacts you or you reveal their verified-phone number. 

Watch the video below or click here to learn how professionals are saving with Pay For Contact.

Then, with BidMatch you can also set a weekly budget, that we’ll never go over. Learn more here.

What Does Never Pay For a ‘No Thanks’ Mean?

If you send a bid manually or with BidMatch and a customer reaches out to say ‘no thanks’ in their first message, we’ll detect it to make sure you aren’t charged. You also have the option to flag their first reply and then we’ll take a look, review it, and send you a refund.

Manual Bidding or BidMatch?

Here’s a quick overview of how manual bidding compares with BidMatch. For more in-depth info on which is best for your business keep reading below!

 Manual BiddingBidMatch
BiddingManual - Review each request in your inbox then write a custom bid.Automatic - Bids are sent instantly based on your preferences.
Bid AssuranceOnly pay if a customer responds to you, or you call them. Don't pay if the first reply is "no, thanks".Only pay if a customer responds to you, or you call them. Don't pay if the first reply is "no, thanks".
ServicesAvailable for all services.Only available for select services. Check your service settings to see if your services are on BidMatch.
PricingPay per contact when a customer responds to you, or you call them.Pay per contact when a customer responds to you, or you call them.
DiscountsSave at least 10% when subscribed to Bidvine Plus. Save 10% or more on contacts compared to manual bidding. Save even more when subscribed to Bidvine Plus.
Budgetn/aSet a weekly budget and we’ll never go over it.
RequirementsStart bidding right away.You need at least 1 hire and 2 reviews to use BidMatch.

Manual Bidding

Manual bidding is a great way to get started on Bidvine. Review each customer request and then bid for free.

What is Manual Bidding?

With manual bidding, you choose the requests that are a good fit for your business then compose your bids one at a time and send them for free. You’ll only pay when a customer contacts you or if you reveal their verified-phone number and give them a ring.

Is Manual Bidding a Good Fit For My Business?

Manual bidding is a great fit for new and established businesses. Win new customers and review each request manually before sending a bespoke bid.

Manual bidding is a top option for your business if:

  • You’re just getting started and are sending out your first bid
  • You’re building up your reviews and have 1 or no reviews
  • You prefer to review each request manually before bidding

Manual bidding is available to all professionals on Bidvine. To get started simply view your leads and send a bid!

BidMatch, Automatic Bidding

BidMatch is a great fit for busy professionals who are looking to save time and bid instantly.

What is BidMatch?

With BidMatch we do the work for you so you can focus on delivering a first-class service. Simply set up your service and travel preferences as well as your pricing. Then bids are sent out automatically based on your specific preferences. Be one of the first professionals a customer sees.

BidMatch has many advantages over manual bidding from getting in front of customers immediately after they submit a request to saving at least 10% on every contact.

To unlock this feature, you must first get two reviews and be hired at least once on Bidvine. These are important signals to customers and will help you get hired when bidding automatically.

Learn more about BidMatch in this guide.

Is BidMatch a Good Fit For My Business?

BidMatch is a great fit for growing businesses that bid frequently and have a selection of great reviews from happy customers.

BidMatch is a top option for your business if:

  • You’ve already sent your first bid
  • You have 2 or more reviews from happy customers
  • You have been hired once or more on Bidvine
  • You’re a busy professional looking to free up time to focus on your work
  • You want to save 10% or more on each contact

Once you’ve set up BidMatch, your bids will be automatically sent for free based on your preferences. We’ll notify you each time a customer responds to your bid, when they call you, message you or by hiring you. Only then do you pay.

With BidMatch you’ll also set a weekly budget that we’ll never go over. If customers happen to contact you more than your budget allows – we’ll pay the difference.

How do I Set up BidMatch?

BidMatch is only available on select services. To find out if BidMatch is available for one of the services you offer, look for ‘BidMatch Settings’ on your settings page. If you see this option, you can set up BidMatch for one or more of your services here.

How do I get reviews so I can set up BidMatch? We make it easy to request reviews from customers that have previously hired you. Type in their email address here to ask for a review. Simple.