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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The Dotted Line

by admin on February 16, 2010

You wait in a queue, eager with anticipation, creeping closer and closer to the venue’s door. At last, you reach the front and hand over your ticket. An usher or ticket taker glances at it, directs you to your seat, rips off the stub, and hands it back to you. Now the venue has a record of your entrance, and you have both a confirmation of your right to be there, along with a souvenir of your outing.

Thank the perforated Event Ticket stub!

Such a simple thing—a series of tiny holes punched in a line approximately two inches from the side of the Event Ticket—makes your life as an event promoter, theatre manager, or party planner that much easier.

When you print your own tickets online, you can always choose a perforated stub to help keep your event organized. There’s never any question about whether or not a guest is in the correct seat. Simply consult your guests’ ticket stubs and solve all disagreements. There’s never any question regarding how many guests have attended the event. Simply consult the pile of torn tickets at the entrance. With individually numbered tickets and good record-keeping, it’s even possible to determine which guests arrived, and, by process of elimination, which guests paid for their tickets but did not show up.

So don’t snub the lowly stub! Instead, take advantage of the full benefits of this overlooked little snippet of card stock. Print your own perforated Event Tickets online and stay sane.

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