Marcus Muller, Owner Design-and-Arts,
“Before fully engaging with iRostrum we had explored the possibility of building our own online auction platform but found that the time, complexity and extensive cost involved in doing so just did not make it viable. They were very thorough in understanding our immediate and long term requirements to ensure that they would provide future proof solutions that would save development costs in the long term. iRostrum are a highly professional and experienced team and have been able to offer valuable insight into best practices on both technical and auction matters.
As well as the auction platform they were able to provide us with a low cost but great looking multilingual e-commerce website which integrates seamlessly with the iRostrum auction platform."
Melissa Blancheflower Maak Contemporary Ceramics,
"I have found the iRostrum+ auction system very easy to use. It’s simple and logical and follows the actual practical processes for running an online auction business. Our clients are always incredibly complimentary of the auction platform and the quality of the presentation of the ceramics, especially when compared to other auction platforms on the market. During a busy auction we’ve had full confidence in the level of support we are given by the iRostrum team although have never had to rely on it as it all runs very smoothly!"
Dinah Winch, Senior Exhibitions and Collections Co-ordinator Gallery Oldham Maak Contemporary Ceramics Client,
"The Maak website is a really attractive, well designed site, enabling a smooth and intuitive bidding process. The images are always clear, with a good range of views and detail shots and it’s easy to navigate through the lots. It is by far the best of the online auction sites that I’ve used."
Pippa Wilkins, Business Manager Musicroom Auctions,
"iRostrum+ is an innovative, complete and intuitive auction software package. The help and expertise offered by the team at iRostrum is second to none. Being auctioneers themselves brings a high level of understanding and professionalism to their product and support."
David B Maak Contemporary Ceramics Client,
"Maak's iRostrum auction site is spot on... having bid successfully in several auctions I can attest to its efficiency and ease-of-use. I find the bidding system/process is user-friendly and works extremely well, with an immediate response both on the site page & via email when outbid... allowing plenty of time to rebid. I've found the system of placing a 'confidential' maximum bid, knowing the iRostrum system will bid incrementally on my behalf, particularly reassuring. I like the overall look & feel of the site with its clean layout and easy navigation. The photographs are really good quality, showing multilple images of each lot, accompanied by clear and concise item descriptions. Bidder & buyer information is easily available on the site and simple to understand. Being able to review results from past auctions is a useful resource - past auction pages contain the original photos & description, acting as a useful online catalogue of items purchased. I've bid in every Maak iRostrum auction to date and not had a single issue with the site's functionality."
EC Maak Contemporary Ceramics client,
"In relation to the auction platform and bidding process , the individual pieces are illustrated along with sufficient additional description and it is very easy to use. I would have no hesitation in recommending collectors both here in the UK and abroad to use this site with confidence."
Mr R Carter Maak Contemporary Ceramics client,
"This was the first time that I have ever bid at an online auction and I was very impressed with how easy it was and how efficient your system is."