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Three Major Problems That Keep Your Ice Skating Rink From Running Efficiently

November 9th, 2022

Three Major Problems That Keep Your Ice Skating...

Ah, ice skating, the perfect winter pastime. Put on a warm, fuzzy hat, a fleece coat, mittens, and a scarf, and get some hot cocoa on a frosty January day! Perfect weather to head out onto the ice with family—perhaps for a romantic date or to learn to skate for the first time. It sounds like a wonderful time, but this lovely outing could be thwarted by a few problems. Crowded ice rinks, equipment shortages, and limited staff can ruin your guests’ winter fun. There’s a big difference between the silly fun of falling on the ice in the company of your friends and family and falling and creating a huge skater pileup on a jam-packed rink stuffed with frustrated people whose good times have been marred by simply trying to get a date for this outing!  This year, avoid these issues!  Partner with SimpleTix, the event ticket system that will save you time and money and ensure your guests will be able to make the most of their time on the ice at your rink! With SimpleTix, event ticketing is simple, straightforward, and hassle-free! Read on to see how SimpleTix can help solve your ice skating rink woes!    1. The Ice Is Too Crowded     In 2015, approximately 50,000 people sustained injuries from ice skating.  With that many people getting injured per year, it’s important to keep safety in mind when planning a trip.  While serious injuries can occur, the most common types of injuries are bruises or contusions on areas of the body that take the hardest landing during a fall. As a rink owner, you want to prevent as many of these incidents from occurring as possible. Many families come from a distance to your ice rink, only to find that when they get there,...

4 use cases for timed entry ticketing that have nothing to do with COVID

November 9th, 2022

4 use cases for timed entry ticketing that...

The event ticketing industry has undergone fundamental changes since March 2020. The way people interacted with each other during the pandemic brought to light new ways of thinking about how we gather together, and as a society, we have shifted some of these interactions. Some of these changes—remote work is an obvious example—‚are here to stay. Many of these modifications were for health and safety concerns, but two and a half years later, a few of these adaptations have morphed how we gather for our leisure or lifestyle pursuits. Timed entry event ticketing is one of these examples.  As we move into the “new normal” of running events after COVID, expect some of these changes to our industry to stick around. Your attendees became used to timed entry as the “business as usual” way of attending gatherings during COVID, and many of them now still enjoy the benefits that these ticket types bring to their lifestyle.    Timed entry ticketing makes your event workflow easier and your attendees happier. Some cultural institutions and other event venues are ending their timed entry ticketing options, but other operations are leaning into this option to make improvements in their workflow and customer experience. Timed entry ticketing seems like an obvious solution for drive-in theaters, museum exhibitions, and farm and agritourism events. Event managers that operate seasonal events like haunted houses or holiday light exhibitions will benefit from this ticketing category as well. Think about this solution the next time you see the line stretching down the block from your ticket gate right before your event starts. Timed entry removes friction points from almost every type of event. Timed entry is not as restricting as you might think. While you have ultimate control over the flexibility of your event ticketing software, your customers don’t...

4 Event Ticketing Hacks to Make Your Drive-In Theater More Efficient and Profitable

October 26th, 2022

4 Event Ticketing Hacks to Make Your Drive-In...

With the sun setting over a long line of cars stretching down the thoroughfare, it’s easy to think that you’ve achieved success with your drive-in theater. But are you taking advantage of your event ticketing platform to guarantee that you are maximizing the revenue you can achieve from all those excited customers, eagerly anticipating the late-night, double-feature picture show?  There are so many touch points and opportunities to upsell with the right event ticketing application… does yours bring all the opportunities available to your operation? By deploying the best event ticketing software, you will ensure that your drive-in theater isn’t leaving any money on the table. Missed opportunities from the wrong ticketing systems are not unique to drive-in theaters. Christmas light exhibitions, haunted houses, and other drive-thru operations will see increased profits from the following hacks as well. Spend a minute and think of how you can leverage the suggestions below to optimize your entertainment enterprise.    “Put a fox in the henhouse and you'll have chicken for dinner every time.” -The Hack (Gene Hackman), The Quick and the Dead.   Hack #1: Going Digital Traditionally, drive-in theaters have been cash-only for tickets and concessions. Families would line their cars up fifteen minutes before dusk, file in, park, wait through a lengthy consessions line, then stumble back encumbered with refreshments and snacks. If they were lucky, they’d find their vehicle before the feature started. Almost all the transactions were paper-money based with lots and lots of waiting... Thankfully, this is no longer the case!  While an evening at the drive-in theater is an experience filled with nostalgia, the best event ticketing software can transform the movie-going experience for both you and your patrons. A state-of-the-art digital ticketing system can enable 24/7 online ticket sales – no more wondering what the...

How to Eliminate Drive-Thru Holiday Light Display Frustration and Friction with SimpleTix

October 21st, 2022

How to Eliminate Drive-Thru Holiday Light Display Frustration...

During the Winter holiday season and especially during the month of December, some of the most beloved and popular attractions are the local drive-thru Christmas light displays put on by many neighborhoods and organizations.  Imagine getting excited to spend some quality time and make some memories with your family! You bundle everyone up and get ready to take a drive over to a nearby neighborhood to take in some gorgeous light displays, only to arrive and find yourselves waiting well over an hour in a traffic jam to look at sights that should take mere minutes to experience!  The hot cocoa you brought in your thermos has gotten cold as you wait forever with restless and hungry children in the backseat. This trip to see the lights is starting to feel dark!  As magical and lovely as these lights can be, holiday light drive-thrus can have a great many issues, from long lines to traffic jams–to the general safety risks many cars backed up on the roads can pose.  Instead of your attendees waiting in seemingly unending lines this year, why not make their experience a bit easier and merrier and help them plan this year’s holiday lights visit with SimpleTix, the Eventbrite alternative that will help save you and your attendees time and money so that they can focus on enjoying this holiday tradition with their loved ones.  Holiday lights attractions are just one of many different types of events SimpleTix works to serve to make attendee experiences smoother and more delightful!   Timed Entry and Pre-Sale Tickets Some advantages to using SimpleTix when attending drive-thru holiday lights this year include timed entry and presale ticketing features. Presale ticketing and timed entry help attendees avoid those long lines, which allows you to be more effective with crowd control. Timed...

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Three Major Problems That Keep Your Ice Skating Rink From Running Efficiently

November 9th, 2022

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Ah, ice skating, the perfect winter pastime. Put on a warm, fuzzy hat, a fleece coat, mittens, and a scarf, and get some hot cocoa on a frosty January day!…

4 use cases for timed entry ticketing that have nothing to do with COVID

November 9th, 2022

4 use cases for timed entry ticketing that...

The event ticketing industry has undergone fundamental changes since March 2020. The way people interacted with each other during the pandemic brought to light new ways of thinking about how…

4 Event Ticketing Hacks to Make Your Drive-In Theater More Efficient and Profitable

October 26th, 2022

4 Event Ticketing Hacks to Make Your Drive-In...

With the sun setting over a long line of cars stretching down the thoroughfare, it’s easy to think that you’ve achieved success with your drive-in theater. But are you taking…

How to Eliminate Drive-Thru Holiday Light Display Frustration and Friction with SimpleTix

October 21st, 2022

How to Eliminate Drive-Thru Holiday Light Display Frustration...

During the Winter holiday season and especially during the month of December, some of the most beloved and popular attractions are the local drive-thru Christmas light displays put on by…

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