How to Sell Tickets Online

Whether you’re hosting a one-off music festival or a weekly club night, offering ticket sales via your website is a proven way to boost attendence.

In fact, in this day and age, online ticket sales is something that your customers will expect and demand — from their point of view, buying online is far more convenient than having to track down a brick-and-mortar box office.

If you’re looking to sell tickets online, Ticket Tailor is one of the premier ticketing solutions, with thousands of event organisers already using our easy-to-use service. A quick snapshot of benefits of using Ticket Tailor include:

How to Keep No-Shows to a Minimum when Selling Tickets Online

As an event planner, maximising ticket sales will always be one of your primary goals. After all, this is one of your major revenue streams that makes your event financially viable.

If you’ve already met your ticket sales targets, well done. Just remember: the hard work doesn’t end there.

If you want to ensure your event is a real hit, you need a good level of attendance.

But why does this matter? After all, if a punter has already bought a ticket, why should you care if they bother turning up?

How Starting a Blog Can Sell Tickets

Content rules the Internet — it’s powerful stuff.

If you’re looking to sell more tickets from your website, producing great content is a great place to start. This is why so many successful event websites run a dedicated blog.

Now, the number of tickets you sell from your website will be a function of the amount of traffic you send to it, and your conversion rate.

Some activities target one or the other, but the best thing about a blog: it boosts both.

This means your blog can sell substantially more tickets — and remember, your event will live or die by the number of tickets sold.

Want to know why a blog is so effective? Read on!

How to Take Ticket Deposits

Some of your customers might be interested in attending your event, but unwilling to pay the face value of the ticket upfront. There could be a number of reasons for this: convenience, uncertainty of availability, cash flow problems, etc.

The solution to this problem is to allow customers to pay a deposit, then settle the balance at a later date.

9 Elements of a Successful Event Website

Every event needs a website.

Whether you’re working on a local or national scale, or hosting events ranging from charity fundraiser to music festival, a website is the absolute minimum requirement.

After all, where do you think people will go to find information about your event, or even buy tickets?

Of course, getting your website right is easier said than done. After looking at countless websites for well-established events from around the world, we’ve narrowed down the nine core elements of a successful event website.

Sell tickets with WordPress

We are pleased to announce that our WordPress plugin has now gone live on the WordPress plugin directory.

If you want to sell tickets via your WordPress site, simply add our plugin. Then you can embed your box office in to any of your pages or blog posts with a simple snippet of text accessible from the Ticket Tailor control panel.

Learn more about in our help article:

4 Ways to Boost Ticket Sales for Your Event Using Twitter

Looking for ways to increase ticket sales to your next event?

You’re probably already aware of it, but Twitter can be a highly-effective tool — if it’s used correctly.

If you want to sell more tickets via your website, the following four tips will help you get the most out of Twitter.

Sell tickets directly from your website

Great news! We’ve just introduced website widgets that allow you to sell tickets online direct from your website. The customer can go through the checkout process without leaving you site, and all you need to set it up is  a couple of lines of code.

See the example below:

Sell tickets free!

When you search for “Sell tickets free” online you get a whole load of companies all saying “Our service is free”. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that what they really mean is that they will pass their fees on to your customers in the form of booking fees. If you tot up these fees, you will see that they amount to rather a lot of money.

Sell tickets for charity events – 30% Discount

Because of our low, predictable monthly pricing, we are helping many charities sell tickets online. And now we are pleased to announce we are offering 30% off our prices for charities.

This means if you are running a charity event you can sell your tickets for just £10.50 + vat per month (30% off the usual £15). And there are no contracts or hidden service fees, just pay for when you are selling.