How Online Ticketing Makes Events Easier

  • By ShowClix Team | Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

If you’re planning your next event, have you considered online ticketing? Why do you need it when you can sell tickets on your own through Paypal or at the door, right?

Well, not only can it be both simple and affordable — in fact, an online ticketing system can actually make hosting events easier by providing call center support and ticket scanners to prevent fraudulent entry.

If you’re selling tickets online, organizing your own reports, and promoting your event on the street, the right event ticketing system can consolidate your customer and sales reports for you, while providing an easier purchase process for customers and creative ways to promote your events on social media.

• Selling your tickets online is more convenient. Online ticketing allows your customers to purchase tickets at their convenience, around the clock. You can provide all of the information they’ll need to know in advance and even share awesome promotional content when you create your event page. You’ll also be able to select delivery options, including will call, easy print-at-home tickets, and eco-friendly mobile ticketing… we also offer pre-printed tickets to be mailed to you directly!

• Online event pages can be easily shared on social media. With an event page, you’ll be able to easily share a direct link with your Facebook and Twitter connections. Make it as easy as possible for them to find the place to buy tickets, and you’ll sell more tickets — it’s not exactly calculus. You can even motivate customers to share your events on social media by offering discounts on their ticket service fees, in exchange for tweets and other sharing.

• Comprehensive reporting can make life easier after the event. Don’t try to piece together your reports based on conjectures from data across multiple platforms. Trying to figure out which promotional efforts turned into ticket sales? Create tracking tags and learn more about how your ticket buyers found the page. Need to see a simple breakdown of your revenue from the event? Run an instant ticket sales report and get results when you need them.

• Online ticketing doesn’t have to lose the personal touch. A friendly ticketing call center can help out customers and provide a service for selling tickets over the phone. You’ll save time while easing up the burden on your staff.

Still not convinced? Contact us for more information, and be sure to take a look at all of the services and products ShowClix offers for your event. Join over 70,000 events of all types & sizes that use ShowClix online ticketing, and sign up today!

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post made reference to Incentix’s connectivity with Facebook, which is no longer available because of changes to Facebook’s API.