Getting Started

Welcome to iBid4Storage!

Let us guide you with the following steps below so that you can register, set up an account and get started! By following these simple steps, iBid4Storage will have your auction up and ready for sale in no time at all.

Ready to get started?

Step 1: Click “Register” to Register Your Account

Step 1: Click "Register" to Register Your Account

The Register button is at the top of the home page, in the blue tab.

Fill in the Required Fields

Fill in the Required Fields

1.  Fill in all required fields that have an asterisks.

2.  When registering, users can choose their preferred language;

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

3.  Users must enter a mobile phone number, in order to receive an activation pin, or to be notified when units go live.  

Click Register

Click Register

Please click register to save your new account.

If you have opted to receive your activation PIN via mobile phone, a text message will be sent shortly afterwards.

Step 2: Click “Login”

Step 2: Click "Login"

The Login sign is at the top of the home page, in the blue tab.

Enter Email and Password

Enter Email and Password

Once you have entered your email and password, click “Login” to get started.

Step 3: Click “My Account”

Step 3: Click "My Account"

 Once logged in, click “My Account” at the top of the Home Page in the Blue tab.

 

My Account: Enter Personal Information

My Account: Enter Personal Information

Enter all necessary fields, marked with a red asterisk.

Here, you can update your Company’s information, logo, control notification settings, language options and reset your password.

Under “Username” please provide the name of the facility.

Don’t forget to click “SUBMIT” once finished.

Click Submit

Click Submit

Clicking “SUBMIT” will save all data entered.

If you do not click “SUBMIT” any data entered will not be saved.

Step 4: Click “My Locations”

Step 4: Click "My Locations"

“My Locations” is a heading located in the light blue tab, as shown.

The “My Locations” tab allows users to add and edit locations.

Please note, it is important to fill out the following fields, as the information provided will be automatically transferred into your personal Terms and Conditions:

  • Office Hours
  • Method of Payment
  • Accepted Deposit

Remember: Once a unit is approved and active, users CANNOT edit or modify its location.

Enter Location Details

Enter Location Details

Enter all necessary fields, marked with a red asterisk.

Here, you can enter location details as well as; accepted method of payment, location emails, and add a location video.

It is important to remember that buyers will see auctions set in Seller’s timezone.

Don’t forget to click “SUBMIT” once finished.

Click “Submit”

Click "Submit"

Clicking “SUBMIT” will save all data entered.

If you do not click “SUBMIT” any data entered will not be saved.

Step 5:  Click “My Storage Auctions” to Add New Unit

Step 5:  Click "My Storage Auctions" to Add New Unit

Click “My Storage Auctions”

“My Storage Auction” is located beside “My Locations” in the light blue tab.

The “My Storage Auction” tab allows users to add new units, edit units and view previously sold units.

Remember: Once a unit has been approved and is active, a users cannot edit its details.

1. Add New Unit: Enter Location and Price Information

Add New Unit: Enter Location and Price Information

Enter all necessary fields, marked with a red asterisk.

  1. Choose the location where the auction is being held, by clicking the drop down arrow.
  2. Should you choose to mask the Unit ID for security purposes, simply click “Use Mask ID”. Our system will generate an “IB” false unit number. The real ID will be kept between iBid4Storage and the facility.
  3. The Seller is free to set bids at any amount they wish. It is iBid4Storage’s suggestion that starting prices be set lower to encourage competitive bidding and a higher selling price.

2. Add New Unit: Enter Date and Time Information

Add New Unit: Enter Date and Time Information

Enter all necessary fields, marked with a red asterisk.

4.  Sellers may set start/end dates whenever they please, however the following tips are recommended:

  • The first time a Seller loads a unit, iBid4Storage recommends running the auction for 7-10 days.  After a couple auction uploads, setting an auctions start and end time in between 3-5 days, is enough to have a locker sold and cleared out, and available for rent once more.
  • Remember to NOT set an end date on statutory holidays, or when the facility is closed.  
  • A preview stage of one 1-2 weeks compliments legal advertising and encourages tenants to pay their arrears.

5.  Sellers may set start/end times whenever they please, though it is best leave 2-3 hours before the facility closes, should the winning bidder wish to call the facility immediately.

  • Should multiple units close on the same day, it is suggested the Seller select end times for each unit approximiatly 10 mins apart. This ensures all bidders have a fair chance of entering their final bids.
  • (EXAMPLE: Unit 1 ends at 2:00 p.m. , Unit 2 ends at 2:10 p.m. , Unit 3 ends at 2:20 p.m. etc.)

3. Add New Unit: Enter Additional Features and Description

Add New Unit: Enter Additional Features and Description

9.  Additional Features is where Sellers may include any additional information they feel the bidder should know about the unit. (eg. the unit is heated, climate controlled, drive-up unit, etc.)

10.  If the unit does not have any obvious valuables, it is recommended that the Seller provide a description of the unseen valuables, if possible. If the unit contains boxes, garbage bags and/or totes, simply list as “Household Items”.

4. Add New Unit: Buy it Now Pricing Options

Add New Unit: Buy it Now Pricing Options

11.  Enable a “Buy It Now” option for the unit.  If enabled, the “But It Now” button will appear on the auction page for the unit, allowing a bidder to avoid a bidding war and to be awarded the unit immediately.

Please note the “Buy It Now” option is for Canadian facilities only.

5. Add New Unit: Bid Notifications

Add New Unit: Bid Notifications

By checking this box, the Seller will receive an email each time a bid has been placed on a specific unit. Alternatively, if the Seller does not wish to be updated, the Seller can watch ALL the bidding take place live, on iBid4Storage.com

6. Click “Add Unit”

Click "Add Unit"

Please review all data entered.

Clicking “ADD UNIT” will save all data entered.

If you do not click “ADD UNIT” any data entered will not be saved.

7. Add New Unit: Upload Image

Add New Unit: Upload Image

Once the unit information has been added and saved, Seller’s can start to upload their pictures.

Take images (photographs) from the outside of the locker door and be sure to take them at different angles (left, right, top, bottom). With iBid4Storage’s zoom-in camera feature for Buyers, this will enable them to see as much as possible within the unit!

14. Click “BROWSE” to upload the first image of your unit.

15. To upload more images click “Go To Unit”

8. Add New Unit: Adding Multiple Images

Add New Unit: Adding Multiple Images

16. Should a Seller wish to edit their uploaded pictures, they can do so with the controls located beneath the picture. This enables Sellers to delete or rotate their pictures.

17. To add multiple photos, simply click the “BROWSE” button and select as many photos as necessary by holding “Ctrl” on your keyboard and selecting multiple photos, or by highlighting all desired photos.

With this feature, Sellers are able to upload as many pictures as possible at once.

18. Press “Finish and Refresh” to view all uploaded pictures and have the ability sort pictures in the order you see best.

9. Click “Save Changes”

Click "Save Changes"

Please review all data entered.

Clicking “SAVE CHANGES” will save all data entered.

If you do not click “SAVE CHANGES” any data entered will not be saved.