GuestList provides users with everything they need to sell and manage admission for events. The user is given a number of tools to improve exposure and ensure that they make maximum profit on each event. Event pages can be set up that provide information about the event and can be shared with potential attendees. Setting up event pages requires no HTML or programming knowledge, either. The user can also sell tickets through their existing website or blog. Attendees can pay for their ticket purchases through GuestList using Paypal. GuestList also provides users with an email system that lets them get in touch with event attendees. The CampaignMonitor allows users to build mailing lists of past attendees to send them elegant invitations that are eye-catching and include all the information needed about the next event. GuestList also supplies its users with professional customer support and an application designed to be fast and easy to use.
GuestList, which was founded in December of 2008, consists of a small team of fewer than five individuals based in Toronto, Canada. The founders, Justin Giancola, Ben Vinegar, and Jaco Joubert, wanted to build a tool that could help users sell tickets online and decrease the amount of time needed to keep their event organized. Today, GuestList helps many people put together events effectively.
GuestList provides many helpful tools that allow users to manage ticket sales and promote their event. These services are nothing new; many other sites do many of the same. GuestList is a good choice because it is simple to use and includes everything the user could need to do, from integrating ticket purchasing into websites and blogs to sending messages to invite attendees.
The GuestList website uses an eye-catching purple and blue header contrasted by orange highlights. The tools are designed for the average person. Even setting up a GuestList website to promote an event requires no HTML knowledge or website building experience. The user can get their site up and running in minutes and begin promoting ticket sales and accepting payments.
A visitor can register for GuestList by clicking on the large orange “Create my Event” button found along the bottom, left hand side of the homepage. This takes the user to the new account creation form which asks for a name, email address and password. The user much check the terms of service agreement before clicking the white and black “Create Account” button at the bottom of the form. Another check box is automatically selected to sign the user up for product update emails. The user can manually uncheck this if they wish to opt out of email messages.
GuestList offers a functional service at a great price. The user pays a percentage based on the price and quantity of ticket sales. When users are hosting a free event, nothing is paid on tickets offered for free. When a fee is required to purchase tickets, GuestList takes a 2% commission on each ticket purchased. The site has even set a maximum per ticket commission of $10 so the user can easily manage the cost of using GuestList. There are no subscription fees or other fees required.
Any organization that is hosting an event can really appreciate GuestList. Non profits who are hosting a free event can utilize GuestList without having to pay for doing so. Even when the event requires admission fees, GuestList only takes a small percent out of the total sale of each ticket.