Web traffic has increased 35% and online bidder registrations are up 71% in 2020.
Onsite or online, you can count on Ritchie Bros. to deliver the equipment industry’s premier global auction each and every February in Orlando, FL. In 2021 we will conduct our first ever 100% online Orlando mega auction, with brand new customer services. The auction will be held on February 15 – 20, 2021.
“We are witnessing record online demand, with web traffic up 35 percent and online registrations up 71 percent,” said Kari Taylor, President, North American Sales, Ritchie Bros. “COVID-19 cases are on the rise in much of the United States and over the last 10 months we have proven our ability to deliver the same great results with 100% online auctions. By going all online we can provide sellers certainty in uncertain times.”
Online demand surges.
In 2020 we’ve seen website traffic increase by to 27+ million visits, while bidder registrations are up to 817,000+. Once online, buyers are extremely active, watchlisting more than 680,000+ items and making 300,000+ PriorityBids. As of today, Ritchie Bros. Financial Services has online buyers approved with more than $50 billion in purchasing power.
New services to help with virtual inspections in 2021
“Our Orlando auction site will still be open to facilitate in-person inspections and onsite equipment needs,” said Ms. Taylor. “Our Orlando mega auction will again feature a ‘Virtual Selling Option’, as well as new enhancements that will further benefit both buyers and sellers, including video inspections on several asset categories, PriorityBid will open significantly earlier for increased customer convenience. and enhanced dynamic bidding for all Timed Auction items. Onsite or online, you can count on Ritchie Bros. to deliver an auction like no other.”
Our annual February Orlando auction features more than 200 acres for equipment display. The February 2020 event featured more than 13,000+ equipment items and attracted 18,000+ bidders from 85 countries.
Companies and individuals looking to sell equipment and trucks in the February 2021 Orlando auction should contact their local sales representative or contact the Orlando site directly at +1.855.894.9533.
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