Create a free ticketing system for your event

Create a free ticketing system for your event

Cre­at­ing a tick­et­ing sys­tem for your event is a must for any suc­cess­ful event plan­ning. How­ev­er, not all event man­agers have the bud­get to cov­er the costs of cre­at­ing and cus­tomis­ing a tick­et­ing solu­tion from scratch. For­tu­nate­ly, it has become very easy nowa­days to set up an online tick­et­ing sys­tem, and best of all — for free! Let’s dis­cov­er togeth­er the var­i­ous options, pack­ages and busi­ness mod­els of online tick­et­ing solu­tions allow­ing you to cre­ate a free tick­et­ing sys­tem for your event.

Create an online ticketing system, and save on several fees

From the out­set, when it comes to cre­at­ing a tick­et­ing sys­tem for your event, it’s worth not­ing that choos­ing to cre­ate your tick­et­ing online already saves you a lot of mon­ey. These cost sav­ings mean that, even using a paid tick­et­ing solu­tion, your expens­es will be insignif­i­cant com­pared to tra­di­tion­al solu­tions. For exam­ple, choos­ing to cre­ate an online tick­et­ing saves you the tick­et print­ing costs (fees that usu­al­ly increase with the num­ber of tick­et stubs, as well as some cus­tomi­sa­tion options), staff costs relat­ed to con­trol­ling access at the door (which tends to be high­er when using paper tick­ets, espe­cial­ly since you usu­al­ly have to deal with lost or for­got­ten tick­ets on the day), etc. This is not count­ing the time (and there­fore the mon­ey) that you also save by cre­at­ing your own online tick­et­ing!

Create an online ticketing for free… and only pay the printing costs

An increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar way to cre­ate a free tick­et­ing for events nowa­days is to use the ser­vices of an event tick­et print­er. Indeed, you will find sev­er­al event-tick­et print­ing com­pa­nies offer­ing you to cre­ate your tick­et­ing free of charge, online in a few min­utes, with­out leav­ing your house. These com­pa­nies sup­port the costs of cre­ation (that may include cus­tomi­sa­tion options), and only charge you for print­ing the tick­ets, depend­ing on the num­ber of tick­et stubs, the for­mat, the type of paper, etc. Of course, this is only a good solu­tion if you want to cre­ate your tick­et­ing for free while pay­ing for tick­et print­ing. But this option will not be for you if you real­ly want to avoid spend­ing any mon­ey on tick­ets, from the cre­ation process to the moment atten­dees receive their tick­ets. The fol­low­ing para­graphs will give you a few options or solu­tions allow­ing you to ben­e­fit from this type of free ser­vice.

Create a free online ticketing for free events/with free tickets

If you are organ­is­ing a free event, you have many options to cre­ate an online tick­et­ing sys­tem for free. Indeed, some paid online tick­et­ing solu­tions may allow you to cre­ate free tick­et­ing for your free event, allow­ing par­tic­i­pants to reg­is­ter free of charge. Sim­i­lar­ly, if you are host­ing a paid event and have sched­uled non-pay­ing tick­ets, some online tick­et­ing solu­tions offer their ser­vices for free for these non-pay­ing tick­ets only.

Such offers gen­er­al­ly give you access to sim­i­lar fea­tures as those pro­vid­ed to tick­et­ing for paid events, although some pre­mi­um fea­tures may be removed for free tick­et­ing. Gen­er­al­ly, you will have access to such fea­tures as:

  • Sev­er­al cat­e­gories of tick­ets;
  • Sale of tick­ets on your own web­site, or on a ded­i­cat­ed web­site / mini-site;
  • Sub­scrip­tions analy­sis;
  • Tick­et print­ing;
  • Mobile app for the event plan­ner;
  • Online sup­port

In any case, should you want to cre­ate free tick­et­ing for your free event, you must choose a tick­et­ing soft­ware offer­ing this solu­tion, tak­ing into account such cri­te­ria as ease of use, speed of roll-out, ease of pro­mo­tion, rep­u­ta­tion, as well as the fea­tures on offer.

Create a free online ticketing where attendees cover the cost

Anoth­er option allow­ing you not to incur charges on the cre­ation of your event’s tick­et­ing is to leave the costs to be cov­ered by the atten­dees (when it is a paid event). Thus, you will find online tick­et­ing solu­tions offer­ing you to trans­fer the fees they charge on tick­et sales to atten­dees — tick­et cre­ation and cus­tomi­sa­tion being free of charge. All you have to do is set up your online tick­et­ing and wait for your pay­ments, with­out spend­ing a pen­ny. Nat­u­ral­ly, in this case, it is the wal­let of the atten­dees who suf­fers (you can also pre­vent this extra cost by reduc­ing the total price of the tick­et, but then you may be the one suf­fer­ing — a dilem­ma to be solved based on your needs and pri­or­i­ties), your tick­et­ing part­ner is not impact­ed since they are get­ting their mon­ey via the fees paid by the atten­dees. How­ev­er, here again you must choose your tick­et­ing solu­tion care­ful­ly, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion its reli­a­bil­i­ty and secu­ri­ty ‑rep­u­ta­tion can also be an impor­tant cri­te­ri­on.

Create a free online ticketing for an event and make a donation

Oth­er online tick­et­ing solu­tions offer you to cre­ate your event’s tick­et­ing for free, with many fea­tures, and just sug­gest you donate mon­ey (i.e. leave a tip) once you have used their ser­vice (this dona­tion allows the solu­tion to con­tin­ue oper­at­ing, exist­ing, and will help oth­er event plan­ners). This kind of solu­tion is based on an alter­na­tive busi­ness mod­el, as opposed to the com­mis­sion-based mod­el. Also, it should be not­ed that free events and events orga­nized by (or for) non-prof­its are the main users of this kind of solu­tion, which makes sense and pre­vents the cor­rup­tion of this busi­ness mod­el.

We have just pre­sent­ed sev­er­al solu­tions to cre­ate a free tick­et­ing for events — it’s up to you to pick yours depend­ing on the type of event you are organ­is­ing and your pri­or­i­ties.

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