Posted: October 19, 2020 at 12:14 pm
I’m trying to set up a series of events (seven in total) on different dates. I’d like to be able to offer a discount as they book more all of them. I’m struggling with the architecture though. I don’t know whether to set it up with multiple Event Datetimes with different tickets (1 x workshop, 2 x workshops etc) or totally separate events – but then would we need to enable a basket so they could pick all the events they were interested in to get the discount? We have disabled the basket function as we didn’t want people to have to create accounts.
I’d love some advice please.
You don’t need an account to use the cart feature, may I ask where you’ve seen that?
You would need the Multiple Event Registration add-on to select multiple events, however, we currently don’t have a ‘volume discount’ available within Event Espresso where the user can be automatically discounted based on the number of events they have selected.
May I ask what type of discounts you are looking to do, I’ll check if there is another way to do what you are looking for but automatic discounts based on event selection will almost certainly require custom development as it stands.
I don’t know where my ideas about the cart came from – perhaps I made it up.
Anyway, that’s good news. We have the Everything licence so hopefully that includes the Multiple Event Registration.
And I’d like to keep it simple regarding the discounts. So my original plan was that we’d charge £10 per ticket. Once they had booked for 4 events, each subsequent event would drop to £5 in price so they could buy the whole lot (7) for £50.
1 x workshop = £10
But I’d be happy with easier to manage alternatives.
Is there some documentation I could read explaining how to set up events, and what the options are? I really feel I could benefit finding out more about what is available as standard and a step by step way to building events and ticket types (I have seen some YouTube videos which started me off, but I’d love something a little more advanced)
The everything includes every add-on we have so it does indeed give you access to the Multi Event Registration add-on 🙂
The docs can be found here:
Although it really depends on what you are looking to do.
So, right now the only way to do something like that within Event Espresso is using either ticket bundles:
In which you create a ticket and set the min/max qty to be the same value (say 7 for this example) and then set the price as it would be per ticket. The user then has the option to select 0 or 7 of that ticket type and as you’ve set the price per ticket can determine the ‘discount’ that ticket type has.
You would need likely need 7 different tickets types for the above setup but the problem for your use case is ‘selecting’ the Workshops the ticket sales apply to, you can have a ticket option and then let the user select where those tickets apply so I’m not sure if the above would work for you.
I’m assuming you need to control the numbers on each specific workshop?
Yes, we’ll need to limit numbers at each workshop to 20. I wasn’t sure about how to manage that either!
Thanks for the links to documentation. I’ll read through those and have a crack at setting up the bundles. Will that work if I set up different events for each workshop? Or if I set it up as a multi-datetime event?
The above set up will only work in a single event (with or without multiple datetimes) as tickets only apply to the event they are within and won’t work well if needing to manage numbers on specific workshops.
The only way to do that within EE right now is to create separate ticket bundles with various workshop bundles but that isn’t going to work for your set up either.
In short, as much as I’d love to say otherwise I don’t think we have an ideal set up for your use case currently.
You can either have ticket bundles like above and then use Dropdowns in the event to select the workshops (note that you lose the ability to manage limits on workshops using this method). Or a long list of ticket combinations for the user to select which gives tickets assigned to specific datetimes etc (this is going to be fairly confusing for your users with your set up).
Unfortunately seperating out the workshops into individual events won’t help with the discount itself as you still can’t apply discounts based on the event/ticket selection.
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