Auction services come in an array of choices, and there is an auction to serve your needs and interest. Whether you are participating in an online auction on a regular basis, visiting a local auction for the first time or have searched worldwide for that one special auction venue, there I an auction for you. There is a definite process by which auction services tend to live and breathe from a stream of prior decisions until eventually a successful auction is born and thrives. The services provided by an auction house whether online or up close and personal are pretty much the same. No matter what type of auction or what items are being presented, presentation and organization is a key component toward drawing people in and keeping them coming back for more. The type of items offered is an integral service element. An auction advertised as a jewelry-based auction would do well not to attempt auctioning off bedroom furniture. The differences in auction services and the needs that are to be met by the merchants involved are congruent to the venue in which the auction is presented. Online services need to take into account the need for shipping items securely and in a timely fashion. Where a local auction house allows an individual to take their treasures home at the end of the day. An online auction has to maintain a website and an onsite auction house has the overhead of providing a building. Attracting merchants that will provide quality items to an auction is as important if not more so than attracting potential buyers. Online auction services include formatting for clarity of pictures and enough space for each item that the description is not compromised. Viewing an item is a must for most bidders, and getting a clear view is a plus in most cases.