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SimpleTix v. TicketSpice: The Features Make the Difference When Picking Alternatives to Eventbrite

September 16th, 2022

SimpleTix v. TicketSpice: The Features Make the Difference...

Bumping along on the hayride tractor, picking the perfect pumpkin, or standing around the campfire roasting marshmallows and sipping steaming cocoa—this is how your attendees want to interact with your farm! Instead, many guests spend their time messing around on a farm’s clunky and unresponsive ticketing webpage; wasting their precious time or experiencing enough frustration that they don’t even purchase a ticket. Choosing the right event ticketing software can make or break the experience of the attendees you host. The first point of contact you have with many of these potential, life-long customers is through your event ticketing app. As they move through the ticketing process, you begin the attendee’s farm event journey and start to nurture customer loyalty and the desire to share their experiences with their social network. When you begin to consider different Eventbrite alternative platforms, it is important to keep in mind the functionality you need to run your farm-based events. SimpleTix leads the alternatives to Eventbrite, and the features are what make this platform stand out.    Eventbrite Alternatives that Play Well with Square.     Not all ticketing solutions were created equal; the proof is in the features of the system. Some alternatives to Eventbrite have a bit of a rocky reputation among event planners and managers. For example, TicketSpice has made many promises to their customers that they just haven’t been able to deliver on. Unfortunately, these broken promises have led to integration hiccups for event planners seeking a top-performing Eventbrite alternative. Several of these speedbumps have involved compatibility with Square, and as of this writing, these issues haven’t been resolved, creating needless friction points and unnecessary workarounds. But it’s not just the farm event managers that have been slighted in these oversights. Customers have been affected as well. In today’s app-hungry consumer...

How 3 SimpleTix Super Users Leverage Their Event Ticketing Software for Successful Events!

September 8th, 2022

How 3 SimpleTix Super Users Leverage Their Event...

SimpleTix super users understand that their robust event ticketing bundle does more than single event ticketing transactions. A recent blog we posted demonstrates how Valas Pumpkin Patch rolled out their platform and took advantage of all the event options embedded in the software. Sure, event ticketing is what we do, and we do it very well. But super users understand that merchandising, seasonal passes, timed and peak/off-peak entry, concessions, and catering may all be managed in one place at one time—creating efficiencies, increased attendee loyalty, and growth opportunities in your event operations. Let’s take a look at three super users and see how they are leveraging the SimpleTix event ticketing software to create successful events!   Success roundup of SimpleTix super users The following case studies detail how three super users of the SimpleTix event ticketing software leveraged the platform to meet each of their event-specific needs far beyond just simple one-off event ticketing.    Prom, volleyball, and the SATs.     Located in sunny San Luis Obispo County, California, Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) takes full advantage of the myriad of solutions offered by its event ticketing software—and for good reason! SMCHS teams have won 64 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championships, 92 individual or relay CIF Championships, 201 league championships, and five state championships with 50 SMCHS athletes having earned the title of CIF Player of the Year. Their athletic programming is very popular with the student body, and the school needs a robust system that is easy for the attendees to use. But SMCHS’s event ticketing solution needed to be user-friendly on the back-end too. Many of these events are assisted by student and parent volunteers that may not have a lot of training, and they need to be able to understand and utilize the platform. Ease...

Valas Pumpkin Patch: How a Farm Attraction Became a SimpleTix Super-User

September 6th, 2022

Valas Pumpkin Patch: How a Farm Attraction Became...

Pumpkin patches, hayrides, and hot cocoa around the campfire are the ingredients for fall family memories. As we move past the precepts that the pandemic placed upon us, more and more consumers are attending live events again at numbers not seen since 2019. Reestablishing personal connections has become key. This societal trend is reflected in event statistics, as 2022 is forecasted to realize event ticketing sales of $8.2 billion. Leveraging robust but user-friendly event management software now will create opportunities for your event venue. As we move into more seasonal autumn events, now is a good time to evaluate your ticketing platform and assess if you are maximizing your solution’s capabilities for all of your event needs.   Maximizing Your Event Ticketing Software Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard, one of the largest farm attractions in the United States, uses SimpleTix as their event management software. In fact, by deploying this robust system, they were able to move past a simple event ticketing option and have transformed into super-users of the platform. A super-user is an operation that uses a wide array of features supported by the software. Based on SimpleTix's ability to add more functionality, such as season passes, peak/off-peak ticketing, and upsells, Valas chose SimpleTix as their primary ticketing partner. Situated outside of Omaha, Nebraska, the 400-acre farm has been in operation for 38 years. A farm-event powerhouse, Valas sells over 80,000 event tickets each season. Valas hosts a myriad of ticketed special events, from apple picking, horse rides, and gem mining to the crowd favorite, the Pigtucky Derby Pig Races. Valas allows visitors to purchase season passes, a transaction that the SimpleTix platform can execute flawlessly. Valas also hosts/caters for large group events, so options for food service and concessions are necessary. For these customers, Vala's offers...

Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money With SimpleTix

September 2nd, 2022

Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money With SimpleTix

Have you ever been frustrated with online ticketing agencies that charge exorbitant service fees? Have you ever spent so much on concert ticket fees that you were unable to afford to purchase merchandise? If you’re an event organizer or merchandiser, have you ever lost money on gift cards for your event? If so, it might be time to abandon other online ticketing agencies and start saving money with SimpleTix, an Eventbrite alternative. Unlike other Eventbrite competitors, SimpleTix is designed to streamline the event ticketing process by saving event organizers time, steps, and effort. SimpleTix has one of the lowest, most competitive, and most straightforward price points in the industry. There are also special rates for agrotourism venues, and there’s a fee cap of $9.99. There are no hidden fees, and their basic package is cheaper than the mid-level package that other Eventbrite competitors try to nudge consumers toward.   Maximize Your Pre-Sales SimpleTix saves you money because it maximizes pre-sales. You won’t waste money overstocking, and you won’t lose sales because you’re understocked. The more tickets, merch, and concessions you’re able to sell beforehand, the easier it will be for you to order the exact amount you need. This minimizes waste, which means organizers will know how to plan exactly how much they will need to spend on drinks, food, parking, security staff, water stations, trash cans, and even portable restrooms. If you’re a customer, ticket pre-sales allow you to have more financial freedom to spend on snacks, food, beer, and merchandise rather than see your hard-earned money squandered on fees. Pre-sale tickets also give you attendees’ information beforehand so that it’s easier to upsell products like merch, higher-value tickets, or season passes. Pre-sale tickets are also easier to scan in–compared to selling tickets at the gate, which means less...

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SimpleTix v. TicketSpice: The Features Make the Difference When Picking Alternatives to Eventbrite

September 16th, 2022

SimpleTix v. TicketSpice: The Features Make the Difference...

Bumping along on the hayride tractor, picking the perfect pumpkin, or standing around the campfire roasting marshmallows and sipping steaming cocoa—this is how your attendees want to interact with your…

How 3 SimpleTix Super Users Leverage Their Event Ticketing Software for Successful Events!

September 8th, 2022

How 3 SimpleTix Super Users Leverage Their Event...

SimpleTix super users understand that their robust event ticketing bundle does more than single event ticketing transactions. A recent blog we posted demonstrates how Valas Pumpkin Patch rolled out their…

Valas Pumpkin Patch: How a Farm Attraction Became a SimpleTix Super-User

September 6th, 2022

Valas Pumpkin Patch: How a Farm Attraction Became...

Pumpkin patches, hayrides, and hot cocoa around the campfire are the ingredients for fall family memories. As we move past the precepts that the pandemic placed upon us, more and…

Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money With SimpleTix

September 2nd, 2022

Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money With SimpleTix

Have you ever been frustrated with online ticketing agencies that charge exorbitant service fees? Have you ever spent so much on concert ticket fees that you were unable to afford…

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