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South West 7s – Selling festival tickets online

South West 7s is an annual festival celebrating rugby sevens, camping and live music from across the UK. Held at Clifton RFC in Bristol from June 19th to 23rd, this year was SW7s’ highly successful debut. With more than 15 live bands, a selection of artisanal stalls and a competitive 7-a-side rugby tournament, huge amounts of fun (and sun) were had by all.

New Feature: Voucher Codes for Ticket Sales

We’re pleased to announce that you can now create voucher codes for your events

voucher codes5Voucher codes contain a set amount of money that can be redeemed against your choice of events. Unlike discount codes, voucher codes are single use and can only be ‘spent’ once; any remaining credit disappears after a voucher is applied to an event.

Selling tickets on your site (with widgets!)

Ticket Tailor lets you sell tickets directly from your website using our widgets. It might be blindingly obvious why this is a pretty nifty feature, but just in case it’s not, here are three reasons why widgets are the way forward for ticket sales.

The Porcini Test – Selling Theatre Tickets Online

Laureen Vonnegut is an American fiction writer, filmmaker and playwright. The Porcini Test is her latest work.

Laureen’s first book, Oasis, was hailed as “possessing a Felliniesque delirium, geopolitical knowingness, and womanly-wise toughness” (American Library Association). Over twenty of her short stories and movie scripts have been published worldwide, and her latest novel, Twin Lies, is read in book clubs across the world.

8 benchmark WordPress themes for ticketed events

How important is event presentation?

Very. Until your attendees actually arrive, the only information they have to go on – aside from word of mouth – is the information you provide. Presentation is key, but not all themes are suitable for every kind of event. That’s why we’ve put together a showcase of the best ‘standards’ in each category.

Introducing Zapier – saving you time on every ticket sale

We’re pleased to announce that you can now connect all sorts of useful apps to Ticket Tailor via Zapier.

Zapier allows different applications to communicate with each other. In practice, this means you can use Zapier to easily automate a number of mundane tasks, such as transferring ticket sales details to spreadsheets, putting together a mailing list from event attendees or creating invoices for purchases.

5 Mistakes that the best event organisers never make

…and how to avoid them!

You’d never make any of these blunders, but you probably know someone who has. Or not, in which case you may be some sort of Event Planning God, possibly waited on by a clique of minor but equally flawless venue deities.

Selling tickets online: 2015 National Student Pride

National Student Pride celebrated its 10th anniversary from the 27th of February to the 1st of March this year. Attended by almost 1500 students from over a hundred universities across the UK, it attracted sponsors including EY, IBM and BP, and won Best Event at the 2015 British LGBT Awards.

5 Beautiful Squarespace templates for events

Squarespace is a publishing platform that allows you to create your own website through a simple, intuitive process. The creativity and innovation of the Squarespace team is visible in their logo design system and the robustness of the platform itself.

How to Sell Event Tickets Online with WordPress (and our widgets!)

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world: it’s easy to use, quick to set up, and hugely customisable. It also happens to be a great way to advertise events and sell tickets online.