How to Order Tickets for your 4th of July Extravaganza!

How to Order Tickets for your 4th of July Extravaganza!Does your organization have plans for an exciting Independence Day event? Worldwide Ticketcraft offers custom tickets, for general admission all the way to a 4th of July raffle, to celebrate the birth of our country! To get started, just click here and follow the steps below:

Step 1 – PRODUCTS

Welcome to the 4th of July product page! Here you can select the product that is perfect for your event. For the purposes of this guide, click on “Design It Yourself GA 4th of July Themed Tickets” to get started.

Step 1Step 2 – QUANTITY

On this page, you will find a description of the product along with the number of tickets that you would like to order. If you are having a large event, let’s say that you need at least 1000 tickets. Just put that into the “Number of Tickets” field and then click on “Customize Order.”

Step 2Step 3 – CUSTOMIZE

On this design screen, you can customize your tickets with whatever information you need. On the left-hand side, you will see a number of different options. First, click on the top option to pick a design background for your ticket. Second, put in the information (time, date, venue, and stub details) for your event. With each decision, you will see your ticket take shape in the preview ticket window. Just below this preview, you will see a selection screen with both sides of your ticket. Page 1 has your general information and page 2 has any disclaimer you wish to include. After you are finished, click the “Approve/Checkout” button and go to the next page.

Step 3Step 4 – APPROVE

This is where you will see the final preview of your ticket. Make sure that everything is exactly as you want it, mark the box next to “I accept the conditions”, and then click the “Continue” button.

Step 4Step 5 – SHOPPING CART

You are now back on the main DIY Products page. Up in the top right-hand corner of the screen, you will see your cart. Click on it to go to your shopping cart to put in your purchase info.

Here you can easily create an account with us so you can track your orders in the future. Click on “Create an Account” button or login if you already have an account.

Step 5Step 6 – CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Fill out your information here on the “Create an Account” page. After you are finished, click on the “Create Account” button at the bottom to continue.

Step 7Step 7 – ACCOUNT CREATED

Now you have a Worldwide Ticketcraft account! To get to the checkout page, just go to “Click here to login.”

Step 8Step 8 – LOGIN

Here, just put in your newly created username and password.

Step 9Step 9 – CHECKOUT

Now that you have created an account, your shipping and billing information should already be filled out. If it isn’t, just put in your zip code and select a shipping method. You can also “Save for Later” by clicking on the grey disk image. For now, let’s click “Proceed to Checkout”.

Step 10Step 10 – ENTER PAYMENT

Now all you have to do is put in your payment information, click on “Process Credit Card”, and you are done!

Now you have perfect, professional 4th of July event tickets! At WorldwideTicketcraft.com, we have everything you’ll need to run a successful and safe event; badges, raffle tickets, posters, wristbands, concession tickets and more! No matter what the occasion, from a Football game to a dance recital, we can help you put on the perfect event! Happy 4th of July!

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How to Order High School Football Tickets for Your Season

How to Order High School Football Tickets for Your SeasonOrder a football ticket that looks slick and professional. Worldwide Ticketcraft offers custom tickets to meet your needs for your football season. All you have to do is click here and follow the steps below:

Step 1 – PRODUCTS

On this Football Season page, you will find 2 game day ticket types that we offer; general admission or reserved seating. For our purposes, let’s go with “Design It Yourself Digitik – General Admission” for a basic football ticket.

Step 1Step 2 – QUANTITY

This is a simple design it yourself football game ticket. Here you will see a more detailed description of the product, and the number of tickets that you would like to order. For the purposes of this guide, let’s start out small with 100 tickets. Click on “Customize Order” to head to the next screen.

Step 2Step 3 – CUSTOMIZE

Here is the ticket customization and preview screen. On the left-hand side, you will see a number of customization options. Step 1: Click to select a design; this is where you will select the colored design option you want to use. Second, put in your ticket information. Then you just need to specify the time, date, venue, and stub details. You will see your design take shape before your eyes. If you scroll down, you will see Page 1 is the front of the ticket and Page 2 is the back of the ticket with a general disclaimer. Make necessary changes by selecting the page. Then click on the green “Approve/Checkout” button to head to the next step.

Step 3Step 4 – APPROVE

This is the final step before checkout. You will see an example of exactly what your tickets will look like. Just click the checkbox to accept the conditions of the sale and click “Continue”.

Step 4Step 5 – SHOPPING CART

At this point you will find yourself back on the main DIY Products page. In the top right hand corner, you will see your cart, with the item number and price of the tickets beside it. Click on it to go to your shopping cart.

If you want, you can create an account with us to receive tracking notifications on your order and to easily reorder. Or you can “Checkout as Guest”. Let’s make an account!

Step 5Step 6 – CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Just fill out your information on the “Create an Account” page and click on the bottom at the bottom to continue.

Step 6Step 7 – ACCOUNT CREATED

You have created your account! To get to the checkout page, let’s go to “Click here to login”

Step 7Step 8 – LOGIN

Just put your username and password here and login.

Step 8Step 9 – CHECKOUT

After creating an account, all of your shipping information should already be here. If not, fill out your zip code to select a shipping method and click “Continue”. At this point you also have the option to “Save for Later” by clicking on the grey disk image, or click “Continue”.

Step 9Step 10 – ENTER PAYMENT

The final step is entering your payment information and clicking on the “process credit card” button to finish the sale. You’re done!

Step 10As you can see, getting the perfect football tickets printed for your season is easy to do yourself with our online ticket template. We also have baseball and basketball tickets, dance, orchestra and performance tickets so whatever your high school is looking to print, we have you covered.

WorldwideTicketcraft.com has everything you’ll need to run a successful and safe event; badges, raffle tickets, posters, wristbands, concession tickets and more! Have a fantastic season.

How to Market your Event and Sell More Tickets

How to Market your Event and Sell More Tickets Part I a

In the world of event planning, there is always something new to discover. As organizers, we grow and learn with every conference, concert, or festival that we run. Whether this is your first rodeo, or you’re a seasoned event planner, we’ve created a two-part series of points that every marketing team should remember.

Part I – Setting Up A Successful Event Marketing Campaign

  1. Branding
    Establish an identifiable look, tone, and message for your brand. Your event is special and is much more than just physical attendance; it’s all about creating an experience for your guests. Your branding needs to convey that experience and value to your potential customers. Establish the associations that you would like your audience to instantly connect with your brand. Whenever people see certain imagery, colors, hashtags, slogans, and verbiage, good branding will evoke the feelings that you want them to associate with your event. Get your branding straight right from the beginning.
  1. Visuals
    If your event features well-known artists, experts, or guests, leverage their notoriety as much as possible by using their photographs and likeness on your advertising. Create branded visual images, art, and infographics that can be used for your website, social media, your newsletter, print media, etc. Maps, transportation guides, testimonials, and schedules can all be made into attractive, branded visuals.
  1. Video
    Video is a powerful tool that gives you the chance to convey the excitement of a live event. You can use video in a number of ways:
  • Create a highlight reel from past events.
  • Share video clips of artists, performers, or speakers in action.
  • Interviews with artists, performers, or speakers.
  • Visual content to promote your unique location.
  • Video testimonial from participants.

Keep in mind who your target audience is and be consistent with your branding when creating the videos. The video should convey your message, and the value and benefits of attending the event. Post the video(s) on both YouTube and Vimeo and share them on social media, in your newsletters, and on your website.

  1. Testimonials
    Use testimonials from past participants as well as from presenters and performers. These provide trustworthy and credible sources of information for your consumers.
  1. Competitive Pricing
    In addition to offering early bird pricing, have different pricing tiers so that there is an option to fit into everyone’s budget. Create both affordable and more elite options; VIP tickets with special incentives could appeal to a higher ticket bracket while less expensive, general admission tickets are appealing to the more general public. You might also offer student and senior discounts.

You can also create different types of passes for people who are not able to attend your entire event. Passes might include full passes for an entire weekend, or a la carte tickets for individual sessions, or single day passes.

Discount group tickets can also be great idea. One of the best ways to do so is to contact the sponsors for your event and offer group passes for their companies.

  1. Create Urgency
    Create a sense of urgency so that people buy tickets now, not later. People’s calendars fill up and you need to claim your place in their calendars immediately. Creating early bird tickets, promotional codes, and other early incentives helps to get the ticket-sale ball rolling early.
  1. Loyalty Rewards
    If your event is annual, consider rewarding last year’s attendees by offering them an incentive. This could come in the form of a discount, an upgrade, or first access. People who have attended before could be your biggest supporters and it’s worth investing in their continued participation by sweetening their participation with promotional codes and perks.
  1. Get Traditional
    Don’t forget about traditional promotional channels like print advertising, or even radio and television. In this digital and social media age, it’s easy to neglect the value of paper promotions. However, posts, flyers, sending invitations by snail mail, creating event postcards, and rack cards are still a very valuable part of your marketing campaign. Depending on the size and scope of your event, you might also like to take out advertising space in targeted newspapers or magazines, or place airtime on radio or television.
  1. Include Your Event Sponsors in the Marketing Process
    Tag your sponsors and give them proper shout outs whenever possible, and get them on board to help create excitement about the event. Stay communicative with them so that they feel invested in the event not only from the perspective of continued sponsorship in future years, but also so that they feel invested in the marketing success of the event.

Get in touch with industry organizations to help promote your event. Consider offering free tickets to strategic guests and ask them to blog or get social about the event.

All of these set-up steps are vital to event marketing. However, there is a glaringly obvious section missing from today’s blog post and that is cyber marketing. Social media and online promotions are such a vital part of event marketing that we’re devoting an entire second blog post to the topic. Check back next week for Part II of our How to Market your Event and Sell More Tickets – Cyber Marketing.

 

 

The Event Organizers Checklist: 16 Steps to Make Your Next Event a Success

Event Checklist

Planning is the most important part of running any event. This is a quick checklist to refer to when you’re planning and organizing your next festival, workshop, sports rally, club meeting, or any type of event big or small. While every event obviously varies in scope and size, this checklist can be scaled based on your needs. A two-hour book club party is going to be scaled much differently than a four-day jazz festival. However, the core planning principles remain the same. Refer to these 16 steps to make your next event a success!

  1. Set the Date
    As early in advance as possible, set your dates.
  1. Book the Venue
    The next most important step is to book and confirm the venue.
  1. Send Out a Save the Date AnnouncementYour full promotions might not begin for a while, and you might not have any other details set yet, but as soon as you have your date confirmed and your venue booked, update your public.
  1. Layout the Event Timeline
    Depending on the lead up time to the event, determine what benchmarks should take place when. Consider all factors, like the launch of your promotional campaign and the date that ticket sales will open, based on what other events and holidays are taking place, when setting out your timeline.
  1. Build Your Team
    You may already have a core team in pace, but consider what staffing needs you’ll need based on your event scope and budget.
  1. Create a Schedule of Team Meetings Leading Up to the Event
    Depending on the size and scope of the event, meetings might take place in person or by conference call and should ramp up from monthly or bi-weekly to weekly in the time leading up to the event.
  1. Get Serious About Your Budget
    Every event is scalable. If your event is in its infancy, be conservative.
  1. Give Your Event Shape
    Determine event specific details. This will depend on the type of event that you’re holding. This is where you give your event unique personality. Let it shine! (As long as it stays in budget.)
  1. Operations & Logistics
    Now it’s all about balancing logistics with the flow of your event. What should take place when? What parts of the event will be the best attended slotted in where? Consider all aspects of the event flow before you lock in to your final schedule.
  • Organize Registration and Tickets
    What type of ticket or wristband will be most appropriate for your event? Use the wide variety of Worldwide Ticketcraft ticket options to pick the right type of tickets to suit your needs. Also, will the tickets or wristbands be enough for re-entrance, or will you need a hand stamp of some kind?
  • Determine Technical Needs
  • Determine Equipment and Supply Needs
  • Determine Administrative Needs
  • Consider All Possible On-Site Needs
  1. Return to the Budget
    Review your budget again to make sure that costs are still lining up with projections or revise the budget as needed.
  1. Launch Full Advertising Campaign and Begin Ticket Sales/Registration
    According to the timeline you originally set out.
  1. Check Up on your Event’s Health
    Check ticket sales in the weeks leading up to the event and re-scale your event if necessary. Also check-in with your team members regularly. How are they feeling? How is morale?
  1. Critical Path
    Walk the Critical Path of your event with your Team Leaders to make sure that all aspects of event flow have been considered. Create a flow chart, or a spreadsheet and break it all out.
  1. The Event Itself! Aka. Event Proper
    Follow the plan that you set out in your Critical Path and enjoy what you’ve created!
  1. Social Buzz
    Follow up with photos and conversation on social media. Better yet, have someone live Tweet and manage social media during the event. Share your success and highlights with attendees and potential future attendees.
  1. Event Post-Mortem
    After the event, conduct a post-mortem meeting as soon as possible to discuss the successful or needs-improvement aspects of the event. Create detailed notes while the event is fresh in your mind.

Once the wrap up has taken place, relax and look back at what you’ve accomplished. Feel proud of a job well done!

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions of items you would add to your own checklist, please let me know!

Ways to prepare for the Jewish High Holidays

Jewish High Holidays

The High Holidays are coming! Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time of celebration and Yom Kippur is, of course, the Day of Atonement. These are the High Holy Days, or the Days of Awe, that mark the dawning of fall each year. It’s a time to visit the synagogue and focus on repentance. Attending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and preparing to celebrate these holidays with your family is a great chance to experience connection to the community and to taste the spirituality of the season. Because so many Jews attend High Holiday services, most large synagogues require worshippers to purchase tickets for them. Some congregations have decided not to charge for tickets, because they want to be more accessible, but they still require reservations of some kind, and a few congregations treat the High Holidays like every other Jewish service and invite people to drop in. When preparing for your High Holiday services and events, Worldwide Ticketcraft offers a wide range of ticketing items to make sure that your Holy Days run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah means literally “the head of the year.” As we approach the first of the Hebrew month of Tishri, we begin a month full of holidays. You may be thinking of preparations like baking challahs, slicing apples, or selecting your preferred jar of honey. The Rosh Hashanah New Year celebration is also a time for organizing and making sure that events go smoothly. Worldwide Ticketcraft has High Holiday Rosh Hashanah Event Tickets to ensure that your observance is organized and runs as smoothly as possible. Whether you’re in need of tickets for admission, either seated or general admission, or wristbands of children for babysitting services, we have the products you need to have a smooth and happy new year. You may also need parking passes or tickets. Worldwide Ticketcraft can take care of all your High Holiday needs so that you can focus on other aspects of the celebration.

Yom Kippur
The ten-day countdown from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur means a preparation for the Day of Atonement. As we prepare for a day of collective confession, fasting and prayer, it’s a good time to remember that Yom Kippur is a serious holiday but not a sad one. Fasting on Yom Kippur can function to help with the process of repentance, or provide a counter-irritant that distracts from how badly we feel about the sins we’re trying to overcome, setting a clean slate and a positive tone for the new year. With so much else to focus on for Yom Kippur, the last thing you want to worry about is the tickets for the High Holiday services at your synagogue.

However, Worldwide Ticketcraft offers a wide range of ticketing items to ensure that your Holy Days are well taken care of and distraction free.

Rosh Hashanah
Happy new year!
Begins sunset of Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Fast of Gedaliah – Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Reminder: No work is permitted.

Yom Kippur
Begins sunset of Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Ends nightfall of Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Reminder: No work is permitted.

Sukkot
Begins sunset of Sunday, September 27, 2015
Ends nightfall of Sunday, October 4, 2015
Reminder: No work permitted on September 28 – 29. Work is permitted on September 30 – October 2 and October 4 with certain restrictions.
Hoshanah Rabbah – October 4, 2015

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Begins sunset of Sunday, October 4, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Reminder: No work is permitted

Chanukah
Begins sunset of Sunday, December 6, 2015
Ends nightfall of Monday, December 14, 2015
Reminder: Work permitted, except Shabbat

Fast of Tevet 10
Begins sunrise of Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Work permitted
What happened on 10 Tevet? . . . Why do we need the Holy Temple? . . . The positive aspects of a “siege mentality” . . . The Rebbe on the Holocaust . . .

Tu B’Shevat
Monday, January 25, 2016
Work permitted
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.

Purim
Begins sunset of Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ends nightfall of Thursday, March 24, 2016
Reminder: Work should be avoided. Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible.
Ta’anit Esther – March 23, 2016
Shushan Purim – March 25, 2016
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.

Passover
Begins sunset of Friday, April 22, 2016
Ends nightfall of Saturday, April 30, 2016
Reminder: No work permitted on April 23 – 24 and April 29 – 30. Work is permitted only on April 25 – 28 with certain restrictions.

Second Passover
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Work permitted

Lag B’Omer
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Work permitted
Sefirat HaOmer – April 23 – June 11, 2016
The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah?

Shavuot
Begins sunset of Saturday, June 11, 2016
Ends nightfall of Monday, June 13, 2016
Reminder: No work is permitted
Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

The Three Weeks
Saturday, July 23, 2016 through Sunday, August 14, 2016
Reminder: Work permitted, except Shabbat
Fast of the 17th of Tammuz – July 24, 2016
Fast of Tish’a B’Av – August 13 – 14, 2016
The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).

*All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified on most calendars.

If your synagogue is holding events and needs tickets, posters, or other event printing, Worldwide Ticketcraft is proud to offer a variety of options that will suit your holiday events.

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.