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Help & Support Pages Go Live

Over here at Ticket Tailor HQ, our constant aim is make the service a little easier to use. As it’s an intuitive system, we don’t get too many questions – but it doesn’t hurt to walk you through the various processes.

One of the Best Ways to… Sell Business Events Tickets Online

The more people you can share your knowledge with, the better. Ticket Tailor doesn’t charge any per-ticket fees whatsoever – we allow you to set and keep your own. This means it’s cheaper for you to sell tickets for business events, freeing up cash you could pump into making training sessions the best they can be (or a greatly deserved holiday!).

#EventProfs: 8 Twitter Accounts Event Organisers Should Follow

It’s always useful to find out little pointers about how to make your event bigger, better and more cost effective. If you sell tickets online or promote events, here’s 8 twitter accounts you can’t afford not to follow. Click their names to go to their twitter pages.

One of the Best Ways to… Sell Festival Tickets Online

Of course, festivals need masses of music and mad, fun time guys and girls. So let’s say, you’re selling in excess of 100 tickets. If you are using a ticket agency, the booking fees alone could take over a third of your revenue.

Do You Want to put Events on at the Olympic Stadium?

Ever wondered what it would be like to host your events at the Olympic stadium? The Olympic Park Legacy Company have created a competition which gives event organisers the chance to do just that.

2 Minute Interview: Fusion Dance Troupe Company

It’s time for our second instalment of the series!

Next to take the two minute bonanza are the brilliant Fusion Dance Troupe Company.

Before you answer our 12 second questions, give us 3 sentences about your industry and where your company fits in:

One of the Best Ways to… Sell Club Tickets Online

Parties just aren’t the same with two people on the dance floor and one person at the bar. That’s why selling club tickets online should be great value and easy as pie.

Ticket Tailor charges absolutely no booking fees – we let clients set and keep their own. There are also SMS e-tickets available so that door entry is smoother. Additionally, payments for ticket sales are also paid directly into your PayPal account.

Ticket Tailor also integrates seamlessly into your website & Facebook – allowing you to turn Facebook fans into happy clubbers. And with the ability to set and sell multiple ticket types, Ticket Tailor is the all rounder that your ticketing process needs.

We’re great for last minute tickets too – you can sign up and have tickets on sale in less than 5 minutes.

Top notch clubnights SOUNDCRASH and SWN are fans of Ticket Tailor.

SWN gives it the thumbs up: “It’s made it handy for us to have all our shows on sale in one place, and link the graphic for the show directly to the ticket. It’s been a great addition to what we do.”

SOUNDCRASH agree, pointing to the huge savings that comes from selling tickets online with us: “ [Ticket Tailor is] enabling us to re-coup the majority of our booking fees whilst not having to re-engineer the back end of our site to do this directly.”

Sound cool? There are tons more features, check them out here.

Make Sure Your Christmas & New Years Events Sell Out

How to ensure your Christmas and New Year’s events are sold out

Two people, four cocktails and one party popper… Hardly a happening party right?

That’s why it’s the most important time of the year to make sure your events sell out.

Now, we know that event organising is no piece of cake. Here’s two of the best tips to make sure you sell out every gig, venue or party you put on.

Think Small(er)

Large, half empty venues impress nobody. But a smaller room full of energetic ravers, fans or guests is sure to get you a good name. So why book (and pay) for a venue that won’t be filled? The crowd itself gets the crowd going, so why not book somewhere a little smaller and have that big, proud ‘sold out’ sign slapped on your next event’s window.

Around the festive period, club and venue rent prices tend to be slightly higher. So not only will you save yourself some cash on the rent, you’ll also have a comfortable number of guests to ply with great music!

Mobile Madness

Mobile marketing is underrated. No doubt many of your customers carry their phones glued to their fingers (texting timmys) or their ears (talkative tracys). When it comes to getting your event found, you could try something novel like Flypost. Using this app is one of the easiest ways to get your event to the top of the “OMG-I-cannot-miss” list. Check them out here.

Got any more tips? Tweet them to us @tickettailor!

4 Super Savvy Tools for Event Organisers

Event organisers are, by nature, sociable, savvy and… run off their feet.

But what happens when you’ve exhausted many of the generic avenues to promote your awesome event?

That’s where the likes of Bullseyehub, Eventasaurus, FanBridge and Ticket Tailor become priceless. They take the exhausting legwork out of event organisation, leaving your free to do what you do best – putting on a great show.

For Social Network Soldiers:

Eventasaurus is every event organisers dream – imagine being able to post your event on several social networks at once and reply to any queries super fast from one platform. The days of logging into multiple social networks are long gone. Eventasaurus will allow you to spread the word about your event and where to buy tickets (using Ticket Tailor of course!). Check out their awesome software at www.eventasaur.us .

For Event’s Listing Lovers:

Using Bullseyehub is the equivalent of personally sending an event invite to the entire online event community – you can list your event once and publish it across the web with a single click. Amongst many other things, Bullseyehub offers tracking of your event in top search engines and a buzzing audience of up to 16 million people. It doesn’t get much better. Check them out here: www.bullseyehub.com .

For Fan Base Fanatics:

Fanbridge’s all inclusive software can literally grow your brand fan base by millions. With over 90 million fans managed worldwide, Fan Bridge is the godfather of fan building. Their ultra-intuitive platform automatically creates a highly engaging summary of your social media content – and delivers it to your fans email inboxes weekly. You don’t get much more engaging than that. If you’d like to turn your likes and followers into valued brand sharers, check out: www.fanbridge.com .

For Ticket Selling Superhumans

Once you’ve got your event out there, how do you sell tickets online and save your self some cash? Easy, Ticket Tailor! Ticket Tailor is everything a standard (boring) ticketing agency isn’t. It’s simple, quick and best of all – charges no bookings fees. Facebook, blogs and website integration means it’s the perfect tool to turn all your promotional effort into hard cash. Easy to read graphs let you keep track of your orders too – and there’s even a smart phone version for on-the-go selling. To get a slice of this marvellous software, check out: www.tickettailor.com .

Events Organising: First Timer’s Guide

Event organising: it’s exciting and nail-biting – but it can also be very nerve racking.

Will to many people come? Will nobody come? Will people talk about it for years to come? Will people want to come back? How much will it cost?

Dealing with these questions can be tough, so here’s a few tips to get you off the ground.

You do too much, you’re not superman you know

  • Like they say, two heads are better than one.

Getting help in is always great – they’ll be able to advise you on what works and what doesn’t, give ideas on how to advertise your event, who to invite and what to charge. Most importantly, they’ll be able to split the stress with you.

Small and Informal now, Glastonbury later

  • Ambition is great but when it comes to your first event, start small.

Things can easily spiral out of control if you don’t have much experience with event planning. Also, starting small means you can learn from any mistakes you might make – without too many dire consequences.

  • Don’t leave booking to the last second

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are the party days so book your venue early as there’s a good chance there’ll be a waiting list. Don’t forget to allow for sufficient numbers. It’s much harder to under-book and add numbers later than to overbook and cancel.

Let Facebook & Twitter be your party planners

Use social media to attract people to your event – but don’t over do it. No-one likes being bombarded with invites 24/7.

One way to ensure that you’re not seen to a spammer is to have others get the word out there with you. Let your mates recommend your event. People are much more receptive to word of mouth marketing – and your event can reach more people.

Always have your contacts details on invites, whether they’re online or printed. Personalise your invites too – we all like to feel especially welcomed.

Keep a hold of your purse strings

  • Events can go over budget in the blink of an eye.

Many experienced organisers never know whether they’re going to make a profit on their events. So it makes sense to keep a close eye on the money you’re spending.

You might sell £300 worth of tickets and the venue only costs £100 – you’ve made a profit, right? Not always. Remember to factor in opportunity costs. This involves insurance, bar charges, petrol and booking fee’s you’ll pay for selling tickets (unless you’re using Ticket Tailor of course!)

Don’t forget – always have a contingency fund to prepare for possible refunds.

Whilst at the Event

Remember, it’s your event and you’re in charge. If someone is disrupting your event ask them politely to leave and don’t let it phase you!

Our final tip… Enjoy yourself!

No use putting in all that hard word without reaping the rewards!