An EventNook Update – 9 New Features All at Once!

EventNook has released an update of 9 new features all at once, what can be more exciting than that? Business users now experience a cutting-edge online registration system, one of astounding efficiency and seamless integration.

Following these 9 new features, EventNook plans to roll out its PRO Package plans, which comprise of a string of these thrilling new features, in addition to EventNook’s PRO Support. This PRO Package plans would allow event professionals access to reliable services, more comprehensive features and better support. This would bring them less unnecessary enquiring, with an increased amount of quality assistance.

9 new updates on eventnook

If you have not already discovered them, we want to make sure you know about the latest and greatest updates so we can share our joy with you!

#1 QR CODE TICKETING [PRO]

QR Code Ticketing is one of the ways event planners have been trying to revolutionize their events! It’s provides a smart way to verify tickets, allows for seamless/ fast attendance tracking in real time and allows event organisers to go paperless! EventNook now brings this function to you so you don’t have to do it yourself! Impress your attendees and save resources with QR Code Ticketing.

qr code ticketing

#2 EMAIL TEMPLATE CUSTOMISATION AND NOTIFICATION [PRO]

Customize email templates and bring communication with event attendees to a more personal level. With this feature, event organisers are able customize messages on tips about the event day, add images such as maps, state terms and conditions, venue information and much more. Doing this with EventNook is so simple yet is so effective – simply click edit message to communicate your thoughts. A must use feature!

customise email feature

#3 CUSTOMIZE RECEIPT AND INVOICING [PRO]

This feature is especially useful for conferences in which most of the attendees are sent by business and require payment via company invoicing. This automated invoicing saves event organisers the hassle of having to manually produce invoices. Imagine an event with 500 delegates has to issue invoice for 500 registrations? Well, scrape that thought, EventNook’s latest feature does it all for you.

receipt and invoice feature

#4 TAX SETTING OPTION [PRO]

The Tax Setting Option is another useful feature. If your organization requires to collect GST/ VAT service tax from your ticket sales, you can easily set tax charges in your ticket price.

#5 GOOGLE ANALYTICS [PRO]

With the Google Analytics feature, you have complete visibility and ability to analyse how people visiting your event page, which websites are promoting your event, where are visitors coming from and much more. This would allow you to improve your event page further for present or future purposes.

google analytics
Credits: Daimto

#6 ADS TRACKING CODE (FACEBOOK ADS TRACKING) [PRO]

This time, we wanted to make event registration even more complete than before. Thus, we added the Ads Tracking Code feature so event marketing teams could track their Ads Campaign performances and sign-up conversion rates. This will allow event organisers to measure cost and effectiveness of each social media event marketing campaign and various online ticket sales campaigns.

facebook adsCredits: SproutSocial

#7 CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN THANK YOU MESSAGE [PRO]

As you probably would have observed, our latest update focuses a lot on customization. We designed these features because we really wanted users to have better access to a more personal, individual and customized form of communication with their attendees. The thank you message brings this a step further.

#8 CUSTOMISE YOUR OWN REGISTER BUTTON

This feature allows flexibility with regards to the call to action. For example, for ticketing event, you might want to say “Buy Ticket” and if you are organizing a business workshop or conference, you may want to say “Register Now” or “RSVP Event”. This feature allows you to do things exactly the way you want it.

customise thank you button

#9 SET YOUR OWN REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE

If you want to set a date for your event to automatically close, you can now do so under Settings. Let’s say if you want to close the registration 2 days before the event, you can now do so without worrying about remembering to change it manually.

EventNook aims to continually improve the user experience for all event organisers. Our team is ever ready to produce features to attend to the latest needs or trends of the event industry at the cheapest and most affordable rates.

 

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[Product Update] Launch of Stripe Makes Payment A Breeze  

The latest EventNook update is a huge leap both for event organisers and for attendees. EventNook is very excited to announce offering additional online credit card payment method with Stripe. With the addition of the NEW Stripe feature, collecting payment & selling tickets with online credit card payment just got much easier and event organisers are now able to achieve so much more!

Credit card paymentFor those who are already familiar with PayPal for selling tickets online, Stripe is an additional or alternative great payment option to sell event tickets with credit card payment. It user interface is very simple, minimalism and mobile friendly.

But that’s not all, let’s see what else Stripe has to offer:

✔ Sales deposited straight into your account as tickets are purchased

Unlike many ticketing solutions, EventNook does not withhold your funds! With Stripe, you can configure your account to transfer your funds on various alternative schedules. Thus, instead of having to wait for an event to be over, or for the end of the month to come, you can now collect your funds as you wish!

 ✔ A low, simple flat rate of 3.4% + 50 cents

Save the hassle of additional accounting with Stripe with its simple flat rate of 3.4% + 50 cents in Singapore (This rate varies between countries). In addition, offering competitive rates on processing fees, Stripe has no refund costs or monthly fees.

✔ 139 Currencies Available

With the vast number of currencies available, event organisers need not fear that international attendees are unable to make payment online. Available for business in 123 countries and with 139 currencies available, Stripe brings convenience to a whole new level.

✔ Easy payment for attendees!

With Stripe, attendees save the trouble of needing to sign up for an account – They can simply pay through the use of their credit cards!
 Easy payment for attendees

Starting/Linking your Stripe Merchant Account:

Stripe is easy to use for both event attendees and organisers. Simply click Currency & Payment to Connect with Stripe. This will link us directly to Stripe’s Sign In/Sign Up page.

connecting stripe to eventnook

Do note that Singapore event organisers have to receive a referral link in order to sign up for Stripe. You can request for one here. Alternatively, contact us at hello@eventnook.com and we will gladly send you one!

EventNook is excited about this new launch of the stripe feature and hopes to continue making event registration even simpler to our users!
Use Stripe on EventNook for your events now & we promise an even smoother transaction!

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How to hack your way to a successful hackathon!

You don’t need to have a technical background to organise a successful hackathon! All you need is some creativity, event management tips and the right attitude!

1. Pick a great theme

You can pick themes that surround a particular technology such as sensor technologies, the Internet of Things or Virtual Reality technologies. Or you could get participants to hack towards achieving a certain goal. For instance, the National University of Singapore organised a hackathon called Commuthon in collaboration with SMRT that was geared towards improving commuter experience in 2014.

Check out some hackathon ideas others have already experimented with here: http://blog.eventnook.com/post/unconventional-hackathons-for-different-event-needs/

2. Clear communication

Hackers tend to be very forgiving if you are not able to provide certain things at the hackathon as long as you communicate the message to them effectively! What they do expect however is you being able to reach out to them effectively using various communication channels such as social media, e-mails and websites (you should be a master of digital communication). You can use channels such as Techinasia, EventNook, e27, thelist.sg, etc.

Reach out through startup communities as well! Startup communities in Singapore include Open Coffee ClubStartup Club, and the SEN meetup.

Provide ample amount of information, such as getting to the venues and back, changes to the schedule, what to bring and expect, etc. Clear communication sustains engagement.

3. Venues

A venue decision should be made in consideration of sleeping and showering arrangements, connectivity, accessibility, ambience, size, pricing, power socket presence and AV (especially for demos should be functioning). Make provisions for hardware hacks that may require electric testing or isolation.

PC: ida.gov.sg

Make sure to ask for necessary accommodations for people who may be less able to access the venue. Insurance such as against  fire and theft, as well as for you as an organiser should be in place and communicated if they aren’t.

Security will also be important especially since people will be bringing expensive valuables like laptops and perhaps their own high-tech toys. While participants have the responsibility to take care of their own items, prevention is better than cure and you wouldn’t want a lost item to ruin your event.

4. Sponsorship

Sponsors can come in the form of a venue sponsor, food sponsor, prize sponsor and more! However, sponsors tend to expect to have some airtime to pitch themselves to your attendees. The more sponsors you have, the more likely will your event be overrun by corporate messaging and in-your-face advertising. As an organiser, you need to be able to balance both. Try to help your sponsors be relevant to the hackathon. Find sponsors that can provide useful APIs or deploy experienced staff to serve as judges so that they can boost their brand in a less intrusive way.

5. When?

Check for clashes. Don’t organise a hackathon on the day of another prominent startup weekend in the vicinity. Many hackers tend to be very active in attending hackathons and you will significantly reduce your turnout if there are clashes.

Try to organise your hackathon over the weekend to maximise turnout as most hackers are full-time employees or entrepreneurs as well!

6. Food

Over-order on food especially if it is an overnight event. When these hackers are in the zone, eating becomes last on their priority and making sure that there is ample amounts of easily accessible food is important to prevent any health mishaps. It helps greatly if the food you serve is easily eaten as well! Avoid soupy or dripping stuff to lighten your cleaning upload later.

Check for special dietary requirements as well during registration for the event.

PC: pascadoo.com

 

7. Network

Wifi should be able to accommodate at least 4 devices per person, there should be minimal firewalling and malware checks, and you should have backup ethernet and cables available in case of a wifi unavailability.

Organisers should also make sure to absolve themselves of liability if there should be intrusion caused over the network and individuals should secure their own devices.

8. APIs

Check the APIs beforehand, make sure they are available in at least 3 major languages and get technical people to present them because questions will be highly technical. Make sure to compile comprehensive API documentation for the convenience of the attendees.

9. Pay attention to negativities in the room

Any discriminatory language, bitter feelings, cheating, etc. should be put to a stop before they grow out of hand. This requires the event organiser to be on their toes in making sure they can pre-empt and mitigate issues on the event day.

There should be a conducive and collaborative atmosphere in the room. Some form of respect for privacy is appreciated and make sure to encourage spontaneity and fun as well!

PC: dbs.com

10. Hack submissions

Make it as easy and straightforward as possible. You can check out some third-party services like Hacker League, Hackathon.io, or WeHack.it to help you organise submissions.

Make sure to test run the AV equipment required for effective demos. Technical glitches at a hackathon filled with technical experts just do not speak well of your event.

 

About EventNook:

Event Mangement Software company, EventNook is an online event registration & ticketing platform where organisers can set up and customise their very own event page. Through it, organisers can collect attendees’ information and their payment using a real-time dashboard. Features such as Automated Email Confirmation and QR Code Check-In make the job of event organisers much easier and more efficient. Recently, EventNook launched an Event Venues Directory which provides information on more than 5,000 venues in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Hong Kong, making one of the best places on the web to look for venues in South East Asia.

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