A detailed explanation of the advance features of eventnook

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can design your own order confirmation email template? Or make changes to the layout of your eventnook event site to suit your organization’s style?

If youeventnook online event registration - customization services are organizing a very important event, you would like to do everything to ensure that your event attendees have an excellent experience with event registration and ticketing. Eventnook’s strong in-house technical team is here to help you in providing a perfect event registration experience for your event attendees!

To achieve that, eventnook supports a lot advance registration and ticketing features at the back end. Today, I would like to share some of these awesome features we provide. If you are interested in any of these features, feel free to contact us at hello@eventnook.com or give us a call at (+65) 6681-6571.

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1. Customization of email templates and messages

Customized confirmation email - eventnook online event registration and ticketingAre there certain things you would like the attendees to take note of after the event registration and before the event? We can help to put in your special T&C, rules and regulations, information on attires and things to bring, etc.

2. Tier Ticket Pricing by Period

Take a quick look at the image below.

Eventnook Ticketing - Tier Ticket PricingWhat will happen if there aren’t the Early Bird and Regular tiers? You will need to create 8 ticket types, making you ticket registration box unnecessarily lengthened and ugly. In this way, everything is much clearer!


3.QR code ticketing and on-site check-in

Eventnook event registration system - QR code ticketing

 

Isn’t it cool if you can registered at the event site just by scanning the QR code that is displayed on your phone?

Eventnook can help you enable the QR code check-in functions to provide your event attendees with this unique experience! With our eventnook app, you can also scan tickets and auto-register your event attendees instantly. We also provide iPad rental if you need a device for on-site event a check-in.

 

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4.Customization of eventnook event micro-site

Singapore Yacht Show. Eventnook customized registration pageDon’t like the normal layout for your event ticketing page? Do you want to have your nice brand logo or event poster as the background instead? Let us help you design your ticketing page the way you want it to be!

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5.Invitation codes

You want to sell tickets to the public but at the same time save some tickets for your VIPs. In that case invitation codes will be really helpful to ensure that the persons buying tickets on the other end are the VIPs that you have invited.

eventnook - online event registration software. invitation codeThe feature you are looking for is not in the list? Don’t worry, just contact hello@eventnook.com and talk to us! We will always be keen to look at your requirement and needs, to provide the customizations that suit your preferences.

 

Google search favours mobile-friendly sites; make it act to your advantage.

Starting from April this year, you may observe some major changes to the traffic of your website. What’s happening actually?

What is “Mobilegeddon”?

Google - mobile freindly (EventNook blog post)21 April, 2015 was the official day Google started to roll out their mobile-friendly updates globally. In hope of improving the user experience of mobile users, the change in algorithm will result in a boost in ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile-friendly pages on mobile search result.

[You can click here for a quick mobile friendliness test https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly. You should see something like the image below!]

EventNook passes the mobile-friendly test[Visit www.eventnook.com to create a mobile-friendly event site]

To make things better or worse, Google also announced in early May that “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.” Furthermore, more than 40% of event registration and ticket purchases are taking place on mobile.

What’s the results of this algorithm changes? Surveying more than 20,000 URLs, content marketing platform BrightEdge found that by April 27 – not quite a week after the algorithm change – there was a 21 percent decrease in the number of non-mobile-friendly URLs on the first three search engine result pages.

How do I make the phenomenon serve as my advantage?

It always help to have a site that is mobile-friendly. But you are not alone if you don’t; about 40% of the fortune websites are affected as well.

People using phones on the MRT - not an unfamiliar sight in Singapore
People using phones on the MRT – not an unfamiliar sight in Singapore

For event organizers, EventNook is here to help! We are a mobile-friendly website for event registration and ticketing. As such, we ensure that interested event attendees can easily find your EventNook event site through their mobile Google searches.

Online event registration is all about convenience and speed. Very likely, your potential event attendees would be browsing for events on their mobile devices on public transports, during tea breaks, or after a meal. Interested individuals may be turned away if they cannot find your event information easily through Google search. Mobile-friend event registration sites would also help greatly as interested individuals can easily share the event site with their friends through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or popular phone messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and WeChat.

EventNook - mobile friendly event registration and ticketing siteOn the other hand, even if you have an in-house IT team, they may be slow in building a mobile-friendly event site. Allowing a desktop site to become responsive to various media queries and screen sizes does not at all guarantee a mobile-friendly site.

So why not just make use of your surrounding resources?

EventNook is free to try out, and you can easily set up your event micro-site in less than 10 minutes. If you have read thus far, why not spend a few minutes to try out our site?

 

Interested to read up more on this topic? You can take a look at some of the relevant articles we selected for you!

1. Google Blog Post – Rolling out Mobile Friendly Update http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.sg/2015/04/rolling-out-mobile-friendly-update.html

2. Google Mobile-friendliness Test https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly

3. Social Times – How Has Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’ Impacted Mobile Traffic?http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/how-has-googles-mobilegeddon-impacted-mobile-traffic/619754

EventNook waived fees for charity fund raising events helping Nepal earthquake victims

Collapsed homes and schools. Demolished roads and bridges. Survivors of the ruins desperately search for the sight of their loved ones.

More than 5,000 have died in Nepal as the nation experienced their worst earthquake in 80 years. The majority of the Nepal troops had been deployed for rescue works. However, the tough weather presented remarkable challenges for the rescue missions.

Omar Havana—Getty Images
Omar Havana—Getty Images
EventNook waived fees for fund raising events helping Nepal victims
Omar Havana—Getty Images

Our hearts sank as we follow the news from Nepal from day to day. When we read about the shortfall of hospital vacancies and other facilities in Nepal, we hope that we can do something on our part to help.

Therefore, EventNook has decided that we will support fundraising events for Nepal earthquake and will waive our EventNook service fees for such events. Please contact hello@eventnook.com and tell us your event title and user email for fee waiver.

[Visit EventNook Nepal Earthquake Support at: https://www.eventnook.com/event/nepalearthquakesupport/home]

EventNook waived fees for charity events helping Nepal earthquake victims
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If you are looking at donating to Nepal, there are a few reliable sites that will help:

1. International Medical Corps https://www.facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport

2. TIME – 6 Ways You Can Give to Nepal Earthquake Relief http://time.com/3836242/nepal-earthquake-donations-disaster-relief/

Let’s all play our part to support the Napelese during these difficult times.

EventNook events – Are you ready for a quick case study?

EventNook provides online event registration and ticketing solutions for various local events, ranging from small workshops and parties to large conferences and carnivals. We would like to share some of the events we have helped to give you a quick case study.

1.Singapore Yacht Show 2014                       (https://www.eventnook.com/event/singaporeyachtshow2014/home)

EventNook case study - Singapore Yacht show 2014

Have you seen the advertisements of Singapore Yacht Show on the streets? It is an exclusive event to discover some of the world’s finest superyacht in an elite setting. We are proud to be an online ticketing partner of Singapore Yacht Show 2014!

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2.ACCA Singapore Annual Conference 2015                       (https://www.eventnook.com/event/accasingaporeannualconference/home)

EventNook Case Study - ACCA Annual Conference

Many business events use EventNook for online event registration and ticketing services too! Amongst the many business events, the ACCA conference stands out in encouraging the exchange of brilliant ideas and the spreading of a wealth of knowledge, as it explores how accounting, finance and audit professionals can develop an ‘intrapreneurial mind-set’ to work smarter and faster.

3.Rise and Shine                  (https://www.eventnook.com/event/riseshinecarnival2015pm/home)

Rise and Shine - EventNook online event registration and ticketing

Rise & Shine organises parenting workshops and carnivals to offer real insights into raising healthier, happier and smarter children. Its annual largest enrichment festival has a total turnout of approximately 200,000 adults and children.

Here, we would like to congratulate the success of the recently concluded Rise and Shine Carnival 2015!

4. Naked Museum Guided Tour                   (https://www.eventnook.com/event/nakedmuseumtour-community/home)

Naked Museum Guided Tour - EventNook online event registration vendor

You may not have heard of this, but you are probably familiar with National Gallery Singapore. Naked Museum is an invite-only opening ceremony of National Gallery Singapore. We are honoured to serve as their official online event registration vendor!

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 5. Musicity Singapore 2014                  (https://www.eventnook.com/event/musicitysingapore2014/home)

Musicity - EventNook event ticketing solution

With the simple and convenient registration procedures, EventNook also managed to attract a number of music event or concert organizers, including Musicity 2014, Lit Up 2014 and Talent Quest 2015.

6. National Productivity Month 2014                 (https://www.eventnook.com/event/nationalproductivitymonth2014)

National Productivity month - EventNook event registration case study

National Productivity Month 2014 was a national-level initiative to share ideas and methods on improving productivity for companies.

EventNook is an online event registration partner of the the organizer – Singapore Business Federation(SBF) ever since EventNook was launched! We have helped to provide registration services for several other SBF events, such as Maldives Investment Forum Singapore 2014 and ASEAN Conference 2015.

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7. TIEN Academy                                              (https://www.eventnook.com/org/TIENacademy?cal=upcoming)

Are you running a training or educational institute? Do you organize workshops, seminars or training sessions regularly?

EventNook - event registration for small and regular seminars and workshopsThen check out on the above link to see what we can do for you!

TIEN Academy is an academy helping entrepreneurs. They have used EventNook for various workshops and seminars throughout the year.

8.Creatory Vol.1 – Local is Lovely              (https://www.eventnook.com/event/creatoryvol1/home)

Creatory @ EventNook, online ticketing software

EventNook also welcomes arts and cultural events! We were the event registration software provider for Creatory 2014, a festival celebration of Singapore’s creative talent. And to answer the call on creatory.sg : “Shall we do it again sometime?”, our reply is: “Yes; why not?”

9.i-love Mama SG50 Delights             (https://www.eventnook.com/event/iwmamasg50/home)

Mediacorp event online registration provider - EventNook

Looking at organizing smaller events? EventNook will support you with online event ticketing management too!

We provide registration solution for many small-scale events, including the upcoming i-love Mama SG50 Delights hosted by Mediacorp!

Now that you have got an idea of what we can do, isn’t it time to give us a try? (eventnook.com)

To big event organizers: We can provide customized branding services for your event page, automated invoice, confirmation and reminder emails and QR-code ticketing. Just drop us an email at hello@eventnook.com if you are interested.

To smaller-scale event organizers: We welcome small-scale events/parties/networking sessions as well!

 

Google Forms alternative for events registration

Some new visitors to Eventnook.com asked: “What is the difference between Google Form and EventNook? How is EventNook is a better alternative to
Google Form?” eventnook-logo-440In this new blog post, we will share 7 simple reasons to why EventNook is more suitable for general event registration and ticketing.

What is Google Form?                    Google alternatives for event registration

It is an application to capture data with customized forms that can be submitted to Google Spreadsheet, to organize and share data, as well as collect surveys, simple event RSVP forms, enquiry forms.

How is EventNook a better alternative to Google Forms for events registration?

EventNook is useful when you want to publish your events on a professional-looking event site, get complete registration and ticketing forms and functions such as multiple ticket types, controlling quantity of tickets available, sell tickets with online payment, event promotion with discount code and comprehensive reporting of registrations and payments and more.

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mobile friendly event registration micro site

1. Event Micro-site

EventNook provides you with micro-sites to publish your event details. In less than 10 minutes, you can set up a professional-looking and mobile friendly event site.

Specifications like date and time, a mini map showing the location as well as pictures and videos can be easily included. Through the event site, event attendants can easily read about your event details such as event schedule and list of speakers and share the event with their friends through social media and other platforms!

[Check out how we can also enhance your event site with customized design dedicated for your brand]


2. Multiple Ticket Types

Online Event Registration - multiple ticket types
You are organizing an event with different tickets for Members and Non-members, early-birds and regulars. With Google Form, you would need 4 separate forms. But at EventNook, you can arrange all your different ticket types together nicely in a single event registration system! You can even set up special promotional codes targeted at VIPs, or collect tax in the tickets. It is just so comprehensive and so convenient!

 

Event Registration - Track attendees on event day 3. Track your attendants or scan QR code tickets on your event day!
Have you ever been to an event and see long queues for registration? With the EventNook app, you just need to slide and tap to register an attendee! You can also request for advance features like QR code tickets, so your event attendees can have the cool experience of registering by simply scanning the code.

[Get an overview of EventNook’s QR code check-in management!]

4. Control of the maximum number of tickets

Now imagine you booked a small venue for your talk which can only house 50 people. Nevertheless, you may send your invitations to 200 interested individuals to maximise your sign-up rate. What if more than 50 people signed up? With EventNook, that will never be a concern as you can set a maximum cap to the number of sign-ups. You can focus on marketing your event at ease!

 

5. Streamline payment collection with Online PaymentOnline payment for event tickets

Google Forms do not provide online payment facilities to event attendants for PAID tickets, but EventNook does! This makes buying event tickets simple and easily accessible for event attendants. That’s the whole point of using an online event ticketing software!

 

Confirmation and reminder emails for event attendees6.Confirmation Email

In addition, event attendants will also receive a confirmation email for their registration with an automated receipt for the tickets they purchase, therefore making registration and payment safe and reliable.

7. Reminder Emails

Don’t you think it would be great to send out reminders to your event attendants before your event? Here at EventNook, we automatically send your event attendants reminder emails before the events so that they can easily manage their time amidst their busy schedules.

 

There are other exciting advance features EventNook has, including but not limited to:

Read more about our advance features!

Do our features sound exciting to you? Then why not give EventNook a try? There are no sign-up charges. It is free for free events, and we would only charge you a minimum fee for paid events! Visit us at: www.eventnook.com

 

EventNook launched to help ease your online event registration problem!

Have you ever wanted to organize seminars or large events like conferences, concerts or sport events but turn down the idea just at the thought of the registration process? Well, good news for you! EventNook will take care of your event registration worries and lets you enjoy your events with a peace of mind.

EventNook is a tool which allows you to set up an event registration page without the hassle and start selling tickets in minutes.

What is EventNook?

EventNook is a platform that allows any event organizer to set up an online event registration page with no sweat. You can manage registrations, attendees, promotions, invoicing, and even your event ticketing all on the same platform. For larger conferences and events, EventNook also provides organizers with enterprise ability, which is not visible to public users, such as custom credit card payment gateway integration, custom invoicing, and custom reporting.

EventNook is free of charge for free events. For paid events, customers pay 2.5% of ticket fees (capped at $ 9), payable to EventNook only after they have made the ticket sales. Payment method includes credit card and PayPal.

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Creating your own event page has never been easier! EventNook promises to deliver fast and reliable event registration and you can even contact us to guide you through the process.

What you should know about us

EventNook is the event registration platform partner for HelpLearn.Asia. We are tapping into the smooth experience on mobile ticketing as well as mobile check-in through technologies such as NFC (Near Field Communication) and iPhone passbook. Our team aims to provide the best customer service, sales as well as marketing engagement with initial focus on Asia such as SIngapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Some of our customers include Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Global Entrepolis Singapore Conference, Russia Singapore Business Forum, Help Learn Asia, Canadian Chamber, IDA, and Hub Singapore.

Take a tour on our website now and do join EventNook for event registration experiences that you will never forget!

Multiple ticketing types.

In case you are looking for an online event registration platform with multiple ticketing types, EventNook is here for you! When things get tough, we can make it easier for you. As part of our features, we provide multiple ticketing types for your online event registration. This will make ticket payment for both organizer and attendees simpler with the different ticket categories. If your event requires group registration or early bird specials, our platform will be perfect for you.

mttNo matter the scale of your event, you will be able to customize your own ticketing types (as shown above). Following are past/upcoming event examples of how you can utilize multiple ticketing types for different events:

1. For early bird promotion with a window period. The following event is hosted by Rise & Shine Expo with the aim of bonding family through cheerful activities!

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2. For a ticketing option for members, as well as non-members (organizers can provide options for single pass or group discount tickets for the latter). The following conference is organized by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI).

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You can also take a look at Rise & Shine’s Live Great Carnival 2014, where special discount ticketing option can be provided too.

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3. For tickets with different categories. An example would be our very own local music event, Musicity Singapore 2014 which provides different day admission ticket.

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Other than different day admission, we also provide organizers with single day or multiple days ticket. The following is an example by the Singapore Yacht Events Pte Ltd who organized Singapore Yacht Show 2014.

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P.S. Other than customizing your own ticketing type, you can customize your own registration page with various customization fields with EventNook as well.

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Seat selection for your events? No worries, EventNook has a solution for you.

EventNook would like to share some small tip with you whilst creating your event with us! In view of improving our customer care service, our admins had been occasionally trying out our own platform and brainstorming on how we can improve to serve you better. We understand that as event organizers, you might face various unpredictable circumstances as well as having
issue searching for the most suitable event registration platform. EventNook focus on making registration and ticketing fast, easy and smooth on general admission as well as free seating type of events.

However, we have a solution for you! If your event requires a seating plan for your guests such as corporate dinner & dance events, social event, filmography or movie events etc., you can simply create one on your own!EventNook is here to save your day!

One of EventNook’s organizers (Boon Lay CC) had cleverly utilized Google Spreadsheet to facilitate their seating plan and it had successfully supported their event! Spriderman event registration page

With the given Google spreadsheet link, they had allowed attendees to email them on their selected seat(s) preference on a first-come-first served basis.

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You can try it on your own too!


Step 1:  Go to Google Documents, click on the CREATE button and select Spreadsheet.

Step 2: With the floor plan of your theatre/stage/seating plan, you can then design your own seating plan!

Step 3: Once you are done, click on the Share button at the top right.
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Step 4: You may now share it with your team members to view and to make any changes to the event’s seating plan!

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Step 5: Share the link generated by Google Spreadsheet on your EventNook’s event registration page and allow attendees to pick their preferred seats.

Step 5Voilà! There you go! This spreadsheet guide provides you with an alternative to other more costly paid-ticketing platform as it effectively complements your EventNook registration page without incurring extra costs. If that isn’t enough for you to consider, you can try setting up both the spreadsheet and your event registration page, it will take you less than 20 minutes for the whole process.

How great is that? Definitely worth a try! For more updates and tips on event registrations, stay tune with us!

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.

and Free for Free events!

Major Events Happening in Singapore April 2014

Whether you’re looking for a place to bring your love ones or spend time with your family. Here are a few things to look forward to in Singapore in April. Take out your calendars and mark down these dates.

  1. Qing Ming Festival
    Qing ming festival singaporeThis is not a public holiday, but it is a festival to remember the dead by visiting, cleaning the gravesites of the deceased and also offering joss sticks, paper money, paper goods, food and drinks. Most families in Singapore honor this day by having a family reunion but you would be able to share this experience by visiting a crematorium early on the 5th of April.
  2. Singapore Yacht Show 2014
    Singapore yacht show 2014Discover some of the world’s finest superyacht and international  yacht brands. It will be held at ONE°15 Marina Club from 10-13th April 2014. Be part of this prestigious show and discover a world stunning range of boats and yachts. Book your tickets on EventNook now! http://evnk.co/singaporeyachtshow2014
  3. Songkran Festival Singapore/ Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival
    Songkran water festivalSongkran festival is an important event on the Buddhist calendar. A water fight is a marking of the beginning of the Traditional Thai New Year. The water is a symbolism of washing the bad luck so as the good luck would enter in the present year.  This is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar (Thingyan Water Festival).  You can join in the action, as Singapore is holding the Largest Water Festival Celebration Party in Singapore on the 12-13th April.
  4. Good Friday
    Good Friday - CrossesGood Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ according to Christian’s belief. It is the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. It is a public holiday in Singapore and Christians in Singapore would observe this special day by fasting, praying and attending a church service on the 18th April.
  5. Easter Sunday
    Easter egg bunnyEaster Sunday is then celebrated to mark the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Through his death, it is believed that Jesus paid the penalty for sin, and forgiven us and that we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. Easter in Singapore is usually a family event. It is observed by attending a church service or participating in an Easter egg hunt with your kids. Easter will be on the 20th April.

10 Steps to Plan A Successful Event

Whether you were selected to plan an event or if you volunteered to plan for an event, we know it is a huge responsibility with many tasks involved. Here is the basic framework to get you started.

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Step 1 Determine the Goal of Your Event

Define what objectives and outcomes of the event

Identify target audience and event emphasis

Step 2 Decide on a date and time for the event

Organize a team to handle specific details (for eg. Sourcing venue, sourcing sponsors, logistics, registration, etc)

Step 3 Consider the location and type of facilities needed to host event

When making overall decisions, consider that the event is all about creating a memorable and unique experience for your attendees

Step 4 Organize a team or form partnerships with other organizations to assist with execution of the event

Identify their roles

Step 5 Figure out the finances and budget for the event

Identify realistic and necessary true cost and plan potential revenue and expenses

Step 6 Create a timeline for the event

Outline administrative processes, document who is responsible

Communicate this timeline to everyone involved in the event

Step 7 Determine Key decisions:

  • Program – Determine order of activities, execute agenda items and how to communicate program to attendees
  • Speakers – First, you would have to source for your speakers, and then identify topics, as this is a deciding factor for most of your attendees. Consider the time frame for each speaker and host him or her warmly.
  • Equipment – Identify equipment needed, source for equipment within budget and responsible to pick up and return the equipment
  • Publicity – Identify methods will be used to publicize the event or activity. Make use of both online and offline marketing tools to stay within budget. Appoint someone to be responsible for disseminating information.
Step 8 Take into consideration other special needs, such as:

  • Nice Food
  • Entertainment
  • Decorations
  • Photography/Videography
Step 9 Determine Evaluation Process

Was the event a success, did it manage to fulfill what you initially plan to achieve?

Send out an evaluation and thank you notes to your attendees, this information  would be important for future events

Step 10 Now that you have a basic idea of what planning an event entails, your next step is to get in on the action!