Online ticketing needs a no frills, mobile optimised solution.
I am the Treasurer of various organisations that raise money from events (most of them for charity).
We often compromise by passing the transaction fees onto the punter: if you are like me, I am quite happy paying the fees on top of the ticket price as I get to avoid paperwork and cheque books to which I have an alergy.
But I do concede, the fees are quite chunky if you look at them like this:
- Amiando £1.48 (14.8%)
- Eventbrite £1.25 (12.5%)
Now I know the merchant charges are inevitable but I’ve just cobbled together an online ticketing system for Art for Cure using Wufoo and Stripe – yes, I haven’t managed to automate ticket production (yet) but it only costs 2.4% + 20p a transaction which is Stripe’s merchant fee.
[update 26 May 14] – We have just launched TicketGun.com – here is how it compares on price, features and functionality are being unfolded on a weekly basis:
Time for some disruption, methinks.