WordPress is known for its flexibility when creating engaging and highly customisable websites. Couple this with the power of WooCommerce and you can be up running, ready to sell products in no time. But what if you’re wanting to sell tickets to events?
Whether you operate a function venue, or are a touring promoter ready to sell tickets to an upcoming concert; we can sell tickets using WordPress and remove those expensive overheads of third party ticket providers.
Preparing your online store to sell event tickets does require a little work; but the end result is a dynamic and affordable ticketing solution. We shortlisted our top 5 WordPress plugins for selling tickets to events.
Cost: From $49 per year + a $70 one-time fee
While Tickera is priced a little higher than its competitors, it’s one of the more advanced WordPress plugins for selling tickets online. The ticketing plugin works with both WooCommerce and non-WooCommerce WordPress websites and offers support with multiple themes and add-ons to make the setup process easier.
The plugin offers check-in support for attendees which can be actioned via scanners and mobile ticketing interfaces. The plugin also allows customers to pick their own seats, if your event it setup to include this feature.
Event Tickets Plus
Cost: From $89
Events Ticket Plus is a popular plugin which is also recommended by WooThemes. The plugin allows you to create event listings while also selling tickets for those events. The plugin allows you to set limits for all of your created ticket types and including QR Codes to speed up the check-in process.
The plugin also allows you to specify expiration times and put the tickets on multiple websites if you have multiple platforms to sell on. Event Tickets Plus runs alongside the core Event Tickets plugin and WooCommerce. You can even extend this by integrating the Events Calendar Pro to control recurring events and provide you with even more robust event ticketing and calendar functionality.
Cost: Eventbrite’s Package Fees
If you decide to use Eventbrite to sell tickets online, there’s a good incentive for you to integrate it into your WordPress site. In fact, the pricing of Eventbrite is on-par with other ticketing providers, so if you go down this road, you can show the listings on your website.
The Eventbrite Tickets plugin lets you generate an event with ticket sales on Eventbrite and then display the event on your website. Everything is pretty much taken over by Eventbrite after that, including ticket sales, QR code creation, the shopping cart and emails with event information.
FooEvents for WooCommerce
Cost: From $99
FooEvents for WooCommerce is becoming a popular choice for many looking to sell event tickets online.
The plugin adds a powerful event and ticketing functionality to WooCommerce and will have you up and running, ready to sell tickets within minutes.
The FooEvents plugin does come with a free iOS and Android app to help manage attendee check-ins. While the plugin does come with a premium cost, it comes stacked with a bunch of features including email ticket themes, branded tickets, coupon support, ticket inventory, custom ticket types, export attendee CSV list, highly secure, free apps and comes with no hidden ticket fees.
Although there is numerous free event ticket plugins available for WordPress, Open Tickets is one of the few that’s worth investigating.
The plugin comes with a bunch of basic features to help with the management and selling of event tickets online. Open Tickets comes with a full calendar of events and allows you to display everything from venues to events and give your customers either physical or digital copies of their tickets. If that’s not already enough, the plugin includes reporting and a scanning system too.
If you’re looking to start selling tickets online, or need to speak with someone about WooCommerce, contact us online.