The first decision you will need to make for your ticketing plan is “are tickets required.” The selection “No tickets are required” is not recommended for most events since you will not be able to charge for admission if no tickets are created. However, this selection may be appropriate for free registration only events. If you select “Tickets are required”, you will be able to add tickets available for sale online and set up a custom ticketing plan.

Add Ticket Type

Add your first ticket type by selecting the “Add ticket” button. Create new ticket types for each price level, seating section, or desired ticket name. For example General Admission, Student, and VIP Passes could each be created as a separate “Ticket Type”. Each ticket type can be set to have its own price and quantity available. By clicking “More options” you will be able to set start dates and end dates, and min/max quantity of tickets per order. In this section you can also add a description to the ticket. The description should highlight any key information about the ticket for example a  ticket would have the max age in the details.

Start and End Dates

Selecting the dates your tickets are on sale is an important choice to make. Most new event hosts choose to start ticket sales when the event page begins. Eventgroove allows you to start ticket sales on a specific date. It is also easy to offer specific ticket types for a specific date range, for example early bird or pre-sale ticket specials. Setting an earlier end date for your ticket sales will allow you to leave time to organize the event and set up a check-in booth.

To edit an existing ticket type, click on the “Edit” link under “Actions”. To remove a ticket type click the “Remove” link under the same heading, however you cannot remove all ticket types once you select “Tickets are required.”

Multiple Ticketing Plans (For Multiple Performances)

If you have multiple performances for your event then you will have the option to click I want multiple ticketing plans. This allows you to set different ticket types or prices for each performance. One helpful tip is to create all of your generic ticket types before you select “I want multiple ticketing plan.” The options for creating the tickets for each performance is the same as for a single performance.