Eventbrite

Event management platform for planning, promoting, hosting, and selling tickets.

Website: eventbrite.com 

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Uses:

  • Create, promote, and host events with ease
  • Customizable event page with all your event’s details
  • Track your progress—who’s attending, charts and data, etc.
  • Guest management—sell tickets, scan attendees tickets, etc.

Pros:

  • Design a customizable event page with multiple ticket options and even a place for attendees to ask questions
  • Easy for attendees to pay for their ticket online—secure payment processor accepts credit and debit cards
  • Promote your event by sending invitations and emails, creating built-in sharing tools on your page, and sharing on Facebook
  • Track your progress in real-time—see who’s attending, how much revenue you’ve generated, and other data
  • Mobile app makes it easy to see events near you, sell tickets, check in guests, scan tickets, etc.

Cons:

  • Service fee (2.5% of ticket price and $0.99/ticket sold) and payment processing fee (3% of ticket price)
  • Little to no event production—main focus is on ticket sales
  • When inviting people to events, you have to create new lists instead of just managing the same database of contacts from previous events

Pricing:

  • Free to use
  • Nonprofit service fee rate: 2% (instead of standard 2.5%) of ticket price & $0.99/ticket sold
  • Payment processing fee: 3% of ticket price—can be passed on to the buyer