Sell Tickets to Events on our Website GH3343/SD669
We have EventBrite as a “workaround.” It does cost money (fees) and some extra staff time (which can be equated to money). Once implemented, we will have a more fully integtared shopping cart and bet better able to serve and engage with our members and guests.
Completed Jun 2022. See our Tech Update 4.3 blog post for more info: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/tech-update-4-3-selling-tickets-to-events.
Garrett Arnold commented
I'll just added to this. I'd love to see us save money and get off eventbrite as long as we still have the some minimum tools (waitlists, multiple ticket options, ability to have credit card door sales, and receipts).
This might be outside this project but a billing tool could also be helpful for me to invoice rental clients and take payment online rather than having to play phone tag to get credit card information.
Margaret Hunt commented
I, too, would like to see us disconnect from EventBrite. Since we have a whole administrative structure in place, with IT, it doesn't seem necessary to go to an outside outfit that exists really (bottom line) just to make money.
Raymond Philen commented
I am looking forward to not having EventBrite any more, we shouldn't be paying so much in fees to attend events. I hope we can have this done well before September 2020. Important for our Banff film fund raising and our banquet.
Maxine Dunkelman commented
As social co chair of the Olympia branch I would love to save the $2.50 fee Eventbrite for each ticket for our banquets. That money is as much as we spend on coffee/tea service, or a desert, or we can use that money to use more food choices that are local/organic/sustainable.
In addition to the Eventbrite fees, we spend staff time downloading information from Eventbrite and importing it into Salesforce.
Selling tickets on our website completes our "integrated shopping cart," so that members and guests and purchase items of any type in one transaction (e.g. a membership and event ticket).
Kristina Ciari Tursi commented
We should really look at this more closely to figure out cost savings of this development piece. I think it costs us $500-2,000 per event in Evenbrite fees, and we have roughly 10-15 events/year that we use Eventbrigt for that I know of (probably more). At that rate, we'd save $5,000-30,000 annually by integrating this feature!