• Recipient: 398714 Ontario Ltd. - Bancroft, ON
  • Date Received: Sep 6, 2019
  • Funded up to: $27,425

"We are leaders in our industry and require solutions that provide efficiency and allow for a more inclusive and diverse work environment. Bringing in automation technologies tailored to accomodate our employees, while complementing our constant growth , is essential as our company continues to expand." Paul & Nancy Switzer, Owners

Project Description:

398714 Ontario Ltd. o/a Switer's Auction will be developing a custom software and hardware system. The program will transition many processes that are currently done manually to an automated process that will integrate data into their existing accounting program. The system will eliminate duplication of entries, reduce human error and allow the business the capacity to grow. The key areas include: online sales integration, auto-verification of purchaser information, auto-selection of proper invoicing data based on client location, and improvements to the cataloguing of items particularly around photography and product description process.

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Business Description:

Switzer’s Auction & Appraisal was incorporated 41 years ago and has operated in Bancroft since 1989. Their facility is located in L’amable, ON. The business services a Canada-wide network of consignors and buyers. Currently they have 6 scheduled events per year which each include 3 online events and 1 live auction. Their key market is servicing the needs of estate executors, sportspersons and collectors who have items for disposal for which the business is licensed to collect, store and sell. Switzer’s is currently the largest auction of this type in Canada and their online presence attracts buyers from across Canada and USA. Their catalogue generates over 600,000 views per sale.