Have you planned well for your previous events but still couldn’t come up with a solution for the long tedious work of gathering registration forms from all your attendees till the last hour? Failed to promote your event or couldn’t find time to look into the demands and necessities of the event?
Long gone are those days of long registration queues and paper forms to sign up for an endurance event. An increasing number of event managers from both large and small event managing agencies are welcoming online registration services as an added-value for both them and their participants. Online registration not only improves efficiency and eliminates needless paperwork it also maximizes cooperation and improves marketing capabilities while allowing participants to sign up when and where it is most convenient for them from any Internet-enabled devices.
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Benefits of switching to event registration software
Ease of Use
This is perhaps the most important quality to look for in an event registration platform. It is the ease it provides to the interested people to book for the event within seconds and filling up the form within a couple of minutes. A streamlined process makes the registration a snap for both the attendees and the staff. It is clearly more efficient than back and forth email threads where attendees have to print out a form, fill it out by hand, and sacrifice a perfectly good envelope and stamp. Registration by mail also means it will take a few days for the complete and sent registration forms to arrive. This may make it tricky for data purposes as you won’t be able to identify those who already mailed their forms from those who opted not to attend.
Guests can register at home, in their workplace, in a coffee shop sipping their coffee, in a bus, or just about anywhere as long as they have a mobile device and Internet connectivity. Attendees don’t have to go to a selling booth to buy a ticket in physical print. Within five minutes done anytime anywhere, they could secure their spot by inputting a few simple pieces of information via their mobile device. A confirmation email will be sent immediately after to let the registrant know that the transaction went through.
Nowadays, people hardly attend events by themselves, they often attend in groups. This usually includes the main attendee and their immediate family. If you serve the business to business division, it may also include corporate leaders and members of their team. While every attendee still has to have a registration, group registration allows one person to register their entire party. If you have various Business to business clients and their crew attending, you will be able to break down the attendance numbers by the group. The same goes for business to customers sector where clients attend with family and friends.
Feedback and Reviews
After the event concludes, you must be collecting attendee feedback through feedback forms usually made of paper and then you need to enter the information in the system to analyze the results. But with an event management software at your end, you can quickly collect feedback and rating on different aspects such as the speaker, event content, ambience.,etc..
Send Automated Reminders
If there are any changes in the event program. It can be a gigantic task to inform all your registrants about the changes manually. In contrast event management software has the greatest capability. To quickly inform attendees of any update by sending preset automated SMS or Email reminders. Just ensure you don’t spam your attendees by dumping information.
If you haven’t considered the power and magic event registration software sums up. The success of your event you have to try it at least now! Better late than never!
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