We buy their tagline of “the best way to publish, promote and sell-out your next event.” In fact, we’re even using it for the 2007 TechCrunch40 Conference.
An Eventbrite event can be setup in minutes. Once you’ve signed up for an account, you start an event and add the name, date, time, location and other essential information.
Some optional features include repeating events, limiting the number of tickets, publishing the event in the Eventbrite directory, classifying and tagging your event, using password protection to access your event page and creating a personalized URL.
Next, you need to create your ticket types. This requires you to enter such information as name, price, quantity available and the end sales date & time. There are also optional features like adding a description, creating a donation ticket type, indicating a minimum or maximum quantity per order and adding a future date for the tickets to go on sale. Following this page is where you select and setup payment methods. Methods available include PayPal, Google Checkout and offline payment.
Before publication Eventbrite allows you to customize your page by choosing the colors and adding your logo.
Eventbrite also offers countless other ways to make event planner’s lives easier. It can help you with promoting, creating a survey, sending e-mail invitations, creating contact lists, website integration, offering discount codes, creating an attendee report and more. With all Eventbrite can do, 2.5% seems like a small price to pay.