The Box Show Help

Thank you for your interest in Gallery Route One’s The Box Show! This public exhibition is the biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction supports our community outreach, education, exhibition programs, and more.

Quick Help

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Access your Auction/Acct/Help/Cart toolbar in upper right of any page.
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Non-technical, live help at 11 AM – 5 PM, Thursday – Monday:
415.663.1347 / boxshow@galleryrouteone.org

Auction Technical Help

Use the form below to request technical help with The Box Show auction, including problems logging in or retrieving a lost password, bidding issues, missing confirmation emails, etc.

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    FAQs

    Winning an Auction & Picking Up Artwork

    IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT arrive at the gallery to pick up artwork if you have not checked out first. When the auction is over and your bid is the highest, an email will be sent to your account email address. Follow these instructions to checkout:

    1. Follow the Pay Now email link after winning your auction.
    2. You’ll be taken to the website and should see the checkout screen with your artwork listed. If you won multiple auctions and are logged in to your bidding customer account, go to My Auction and select the Add to cart button. Consolidate your purchases by returning to your My Auctions page and selecting Add to cart for each item won until your cart shows all auctions.
    3. When you’re ready to pay, goto the Checkout page and enter your contact information and payment details. If using a Credit Card, finalize the purchase and your payment will be sent encrypted to our secure payment processor. Otherwise, choose Cash or Check payment to pay when you pick up the artwork.
      NOTE: we cannot see or save any credit card numbers. A highly secure tunnel is created outside our website when credit card payments are sent so no sensitive payment information is saved nor lost.
    4. Visit the gallery to pick up your artwork during business hours from 11 AM – 5 PM, Thursday – Monday:
      Gallery Route One
      11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101

      Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
      415.663.1347
    Logged in But Cart is Empty

    If you’ve logged into your customer account and see no items in your cart, you still need to add your auction(s) to your cart. IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT arrive at the gallery to pick up artwork if you have not checked out first. 

    1. Follow the Pay Now email link after winning your auction.
    2. You’ll be taken to the website and should see the checkout screen with your artwork listed. If you won multiple auctions and are logged in to your bidding customer account, go to My Auction and select the Add to cart button. Consolidate your purchases by returning to your My Auctions page and selecting Add to cart for each item won until your cart shows all auctions.
    3. When you’re ready to pay, goto the Checkout page and enter your contact information and payment details. If using a Credit Card, finalize the purchase and your payment will be sent encrypted to our secure payment processor. Otherwise, choose Cash or Check payment to pay when you pick up the artwork.
      NOTE: we cannot see or save any credit card numbers. A highly secure tunnel is created outside our website when credit card payments are sent so no sensitive payment information is saved nor lost.
    4. Visit the gallery to pick up your artwork during business hours from 11 AM – 5 PM, Thursday – Monday:
      Gallery Route One
      11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101

      Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
      415.663.1347
    Missing Pay Now Winners Email

    If you cannot find your auction winner’s email and want to pay for your artwork, there are a few alternate routes to checking out:

    1. Goto the My Account page to login with your bidding customer account.
    2. You should land in your My Account dashboard, then select Auctions. Otherwise, in the upper right of any page, select the My Auction red link.
    3. Find the winning auction and select its Add to cart button. Alternately, goto the page for the auction product you won. When logged in to your bidding account, an Add to cart button should appear there. If you won multiple auctions, return to the Auctions page to add more to your cart. This way you can consolidate payment and checkout all at once.
    4. You should see the Checkout page where you can enter your contact and payment information. Credit card payment is securely available online or choose Check or Cash for in-person payment when you pickup your art.

    Receive another copy of your auction winner’s email:

    • If you can’t find the Add to cart buttons mentioned above, let us know by calling 415.663.1347 or contact us via email.
    • We’ll need to know your customer account login name or email and auction artwork title. Also, inform us if you won multiple auctions and want us to resend others as well.
    • We’ll then resend that email which should land in your customer account email address. Select the Pay Now button in the email to access your checkout where you can enter your contact and payment information. Credit card payment is securely available online or choose Check or Cash for in-person payment when you pickup your art.

    Visit the gallery to pick up your artwork during business hours from 11 AM – 5 PM, Thursday – Monday:
    Gallery Route One
    11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101

    Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
    415.663.1347

    Password Reset
    1. Go to the My Account link in the upper right of any page. 
    2. Select the Lost your password? link at the bottom of the left Login column.
    3. Enter either your Username or Email in the field and select the Reset password button.
    4. Check your email account for a message titled: Password Reset Request.
    5. Select the link near the bottom: Click here to reset your password. 
    6. You’ll be taken back to a browser window where you may enter your new password (the same password in both fields).
    7. Finally, if the password was accepted, you’ll be asked to login with your username or email and the new password to access your My Account page.
    Bidder Contact Information

    Fill in the contact information such as First and Last name so we can know who you are in case you win an auction. Phone number will greatly facilitate contact too.

    1. After logging into your account, goto the My Account page.
    2. Select the Account details link in the left column.
    3. Enter your First name and Last name.
    4. Select the Save Changes button at the bottom.
    5. For phone and address information, select the Addresses link in the left column and select the Edit link next to the Billing address area.
    6. When done, select the Save Address button at the bottom.
    No Bid Retraction

    Placing a bid is a binding contract between you and Gallery Route One. The system doesn’t support retracting a bid once it’s made nor can the amount of the bid be decreased afterward.

    Please be certain you want to bid the amount that you enter.

    “Sniping” or trying to cut off other bidders at the last seconds of the auction is not recommended. Bidding at the final minutes of an auction can lead to lost bids because the system is usually overloaded and bids get dropped or queued after the auction ends, thereby resulting in a lost bid.

    It’s always best to simply anticipate how high your final price limit is if you were to be outbid multiple times. Then bid that highest amount you’re absolutely willing to pay.

    Bidding Rules & Wishlist

    The BOX SHOW 2021 is open online auction. Your entire bid amount will appear in full when placed (though names are obscured). Winning as the highest bidder means paying your full bid amount regardless of others’ bids.

    1. After registering (see Register to Bid FAQ), go to The Box Show 2021 page and browse the boxes available.
    2. When you find a box to bid on, enter the highest amount you’re willing to pay for the box. Once a bid is placed, it cannot be lowered in amount nor retracted. The full bid amount will be shown and is what you agree to pay if you win the auction.
      HINT: “Sniping” or trying to cut off other bidders at the last seconds of the auction is not recommended. Bidding at the final minutes of an auction can lead to lost bids because the system is usually overloaded and bids get dropped or queued after the auction ends, thereby resulting in a lost bid. Simply anticipate how high your final price limit is if you were to be outbid multiple times. Then bid that highest amount you’re absolutely willing to pay.

    WATCHLIST: If you like a certain box and you’re not sure or the auction hasn’t started yet, use the Add to watchlist link on as many boxes as you like. Your watchlist is available in the My Account > My Auction area.