Overview of Ticketing

The Handbid Ticketing System

Selling tickets through Handbid allows you to simplify your guest registration and check-in process.

The Handbid ticketing system is fully integrated into your Handbid event and is a great way to capture early registration information about your guests. If you plan to sell tickets to your event, this is a great feature to add as it offers you several key advantages.

Advantages of selling tickets through Handbid

1.  Users are already pre-registered for your event. 

Users who purchase tickets through Handbid will be pre-registered for your event, including the auction. Each purchaser's profile will be assigned a paddle number (which you can change later) and will collect their name, email, cell phone, and credit card information.

2.  Guests that purchase more than 1 ticket or a ticket that includes more than one slot can manage their own guest list.

Users who purchase more than one ticket, or a ticket type that admits 2 or more guests (e.g. a couples ticket or Table for 6, etc.), or a Sponsorship; the system will generate the appropriate number of guest slots and add it to your guest list. You, as the Auction Manager, or the user who purchased the ticket can edit these slots and update guest information. 

To learn more about how the guest list works, please review our Guest List Overview article.

3.  Guest Check-in is much simpler

Users who purchase tickets through Handbid will have access to their tickets within their mobile device.  When they attend your event, they can present their digital ticket to the check-in volunteer and have it quickly scanned on the iPad.  When a ticket is scanned, it will pull up their guest information and allow the volunteer to check them into the event with a few button taps.  Ticket scanning is available using our iPad check-in or Mobile check-in , which are all included in your Handbid ticketing package. 

4.  You can collect custom data from your guests on Handbid

Handbid allows you to add custom questions so you can collect registration information from your guests. Guests will be prompted to fill out this information after completing their ticket purchase.  If a user purchases a sponsorship or a ticket that admits 2 or more guests, the purchaser can elect to add this information on behalf of all of their guests or, allow the guests to add it on their own. 

How do I get started with Ticketing?

To enable ticketing on your event, first make sure your event package includes ticketing.   Then, view this article on How to Create Event Tickets.