Event Espresso vs. Eventbrite. The Truth Will Set You Free!
Are you planning a paid event? Are you willing to give away 2.5% of your ticket value + $0.99 per ticket sold? If so then, by all means, host your next event on Eventbrite. Hosting an event on Eventbrite means that you have to fork over a percentage of every ticket you sell. With Event Espresso you are in control of your money because your events are hosted on your website. That means no monthly fees, registration fees, or ticketing fees.#Eventprofs you need to kick @eventbrite to the curb! Say NO to Event Ticketing Fees Today. Click To Tweet
Because Event Espresso is a WordPress plugin, is open source, and available to download for free from Github or you can purchase a support license to get access to our support forums and one-click updates.
If you want to organize your event fast without the hassle of managing a server, plugins, and security, then build your event website on our event cloud Event Smart – free online event registration and ticketing management.
Protecting Your Customers’ Privacy
Do you value your customers’ privacy? If so, then why would you use a third party to host your events and keep all of your customers’ data? You might as well let the guy down the street host your next event and collect the money and registration data.
Event Espresso is as secure as you and your server. When you install Event Espresso on your website or blog, you are in total control of the registration data. Every registration performed on your site is stored safely in your database. Accessing and exporting the registration data is as easy as logging into the WordPress admin. With Event Espresso’s easy-to-use interface, you have immediate access to the information you need. There’s no way for our company (Event Espresso) to market to your customers.
Style and Integration
Have you ever used Eventbrite’s iframe code to showcase your events on your website? Did you ever get the colors just right for each event? I am willing to bet that you may have come close, then gave up after wasting twenty minutes of your valuable time, only to have your customers leave your website to register on the Eventbrite site.
The style of your event page is no longer an issue when you have Event Espresso installed on your website. Event Espresso fully integrates with your WordPress website or blog. That means you spend less time matching colors, passing in arbitrary code, or just trying to look professional. You can even output your iframe ticket selectors to use in other websites you own or manage.
If you manage a WordPress website or blog, stop wasting your time and money with third-party event registration systems. Event Espresso gives you all the tools you need to host, manage, and collect payments for events on your WordPress website or blog. However, if you don’t manage a WordPress website, you still don’t need to settle for Eventbrite, as you can run a professional, fully-featured, polished event website right from Event Smart.
This post was originally published on Aug 21, 2010.