Bringing Sotheby's 300 year legacy into the digital age


This partnership started with a change, and boldly went in search of more. Sotheby’s contacted Gangverk after a change in management with the desire to completely reform its digital infrastructure. They knew this would be a critical investment toward maintaining a leading position in their globally competitive field. Committing to a project like this was a massive undertaking at the time, but it has paid off in the multiples. From keeping Sotheby’s operating during the pandemic to keeping them competitive on the world stage, digital transformation has proved worth pursuing. 7+ years of collaboration have seen improved auction management, auction experience, online interaction, authentication, accessibility, tracking, marketplace systems, direct sales, and many other systems and services. The work didn’t start with much, but it has grown into a well-oiled engine that will continue to push the limits of the online auction experience.

What we delivered

  • Sotheby's Native AppLaunched 2017
  • Cloud infrastructureLaunched 2017
  • Auction experienceDesigned and built new auction experience, the complete journey from registration, bidding to post sales
  • Admin platformThe remote control for Sotheby's
  • Design Language System (DLS)Design system across every digital product within Sotheby's
  • Private SalesBuilt bespoke platform experience to faciliate the best buyers and sellers experence discreetly and seamlessly
  • Buy Now PlatformLaunched the buy now platform in 2020, an immediate way to purchase Sotheby's products
“Our close collaboration with Gangverk has enabled us to move fast and make great progress on creating frictionless experiences for our clients and engaging a new audience of collectors.”

Stephan Pepe, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Sotheby's

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If you're interested in partnering with Gangverk for your digital innovation needs, we would love to hear from you.

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