Eventbrite offers users a new way to bring notoriety to their upcoming event. The application does more than just get the word out, although that is one of its primary uses. The tools offered also help users manage their attendee list and monitor head count. Payments for admission can also be done through Eventbrite, offering event planners a one stop website to maximize and monitor attendance.Show more screenshots »
Based out of San Francisco, California, Eventbrite is also backed by European investors. The main goal has remained much the same throughout the development of Eventbrite: create a web-based application that allows users to promote their events while also managing attendance. Since its formation, Eventbrite has earned multiple business awards and frequently updates with enhancements and additional features to make promotion even easier for users. In its first five financing rounds, the company has raised over $80 million in funding.
Eventbrite combines multiple tools into a single web-based application. Rather than searching for a place to promote an event, then another to manage attendance and yet a third to take payments for admission, Eventbrite includes all of these. It is unique in the way it offers a well rounded variety of features that users need to do it all for any type of event.
If professional and entertainment met at a halfway point, this point would be where Eventbrite exists. The fun angles and coloration of the logo presents the entertainment aspects while the site layout and neat design keeps everything professional. Even after logging in, users can review results in a number of visually-pleasing ways, from colorful pie charts to standard graphs.
Visitors can easily sign up for Eventbrite, starting with a free account. Click the sign up link and enter a username and password. This takes users directly to the “Create an Event” page. An event name must be added as well as ticket information. A text field is also provided so users can include further details or an overview of the event to entice potential attendees. The field includes helpful formatting buttons for added flexibility. Each new event can be created to stand out. Drop down boxes are included to allow users to add start and end dates as well as time zones. Finally, the event location and a host name can be entered.
Creating an Eventbrite account and adding an event is completely free. However, the site charges a percentage based on the registration cost. Eventbrite takes 2.5% of each paid registration, with a 99 cent minimum. A $9.95 Eventbrite fee maximum is also added, which can help event planners budget admission appropriately. Free ticket options can be used, and will not be subject to the Eventbrite fee.
Organizations, businesses, or individuals planning a large event on a tight budget can really appreciate what Eventbrite has to offer. Promotion can get pricey, and here tools exist to get the word out while managing other aspects of the event. Plus, if little or no tickets are sold, the event organizer won’t have to foot the bill. Instead, Eventbrite offers a budget-friendly compensation plan that only deducts fees when admission is actually purchased. Users can possibly tap into a new fan base while only paying for results.