Guides and tips Posts

Introducing Donations

Lots of you are using Ticket Tailor for fundraising events and so it’s no wonder that we have been inundated with requests to add an option for your customers to donate when they buy tickets to your events.

Well, we are pleased to announce donations is now live and available on all accounts.

When editing an event you should now see a new option called ‘Allow customers to make a donation’. You can then set up a name of the donation and some extra text in case you need to say more about what they are donating for. When it’s all done you’ll have something that looks like this on your event page:

For more help on the feature please check out our help guide.

5 Beautiful Squarespace Templates for Ticket Sales

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.

A guide to ticket pricing (part 1…)

Where are the costs and what is the price?

You’ve got an event, it’s being publicised and you’re going to be selling tickets. So where do you go from here?

Well, one important issue is pricing. Figuring out how to actually price your tickets can be a real headache, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience planning events. This is a short guide for those who need a little advice on this vital but tricky issue!

A guide to ticket pricing (…part 2)

Ticket pricing strategy

There’s a lot of hand-waving and mysticism around pricing tickets, but real evidence on what works differs by industry, by event and even by the time of year.

And yet that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few trends worth paying attention to…

From auctions to ticket sales – 5 charity event mistakes

What sort of mistakes do charity event organisers make?

Plenty, as it turns out. But if you hear any of these statements being made, you can be sure that something went wrong rather early in the planning stages.

7 Low Cost PTA Fundraising Ideas

So you’ve succeeded in getting interested parents together and motivated – well done! Now you can start to raise money for educational equipment and term-time extras like day trips and excursions.

But where to begin? The idea is to have fun and make a little money at the same time, not to break the bank or do something that requires a huge amount of organisation. Well, the end-of-year fair can wait; here are some entertaining, low cost ideas to raise money, ranked in order of complexity.

Selling tickets on Unbounce

What’s Unbounce?

Unbounce lets you build, publish and A/B test landing pages without the need for an IT professional. With over 85 free templates and hundreds more available to purchase, Unbounce is a great way to market events, sell tickets and increase conversions.

The best way to sell charity event tickets

Why use Ticket Tailor?

Charities were some of Ticket Tailor’s earliest clients, and we still get warm and fuzzy thinking about how much money we’ve saved them on ticket fees. In fact, we still offer a 30% discount for registered charities because we’re committed to providing the best value for money that we possibly can.

Looking for a reliable, effective and low-cost option for ticket sales?

Most online ticketing services will charge you a flat fee plus a percentage of each ticket’s price. And that can be cost-effective… sometimes. But not often – and that’s why we like to do things a little differently.

5 Reasons to Ditch the Cash for Your Next PTA Fundraiser

There’s more to online ticketing than just intrinsic convenience – especially for schools and parent-teacher associations, when time, energy and funding are already at a premium.

In the same way that email has more or less superseded letter writing, the use of self-service ticketing has generally replaced the physical box office for event booking. This hasn’t happened by chance either. The ability to sell tickets online has brought a wealth of advantages to what was once a lengthy and sometimes haphazard task for organisers as well as customers. It might not be obvious at first glance, but using an online ticketing service for fundraising events is actually a pretty neat idea.

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.