It’s almost Halloween! While the world gets ready to adorn vampire outfits, carve out pumpkin faces and spook the crap out of each other, we’re reminded of somebody who cannot be spooked anymore – because his life itself is a nightmare. We’re looking at you, event managers. To help ride this wave of uncertain cash flow, our Halloween offer is now LIVE.
At the time of making this career choice, you probably pictured yourself bowing on stage at the end of the show, in front of three thousand spectators, while they applaud the spectacular show you or your enterprise put on. In reality, well, it happens more often in your dream.
Here’s presenting an event presenter’s 8 worst nightmares.
1. Never Ending Queues
You’ve managed to get a Hollywood A-lister to perform in your city and you just announced you’re selling tickets outside the venue gates on the coming Friday night. Next thing you know, fans have already started to camp at the door so they can get hands on your tickets first. Sure, this is a great sign – your event is going to sell out for sure! But, do you really want to put your attendees through the experience of waiting in lines in the scorching heat, rubbing shoulders? More importantly, do you want to be sitting there all day selling tickets and disappoint fans towards the end of the line? We didn’t think so either.
What you need to do: Use our online event ticket store and let fans skip the queue. People wanting to buy your tickets can check the number of seats remaining online, so you won’t leave anyone disappointed.
2. Exorbitant Ticketing Fees
You’ve decided to take the smarter way out and sell tickets online instead. But now you browse through multiple websites and come across the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever seen – ‘$2 fee for every ticket sold.’ Your tickets only cost $8! The event management spirits welcome you into nightmare number 2 – the one where they rain fire all over your finances.
What you need to do: With Yapsody, event ticketing fees are extremely low and you have the option to pass on the ticketing fees to your ticket purchaser. Again, it’s so low, they won’t mind paying either. Additionally, we’re also running Holiday Season deals to help you manage your cash flow better.
3. Unresponsive Customer Care
A nightmare for humans of all the segments– poor customer support. Having to deal with a higher number of stakeholders than other people, event presenters have it the worst. While you strive to give your attendees the best experience during, before, and after the event, you need your stakeholders to cooperate with you. If they don’t, your nightmare also becomes your attendee’s nightmare (we’re talking late refunds.)
What you need to do: Customer support is our USP – we are literally available 24/7. Each presenter that has shared their experience with Yapsody has ONLY good things to say about our customer support. Whether it’s your ticket purchaser or yourself, reach out to Yapsody for a query (in our capacity) and we’ll happily provide you with just the resolution you need.
4. Bouncer Brawls
We’ve seen it in the movies and in-person – somebody conveniently “forgets” to bring a ticket they never purchased and walks in with a face like they obviously have a ticket. The usher stops them to check the ticket and, well, you know the drill. While one fake attendee is detected, there may be 10 that go unnoticed.
What you need to do: Don’t let this happen, obviously. Using our online ticketing system, access a mobile application called YapScan that lets you scan your attendee’s tickets. Validate tickets quicker and identify fake tickets in an instant.
5. Empty Seats
This one’s the greatest of them all. While most of the other issues generally pop up when the sales numbers are too high and there is too much to deal with, this one is a sign of an unsuccessful event – a nightmare that can make the presenter question his career choice. The unfortunate incident often happens because the event wasn’t promoted using the right techniques and at the right time.
What you need to do: Our ticketing system is integrated with promotional tools you’ll need to publicize your event far and wide, or to the designated area of your choice. Our MailChimp integration, social media sharing tools, and campaign tracking ability using Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel will help boost your ticket sales.
6. Seating Confusion
How often have you found yourself acting like an intermediary between two people fighting for a seat? We’re guessing, plenty. When you sell tickets to a general admission event, giving attendees seats on a first come first serve basis, you make yourself vulnerable to complaints about attendees reserving seats by placing their shopping bags or popcorn on it. Yes, this is a nightmare you want to avoid at all costs.
What you need to do: When there is a possibility of the above mentioned actions to occur, always sell reserved seating tickets, so attendees wanting to save the best seat in the house can do so without fighting for it.
7. Currency Not Supported
Is your local currency not as popular as the US Dollar? Do you find yourself looking up uber-cool software you’d want to try but shut the tabs soon after you read a little note at the bottom saying ‘Accept US Dollars only’? This one nightmare almost makes you upset about where you’re located and collecting payments online becomes close to impossible. Without collecting payments in advance, you take the risk of paying other event stakeholders from your own pockets, without any estimate of how many people will actually purchase your tickets – truly a nightmare!
What you need to do: Leave this one to us. Yapsody supports 150+ currencies from around the world, so you can collect payments, no matter where you’re located. Relax, we’ve got you covered.
8. Oh-So-Basic Tickets
Let’s assume you’re hosting a Princess themed party for the little girls in your community. You’re selling tickets to an event the girls are looking forward to. The parent hands over the ticket to the highly enthusiastic child and they have a look at it but are not as excited as they should be. Why must that be? Take a guess – your tickets looked as if they were passed to a conference about ‘how to deal with finances’ – white, black and boring fonts. While this is not a dealbreaker, your tickets can make or break a ticket buyers perception about your event.
What you need to do: Make use of our ticket customization feature. Whether you’re hosting a professional conference on leadership or a kid’s party, customize your ticket to set the tone for your event.
It takes plenty to put on a successful show, a superhero ability of sorts. While things may have gone haywire the last time you organized an event, know that there are always solutions – whether it is in the form of humans or software to make sure you have it in control the next time you present a show. At Yapsody, we’ve fit our system with every possible feature to make sure nothing goes wrong at your event and you never have to have a nightmare again. Go on, sign up with us, use our Halloween Offer and see your nightmare switch to a daydream turned reality.