The exact items available through AuctionZip in New York state vary over time and by auction, as the source and reason for each auction are unique. Types of items commonly found through the site include vehicles, clothing, furniture, collectibles and equipment such as tools or machinery.
AuctionZip serves as both an informational service, allowing auctioneers to publicize upcoming physical auctions, and an online virtual auction house. Users are able to locate both types of auctions through the search tools on the site. One way to find an auction taking place within New York is to enter a ZIP code into the search box on the main page of the site, as of 2015. Alternately, a user is also able to scroll to the bottom of the page and choose New York from the list of available states.
Listings on the site contain information about the person or organization holding the auction and the reason for the auction. For example, some auctions occur as estate sales after someone passes away, while others are simply to sell off unclaimed impound vehicles. Most listings also include details about the different items in the auction. Users are typically able to contact the auctioneer prior to the event with any questions about inventory.