How to Design Your Own Unique Event Tickets

We’ve all heard the saying, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Well, as it turns out, there’s more truth to this than we originally thought. While asking a friend for help certainly couldn’t hurt, when it comes to event planning and ticket printing, doing it yourself may be just what you need.

What exactly do we mean by this? We DON’T mean buying an expensive new printer and spending your time printing out your own tickets. We also DON’T mean painstakingly cutting them out by yourself in order to sell them individually.

What we DO recommend, is designing your own event tickets. That way, you get exactly what you want, in addition to what you need.

You CAN Always Get What You Want

If you’ve found yourself browsing countless online ticket templates without finding anything close to what you’ve visualised for your event, try the Design Your Own tool from Ticket River.

The Design Your Own tool gives you the freedom to create unique tickets by letting you choose your own personalised colours, pictures, logos, designs and text for your event ticket. This leaves you in complete control of your ticket design.

Imagine creating an event ticket that is attractive, yet expresses the nature of your event perfectly, right on the ticket. That would be smart AND savvy.

Don’t Settle for Anything Less

It’s simple to Design Your Own event tickets, and it’s a blast. With a user-friendly system and the ability to upload your own images, the task of creating event tickets becomes an adventure for advertising and interesting to anyone with a creative vision.

And if you’ve waited until the last moment to finalise details like tickets, worry not! Procrastinators are welcome at Ticket River. Once you’ve designed your own ticket, the turnaround time for printing is fast. Not only that, but your tickets will be printed in full digital colour for a totally professional look.

All event tickets come with detachable stubs, a convenient and handy item when trying to keep track of things in the throws of the actual event.

They’re also numbered to make the final count of attendees easier, and prevent ticket forgers from printing fakes – you’ll know a fake if you already seen the number on another ticket that day!

 

 

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Before You Sell Event Tickets

by admin on March 20, 2012

Lately, we’ve been talking to musicians and performers around the world to learn more about what works for event ticket sales and we discovered a few things. No group is too small or too new to hold a successful event. All it takes is a a little determination, a little dedication, and a not-unreasonable amount of work.

Are you working for a popular cause?

Fundraisers seeking to raise awareness and money for legitimate causes can usually count on good event sales as long as they know how to stay in touch with their base and find a way to put a human face on the cause. For instance, if you’ve been inspired to raise money for literacy in honor of a deceased love one, you’ll want to publicize your event by personalizing it as a memorial. Let the story be known: how your loved one inspired you to this cause, how their life was dedicated to it. Name your charity after your loved one. Brand it with their picture. Your fans will be inspired to help while they see you keeping the memory alive.

If your event is in aid of a school or sport team, remind your supporters who they’re helping! Use images of kids in uniforms if at all possible: this combination seems to be a great draw for any kind of sales. If you haven’t got uniforms, matching T-shirts help provide a great look of cohesion. Take it to the next level: bring those kids in their matching outfits around with you while you sell event tickets or publicize your message.

When your organisation is well-known, you can depend on recognisable brands. But if you’re a new group, you’ll want to create that brand. If you can create a logo, that will help tag your message. Even if you haven’t got a logo, an interesting event name can help create word-of-mouth buzz. Keep using your event name and your group name in your messages. Make sure you’re searchable online. Let everyone know what you stand for, whether it’s fighting cancer, playing rock and roll, or offering kids a safe space to play video games.

Keep working to spread your message, and you’ll find it much easier to start selling your event tickets.

 

 

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Watch This Space!

by admin on March 8, 2011

Who hosts the most fabulous events?

Is it you and your organisation? If not, it could be!

Starting soon, Ticket River and the Event Ticket Printing blog will be searching for stories just like yours from event planners all across the continent. We want to know what works, what doesn’t work, and how others can enjoy your success (or avoid your failures). Every week, we’ll work to feature one amazing party, festival, gathering, gala, fair, celebration, concert, performance: essentially, if you’re selling event tickets, we’d love to hear your story.

Interested in participating? Just drop us a note, courtesy of this blog, and tell us why your recent or upcoming event should stand as the model for the rest of the country. Whether it’s an unqualified triumph or an abject fiasco, let us know what you’ve learned, and what others can learn from your experience, and we might devote an entire post to you! We’ll also be contacting other Ticket River customers so you can learn even more about how to host an exceptional event.

Selected events will be profiled on this blog, along with links back to your own sites and any pictures you’d like to share. We’ll be interviewing customers to learn what they know and sharing that knowledge so our readers can plan for the future and fulfill their dreams by holding the top events, and featured organisations will receive some extra incentives to make their next event even better!

What’s good for you is good for us. Smooth events that run the way they’re planned keep everyone happy. Let’s share our knowledge and experience!

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A Word from Your Sponsor

by admin on February 15, 2011

Can corporate sponsorship boost event ticket sales?

Indeed it can. Entering into a partnership with a business or organisation whose values match your own is an excellent way to increase your marketing reach without increasing your marketing budget. Done correctly, it create a mutually beneficial relationship in which both parties receive advertisements, usually withing spending more money than they normally would spend.

Choose a partner that suits your event. If it is a small, local event, approach local business owners. Larger events may enter into an agreement with larger corporations. Either way, make sure the business is one that you want to be associated with. Do their products tie into your event? Does their reputation match your own?

You can offer your sponsor free advertising space: you’ll already be printing your own products and creating your own online campaigns, so it’s simple to add sponsor logos or messages to these materials. Similarly, your sponsor should be willing to add the details of your upcoming event to some of their marketing messages. If the sponsor’s business is willing to act as a box office to sell tickets to your event, it can increase your reach and help the sponsor boost traffic to their business.

Another example of a positive relationship is a product tie-in. Perhaps you can offer a discount to individuals who purchase your sponsor’s product. Your event tickets can come bundled with certain products, or you can provide the discount when they bring some proof of purchase to you. This can increase sales for everyone!

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Printing Tickets: 2011 in Event Kits

by admin on January 11, 2011

You’re planning something big this year. Whether it’s the largest fundraiser your organisation has ever seen, a spectacular theatrical production, a big party, or a small concert, if you want to advertise, monetise and organise your event, professional print products can make all the difference in the world.

Spreading the word with posters and flyer hung about town is a good start. If you have an extensive mailing list, customised invitations sent to likely participants really helps sell event tickets. However you wish to spread the word, you can print these products online, choosing the perfect design to complement your theme or your values.

Drink tickets and raffle tickets can be printed to match your event publicity, plus, they’re a simple way to turn any affair into a money-maker. With just a few donated prizes, you can earn lots of extra money by selling raffle tickets. Selling drink tickets is a good way to make a few extra dollars, as well. You can even sell them in advance.

Of course, you’ll need event tickets, and printing these to match your event collateral is simple when you choose a ticket printing company that offers free designs and ticket templates. Just enter your even information into the blank fields and the printer will do the rest, even shipping those tickets right to your door. So start planning now for the upcoming year. Get all your printing done fast, professionally, and affordably.

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Every Day It’s Getting Closer

by admin on December 18, 2010

Christmas is coming!

As a child, you anticipated the parties and presents. As an adult, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the details. Particularly if you’re selling tickets to a Christmas party, New Year’s celebration, or other seasonal event, you’re so busy talking to caterers, musicians, and professional Santas that actually selling those tickets takes a back seat to planning.

Yet, you must sell those Event Tickets if you hope to have a party. Here are some simply steps you can take to help generate more interest in your event and sell more tickets.

  • Print and mail Invitations (it’s not too late!).
  • Create an event page on Facebook. Ask guests to RSVP online.
  • Print and hang Flyers and Posters where potential guests may congregate/
  • Create a logo for the event, have it printed on Stickers, and distribute them everywhere.
  • Leak some of the exciting details to generate extra buzz for word-of-mouth advertising.
  • Using chalk, leave intriguing messages on sidewalks and walls.
  • Create a short video advertising your event. Post it online and share the link.

Creating a page with a unique URL dedicated just to your event helps you help your guests. It’s easy for you to share that link, and, as long as you include all the important details on your page, people will be able to learn everything they need to know about your party in one place.

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Come, all ye faithful!

by admin on November 22, 2010

Are you planning any big events in December? If so, it’s time to start printing event Invitations: the Christmas season is almost upon us once again! Small family celebrations, large formal galas, and everything in between can benefit from a smart Invitation. Casual or sophisticated, a printed Invitation makes a greater impression than word of mouth or email.

When your guests receive their Invitations, they’ll have a concrete reminder of your event, and all the information at their fingertips: names, dates, times, locations.

Seasonal parties can truly start to add up. Don’t let your details become lost in a flood of festivities, forgotten as guests try to juggle numerous activities. Getting the information out early helps ensure that your celebration is marked on calendars and anticipated in advance! The physical aspect of the Invitation allows it to be hung up where recipients cannot help but notice it and continue to think about your event.

Once you know the details for your event, you can start printing event Invitations!

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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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Your FIFA World Cup Party

by admin on June 16, 2010

There’s still time to organise your World Cup celebration. Sports-themed parties are a fine way to gather your friends together in a small space. Or, let out a larger venue and sell event tickets to armchair athletes who are willing to pay a little extra to watch the big game on a big television, perhaps within a few feet from a fully-stocked bar. Find your space and start printing those Event Tickets.

You need not do much decorating, but if you want to liven the room up, a simple assortment of flags of many nations or team photos will do the trick. Just be certain you have plenty of chairs, along with an out-of-doors space convenient for those who feel the need to step out for a cigarette, a breath of fresh air, or to punch a tree. If you’re charging for Event Tickets, make sure the drinks keep flowing, and consider a selection of easy-to-eat foods. Barbecue is always welcome, but finger foods will be appreciated.

Advertise with Posters, Flyers, and Invitations. Be sure to communicate where interested parties can purchase tickets to your event. You may sell ticket through a local business, a website, or by using your excellent sales pitch on potential customers you meet in pubs, clubs, or in your neighborhood.

World Cup Fever is a curious affliction, but one that is not wholly useless. Turn your club meeting, charity fundraiser, or weekly outing in a World Cup part and start raising money while entertaining those around you in a style fit for athletes.

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The Long Weekend

by admin on June 8, 2010

God Save the Queen!

And God save our beloved Australian tradition of the Long Weekend! We’ve got a marvellous one coming up, and if you haven’t planned your tribute to the Queen yet, it’s not too late. All across the continent, your friends and families are scheduling barbecues, film festivals, musical events, and mini-vacation getaways in accommodating hotels near big cities, beautiful beaches, or splendid outdoor opportunities.

Tickets are selling fast for events like We Love Sounds, an electronica festival in Adelaide, The Grantville Pirate Festival in Gippsland, and Mr. McGee and the Biting Flea, a children’s storytelling event in Brisbane. Not your cup of tea? Keep searching for some proper June entertainment, or start planning your own event.

How about a Block Party? For urban, suburban, and exurban living, the Block Party is an ideal event for those who love their neighbors, as well as those who don’t know anything about their neighbors and realize that they probably should. Check with the city to pull permits if you want to close off your street to motorized traffic and start knocking on doors. Who can loan some powerful speakers and play DJ? Who can roll out a grill and start barbecuing? Who will bake desserts? You can sell tickets if you want to make your money back, or earn a little something for local projects, like planting trees and flowers in public spaces.

Printing out Posters, Flyers, and Invitations will help increase attendance at the event. Hang them in local shops, on telephone poles, in bus shelters. Remember that this is a friendly, neighborly event. The more you talk to your neighbors and inspire a sense of anticipation, the more likely they’ll be to attend your party.

Or, there’s always the tried and true staycation. Buy yourself a case of beer and download those movies you’ve been meaning to watch. Celebrate the Queen’s birthday in whatever way is festive to you!

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