We’re currently in the process of rolling out a new version of Bidvine where professionals only pay when contacted by customers. Learn what version you’re on.
How Bidvine works
- We'll instantly match you with customers.
You tell us which jobs you are interested in doing. Customers tell us what they need. We match you to the right jobs.
- Your bids include your profile, a message and your pricing.
Customers compare profiles, reviews and prices. They make contact with the pros who stand out.
- You pay to make contact with new customers.
Some professionals will pay to bid, others pay per contact depending what version of Bidvine they’re on < Link to What version am I on>. It's up to you to close the deal.
- Win new business
Each customer receives up to 5 introductions (or 8 for select services) and contacts the pros they wish to engage. Get hired by the customer - they pay you directly.
Pay to Bid
Manual Bidding (Pay to Bid)
Requests come to your inbox. You review each request manually and then compose each bid and send it yourself. You can view as many requests as you want and keep your profile live at no cost.
The cost to bid varies depending on a number of factors depending on the service and size of the job. The credit required to bid is displayed and can be viewed on every request before submitting a bid.
Pay for Contact (Bid for Free)
If you’re using BidMatch or are on the newest version of Bidvine, the bids that you send will be free. You’ll only be charged when a customer responds to your bid and contacts you or if you opt to reveal their verified-phone number and give them a ring.
Don’t Pay if the First Response is ‘No, Thanks’
If you’re using BidMatch or are on the newest version of Bidvine, if a customer’s first reply to your message is the equivalent of a ‘no’, you won’t be charged. Our system will automatically detect it or you can flag it with us for review.
Please note: this is only applicable for a customer’s first message sent through Bidvine.
Manual Bidding(Pay for Contact)
Requests come to your inbox. You review each request manually and then compose each bid and send it yourself. This time, you only pay when a customer contacts you which means they have decided to reach out to you after seeing your bid and profile
Automatic Bidding (Pay for Contact)
Requests skip your inbox. BidMatch™ sends your bids automatically, but only for the jobs you want. Pay only when customers contact you.
With BidMatch you don’t need to manually review each customer request and compose every bid. We send your tailored bids with your profile to customer requests that are a fit based on your preferences. You can stay focused on your work.
We notify you each time a customer responds to your bid, when they call you, message you or by hiring you. Only then do you pay.
Please note, BidMatch is only available for select services. To see if the services you offer are available on BidMatch, visit your service settings.
Automatic Bidding: Strict budgets
With BidMatch, you are in full control of how much you spend weekly. Set your weekly budget and we'll never get over it. If you happen to get contacted by more customers than anticipated, don't worry, we'll pay the difference of any incremental cost.
Please note: should you change your budget mid-week, the new budget will take effect the following Monday.
Need more information?
For more information about how Bidvine works, please refer to the following article: What are the main points I need to know