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, Senior Account Manager, started at Quicket as the first employee in 2013, and works closely with our family of Event Organisers to make sure that their events go off without a hitch and that they get the very best of the Quicket platform. She is passionate about South Africa, and all things edible. 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...

Your event is finished… now what?

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

A survey is a great way to improve your event and connect with your attendees.

Now, what can you learn that you can use to improve on for your next event? How can you strengthen your relationship with your audience? First, take a look at your data. What can you learn from the ticketing system you’re using? Is there data being captured that you can use to improve on your next event? For example, in Quicket’s reporting data you can learn what marketing channels worked best, when ticket sales happened and when attendees arrive. Here are a few things you might be able to learn from your ticketing system: Is your website or ticket price right? Read More...

About to take your event online? Check this list first

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

Check this list before you take your event online.

No matter the size of your event, before making it public, take a squizz at these questions and see if there’s anything you can improve on. Have you picked a good date? Do one last check to see if there’s an event your target market might want to go to on the same day. You don’t want to be competing with a major stadium concert, for example. Are your ticket prices market-related? Look at similar events and see what they charged. Is what you’re offering versus the price tag reasonable? Then, think about whether you can offer a higher value ticket (a VIP experience, exclusive access, cool accessories or free drinks etc.). Read More...