i-bidder.com is a leading portal for commercial 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. The site also offers timed bidding. In 2013, i-bidder.com hosted 2,380 live and timed auctions and sold over £45m online. In March 2014, i-bidder.com signed partnership agreements in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to further increase its global presence.
i-bidder.com is wholly owned and operated by ATG Media - a global pioneer of auction portals and live and timed online auctions. The company has hosted over 36,000 auction catalogues and over 20,000 live and timed auctions. ATG Media’s sites include the-saleroom.com - Europe's leading portal for fine art and antiques auctions. In 2013 the-saleroom.com hosted 7,248 auction catalogues, 3,147 live auctions and sold over £74m online.
In April 2013, ATG Media 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 and BidSpotter.co.uk. The acquisition gives ATG Media bases in the USA and UK, allowing the company to provide a truly global audience of bidders coupled with global customer service.
ATG Media's best-in-class proprietary technology also powers partner sites Figaro Enchères (hosted on France's premier news website) and lot-tissimo.com (Germany's foremost fine art and antiques auction portal).
ATG Media began in 1971 with Antiques Trade Gazette – the bible of the antiques and fine art industry. ATG Media is the UK's leading provider of specialist information and services to the fine art and antiques industry, both in print and on the web.