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December 14, 2021 - Posted in Zoo Software

5 Reasons to Choose Square Payments For Your Event

Tired of waiting for your pre-sales ticket funds to hit your account? Wishing you could provide your customers with a better overall ticketing experience with multiple payment options? Your problem is a common one among event organizers. You’re probably ready for an Eventbrite alternative that meets your needs.

Most event platforms have their own internal payment systems, which is why it takes so long for venues to get paid and issue refunds. SimpleTix has partnered with Square, which gives you immediate access to an intuitive payments infrastructure that makes it easy to run your event and put money in your pocket. Discover the top 5 reasons to choose Square payments and how it could improve your bottom line.

Zoo and Festival Software Solutions

If you are running a zoo or organizing a festival, be sure to use ticketing software that makes it easy for guests to purchase tickets and enjoy their experience.

For many zoos, operating expenses are growing at a rate faster than their revenue. Get guests excited about your zoo and provide a top-quality experience once they arrive. When you make the ticketing experience easy, you are more likely to attract more guests. Your zoo software gives you the opportunity to sell tickets 24/7. That means you could wake up to more sales and revenue.

Working with an Eventbrite alternative like SimpleTix, gives you more options. In fact, you can create a webpage for your zoo, allowing you to sell tickets online and promote other events. You can provide important information like directions, contact info, and weather delays in a hassle-free way.

If you’re running a festival, you have lots of moving parts to consider too. You need a festival software ticketing solution that actually meets your needs, such as instant payouts, lower fees, compatibility with multiple payment options, and the ability to communicate with your guests.

Instant Payouts with Eventbrite Alternative

When someone buys a ticket, you get paid immediately. This is a game changer because you don’t have to worry if you will have the funds in time to pay your bills.

Like most event managers, you use proceeds from pre-sale tickets to fund other aspects of your event. This could include permits, licenses, taxes, insurance, concessions, security, on-site medics, staff, metal detectors, hand washing stations, portable bathrooms, merchandise, artists, vendors, and more.

Unfortunately, certain online ticketing platforms hold your pre-sale proceeds until your event has ended, and they withhold a certain percentage of your proceeds too. It’s your event and hard work, so why should you have to wait for your funds to be released to you?

An Eventbrite alternative will likely pay out sooner, but SimpleTix pays out instantly. When someone buys a ticket, you get paid. With instant payouts, you will be able to plan your event better, understand your budget, and use your money to pay for anything your event needs.

Take Any Form of Payment

When it comes to day-of event sales, you don’t want to have your staff fumbling with cash while the line at the gate grows. A payment solution similar to Eventbrite but with more payment options will open the door. Your guests want to pay for their tickets quickly and easily, so they can get to the fun of the event.

The SimpleTix and Square partnership gives guests the ability to pay with Apple Pay, Android Pay, contactless payments, and chip card payments. However, Eventbrite is limited in the payment options offered, and it doesn’t accept Square or Stripe payments.

Square Compatible

With a mobile payment terminal, your gate staff can complete transactions without slowing up the line. Additionally, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of cash, and it gives you the ability to do more with less staff.

While there are lots of online ticketing providers that offer Eventbrite alternatives at lower prices, only SimpleTix has partnered with Square to enhance the payment processing experience for you and your guests.

Most people have been part of a Square point-of-sales system before, either through buying or selling. The beauty of Square is that it allows you to take payments through a simple card reader inserted into your mobile phone or tablet. Ticket sales with Square happen quickly and can be completed on-site in seconds. This will help reduce lines and wait times at the gate.

SimpleTix also:

  • Is compatible with over a dozen other payment gateways
  • Works with Boca ticket printers
  • Integrates with Zoom, MailChimp, Salesforce, Zapier and other organizational tools

Keep Refund Revenue with Square Gift Cards

If you have to cancel your event or issue a refund, you can offer the refund in the form of a Square gift card. That means you keep the ticket revenue. If you run something like a zoo that operates on a daily basis, Square gift cards make it easier for someone to gift a tour or membership because it doesn’t obligate them to a specific date.

Plus, you can customize your registration forms and receipts, set your own refund policy, offer special ticket packages, ask for donations, and more. You can create a positive, unique experience for your customers when they can’t attend your event.

A positive refund experience makes your customers more likely to want to attend another event you organize in the future. This turns them into repeat business.

What Else Can SimpleTix Do?

At SimpleTix, our goal is to streamline your entire ticketing process and make it easy to promote your event. By allowing online ticket sales, you give your customers more options to buy tickets any time, which drives more sales and maximizes your pre-event budget.

When ticketing is simplified, lines and wait times are reduced. We offer a special scan-and-go integration with Square, making us unique. You also won’t need extra staff or time if guests forget their tickets because you can quickly look them up by name to check them in.

Knowing how much money you have to spend helps you create a better event budget. Instant payouts of pre-sales tickets give you the ability to accurately plan for staff, resources, entertainment, and more.

Life happens, and sometimes guests need to change their tickets. With digital tickets, you won’t have to manually change ticket dates for your customers. They can make changes on their own. Plus, if your guest needs a refund, you can offer a Square gift card that they can use at a later date and allows you to keep the money invested in your event.

Your SimpleTix event page is completely customizable to your event. You can communicate social distancing or COVID protocols, rules, send emails, and promote your event all in one place.

Don’t settle for a ticketing tool that is expensive and holds your hard-earned money hostage. Go for an Eventbrite alternative solution like SimpleTix to find out how easy ticketing can be.

SimpleTix has offered an affordable, premium event ticketing platform that outperforms Eventbrite and similar apps for over 12 years. Compared to the competition, SimpleTix offers better options at a better price point. To learn more, call us at +1 (855) 550-3670 or email us here.

All of this for just $0.79 + 2% per attendee

Zero up-front cost, with a low rate fee of $0.79 + 2% per ticket. Seamless integration with Square, Stripe, PayPal,, and more. And instant payment means no waiting for payouts by check.

Yes, ticketing can be this simple… With SimpleTix.

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