How to Register or Buy Tickets for Events

With a Timely account and Timely Ticketing Add-on, you can easily offer your event attendees the ability to register for free events, or purchase tickets to paid events. In this post, we will explain how to register or buy tickets for events on the attendee's perspective, as well as how they can register for events on behalf of someone else.

1. How to Register for Free Events

To register for a free event on an event calendar that uses Timely event software is super easy. Event attendees can find events organically using the available search tools, such as the keyword search bar, the date search bar, and the built-in filters. Free events that require pre registration will have the appropriate button. Usually the button reads RSVP (Répondez s'il vous plaît), Register or Book.

screenshot of event listing with RSVP button to register for events

Steps to Register for Events

Here are the steps to register for a free event:

  1. After selecting the desired free event, attendees can click on the event post. They will be redirected to a dedicated event page, where they can see the event details, including location, date, time and description, as well as the RSVP button.
  2. Once attendees click on the RSVP button, they can select the type of RSVP and the quantity of spots they want to book.
screenshot of registration checkout for free events
  1. Next, attendees will have to complete with the information required to register. Every order requires the name and email address of the registrant. Some events may require additional information, if organizers had created their own registration questions with custom fields.
screenshot of order details on event registration checkout
  1. By clicking “copy info to tickets”, the attendee's information will be added to the RSVP ticket automatically. This functionality can help your attendees save time when filling up the required information on the checkout.
  2. After completing the information, attendees just need to click on the “complete reservation” button.
  3. Attendees will receive the event voucher together with their registration confirmation email.

Registering for Events on Behalf of Others

Attendees may also want to register for events on behalf of friends or family members. It’s a nice idea to help gather people to attend an event together and to guarantee tickets for everyone. In this case, we recommend not clicking the "copy info to tickets", but instead filling out the information individually so each registrant has their own individual ticket.

2. How to Buy Tickets for Paid Events

It is also easy to purchase tickets for a paid event on an event calendar that uses Timely event software. Paid events that require attendees to purchase tickets in advance will have the appropriate button. Usually the button reads Tickets, Register or Book.

Steps to Purchase Tickets for Events

Here are the steps to buy tickets for events:

  1. After finding the desired paid event on the event listing, attendees can click on the event post. The event landing page will open on the screen, displaying the event details, such as description, date, location, and the Tickets button.
print screen of event page with ticket button built-in to buy tickets for events
  1. After clicking on the Tickets button, attendees can select the type and quantity of tickets they want to purchase. This is also where attendees enter promotional codes that gives them discounts.
screenshot of checkout for paid events
  1. Attendees will have to complete the order details with their name, email address, and any other additional registration question set up by the event organizer. By clicking “copy info to tickets”, the attendee's information will be added to the event ticket. After filling out the registration information, the next step is to click on “proceed to checkout”.
screenshot of order details on paid event registration checkout
  1. Then, attendees will have to complete their billing details and click on "continue to payment" in order to buy the event tickets.
print screen of Timely billing details page to buy tickets for events
  1. If the event organizer uses PayPal, Stripe or Square for payment processing, a new page will open on the screen redirecting attendees to the appropriate payment gateway website to complete their payment.
print screen of paypal checkout to complete payment
  1. After completing the order, attendees will receive their event tickets together with their ticket purchase confirmation email.

Buying Event Tickets for Others

In the event an attendees want to buy tickets for events on behalf of others, we recommend not clicking the "copy info to tickets". Instead, they should type the registration information for each registrant. This way each one will receive a confirmation email with their own individual event ticket.

For more user guidance, please go to our Help Center. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can open a support ticket from your Timely account’s dashboard.

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