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Charlie Chaplin looking out of a window...lonely from close event businesses

A survival guide for event businesses

There is no handbook on how we — as owners, directors, box office managers and staff for event businesses — should operate in a world where the very essence of what we do, that is, bringing people together, has been banned throughout the world. These circumstances have imposed on all of us a true fight…
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Bringing new life to your venue

Surviving the Coronavirus: 9 ways to keep revenue streams alive

Whatever projections you made regarding revenue, ticket sales or donations in 2020, those projections went out the window with the arrival of the coronavirus. The unprecedented challenges the virus has wrought include a fight for your organization’s survival. Many theatres, music venues, and other event businesses will find themselves shuttered permanently when revenue dries up…
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Best Practices: Event Vendor Forms

Coordinating event vendor forms can be quite the time consuming chore, made all the more cumbersome when official city forms are involved. The last thing you need to be doing is babysitting a FAX machine or waiting in line at the post office. There is a better way…

credit card processing

Top 5 Best Practices For Online Credit Card Processing

Fast and furious isn’t just a movie title – it’s how you’ll describe your ticket sales after reading these best practices for online credit card processing. ThunderTix strives to provide you with the very best tools to sell more tickets. And after reading these best practices for credit card processing, you’ll see how our tools can…
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Non-profit fundraising

How creative solutions can benefit your non-profit event fundraising

Recent news in the world of the performing arts show there are many ways for non-profit entities to have a successful event through a combination of donations and tickets fees. We look at two recent use cases and show how your ThunderTix account can help. The world needs the Arts Our notoriously glib Fee Free…
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Facebook Timeline - Crouching Tiger, Hidden App

Did Facebook Timeline break your ability to sell tickets? The launch of Facebook’s new Timeline has been a great success, with the vast majority of people enabling it as soon as it was available. If you have enabled Timeline on your Facebook Page and have our Facebook app installed it may be a good idea…
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Embed Event Code

Wrangle a Multi-City Tour: Simple Embed Events Toolkit

Do you need to promote your event or performance on myriad websites at every stop on a multi-city tour? That’s no problem with a simple a toolkit consisting of an embed, a sharable link and customized tweet button. A Herd in Each City If your event or performance is occurring in multiple cities, as part…
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Should you charge ticket fees?

4 Points to Consider Regarding Fees Venues, promoters, and organizations selling event tickets should understand the impact fees have on ticket sales. Ticket fees may be either a sales deterrent or a profitable revenue stream when your venue retains 100% of the fees collected. These factors should weigh in your decisions regarding fees: 1. The Impact on Profitability and…
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Decreasing Shopping Cart Abandonment

3 Tricks to Prevent Shopping Cart Abandonment Online businesses have long since created a way for people to purchase items and products on the web, yet an unexpected road block has been discovered: shopping cart abandonment. Studies show that over half of the online shopping carts are abandoned at the stage when the customer is…
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