Our goal is to do our best for our customers. A big part of that is ensuring we offer the best advice on how to use technology to meet the needs of your business. We often recommend the use of WordPress for business as the core of your web presence. WordPress ships with excellent native support for on-page SEO as well as a very fully-featured content management system (CMS) which allows you to create, organise, edit and re-order your site’s content at will. But what about when WordPress’s native features aren’t enough? In the case of one of our clients, we needed to integrate an event management system into their main website. But their event was coming up fast and we needed a solution, pronto! What to do? Thats the beauty of Open Source software! It moves fast and always evolves, creating new opportunities for your online business. An important advantage of WordPress is the ability to integrate with other software to extend its feature-set. In this case we integrated the EventBrite event planning system.
Why Use EventBrite?
EventBrite is a dedicated event CMS. EventBrite’s system takes away much of the pain of event management and increases the efficiency and professionalism of your event; your attendees will come away from your event appreciating its smooth-running rather than grumbling about organizational failings! Once you’ve registered with EventBrite, you can create your event and start advertising. Easy as that! Registration is free and EventBrite’s online CMS allows you to manage registrations and selling tickets while giving you access to marketing through the system’s integration with social networks. In exchange for excellent support for your event management, EventBrite charges a commission when you use their system for payment processing:
|2.5% of ticket value + $0.99 per ticket (to a max of $9.95)|
|Credit Card processing 3% per transaction|
You can integrate alternative payment gateways with EventBrite, including PayPal and Google Checkout, in which case you will be liable for the charges associated with your payment services provider.
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