thesaleroom.com is Europe’s leading portal for fine art and antiques auctions. Visitors to the site can search and browse catalogues and place bids over the internet in real time, with live audio and video feeds communicating the auction room atmosphere. In 2015, thesaleroom.com hosted 5,100 live and timed auctions, partnered with over 500 auction houses and sold 634,000 lots online. The website continues to innovate and offer new features and in 2015, introduced a responsive mobile-friendly design. It also introduced advanced categorisation and search filters, making it easier and quicker for bidders to find what they need on the website.
Thesaleroom.com is wholly owned and operated by Auction Technology Group – a global pioneer of auction portals and live and timed online auctions. In 2015, Auction Technology Group’s websites collectively hosted more than 13,000 auctions and generated over £315m in online sales. Auction Technology Group’s sites include:
- i-bidder.com - Europe's leading portal for consumer goods, plant, machinery and agriculture auctions. In 2015, the i-bidder.com hosted 4,700 live and timed auctions and sold £56m online.
- BidSpotter - In April 2013, Auction Technology Group acquired BidSpotter Inc, the US-based world leader in industrial online auctions. BidSpotter Inc is based in Seattle, Washington, and runs the industry leading sites BidSpotter.com, BidSpotter.co.uk and BidSpotter.eu. Together, the 3 websites provide the most effective end-to-end global asset disposal platform for businesses. In 2015, the 3 websites collectively hosted over 3,500 auctions and transacted over £165m in online sales.
- Antiques Trade Gazette - Auction Technology Group began in 1971 with Antiques Trade Gazette, the bible of the antiques and fine art industry. Antiques Trade Gazette is the acknowledged authority of the art and antiques trade and is the publication of choice for professionals and collectors around the world.
- Auction Technology Group's best-in-class proprietary technology also powers partner site lot-tissimo.com, Germany's foremost fine art and antiques auction portal.