Wouldn’t you rather be smart than brite? 🙂 Of course in this context we’re talking about Eventbrite alternatives. Event Smart is an alternative to Eventbrite for your online event registration and ticketing management needs. Below we’ve listed 19 of the more obvious ways Smart is better than Brite, and there are even more than that – but we’ll cover those later.
1. Sell Paid Tickets online for free
We are talking about the fact that you can sell 1 million PAID tickets online for free. That’s right, you can use a free account on EventSmart.com to sell tickets or registrations to your paid events. You don’t even have to be a “non-profit” organization. Everyone gets this discount!
2. No per-ticket fees, Save 100%
You have the opportunity to save 100% of what you were paying to Eventbrite by using EventSmart.com for free. Other online event registration and ticketing websites could charge you more than $1 to sell a $1 ticket. so you could end up owing them money!
- 100 Tickets = Free
- 1,000 Tickets = Free
- 10,000 Tickets = Free
- 100,000 Tickets = Free
- 1,000,000 Tickets = Free
- and so on…you get the idea!
With a free Event Smart account, you can sell tickets and collect an unlimited number of registrations at no cost to you.
(note: “tickets” in this context are synonymous with “registrations” and vice versa. Printable tickets are available as an upgrade, but there is no limit to how many printable tickets you can sell).
3. Instant and direct payments, more payment options
You ticket sales or registration fees go directly into your own payment account.
We have two free methods:
We also offer upgraded payment methods for greater security and convenience:
We don’t get in the way of your money. We’re adding more payment methods all the time to support more countries and help you be more profitable to power more great events.
4. Blogging lets you tell and sell your story
Events sell out faster when the audience knows your whole story and the experience they will have. Attendees get to know you and trust you.
With Event Smart you can do so much more than create an event page. You can cultivate and build an audience by publishing about your events and giving people an example of the experience they will have. Blogging can help set and meet expectations all at the same time.
5. Pages remove distractions and give all the right information
It can distract attendees from registering or buying tickets if you put all the information about your event on one page (the event details page). You should only have the essential story and details on the registration page so that attendees can focus on buying tickets. Then have separate pages with greater detail, like maps/directions, lodging, itinerary, etc.
6. Minimal Event Smart branding
You are the one running your event, and we do our best to stay out of the way. Event Smart has very limited branding on your event website in order to have as few distractions as possible.
You can provide as little or as much information as you want, but Blogging and static pages (see above) help keep your site nice and tidy.
7. Pick your theme, not just change a header image and logo
Your events portray your products, your services, and your overall brand experience. With Event Smart you can do more than customize colors and change a picture on your event page. You can pick an entirely new theme to set the overall tone and layout of your event website to showcase your brand.
8. Multiple occurrences of an event within each event
Other event platforms require that you configure separate events each time the same event happens. With Event Smart, you can use Advanced Event Editor’s multiple datetimes to save time when creating your event(s) and eliminate confusion for attendees by configuring the same event to occur multiple times.
You can create tickets that grant access to one, multiple or all occurrences of your event.
We are continually improving Event Smart so that you can operate your own event website without assistance. But if you do ever need assistance, feel free to contact us.
10. Familiar User Interface
Event Smart is powered by the most popular open source technologies that you already know and love:
- Event Espresso—the most popular open source event registration and ticketing platform that powers more than 250,000 events and 100 million ticket sales each year
- WordPress—the most popular online publishing platform that powers more than 20% of the web including NASA, Vogue, Time Inc., TechCrunch, and many more.
You should feel comfortable with Event Smart, but we’re never settled; we’re always working hard to make the interface even better and improve your experience.
11. Customize the layout of your tickets
Your brand has a certain character and personality. It could be simple, fun, complex, professional, or cutting-edge. With Event Smart you can customize your ticket to reflect your brand experience. Why not make your ticket a collectable item?
12. Customize the confirmation emails
Just like tickets, you can customize the layout of your confirmation emails to provide all the necessary details and make each point of contact a way to reinforce your brand.
13. Events Calendar (showcase multiple events)
If you’re a professional event organizer or your organization hosts multiple events, you will want people to find every event you offer. You can showcase your entire event schedule with a simple calendar, plus options to add some style and character.
14. Events List (showcase multiple events)
Just like the calendar, if you’re a busy event organizer, a list of upcoming events and the calendar (above) can make it easy for your audience to find and register for your events.
15. Search Engine Optimization
The Event Espresso architecture (pages, posts, event pages, etc) is pre-optimized for search engines. We also provide SEO optimization tools (such as XML sitemaps) for each event, page and post to help your events get found and sell out quickly.
16. Private Domains (coming soon)
Want to take branding your event website to the next level? Event Smart will soon be able to offer custom domains with just your brand name. Instead of https://example.eventsmart.com, you can use https://example.com.
17. Third-party Integrations
We know you use other services too, so we have integrations with marketing platforms and payment gateways to connect your event data to other services that can help you be successful. Integrations with Infusionsoft and MailChimp are just two examples.
18. Syndicate Your Events via RSS
Attendees like to stay connected in a lot of ways. You can share your events with your audience with event RSS feeds. Anytime you post a new event online or publish a blog post, your audience can be alerted to your new event or news.
19. Scaling Up to Pro Services
Getting serious about your event website and need more control and dedicated resources to something special? We offer VIP services including: your own server(s) optimized for your event website, dedicated support resources (technical support, design and programming). Contact us about our VIP services for more information.