EventNook vs Eventbrite

Are you looking to compare EventNook vs Eventbrite or whether EventNook can be the best alternative to Eventbrite?

Full Disclosure: We may be biased as this article is written by EventNook team.

Both platforms are competitive and great. However, there are also PROs and CONs of both platforms since they have different focuses in terms of events and customer segments.

Eventbrite is popular in serving all kinds of small scale communitiy driven events organized by individual or ground-up communities. According to their website, Eventbrite serves over 2 million events held per year.

On the other hand, EventNook is geared more toward facilitating the needs of Business and Professional event teams which are managing important business critical events or medium to large scale events, because organizing and managing business critical events is not the same as smaller scale communities driven events.

Here are a few important things which can give you a quick understanding of the differences between EventNook and Eventbrite.

1. Customer Focus : Individual VS Business/Team

EventNook focuses on building its capabilities and services toward meeting the needs of Business and PRO-Event Teams which are managing Medium to Large scale events in terms of size and complexity. However, you can absolutely make use of EventNook for smaller scale events too.

Here are a few examples of the different type and nature of events helped by Eventbrite Vs EventNook.

For example:

  1. Registration for a casual entrepreneurship talk or networking events for a community VERSUS a business leadership conference by an institute or government
  2. Registration for a Ladies night dinner / meetup event VERSUS corporate awards ceremony & Gala dinner
  3. Registration for a biking activity for a small group VERSUS large scale marathon sport events
  4. Registration for a meetup gathering for photography hobbyists VERSUS a regional corporate meeting and incentive trip

Example of some of Eventbrite Events

example of some of Eventbrite events from Eventbrite event directory

example of some of Eventbrite events from Eventbrite event directory

Example of EventNook Featured Event and Case Studies

example of some of eventnook featured events and case studies

example of some of eventnook featured events and case studies

2. Free vs Paid Service

EventNook is a PAID subscription event service and it charges fees for both free and paid events. However, Eventbrite is a FREE platform to host for free events.

A lot of our business customers organize internal or public events, and some of them are fairly complex and large scale. For example, a Business Leadership Conference with 3,000 attendees. The event management team can make use of EventNook’s platform and its services to simplify the registration logistics and event management.

If you are organizing a casual entrepreneurship talk or a FREE small scale networking event, you can probably use either Eventbrite or EventNook. Eventbrite may even be preferable since it is FREE for free events. However, if you organize a business leadership conference by an institute, the event team will most likely prefer to use EventNook for its complete and flexible packages offered to Business and Event teams.

3. Flat commission fee VS Lower commission fee

EventNook charges significant lower commission fee of 1% + $0.30 /ticket while Eventbrite fee is 2.5% + 0.99 /ticket. For medium to large scale events, the organizers will save significant cost with EventNook.

Let’s say 1000 tickets are sold at $200 each, the following is the comparison of the costs from each platform.

  1. EventNook Fee: $2,300
  2. Eventbrite Fee: $5,990

4. Social Communities VS Private

EventNook does not force attendees or registrants to sign up for an account or login at EventNook. On EventNook’s platform, attendees are not subscribed to its marketing and event promotions emails. Attendees will only receive emails or communication messages related to the events they have registered for such as confirmation email, reminder email or event updates from the organizers.

On the other hand, Eventbrite platform promotes recommendations of events to users and attendees based on their account profile and it sends promotions of events which attendees might be interested.

5. End-to-End complete services

If you are organizing large scale trade-show or business conferences and you wish to streamline online registration to onsite management, EventNook offers the complete solution including onsite technical support and training for your event team.

Please have a look at the following video showing how our fast and easy mobile check-in and instant badge printing can help your next business event for faster onsite registration and create greater experience for your audience.

For more information about our badge printing service, click here.

Eventbrite offers similar check in management solutions but as of now, they do not provide instant badge printing service offered on their app. It has other features like onsite ticket sales from the app while EventNook does not offer ticket sales within the check-in app.

6. Event Page vs Event Micro-Site

Eventbrite’s registration site features a single page design with other featured similar events in the page to encourage users to browse more events. On the other hand, EventNook registration site is more exclusive and it provides a micro-site to publish detailed event information with multiple pages.

Example of Eventbrite Registration Page

Eventbrite Event Page Example

Eventbrite Event Page Example

Example of EventNook Registration Micro-Site

EventNook Event Micro-site example

EventNook Event Micro-site example

7. Brand Customization

EventNook has served many international brands such as popular luxury retail brands, consumer products, etc. If you require an event registration site with your own brand experience, EventNook can offer extended brand customization service with an exclusive look and feel.

Example of EventNook Custom Brand Event Page

Example of EventNook Custom Brand Event Page

For more quick facts to compare Eventbrite and EventNook, do click on the following link: http://overview.eventnook.com/p/eventbrite-alternative

If you would like to know more about what we can offer or make easy for your events, just drop us an email (sales@eventnook.com) and we would be glad to serve and be a part of your great events.

We are based in Sunny Singapore and we have been serving events from Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

About EventNook

EventNook is a leading event technology company in Asia which offers event management platform for end to end registration and ticketing management. We have helped events from Singapore, United States, UK, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Myanmar and assisted major conferences, corporate events, festival events, etc. by providing comprehensive end-to-end event registration and check-in management solutions that integrate online registration and onsite check-ins.

QR code ticket scan check-in mobile app is launched

We have been empowering some of the large events with our QR code based e-ticketing and mobile app QR scanner for attendees checkin and ticket verification at the door in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

EventNook's QR code onsite check in

EventNook’s QR code onsite check in at SMU Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Lecture Series

Now, we are very excited to extend this event check-in mobile app for all kind of events such as music, festival, performance, conference, corporate events, seminar, workshops, etc. with a simple and easy QR code ticket scanner to easily manage attendees check-in or verify tickets at the door. You can download the app here to try out.

We believe that this mobile tool will benefit a lot of events in Singapore and other Asia countries as more and more events are driving online ticket sales with QR / Barcode e-ticketing for admission which saves time and hassle for ticket buyers as it no longer requires collecting paper ticket issued from traditional ticketing agent or outlets (E.g., SISTIC in Singapore). It’s also FREE to use and no additional cost for our event organizers.

EventNook Ipad QR code ticket scanning application

If you would like to have a quick case study of one of the big events we’ve helped with QR code ticketing, read more here!

With our mobile check-in app, anyone can easily organize event and sell tickets online. You can use EventNook to easily manage your event from online event ticket sales to the actual event day to track attendees or verify e-ticket at the door.

With EventNook Check-in Manager, you can:
– Check in attendees quickly with mobile devices to keep the lines moving
– View what’s happening with attendance checked-in on the go

Key Features:
– Search registered attendees by name and email
– Check-in attendees from the registered list
– Check-in with QR code tickets scan using the camera on your device
– View live dashboard and check-in / attendance status

EventNook QR code ticket scanning application dashboard
To download app:

Organizing or Promoting an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registrationevent ticketing and onsite event registration and check-in!

 for Free events!

[Feature Update] Enhancing HTML Editor to make publishing event site easier!

Recently, we upgraded our WYSIWYG HTML editor to make publishing event information and do visual formatting much easier with creating an online event page.

You can simply use our visual editor to change text style and color, add images, embed youtube, etc. in very simple way with mouse and click. We now also provide the simple way to upload images to the event site if you like to host the images on EventNook platform. Or you can also link your image from your own preferred image platform such as Flickr, Imgur, Facebook , Pinterest or image link from your own website.

EventNook HTML text editor

Just let us know if you have any feedbacks and we always appreciate your feedbacks!

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.
and Free for Free events!

[Feature Update] New Custom Registration Form Fields

We’re excited to introduce you some feature enhancements we added this week. If you have been organizing events using EventNook for online event registration or selling event ticket, you may know how easy to set up the custom event registration form with the drag & drop form editor to add and customize the form controls (fields) to collect information from your event’s attendees or guests.

The existing form controls are such as Single line Textbox, Paragraph Textbox, Multiple Choice (Radio buttons), Check boxes, Dropdown and Address.

Today, we added the following new features:

  1. Country List – the dropdown list with auto populated countries
  2. Group Header – Title for the group of controls (E.g., Company Details)
  3. Add Other Option (applicable only for Multiple Choice, Checkboxes and Dropdown controls) – to allow users enter the “Other” option information which is not included in the options list of provided in the registration form.

Here are some screenshots of the new controls we added:

Country List Example

Country List

Dropdown List with Other Option Example

dropdown with other option

Group Header Example

Group Header

Group Header

Here is how to set up your own event registration form with the fields we mentioned in the above! You can simply drag & drop fields to customize your own custom event registration form!

drag & drop form editor

Hope this will make collecting your guest information more effective! Just let us know if you have any feedback or thought?

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.
and Free for Free events!

Sistic or EventNook: Which is best for event organisers?

EventNook - the Sistic AlternativeRecently, people have been asking whether they can use EventNook in the same way as SISTIC to sell event tickets. EventNook can be a viable alternative to most, although there are some types of events we cannot cater to.

Eventnook logoTo make things clearer, here’s an overview of what EventNook can and cannot do. Let’s start with what we cannot do, so we don’t waste your time!

New to EventNook? Click here for a quick one-minute overview!

1. Cannot: Assigned seating

Some events will assign a seat number to every attendee. This is especially common with large performances and sometimes with concerts.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide assigned seating at the moment. We may add this feature in the future.

2.Cannot: Network of authorized agents

Unlike SISTIC, we don’t have the disposal of a network of authorized agents ticket-printerfor ticket pick-up. We are also not going to have one. It simply doesn’t fit with the times any more. Even airlines work almost exclusively with e-tickets these days.

This feature must have been really useful when SISTIC started its phone booking services back in 1991, but really, we don’t think it’s necessary these days. Nevertheless, should you wish to make use of a ticket network, it’s probably best to stay with SISTIC.

3. Can: E-ticketing

We will send e-tickets directly to your attendees’ e-mail address immediately upon receipt of payment. These tickets will contain a bar code so that you can handle them just as easily as tickets printed at an authorized agent, saving both time and money for the event organiser and attendees alike. (You may want to check out our QR code ticket check-in!)

Singapore Dollars

What are you going to do with all the money saved?

4. Can: Save money

Because of what we don’t do, EventNook is a lot cheaper to use than SISTIC. We use a no-nonsense fee structure, and you will always only pay for what you use.

  • EventNook charges no setup fees or any other fixed fee.
  • Pay only for what you use. If you sell 20 tickets of $50 each, you pay only $31. No other hidden fees!
  • It’s absolutely free to sell free tickets on EventNook (and always will be).
Google Form or EventNook? Check out how EventNook can be Google Forms’s alternative for event registration here!

5. Can: EventNook is reliable


We take reliability every bit as serious as BMW

When you sell tickets for events, there is often a rush period where everyone tries to book their ticket. SISTIC has been known for outages, especially when large K-POP events hit Singapore.

Of course, you don’t want your ticketing provider to fail you when you need them most!

That is why EventNook is built on the latest technologies to be scalable and reliable. Our cloud-based back end is of the highest grade; other companies making use of the same setup include Toyota and BMW.

But don’t take our word for it. Many event organisers have opted for EventNook over SISTIC already, including Singapore Yacht Show 2014, DBS-HUB Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, and Opp Live 2014.

6. Can: Collect audience data

Would you like to have the e-mail addresses of everyone who comes to your event?

On EventNook, you can customize the sign-up form to ask any question that is relevant to your event. You can set mandatory and optional questions.

You might also like to know other facts about who’s coming, such as their age, their favorite music style, their preferred drink or where they first found out about your event. The more you know about who’s coming, the better you can be prepared!

You can ask people whether they would like to opt-in to your e-mail list, and that way you will have an easy way to promote future events to those who have already come to your events before. You’ll build an automatic e-mail list without any extra effort!

Not only that, but with one click, you can save all the collected audience data to an Excel spreadsheet (or on Google Drive), and from there you can export it to other software, such as your CRM or e-mail marketing software.

7. Can: EventNook is easy to use

We take pride in making EventNook extremely easy to use. For both organisers and participants. No matter how large your event is. You can set up your event registration in 10 minutes.

Hard to believe? If you’ve read all the way up to here, why don’t you give us a spin? As long as your tickets are free, you will never be charged anything. Go here to give EventNook a try.

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