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Tagged: onsite scanning

New Merge Tag: ‘Ticket Link’

Apr 8, 2016    By: Mike Schumann



Merge tags are a vital tool when composing your confirmation emails, since they allow you to personalize each registrant’s emails by automatically inserting things like their name and registration info. Our latest system merge tag generates a personalized link to each registrants’ ticket, for when it comes time to check them in at your event using our free mobile Attendee Scanner app.

Adding a Ticket Link to your confirmation email is easy. Start by going to your event task list and clicking the Edit Payment Confirmation email link.

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Next, click the Insert System Merge Tag dropdown in the editor’s toolbar and scroll down – you’ll notice an option to insert the Ticket Link. Once selected, the Ticket Link merge tag will be inserted next to your cursor in the editor.

NOTE: It’s important to keep in mind that the ticket will only successfully scan once the registrant has paid for their registration, so it makes the most sense to place this tag in the Payment Confirmation Email, rather than the Registration Confirmation Email.

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Much like an <a> tag in HTML, the Ticket Link merge tag consists of an opening tag, link text/contents, and a closing tag. Please ensure the opening and closing tags aren’t altered, since they tell the system where to insert the custom link when the email is eventually sent out. The only part we need to be concerned with is the link text between the two tags – change it to something more relevant, similar to the screenshot above, then click Save.

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It’s important to test your confirmation email to ensure the link is appearing and functioning properly. Once you receive your test email, assuming everything went as planned, you’ll notice that the Ticket Link merge tag has been transformed into a proper link, which gives access to a personalized ticket for the registrant to whom it was sent.

That’s it! Nice and easy. If you have any questions about the new Ticket Link merge tag or any other merge tags, give us a shout. Also, be sure to download our mobile Attendee Scanner app so you’re prepared for when it comes time to check in attendees at your event – it’s free!

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Mike Schumann
Category : Event Wizard® & Event Wizard® Tips
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Onsite Attendee Check-in, Event Tickets and Barcodes

Jun 16, 2014    By: Mark Turner



TICKETS

UPDATE: be sure check out our post on fee-based tickets.

When you create a new event in your account a ticket for that event is created in the background. So, each time someone completes a registration on your registration form a personal ticket is created for them.

Here’s how it appears:

After completing a registration your registrant will land on the confirmation page where they may click the View and Print Your Ticket button. You can customize the information that appears above this button to suit your needs.

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Upon doing so they will be presented with their ticket for printing.

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If you do not want a ticket created for your attendees you can turn this feature off. To do this, head into your event’s edit menu and select Build/Design Your Form & Website > Event properties > Select the last item in the list ‘Enable/Disable Event Tickets’.

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From here you will uncheck the ‘Enable/disable event tickets’ checkbox.

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You can check/uncheck this selection at anytime whether your event is in test mode or live.

BARCODES

In addition to the barcode that is created on the registrant’s ticket, you can also create one for the confirmation email. To see how this is done read How to Set-up Barcodes.

ONSITE ATTENDEE SCANNING

Now that your attendees have barcoded tickets you can use the Event Wizard® Attendee Scanner App to scan the barcodes when your attendees arrive at your event.

The attendee scanner app will scan the barcode on a screen (phone, tablet etc.) or paper print out then automatically update your attendance report in your event. This app can be used for multiple events in your account, and multiple devices can be scanning at the same time without data conflict.

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The Event Wizard® Attendee Scanner App is available for all Apple iOS devices and Android and is free of charge. Download the Event Wizard® Attendee Scanner App now.

ATTENDANCE REPORT

To access your attendance report to see who has attended your event (been scanned in) or not attended (not scanned) click the reports icon in your account.

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Then select Attendance Report in the Reports & Tools dropdown list.

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Your list of registrants will appear in this report.

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Use the Show: dropdown list to show only those that attended your event or did not attend your event.

  • Use the two lists to segment your registrants and send targeted emails based on whether they attended or did not attend.
  • Running webinars, seminars or classes that go towards CE credits? The Attendance Report is the perfect way to track credits based on attendance.

If you have any questions about using our onsite attendee and scanning tools, contact us today.

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Wizard® & Event Wizard® Tips & Mobile Apps
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