10 Ticket Tailor features you need to know about in 2023

10 Ticket Tailor features you need to know about in 2023

2023 is in full swing, and as we welcome back many new and existing event organisers, we want to make sure that your ticketing process is as smooth as possible with Ticket Tailor. And what better way to do that than by making sure you're using the best tools at your disposal?

You might be thinking: “I’m not a tech-savvy person.”, or maybe you simply can’t keep up with our feature releases and want a quick refresh of what’s new.

That's why we've pulled together a list of our 10 most popular features that'll help you make the most of our platform this year. They're guaranteed to save you time and money – and who doesn't want that?

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Give Your Ticket-buyers More Ways To Pay With Ticket Tailor And PayPal Pay Later

Give Your Ticket-buyers More Ways To Pay With Ticket Tailor And PayPal Pay Later

Give your ticket-buyers the power to buy now, pay later at no extra cost to you thanks to PayPal.

Buy Now Pay Later installment programs are becoming increasingly popular. Promoting buy now, pay later messaging on your site at key points of the shopping journey can help boost average order value (AOV)⁵ and encourage customers to buy more⁶ — and more often.⁷ 

Find out how to simply set up PayPal Pay Later in your Ticket Tailor account in this blog, and your ticket-buyers will be able to make installment payments on small and large value purchases.

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Talking to Laura Letters Life – on turning a passion into a thriving creative & wellbeing business

Talking to Laura Letters Life – on turning a passion into a thriving creative & wellbeing business

Laura Edralin discovered calligraphy after a period of stress in her own life, and quickly realised there was an invaluable connection between the calming practice and mental wellbeing. Since then, against the backdrop of the pandemic, she’s gone from working full time as an Events Producer to running her own thriving calligraphy business.

Laura Letters Life offers a range of workshops, courses and events to individuals and businesses, delivering 100 workshops to over 1000 people over the past two years. Laura’s also recently completed her Wellbeing Coaching qualification, and has just launched Sparkle & Script, an evening of wine tasting and calligraphy in London. Through it all – her mantra of core values remains steadfast: Calm, Create, Connect. 

Here, she tells us all about her inspiring journey. 

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Starting your own fitness classes – a quick intro guide

Starting your own fitness classes – a quick intro guide

‘Tis the time of year for new beginnings and big goals – so why not put your dreams of starting your own fitness class into action, once and for all? Whether you’re a yogi, gym buff, or cross fit fanatic, it might just be easier to do than you think. 

You’ll need information, though – like what kind of qualifications you might need and which type of business structure to go for. In this guide, we aim to break the technical stuff down into easy-to-understand FAQs, so you can whizz through the boring bits and get to doing what you love most… ASAP. Let’s go! 🏃

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7 marketing trends that all event planners should know for 2023

7 marketing trends that all event planners should know for 2023

As an event planner, you’re probably aware that marketing can end up feeling like somewhat of an untamable beast. But it’s a necessary evil – those tickets won’t sell out by themselves!

The fact is, marketing trends and tactics move at an incredibly fast pace, changing from one year to the next. Sometimes these shifts are subtle – like the recent transformation of the need for great customer service into the need for instantaneous and authentic customer service. Some are more in-your-face, like the rise of TikTok, or the (almost) death of Twitter. Either way, it can feel tricky to ensure you're channelling your time and money down viable marketing streams, rather than inadvertently flogging a dead horse.  

On that note – what’s new for 2023, and which marketing trends are particularly pertinent to event planners? Let’s find out👇.

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Are you ready to run a workshop? Tips & ideas for turning your passion into a business

Are you ready to run a workshop? Tips & ideas for turning your passion into a business

The new year is the perfect time to start an exciting new endeavour – and we think running a workshop might be just the ticket. Not only can it be a way to make some extra cash, it could end up being your golden ticket out of a job you don’t like, into one that doesn’t feel like work at all. Alternatively, running a workshop doesn’t need to be a profit-making exercise. You might just be looking for a way to connect with other like-minded people, or to offer something back to your local community.

One thing’s certain – the workshop scene is thriving. We’ve seen tons popping up on our platform, spanning from painting, crafts and photography, through to those with a focus on emotional and mental health support.  

Read on for tips, tricks and ideas for turning your passion or area of expertise into your own thriving workshop. 

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Charity takeover with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Charity takeover with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Hands up – who thinks of soggy fields and lacklustre landscapes when they hear the word ‘bogs’? (Or perhaps you're thinking of a colloquial term for the, ahem, toilet.) You’re probably not alone… but we’ve got news! This is a major misrepresentation of one of nature’s most impressive habitats. 

Peatlands (less glamorously known as ‘bogs’) are incredibly diverse, fascinating natural phenomenons with climate-crisis tackling superpowers. They take thousands of years to form, for a start, and store up to 30 times more carbon per hectare than a healthy tropical rainforest. They also help reduce flooding, improve water filtration, and are great for wildlife biodiversity. Impressive, huh?

We know all of this because we support the work of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust – a brilliant voluntary organisation devoted to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria. (In fact, it’s the only organisation devoted solely to this.) The Cumbria Wildlife Trust carries out some truly incredible conservation work, including peatland restoration, pollinator protection, and nature recovery in the Irish Sea. 

You can read more about their work here >

A quick recap for those who don’t know: Here at Ticket Tailor we donate 1p (1.3c) for every ticket sold through our platform to important climate causes. Back in 2021 we partnered with three climate charities – Ocean Conservation Trust, RainForestUK, and Cumbria Wildlife Trust – for healthier oceans, healthier forests, and healthier bogs. 

Below, we chat to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Helen Tulloch to learn all about their fantastic work, and how Ticket Tailor users are supporting this with every ticket sale they make 🙏.

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Giving back with Ticket Tailor: our charity donations for 2022

Giving back with Ticket Tailor: our charity donations for 2022

Ticket Tailor exists to empower event creators all around the world through easy and affordable ticketing. But it’s in our DNA to give back – for every ticket you sell through our platform, we donate 1p (1.3c) to climate causes. It may be a small amount per ticket, but multiply it by 9.5m tickets and we can start making a real difference to important causes!

Together, this year, we’ve donated a grand total of £131,592.90 ($158,754.33) and counting! Taking our all time total over £222,000 - thanks for making this possible.

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A note from our Founder Jonny: Reflecting on 2022

A note from our Founder Jonny: Reflecting on 2022

And just like that 2022 is wrapped! And what a year it’s been – thank you so much to all of our customers for choosing Ticket Tailor. We are honoured to serve you, and hope that you have had a really great year too!

Last week we had our year-end party reflecting and celebrating 2022 as a team. And it really has been amazing.

Keep reading for our round-up and to read Founder Jonny’s thoughts on the year ahead.

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