Time waits for no one, especially an event organiser

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Planning, Everything, Marketing & Promotion, Quicket

The world needs an event superhero, and you could be just that hero. Image designed by Freepik.

Roxanne ArmstrongRoxanne, part of our Organiser Success Team, started at Quicket as the first employee in 2013, and works closely with our family of Organisers to ensure that their events are successful, and that they get the very best of the Quicket platform. She is a mother of three girls (two of which are feline) and loves to spend her … Read More Read More...

A Quicket guide to building Exclusive events

Janet SharpEvent Planning, Everything, Marketing & Promotion, Quicket

Want to host an event that is strictly invite only? No problemo 😉 We definitely have a few solutions for you. (We also promise to never say “No problemo” again, well for as long as possible any way.) When an event is invite only, it’s not only important to create hype around it by involving the invitees as early as possible but it’s also important to keep things as secretive as possible while you drum up excitement. These types of events need to engender a sense of exclusivity to them especially as attendees tend to be treated like VIPs while at the event. Allow us a moment to show how we can assist in keeping your event on the down-low. Read More...

The liquor law in the Western Cape and your events

Tash FourieEvent Planning, Everything, Food & Drink

Follow these steps to make sure your event liquor licence is approved without delays.

Tash FourieTash heads up the newly-established Field Services Department at Quicket. Her love for logistics and issue management is what drives her to create flawless access control systems for all types of events. She comes from an event organiser background with 12 years of access control experience, and loves spending time with her husband and two furry babies. Read More...

Artisanal festival planning: coordinating a unique and successful Craft Beer Festival

Anna AndersonEvent Planning, Everything, Festivals, Food & Drink, Marketing & Promotion

Every month it seems there is a new festival popping up around South Africa featuring some locally produced craft goods or beverages. Any way you skin it, the artisan bubble is growing. And it’s exciting to see folks showcasing their new brands and concepts, but these festivals can be a lot of effort on both the organisers and the vendors. In order to make it worth the while for both parties, there are a few key points that an organiser can do to minimise stress and maximise the number of attendees (more attendees = more sales! and we know you do love sales :)) Read More...

Find the perfect ticket price for your event

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

Your tickets need to be priced appropriately.

Roxanne ArmstrongRoxanne, part of our Organiser Success Team, started at Quicket as the first employee in 2013, and works closely with our family of Organisers to ensure that their events are successful, and that they get the very best of the Quicket platform. She is a mother of three girls (two of which are feline) and loves to spend her … Read More Read More...

Your golden ticket to a stress-free event

Elizabeth BreslinEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

Simply adding some helpful details to your ticketing page will relieve both you and your ticket buyers, allowing both you and your attendees to have as stress-free an experience as possible.

Quicket is not only a self-managed platform for event organisers; but it’s also a place where ticket buyers are empowered with the ability to purchase tickets, edit ticket details, transfer and refund their tickets among other things. And all of this without ever needing to pick up the phone. With all these capabilities, however, we find there are a few queries and questions ticket buyers contact us about fairly frequently. And we know you probably get many of the same queries that we do. Read More...

So you want to run an event at school?

James BosenbergCharity & Causes, Event Planning, Event Tech, Everything, Family & Education, Quicket

You need complete control to run a successful, amazing school event.

There’s a new-school of thought behind school events. If you’ve run school events, you’ll know how much time and admin it takes, what with dealing with nit-picky parents, finding ways to track who has paid for what, how they paid, if you remembered to give them their tickets and whether the cool kids will be there. The best solution, we’ve found, is to make sure to store all the event information in one place, and of course, for you to not have to collect the money yourself. You’re throwing an event not looking to get into debt collection ;). Read More...

The Devil is in the Detail

Julia SavageEvent Planning, Everything

These tips from industry experts should help you avoid unexpected challenges.

At some point in your life, probably while you were sitting at a particularly uninspiring year end party, you’ve asked yourself “What exactly does it take to put on a hugely successful event?” Well, there are a few things actually… A Great Concept: It’s good to realise early in the process that what you may think is a good concept, may not be something that enough other people feel as strongly about. A good trick is to attend other events, and watch how other people are doing it, identify the stuff that works, and then use it in your concept development adding your own unique ideas to the mix. Read More...

The Seven Deadly Sins of creating a ticketing page

Laura BaaschEvent Planning, Everything, Marketing & Promotion, Quicket

Avoid the seven deadly sins of ticketing pages.

You’ve taken the time, the initiative and the effort to plan an event so it’s imperative that once you’ve driven an audience to your ticketing page, you make sure your ultimate end goal is reached: a successful ticket purchase. In order for you to master this, avoid these common pitfalls that affect your conversion on ticket sales. 01. An obscure event name. Remember, your event name should set the tone, the idea and the goal. It’s key that your guests get the sense of what you’re trying to sell immediately. You need to capture their attention as quickly as possible and then keep it. Read More...