Month: December 2014

New Meeting & Event Registration Platforms

PlanetReg. Start by creating a custom registration page that can include multiple registration types, discount codes and capacity controls. Conditional logic allows information to be visible or hidden, depending on the type of attendee. Payment is accepted through a PayPal account, merchant account or via check or cash. PlanetReg sends monthly invoices at a rate of $.50 cents per checkout and 2 percent of the total checkout amount ($9 maximum). For example, a $100.00 checkout would result in a $4.00 fee. The system supports multiple currencies and the forms can be translated into several languages.

 Eventzilla. Targeted towards conferences, workshops, religious events, classes, reunions and fund-raisers, this is a free system for planners to create a custom event page, which can include the event logo, colors and photos. Attendees can purchase tickets with a credit card, PayPal, check or cash. Eventzilla collects a $1.00 fee on each ticket sold (the fee may be discounted for larger events and nonprofit organizations). Planners can choose to integrate a ticketing widget on a Website or blog and the system can instantly generate a discount code as users share the event on social media.

Pinkee. Pinkee is an online ticketing and event management platform from event software firm Etouches. The system walks planners through steps to design an event page with a logo, photos and video; build registration forms, sell tickets or collect donations; manage guest emails; and promote the event on Facebook and Twitter. Planners can incorporate a charitable component, which allows guests to also make a secure donation. There are options to order printed invitations, thank-you notes and gear such as hats and T-shirts with the event logo. Pinkee charges a fee of $.49 cents plus 4.99 percent for each ticket sold which can be built into the ticket cost. 

à la Reg. Former Yahoo event planner Rose Lanham created à la Reg. Planners pay a flat monthly fee of $5.00 to create and manage a custom registration form for events of any size. (There are lower pricing options for planners producing multiple events.) The system offers several registration templates or users can opt to create one using a drag-and-drop function. Integration with Facebook, custom email options and a dashboard where planners can monitor registration data make this a great system. Payments can be handled via PayPal, or Google Checkout and the funds go directly to the host’s account.

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