It’s in the Details

by admin on August 3, 2010

Have you checked out Ticket River recently? Normally, I don’t like to go on about one website, but this company, based on the experiences learned from well over a decade of online ticket printing and sales, gets quite a bit right. Event Ticket printing is a whole-package operation. Certainly, anyone can purchase a general role of “Admit One” tickets, or perhaps print their own tickets at home, but a high quality printer offers those special touches that make a difference to those who notice.

Of course, any printer should offer you some basic professional touches: high-resolution images, in full colour and full bleed, with ink that doesn’t run or fade. Card stock should be thick and durable, with a professional finish in glossy or matte. Turnaround ought to be quick, with multiple delivery options, so you get your ticket when you need them. All Event Tickets, Drink Tickets, VIP Passes, and Raffle Tickets need to be individually numbered for security and accounting purposes. This all goes without saying.

Consider those extra touches, things that can help your planning, promoting, and actual event go that much more smoothly:

  • Booklet stapling helps your sales team stay organized and track ticket sales.
  • Perforated stubs keep the event organized at the gate.
  • Free designs and ticket templates are always welcome and encouraging.
  • Image upload is a brilliant way to customise your event without paying for custom work.
  • Event Kits let you look sharp; all your promotional materials and event collateral can match.

These are just a few of the special offerings that are free for every customer, every time.

Don’t forget the one thing that is all too frequently missing from your interaction with web-based businesses: the personal touch. When a company offers friendly customer service, available by email or phone, you know that they are willing to fix your problems. If you have a question, comment, or concern, there is someone waiting to hear what you have to say and make it better! Ticket River offers 100% satisfaction; if it’s not right, they’ll make it right, or refund your money. What more could you ask for?

When the details are right, the big picture comes into sharp focus!

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Keeping Track

by admin on April 13, 2010

The well-organised organiser has all the data at her fingertips! How many tickets are available? How many have sold? How many remain? What percentage of those who bought tickets actually attended? You need this information:

  • For tax purposes
  • For general bookkeeping
  • To determine the success of your event
  • To determine the efficacy of your publicity
  • To plan future events

When you print your own Event Tickets online, it’s easy to keep track. Safe, secure, individual numbering on the body of the Event Ticket as well as on the ticket stub takes you halfway there. You determine the run of numbers available, and basic mathematics takes care of the rest.

For General Admission or festival seating, your box office can sell sequentially. A glance at the lowest available ticket number can instantly tell you how many you’ve sold and how many are left. Even if you employ a team of sales professionals or volunteers, assigned individuals a particular run of numbers allows them to make their own calculations.

At the door, be sure to tear off the perforated ticket stubs. You can count them later to determine how many people attended. If you’ve kept really clever records, you can match ticket numbers to supporters’ names and learn who precisely was there, and, by elimination, who paid the entry fee and then stayed home!

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