One of the unique services offered by Proxibid is a dedicated team of agents who assist with auction logistics. Sellers utilize Proxibid’s logistics team to help a sale run smoothly – either remotely from our headquarters in Nebraska or onsite anywhere in the world.
With an agent on the ground at an auction, there’s an extra pair of hands to assist the seller with the live bidding application. But before an event begins, our agents are experts in providing principal photography and video, cataloging inventory, managing the technological resources necessary to run the event, and even event set-up and staging. You might say Proxibid agents are the Swiss Army Knives of the auction industry.
One of our veteran auction agents, Brad Burke, has worked at Proxibid since 2005. He brings a wealth of knowledge in technology, videography, photography, and much more.
Here’s a day-in the-life of Proxibid Logistics Agent, Brad Burke:
9:00 a.m. – provide in-office tech support. Proxibid regularly holds all-company meetings, and Brad provides live streaming and recordings for those employees who are out-of-office or work remotely. While auctions happen in remote and disparate locations, often without stable internet access, setting up technology in Proxibid HQ is no problem for our logistics team.
10:00 a.m. – meet with Timmon Petersen, Director of Logistics, about required credentials for upcoming events and TSA checkpoints. Our agents spend a majority of their time on the road, both driving and flying to events, and carry special identification due to the large amount of technology they must carry through airport security. In addition, at high profile auctions, the logistics team sports credentials to identify themselves.
11:00 a.m. – chat with a new agent. Because Brad has many years of experience, he serves as a great resource for new agents. He often attends events for Proxibid’s most high profile clients, especially in the collector car category. He brings his expertise back to the team to help them successfully run events of all shapes and sizes.
1:00 p.m. – set up a YouTube live stream for an upcoming auction. While onsite at an auction, Brad runs the live bidding app and live stream on Proxibid’s platform, but at some of our most exciting events, he also provides a live stream on YouTube for spectators to follow along with the sale.
2:00 p.m. – research emerging technologies and techniques to bring new options and support to clients. With a rapidly changing world, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. Brad is constantly looking for the next best thing! At an event in September, Brad utilized 360 photography:
3:00 p.m. – check his travel schedule. While Brad spends several days a month in the office, he also travels frequently to support our clients. When your schedule requires travel to every corner of the globe in a given year, it’s important to keep up!
4:30 p.m. – pack up for the day and prepare for tomorrow’s travel. Travel is truly the day-in-the-life of our logistics team. With more than 14,000 events on Proxibid’s platform in 2015, this talented team manages more than $1.5B in inventory each year.