Up Your Admissions Game with The Ticket Wallet

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Today we’d like to share a secret from working in the events business for so long: the single best way to create a positive first impression for your event is to deliver admissions items like tickets in the perfect package. A ticket, pass, or badge is the very first way your guests engage with an event, so it should reflect the experience you want attendees to have. As an organizer, you need to be thinking about how to package your tickets to create that positive association with your event, and extend your branding to the materials guests see first. Our favorite solution at Worldwide Ticketcraft is the fully customizable Ticket Wallet.

When they are beautiful, functional, and packaged in a way that is organized and attractive, tickets become more than the simple pieces of cardstock or plastic they start out as. Admissions products act like ambassadors for your event, being the first tangible piece of an experience that you want them to remember. The best tickets can also become souvenirs, to be held onto as a link to the good memories guests will associate with your event. Using a product like the Ticket Wallet allows you to extend your event branding, provide information to guests, and get them excited for the occasion while also staying organized for it. We’ve listed some of the major benefits of ticket wallets below:

  • Storage and organization. Whether hanging onto multiple tickets for the entire family when attending a performance or sporting event, or trying to keep many tickets for a multi-day conference or convention together, the ticket wallet provides the perfect storage option. Easier to carry and locate than a stack of tickets, this deceptively simple product helps keep lost tickets to a minimum and keeps your event running smoothly.
  • Easier mailing. With customizable dimensions, a ticket wallet can be made to fit the size of envelope you send tickets in by mail. The durable cardstock helps prevent tickets being folded, crumpled, or otherwise damaged in the mail.
  • Consistent event branding. If admissions products are the first thing your guests see about your event, you want them to be wowed! An attractively designed ticket wallet with your logo, promotional photos, and color scheme gets people excited to attend.
  • Providing key information. Especially good for longer events or events with multiple components, a ticket wallet can be printed with key contact info, a basic schedule, a map, or any other vital pieces of information your attendees may need. Because they’ll likely have the wallet on hand throughout the event, it’s a perfect place for commonly referenced information to be printed.
  • Looking professional. You may have noticed that your tickets were enclosed in a similar wallet product for the last big stage production you saw, or the last conference you attended. All the major events companies are catching on to how useful and attractive a product like this is. With a minimal financial investment relative to other aspects of event organization, a ticket wallet adds a lot of perceived value to attendees, and makes any event look more professional.

Of course, being fully customizable, you design it yourself and can include anything your clever event planner’s mind can come up with! The Ticket Wallet is such a flexible and multipurpose admissions product that you can use it to fill whatever needs your next event has. Your attendees will be impressed, and your event will stand out as being better organized and more recognizably branded.

When you’re ready to up the game of your admissions products, check out our ticket wallet page and request a quote here.

Stand Out From the Crowd with “The Cricket”: Meet Our New, Clear Ticket and Credential Product

Stand Out From the Crowd with The Cricket Meet Our New, Clear Ticket and Credential ProductIf you regularly organize events, you probably get bored with looking at the same kinds of tickets all the time. Even if you try to order custom tickets or use a new design, it doesn’t always make it into the kind of keepsake that gets guests thinking about their memories of your event and how much they enjoyed themselves. If you’re looking for a truly unique ticketing product that will take your event to the next level in professionalism and great design, Worldwide Ticketcraft has just the thing available! It’s called The Cricket, which is essentially an oversized ticket printed on a clear plastic. With a single glance, these new clear tickets grab attention like no other admissions product.

Most tickets are fairly impersonal, and produced at the lowest cost available, with simple text for the event details, and a plain background. Paper or cardstock tickets and credential badges are also not the most durable, often requiring laminating or plastic sleeves if they will be used over multiple days. The Cricket is different; these durable plastic creations have a multitude of features which make them stand apart from a traditional ticket, including:

  • Full color printing on clear plastic. These tickets are vibrant like no other admissions product, with high quality, colorful inks that really “pop”!
  • Personalized for each patron. Each ticket or credentials badge is individually printed, so the customization options are endless.
  • White ink for opacity and variable information. For contrast against the clear background, and effective visual communication, white ink can be used in addition to black and colors.  
  • 20 and 30 mil thickness options. Choose your durability depending on your needs.
  • Any shape or size. However you want to design your ticket or other admissions and events product, you have complete flexibility with The Cricket. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Slot punch for attaching lanyards. Make badges simple to design with this optional feature.

Worldwide Ticketcraft has developed and tested the clear ticket to meet the highest quality standards. Your guests will be impressed by these gorgeous tickets and events products—designed for multiple uses, The Cricket can meet the needs of any venue for admission, ID verification, or special access. Each printed item can be personalized for individual patrons to include a barcode, consecutive number, name, date, or whatever other information you require. Thanks to this unlimited customizability, The Cricket goes beyond just ticketing. Here are a few other options for this revolutionary admissions product:

  • Backstage Pass
  • Membership Pass
  • Commemorative Ticket
  • Sideline Pass
  • Suite Holder Badge
  • Parking Hang Tag
  • Opening Day or Night Admission
  • Oversize specialty ticket
  • Whatever else you can dream up!

Not only does this give you the freedom to design just about anything for your upcoming event, it also makes for a great souvenir for guests to hold onto. Unlike a paper ticket stub, your attendees will want to keep their beautiful clear ticket or badge. When they look at it, they’ll appreciate the effort put into designing a beautiful and functional ticket. The memories of your event will remain strong in their minds, and that’s one of the best ways to attract repeat patrons to your events in future! When you’re ready to make the leap to the next big advance in admissions products, learn more about The Cricket and request a quote here.

Raising Funds at Your Holiday Event with Custom Raffle Tickets

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If you’re looking for a great way to raise money at your upcoming holiday bonanza, but have the need to do it on a budget then fundraising with auctions is for you! There are several different types of auctions for your special event –  we are outlining two of our favorites, raffles that utilize Chinese raffle tickets and for those events that will have a entrance ticket component, our large custom raffle tickets. Both are sure to please and will take your fundraising event to the next level.

Up first, Chinese auctions which are very similar to silent auctions except they have a raffle component added to the mix. Instead of bidding on items by a written bid it is done by using Chinese Raffle tickets. Customers buy a number of tickets for a set price, then use the tickets to bid on the items that are on display by dropping them in a fishbowl next to the item. Each customer can put as many tickets as they want in the fishbowl. Once the auction has ended, the winning ticket for each auction item is drawn and the winner is announced!

If you are looking for raffle tickets that can double as an entrance ticket with a graphic and that can hold more information about your event – our Large Custom Raffle Tickets are perfect! You can upload your logo and text instantly online. There’s a variety of colors to choose from, you can choose an image from our design library or upload your own to complete your ticket. The overall process gives you the flexibility to make your tickets as unique as your event.

Both of these auctions are perfect to use for fundraisers around the holidays, think of the possibilities for raffle fundraisers at schools, galas, art shows, carnivals, and much more. Ticket costs are low compared to the actual value of the auction items so buyers and organizations win big! You can add to the fun by having a theme such as Christmas or New Year’s. And of course, you can create your fantasy theme any time of the year! The possibilities are endless!

YOUR TURN: How could you use these auction tickets to amp up your next fundraiser?

Fall Festival in Review: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

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A fall festival is a great opportunity for people to get together to celebrate the changing of the seasons, while also taking part in games and enjoying tasty treats and supporting your fundraiser! Whether your festival is for families within a neighborhood, a local school or college, or a neighborhood church, it is a fun way to get people together. The key to planning a successful fall festival is to embrace the prep time and be willing to think outside the box!

Organizing a fall festival is a big undertaking. In order to create a successful event early planning and organization are vital! Know your objectives! When planning try to keep in mind the size you want your event to be and what age range you are planning it for. Are you planning a kid friendly fundraiser, or a fun event that the entire family can enjoy for free? Do you want people to wear costumes to your festival? What size space will you need to hold the event successfully? By asking all of these questions, you can really design a fall festival that will work best for your target audience and yield the best return for your fundraiser.

To begin, it’s important to create a budget and stick to it. As you plan your event, involve your leaders and volunteers in the brainstorming and decision-making process.  By asking the leaders for ideas, feedback, and suggestions from the start, you’re encouraging them to offer their input throughout the rest of the event.

Then, once you have decided who those leaders are create VIP/Volunteer/Crew/Parent or other custom badges for each of your team members – this way it will be easily to spot those important people on your team in a snap! This will be especially important once the festival is buzzing with business.

Next, you will need to decide how to charge for festival games and treats. Roll tickets are the perfect solution to redeem for playing a game. If you decide there will be an all-inclusive price you could use customizable event tickets that include a stub to tear off. Make sure to spread out the festivities – you don’t want ticket sales jammed up with insanely long food lines, so make sure you have the support you will need depending on the size of the event. Make sure that you are utilizing each volunteer, and once the event starts if a particular activities becomes super busy, move team members to that area for back up support.

Third, choose a fun theme – the possibilities are endless when it comes to fall. Pumpkins, ghosts, bats, ghouls, scarecrows – oh boy! Make sure your location is large enough to accommodate your plans so you can spread out activities as much as possible.  It can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be but make sure it’s fun for the kiddos. Decide if you want to include games, hayrides or other activities. Once you know your theme you can get your decorations, games and posters ordered. This is the fun part!  Puppet shows and face painting are budget friendly options that all kids enjoy – and of course, don’t forget to designate a part of the parking lot for trunk or treat.

Of course, always be sure to have a plan b – begin planning well in advance and give your committee plenty of time to organize, brainstorm and prepare. After all, the purpose of your fall festival is not only to give your community an event they will look forward to – you want your festival to be a fundraising success for the charity that you are raising funds for too!

Fundraising Tricks & Treats: How to Organize a School Trunk or Treat

Tricks and TreatsWith summer fading and October fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you can give the kids a safe Halloween experience that still lets them do all the things they love about the holiday — putting up decorations, playing games with their friends, wearing the coolest new costumes, and of course…the candy! This year, organize a trunk or treat!

Seek out like-minded parents who are willing to donate their cars for an evening of fun. You should get the word out in advance so everyone will have plenty of time to prepare. Have the kids help decorate the car trunks and truck beds with their favorite spooky decorations such as bats, ghosts, cobwebs, or skeletons! Have someone there at every car to hand out candy and treats to the kids – parents, this is your chance to get in on the fun, so get working on those costume ideas!

With a good group of committed volunteers, there’s no limit to what you can do with your trunk or treat — haunted houses, organized games with prizes, or even live music! Best of all, you can use this experience to raise money for your child’s school. Sell tickets at the “gate,” for food, drinks, and carnival games, with all profits going to the school. You can create memorable, customized tickets for your Halloween event that they’ll ship right to your door. Find local retailers who are willing to donate to a good cause and set up a raffle. The only thing kids love more than costumes and candy is winning awesome prizes (while dressed in costume and full of candy)! We have got you covered there too — you can pick up a roll of quality raffle tickets at a price that’s less than a penny per ticket!

For a safe alternative to trick-or-treating this year, try a trunk or treat! Your kids won’t get exhausted as they do when roaming the neighborhood, it’s easier to keep an eye on them, and you don’t have to worry about cars passing through. Just as importantly, it can bring your families together while raising money for your child’s favorite club, team, or school library. Use your imagination and the possibilities are endless!

 

Colorful, Durable Wristbands are Perfect for Back to School and Autumn Events!

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Between back to school and autumn – there are plenty of opportunities for fun activities for the entire family! If there is one thing that all of these events usually have in common (besides being super fun!) is that many of them require the attendee to be actively moving about. And the last thing that anyone wants to keep track of while having a good time is their event ticket. This is especially true if you have little ones in tow or will be getting wet (bobbing for apples, anyone?)

We offer a great alternative for the active event goer, our affordable, colorful and durable wristbands can be used in lieu of traditional tickets. Each wristband comes with a tamper proof tab printed on tear resistant and waterproof material, which means the risk of lost tickets is virtually impossible. Custom text can be added to our pre-made designs, or you can create a completely original look by uploading your own. If security is also a priority, sequential numbering is offered at no additional cost – making your event security a breeze.

Here is a list of some family activities, all of which would be perfect candidates for wristband tickets – if you are hosting any of these events, you should definitely consider them:

  • pumpkin patches
  • haunted houses
  • fall carnivals
  • holiday boat parades
  • breast cancer 5k
  • hayrides
  • school dances
  • school field trips
  • holiday home tours
  • corn-mazes
  • ghost tours

Aside from offering verification at admission, our convenient, colorful wristbands are a great way to determine age appropriate activities, such as adult vs. child rides and alcohol consumption at the beer garden – our bright colors make them easily visible from a distance too, even in the dark!

YOUR TURN: What fall families activities do you have on your calendar?

How to Order Ticket Stock With Worldwide Ticket Craft

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Worldwide Ticket Craft sells a variety of blank ticket stock for vendors and event hosts to keep on hand when custom tickets run out, or for customers who prefer to create and print their own tickets on a thermal ticket printer. Our ticket stock works with all Worldwide Ticket Craft printers and any standard direct thermal ticket printer that utilizes a solid black bar mark starting at 1 3/16” from the lead edge.

All generic thermal tickets come in commonly used sizes and perforated with black marks positioned to be read by most thermal printers. Some ticket stock options come with black light and coin activated security features, and a variety of color options are available.

If you’re customizing ticket stock on our website, follow the above instructions to choose a template (like this DIY Digitek General Admission ticket), choose your quantity, and click “Customize Order”. Once you’re on the customizable template screen, simply follow the steps on the left of the screen to enter the information pertinent to your event. You’ll be able to enter custom text, choose your own font style, sizes, and colors, and view an instant preview on the custom ticket screen. Once you’ve customized the front of your ticket, choose the ticket back template to upload an image of your logo or other artwork. You will also have the option to use our disclaimer or upload your own.

Once you’ve created your tickets, click on the shopping cart icon above the custom ticket screen to approve, save, or cancel your editing. If you approve, you’ll see a proof of your ticket, and will click the box next to “I accept the conditions” if everything looks right. Once you’ve accepted, you’ll be taken to the checkout page.

Ordering customizable ticket stock and creating personalized tickets has never been easier! Visit our website to view our full catalog and order your tickets today.