Ending printed cards, AuctionACCESS provides digital credentialing to Auction Edge users


AuctionACCESS announced this week that the company and Auction Edge, a provider of remarketing technology to independent auto auctions, have integrated the new AuctionACCESS Mobile Card at independent auctions throughout the country.

This gives independent auctions using Auction Edge a smartphone-based way to credential dealers arriving at their facilities.

Last month, AuctionACCESS said it was doing away with printing physical AuctionACCESS cards and was moving to mobile cards.

Here’s how that works.

When a dealer logs on to AuctionACCESS Mobile on a smartphone, the mobile card is automatically generated. The auction then scans the unique QR code displayed on the smartphone.

The auction system communicates with AuctionACCESS in real-time to validate the user and protect the credentials’ security.

Any auction using Auction Edge can access the credentialing tool, which is designed to promote security and a better sale day experience, the companies said in a news release.

“We are thrilled to bring the AuctionACCESS Mobile Card to the over 200 auctions that use an Auction Edge system,” AuctionACCESS senior vice president and chief operating officer Charlie Adams said in the release.

“We remain committed to the provision of next generation solutions for all auctions and appreciate the partnership with Auction Edge to deliver those solutions in an efficient and cohesive manner,” Adams said.

In the same release, Auction Edge chief executive officer Dan Diedrich added: “A founding principle of Auction Edge is to keep our auctions in the lead. We rely on many partnerships with the industry’s best systems and service providers to keep our customers relevant and thriving in a dynamic industry.

“Through our partnership with AuctionACCESS and their Mobile card system, Auction Edge auctions win efficiency and dealers win ease of access to millions of vehicles, both in the lanes and online,” Diedrich said. “These are the partnerships that make business better at independent auctions today and for years to come.”  

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