Sell online event tickets
The traditional way to sell tickets for events has
always been in person, but this can be time-consuming and not
always practical. Digital ticketing avoids these problems and also
means there's no risk of lost tickets, and less handling of money,
paperwork and trips to the bank for your committee.
Online links can be easily shared via social media to widen your
potential donor base. There is a charge for using these services,
but this can be absorbed into the ticket price, and most would
agree that the benefits of digital ticketing hugely outweigh this
drawback. So, if you're keen to update your PTA and go digital,
what are you options when selling tickets online?
Tailor is a dedicated online ticketing platform suitable for
events of all sizes. It lets you sell different ticket types,
making it easy to charge different prices for adults, children and
early bird, for example. You can set up discount codes as
incentives, and can email all ticket buyers with any last-minute
reminders or details.
There are no booking fees, instead you subscribe to the
no-contract service, paying a set price per month that allows
you to host a certain number of events. When you have no
events on sale, simply switch to the free plan to retain access to
your data without being charged. Track how sales are going with the
analytics graphs and use tracking links to see where sales are
coming from. You can also export your ticket buyer data, so
you can use the information to inform planning for your next event.
Entry to the event is made easy with the capacity to print out a
door list and use a phone to scan tickets.
- Prices start at £19 per month for up to five events (max 250
tickets per event), with 20% off for charities. Try it for free for
your first five ticket sales.
Events provides an all-round tool for your PTA needs. As well
as selling tickets, you can send out newsletters, communicate with
your committee, volunteers and supporters, add news articles to
keep supporters up to date with your fundraising, upload
files such as meeting minutes, recruit volunteers and hold
online auctions (and more!).
PTA Events allows you to contact ticket holders in advance of
events to collect any information needed, and you can also add
options and compulsory questions for ticket buyers to choose and
answer when purchasing. This means you can easily collate lists of
whatever information is required to help your event run smoothly,
from menu choices to permission information. The system
collates a list of ticket buyers that can be used on the door,
and you can upgrade to the QR code scanning feature for a small
The platform is free to join when using the basic service, which
is offset by the website's advertising.
- Fees are dependent on the payment provider used, including
PayPal, Stripe and GoCardless.
The community scheme: Classlist
offers a GDPR-compliant way for you to communicate directly with
school families. It's the perfect way to connect parents easily and
safely, because users have full control over what data they would
like to share.
Classlist allows you to set up different lists for different
groups, meaning you can message the whole school about the summer
fair, just Year 2 about a bake sale, or your committee about an
The free app allows you to recruit volunteers, send
announcements and newsletters and raise cash for the school with
Classlist's school sponsorship scheme. Its PTA forum is a useful
tool for co-ordinating events and resources and getting advice and
tips from other local PTAs.
Parents can reach each other in just one click, making it easy
to ask about homework, trade old school gear or find lost property.
The ticketing function allows you to manage and ticket events, with
full guest lists and RSVPs.
- Classlist uses Paypal as its payment provider, which charges
users a small percentage as a fee.
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