Thursday, December 19, 2013


What's a great event tool for online ticket sales? Checkout Eventbrite, an online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events and publish them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site's interface. It is also used as a search engine enabling attendees to find and purchase tickets to different events. Eventbrite was founded by its CEO Kevin Hartz, its President Julia Hartz and CTO Renaud Visage and was officially launched in 2006. Since 2006 it has grown significantly and is now recognized worldwide.

Eventbrite works in three easy steps. 1) Create an event webpage, 2) Promote your event, and 3) Manage event entry. The company generates revenue by charging organizers a fee of 2.5% of the ticket price plus $0.99 cents per ticket sold, but does not charge any fee for free events.

Creating an event webpage yourself let's you customize your ticket information in a creative and professional way. Simple tools help you put together a page with logos, images, and URLs, and send barcoded tickets. Its online or mobile accessibility makes it quick and easy for people to buy tickets and register for your event. They allow more payment options to easily collect money online with their credit card processor, PayPal, and more.

In order to promote the event, Eventbrite allows you to email personalized invitations to your contact lists. You can keep your event private or automatically list your public events on search engines and the Eventbrite directory. Increase your turnout by letting attendees promote your event on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to their friends and network. This setup is so great, it even allows users to track attendance. See how many people are coming to your event and view your ticket and registration sales so you can ramp up your promotional activity as needed.

With Eventbrite you can manage all of the event data. Print a guest list or use one of their free apps to check in people and scan barcoded tickets with your phone. Attendees can access your event info and tickets on the go with the Eventbrite mobile app which is great for going paperless. You can sell tickets at the door and collect customer info with their secure mobile box office app for the iPad.

If this ticket sales system is something you haven't used before, it is definitely something to consider when planning your next event.

Eventbrite has developed two applications targeted towards event organizers. Their mobile app, 'Entry Manager', is available for both iPhone and Android. 'Entry Manager' allows organizers and planners to see the number of tickets sold to a particular event, the number in attendance, and offers several ways to check in attendees. The mobile app also links back to the user’s page on Eventbrite, providing post-event details and an attendee summary report.

The newest application called 'At The Door' is described as a mobile box office. It allows the user to check in attendees, as well as purchase tickets and process credit cards on-site. Anyone in the industry would agree that these two apps make ticket sale operations extremely efficient.

Let Eventbrite help your devour the details when selling tickets for your next event!

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