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ThunderTix

FrontRunners 2022

Designed for the performing arts, ThunderTix provides reserved seating and general admission event management. We make season subscriptions easy and combine fundraising, gift cards, merchandise, concessions, and a private CRM in o...Read more

Purplepass Ticketing

Purplepass is a cloud-based ticketing and event management solution suitable for small to midsize event organizers. Key features include online pre-sale, marketing, printed tickets and wristbands, social media integration, day-of ...Read more

Tix

Tix is a cloud-based solution for online and box office ticket sales and donations. Features include event management, access controls, social distancing, multiple seating options, and more. Tix provides users with customer relat...Read more

Showpass

Showpass is a cloud-based ticketing solution designed for promoters and entertainment groups of all sizes. Features include event management, box office management, fundraising management, barcode scanning, ticket brokering and mo...Read more

AudienceView Professional

AudienceView is a cloud-based ticketing solution that enables nonprofits, art centers, museums, events and theaters to sell tickets and raise funds. The solution enables users to manage ticket prices by individual seats or section...Read more

4.59 (39 reviews)

accesso ShoWare

The accesso ShoWare ticketing solution is a customizable, cloud-based ticketing platform that allows users to manage and sell tickets to events of all kinds. With functionality for both general admission and reserved seat ticketin...Read more

4.64 (47 reviews)

Ticket Tailor

FrontRunners 2022

Ticket Tailor is an event management solution that enables businesses to streamline processes related to ticketing, waitlists, allocation management and more. Professionals can sort tickets based on various categories and create c...Read more

Clubspeed

Clubspeed system is a powerful, venue management system designed for FECs and every team. The solution allows users to manage and improve customer engagement by collecting actionable insights into their behaviors. Regardless of sp...Read more

4.86 (14 reviews)

TicketPeak

TicketPeak is ticket software for frequent event producers, schools, non-profit's, sport venues and more. It is a web-based electronic ticket solution with print-at-home ticketing, assigned seating, mobile check-in app, mailing l...Read more

4.62 (39 reviews)

Blackbaud Altru

Blackbaud Altru is a cloud-based membership management solution that includes tools to manage ticketing and admissions, cultivate a membership database, convert ticket buyers and visitors, run merchandise, and much more. Designed ...Read more

3.96 (36 reviews)

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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Ticketbud

Ticketbud is a cloud-based event ticketing software that offers event ticket sales, attendee management and promotional capabilities. Android and iOS apps available. The solution allows users to create new event pages and acc...Read more

4.69 (29 reviews)

Event Essentials

Event Essentials is a cloud-based event management solution that enables users to manage ticket sales, donations, sponsors, vendors and volunteers for conferences, festivals, bike-runs, street fairs and many more. The tool enables...Read more

4.95 (66 reviews)

Accelevents

FrontRunners 2022

Accelevents is an all-in-one virtual & hybrid events platform that empowers event organizers and marketing professionals to create authentic human connections and drive sustainable growth. As a leading event technology platform,...Read more

Agile Ticketing

Agile Ticketing is a cloud-based event ticketing solution. It caters to performing arts, film festivals, music festivals, cinema and art houses, universities and colleges, garden, tour operators and regional ticketing providers. ...Read more

4.56 (18 reviews)

GiveSmart

GiveSmart is a cloud-based auctioning and event application that is specifically designed for charities. Advanced algorithms help GiveSmart optimize event processes, increase revenue and help bidders save money. Various types of o...Read more

TicketSource

Free, professional-level online ticket sales system that’s incredibly easy-to-use and affordable to all. Promote, sell and manage any event in any venue. We’ve been in your shoes, experienced the same ticketing challenges and sca...Read more

Sensible Cinema

Sensible Cinema is a ticketing software designed to help businesses prepare seating maps and display show timings to sell online tickets. The platform enables administrators to add, delete, reserve and manage parking spaces and re...Read more

5.00 (5 reviews)

ClearEvent

Whether your event is in-person, virtual or hybrid, ClearEvent's all-in-one event management system has you covered! Here's a look at some of our best features to help you get stuff done! Register attendees or vendors: With ou...Read more

4.53 (17 reviews)

TryBooking

TryBooking is an event ticketing, booking and registration software. It allows event organizers to create, manage, promote, and sell tickets to their events online. Users can create customized event pages that include images,...Read more

4.65 (17 reviews)

High Trek POS

High Trek POS is a retail management system designed to help recreational and leisure businesses such as adventure parks manage online booking, point of sale. ticketing, quoting, customer experience, and other administrative opera...Read more

4.90 (10 reviews)

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Buyers Guide

Last Updated: November 11, 2021

Traditionally, tickets for events such as concerts, games and festivals were sold through kiosks in restaurants and malls. This involved headaches for all invested parties: For organizers and promotion companies, it meant employing costly staff to perform manual ticketing and reservations. For customers, it meant wasting time standing in long lines.

Ticketing software was developed to address these challenges. And ticketing software has advanced with the times into our digital age. Tickets can essentially be bought or sold across any connected platform or digital channel. Needless to say, all the options on the market can make it a challenge to select the best ticketing system for your needs.

That’s why we have created this guide for users to make informed decision and purchase the right solution for their business based on personalized need.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Ticketing Software?
Common Functionality of Ticketing Software
Benefits of Ticketing Software
Pricing: Commission vs. Fixed
Key Considerations

What Is Ticketing Software?

Ticketing software helps organizations promote events and sell tickets for events. Depending on the software offerings, you can sell tickets across various channels, including:

  • Online
  • Mobile app
  • Box office
  • Kiosk
  • Social

Event ticketing software systems that support multiple sales channels (which are most systems on the market) offer features that correspond with each channel. These same features are tied to a common back end so that prices automatically update across all channels and customer profiles are able to be looked up across all channels.

Specific sales channels aside, the most common event ticketing software capabilities include:

Online point of sale: Enables event managers to list tickets for events. Includes ability to offer various packages and pricing tiers for tickets. Many online point of sale (POS) systems enable customers to use multiple payment methods, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, Google Wallet, and other alternative payment options. Often tied to the online POS interface is a breakdown of the event’s seating chart. This helps customers determine where they want to be seat and find tickets to match those seats.

Customer management: Operates as the marketing component of your event ticketing system. Enables various marketing automations, such as email reminders for annual events and personalized notifications based on customer indicated settings (i.e. favorite band coming to town). Supports and manages customer profiles so that customers can designate preferences and save payment and contact/shipping information.

Reporting and analytics: Offers transparency into every recordable facet of event sales, and marketing campaigns. Articulates data analysis into easily understandable reports and dashboards. Automates the gathering and analysis of data so that event managers can easily setup and monitor performance against defined metrics.

Most of these ticketing systems also include employee management capabilities like time clocking for event employees. Given the employee heavy nature that many of the ticketing systems are employed in, these employee management features come in handy.

This software can be used for a broad range of event and destination types, including:

  • Musical performances
  • Speaking events
  • Non-profit events
  • Comedy and theatrical performances
  • Social meetups
  • Museums
  • Tours and trips
  • Parks and tourist attractions
  • Sporting leagues and events

Common Functionality of Ticketing Software

The following capabilities are common to most event ticketing systems:

Branding Offers tools that help users create ticketing websites with custom branding and theme templates. CSS customization also allows control over the website interface.
Ticketing Facilitates mobile and online ticket booking through credit card and PayPal payments. Includes tools for multi-event ticketing; recurring ticketing for daily, weekly and monthly events; and managing venue capacity. Many systems offer mobile apps, allowing buyers to receive barcodes or links to tickets on their mobile device and event staff to scan mobile tickets.
Reporting Allows users to run reports analyzing various metrics related to event performance, such as traffic, visitors, mobile usage, conversion rates and ticket revenue.
Promotion Allows users to share custom event websites and promote their events on social media networks or via email.

Benefits of Ticketing Software

There are many benefits of adopting ticketing software, including:

Potential for increased sales and revenue. Customers don’t need to visit offices or stand in line to book or cancel tickets—they can do so 24/7 from their computer or mobile device. You can also send discounts and promotional offers to your customers via email or social media. All this increases your potential for sales.

Prompt feedback. Companies can receive quick feedback on their services through custom ticketing websites and social media sharing, then implement it in order to build better relationships with customers. These tools also enable users to start discussions and create buzz around their events.

Reduced employee and infrastructure costs. Since there’s no need to set up offices or pay salaries for ticketing staff, organizations can recognize huge savings in capital and operational costs.

Pricing: Commission vs. Fixed

There are two main pricing models for ticketing solutions. Select the one that gives you the best return on your investment:

Commission-based pricing. Many vendors follow a variable pricing model, in which they charge users based on the number of tickets sold or as a certain percentage of the ticket value. Vendors may also charge a small fixed service fee on a monthly or annual basis. (Typically, they do not charge anything for free events.)

Fixed pricing. Some vendors follow a fixed pricing model in which they charge a fixed monthly fee for up to a certain number of bookings. If this number is exceeded, the vendor may charge an additional amount depending on the number of extra bookings.

Key Considerations

Here are some important points to keep in mind as you search for new event ticketing software:

Commission percentages. Companies that choose systems with commission pricing must measure the impact on revenue. Commission percentages may appear small, but add up to a huge amount over time if the total sales volume or per-ticket value is high. On the other hand, commission pricing may prove helpful if your business is new and you’re not sure about the revenue ticket sales may generate.

Supported payment options. Buyers must ensure their system supports multiple payment options. More options may lead to more conversions, especially if you are competing with other event management companies for the same events.