I need suggestions for a ticket system for my website?
April 27, 2011 6:03 AM   Subscribe

I have a small website that im running a local event from and i need a way for people to be able to buy tickets online and for me to check them into the event. My main concern is people sharing tickets so I need some way to prevent fraud and it needs to be super cheap. The sites im running is built on wordpress im wondering is there a plugin or 3rd party service that I can use?
posted by toocan to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Put a name and unique random # on each ticket, then keep a list with you during check-in?
posted by TravellingDen at 6:10 AM on April 27, 2011

Check out EventBrite - they do all of this for ya.
posted by jenkinsEar at 6:17 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

I met the developer of SimpleTick at a conference last year. He has a free version.
posted by COD at 6:37 AM on April 27, 2011

event espresso for wordpress - plugin will handle it all.
posted by MTCreations at 6:49 AM on April 27, 2011

I have never used them personally for an event but some local events I've gone to have is brown paper bag ticket company . I like the fact the fees are low and they donate a portion of ticket fee to non profits within your community.

I think you should give them a look and I really admire their dedication to the communities which use them.
posted by handbanana at 7:49 AM on April 27, 2011

I'm researching the same thing and I came across the Wordpress plugin Event Espresso. You can print individual tickets with a unique QR code and scan them with an iDevice to try and curb the shared ticket problem.

It's about $60 and you'll have to set it up yourself, but the features and ability to customize look good so far. It does look like a lot of work up front, but once you have it running it should be pretty easy to update and create new events.
posted by photovox at 8:36 AM on April 27, 2011

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