Using a timed ticketing system for COVID-safe events

Time Slots and Recurring Events, 23 April

By Ethan Dean

It feels like it’s been months since the events industry started to adapt to a changing world. With lockdowns, uncertain times, and shifting landscapes, the events industry has been adapting to this uncertainty and shifting landscape.

Our teams have been working hard to develop new features and functionalities across our platform. We're committed to helping event organisers create COVID-secure events as we all try to get back to life. 

Some of the last places to open back up as life goes back to normal are museums, waterparks, zoos and venues that rely so heavily on tourism. Given the size and density of crowds, there are unique challenges in reopening, but there’s an easier way to make sure venues reopen safely.  Using a timed ticketing system is the easiest way to control venue capacity, ensure social distancing and get events back on track. 

Features 

  • Recurring events, daily events or timed ticketing events
  • Limit time slot capacity
  • Schedule a series of recurring events
  • Bulk edit all your events
  • Showcase upcoming events
  • Real-time capacity reports

Control your capacity with timed ticketing 

Timed ticketing systems are the new wave in capacity management. You can make sure each visitor has an enjoyable experience, avoids long lines and complies with social distancing guidelines at any given time.

With timed-entry ticketing, you can control the number of people in your event by selling tickets for time slots throughout the day. It's a good idea to stagger the number of people arriving at your venue, so you can limit overcrowding and streamline visitor flow. 

You can show real-time time slot availability on your website, the number of tickets in stock and the maximum number of tickets that can be purchased. Once you hit your ticket limit for a slot we’ll automatically remove the tickets for sale. You can create a sense of urgency, encourage early bookings and drive revenue on autopilot.

You can easily update capacity rulesets on the go as social distancing regulations change so you’re always up to date with the latest guidance. 

Create a safe, touchless arrival experience 

With the help of digital timed ticketing, event organisers can eliminate many physical touchpoints that occur within the venue between staff and guests. Now, tickets sales can be done in advance online to speed up verification when patrons arrive at your venue. 

Once fans make a purchase, tickets can be sent directly to customers’ phones. Doing this will help you avoid long lines at the door and you’ll be able to ensure that customers have the tickets they need as soon as they enter the venue.

A  digital access control solution can help you control capacity levels, monitor attendee movements and get a holistic view of the event space.

Easy editing and scheduling 

When you’ve got multiple events, dates and times it’s important to be able to make changes quickly and consistently. Nutickets bulk editor makes it easy to apply changes across your entire schedule of events. 

Whether you need to make changes to images, tickets, or descriptions, all you need is a single click to update all your events. You can update everything from one centralised location in your dashboard to effectively manage all your events at once. 

Setting up timed entry ticketing is no different. In a few quick clicks, you can add an event, choose the repeat dates and schedule all your events in one go. This is a great way to simplify the process of planning a series of events, or running daily events in one location.

Do more with data

One of the major benefits of using a timed ticketing system is that you’ll know exactly how many people are in your venue at any given time. Knowing how many people will visit daily allows you to prepare for large crowds and plan your staffing needs accordingly. 

Timed ticketing software can show trends in attendance, busiest times and highlight visitors moving through the venue. Utilising event data means that venues can improve operations, reduce bottlenecks and streamline traffic based on actual visitor behaviour.

Limit group bookings

Keep up to date with the latest local guidance on COVID and quickly apply changes to comply. Set the maximum group size and limit the number of tickets that a single person can buy together. 

Set up different ticket options for group bookings, peak times, off-peak times or concession tickets to suit your requirements.

A digital ticketing system is undoubtedly the best way to keep things as organised as possible when it comes to communicating with your ticket holders about any changes to regulations, tickets or venue information. 

Quick, easy, assisted set up 

When attractions were told that they could reopen their doors as the first lockdown came to end, venues had a matter of weeks to implement covid guidance and have a timed entry ticketing solution in place.

Nutickets provides a huge boost to reopening plans, attractions can create events, set up time slot ticketing and start selling in minutes. We’ve designed it so even a novice can go from plan to publish in a flash.

Our handy smart dashboard and event setup wizard guides you around the functionality of the platform so you can set up for a safe reopening. 

Final words

We are constantly developing our technology to ensure that it continues to create a simple, safe visitor experience. As part of this effort, we offer one-on-one support and training to help you get started. You can get in touch with us at any time and we’ll give you all the help you need to get to the next level.

As we head into a new year, we can’t predict what’s going to happen. The only thing we can do is try to prepare for it. Before you get started it’s highly recommended that you do your research, and that’s why we’re happy to provide our customers with helpful advice.

Book a demo with our customer support team, we're ready to help with any questions or concerns you might have

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