Customers love Eventbee

We get lot of thank you emails from our customers, the one we got on Friday has more than couple of sentences, just thought of sharing with our blog readers:

Thank you, Eventbee!  As a very small scale non-profit, you saved us a lot of time, effort and money in putting together our annual fundraising event.  Your website was very easy to use. Most importantly, your staff is very helpful, responsive and easy to work with.  We look forward to working with you for future events.

Thank you so much!

Rae Levine,
Executive Director
CLAM ( Community Land Trust Association of West Marin)

How much I save using Eventbee?

This is the question we have been asked hundreds of times since we went live with our new flat $1 fee per ticket model.

To make it simple, we developed simple savings calculator. Find it on our home page, just below our contact info, click on “My Savings by switching to Eventbee” link. Make sure to enable pop-ups to see the savings calculator window.

Just input what you are paying now, it will display how much you save by switching to Eventbee 🙂 You can also see savings in Credit Card processing fee by using Google checkout or PayPal as your CC processing provider.

Here is the screenshot:

Evenbee Savings Calculator
Evenbee Savings Calculator

Eventbee covered in Bonjourevents.com

If you are looking for very precise third party view on Eventbee, don’t miss reading Eventbee article in Bonjourevents.com.

Here is the snippet from coverage:

Selling event tickets online can be complex, as well as costly, for the organizers. The team at Event Bee decided to change the business model and recently announced a new payment structure that should appeal to event planners, especially charity event organizers.

Event Bee now charges a $1 flat fee per ticket sold using their system rather than the industry standard of taking a percentage of the ticket cost.

Link to complete article:

http://www.bonjourevents.com/thefreshtips/2008/7/31/new-event-ticket-payment-option.html

We are on meetingtechonline.com

We got great coverage in meetings technology focused website meetingtechonline.com

Here is the snippet from the article:

 Eventbee’s ultimate goal is to sell more tickets, and they aren’t necessarily focusing on the software itself as a revenue generator. “People are willing to pay more for lead generation than for software,” maintains Bala, “The software itself is becoming more of a commodity.” Based on this software-as-service model, Eventbee only charges a flat $1 service fee per ticket, regardless of ticket price, and supports PayPal, Google, and traditional credit card processing.

Link to complete article:

http://www.meetingtechonline.com/articles_Networked_Event_Ticket_Sales.aspx

Moving to Amazon Web Services

We did lot of brainstorming before making a decision to move to Amazon Web Services. AWS has been our customer, now we are their customer 🙂

With this move, site availability is as good as Amazon WS, and scaling is as easy as firing up new machines in AWS. We got our load balancers, data base servers and main severs all ready to go live with our new release (hold on to few days for big announcement…)

Replacing:

with:

We are Techcrunched!

Techcrunch calls Eventbee “AdSense for events.” Here is the URL to complete story:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/08/24/eventbee-adsense-for-events-has-busy-plans/

We are at the forefront of innovation in events industry, we strongly believe that our Network Event Listing and Ticket Selling features will benefit everyone in the equation: Bloggers, Event Managers and Eventbee.

Introducing Eventbee 2.0

Finally, it is here! We listened to you, worked very hard over a year to get this release. Today, we announced general availability of Eventbee 2.0. This release introduces major new features to increase your ticket sales, and improves usability multi fold. We are sure that you like what we got in this release, please send your feedback to support@eventbee.com

Major New Features:

Network Ticket Selling: List your event at Eventbee, and sell tickets from Eventbee Partner Network that consists of thousands of Websites and Blogs. Set your own commission to pay to the partner for each ticket sale lead generation.

Network Event Listing: Eventbee Partners enable listing events on their Website or Blog for a fee. This allows you to showcase your event on desired web destinations with few clicks, and reach broader target audience to increase ticket sales.

Network Ticket Selling combined with Network Event Listing allows you to create viral marketing effect, distributed ticket selling phenomenon, resulting in maximum ticket sales with minimal efforts.


More Features:

Photo Sharing: Upload event photos, share them with Attendees and get comments from them.

Events Page: Create and publish Events calendar. Customize the look and feel to match with your website.

Community Building: Build community around your events to create momentum and to increase ticket sales. Use paid membership feature to collect membership dues on regular basis.

Improvements:

Online Registration: Event listing UI is completely revamped using AJAX technologies. Now adding tickets, custom attributes to registration flow takes only few clicks.

Email Marketing: WYSIWYG editor is added to email campaign design software. Now, you can easily design and blast custom email campaigns without the knowledge of HTML or Dream weaver.