Final Touches - Our Quick Start Guide

Please Note - These articles are for the use of Event Organisers only

Perfecting those final touches - in under 10 minutes!

TicketSource's Quick Start Guide


This article will provide you with any final touches you'll need to complete your account. Here's what you'll learn:




Adding Your Bank Details


Before you can get paid for your event, you'll need to add your bank account details. To add your bank details, follow the steps below:


  1. Go to Account and select Bank Account Details
  2. Press Add new Bank Account Details
  3. Complete the form


Our Knowledgebase also contains information on Modifying your Bank Account Details, How TicketSource pays Event Organisers and the Security of Ticket Sales Income.


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Importing and Exporting Your Customers


A customer database may be useful for keeping track of members and will allow you to use the Membership price category. This would require the customer's unique membership number to access the price and would be locked to the general public. It will also allow for faster entry when making in-house bookings as you will be able to select and auto-fill details from a customer's record.


Importing a List of Customers


You can Import your customers' contact details in a few steps:


  1. Go to Customers and select Import Customers
  2. Click on the orange Upload Customers button and select your import file. 
  3. The format can be either comma-separated value (CSV) or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (XLS) format
  4. Choose which customer details and fields you want to import. 
  5. Click the Import Customers button to complete


Exporting a List of Customers


You can Export your customers' contact details in few steps:


  1. Go to Customers and select Export Customers
  2. Use the first drop down box to select the event. 
  3. Choose how much data you want to export under Export detail
  4. Select your marketing options under Marketing Consent 
  5. Click export customers
  6. An Excel spreadsheet will be created that will provide the data you have requested.


Our Knowledgebase also contains information on Importing Customers, Exporting Customers for Marketing Purposes, Exporting Customers for Notifying Customers regarding Event related information and Deduplicating Customers


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Telephone Box Office


TicketSource offers a Telephone Box Office Service to all Event Organisers which is open Monday to Friday 9 am - 7 pm and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. This service is free for Event Organisers, however, there is a small charge for customers buying tickets. 


How can I sign up to the Telephone Box Office Service


To sign up for this additional service then follow the steps below:


  1. Login to your TicketSource dashboard 
  2. Press the Question Mark symbol at the top right side of the page
  3. Select the Telephone Box Office Service Application Form 


A member of the TicketSource team will then be in touch once this service has been activated on your account. 


The Knowledgebase also has more information on the Telephone Box Office.


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Company Design


You can customise your TicketSource webpage by going to Settings and selecting Box Office Display. Here you will be able to either choose from a list of preset colour schemes or create a custom one using our hexadecimal colour picker. You can also choose to add a header or footer image to your webpage. 


You can also change how your events are shown to your customers by going to Settings and choosing Events. This is where you can turn off the option to show the number of tickets available in public searches and event listings pages. You can also change how your events are listed to your customers.  A preview of how these options may look can be found below.

 

List View


Calendar View



Designing your e-tickets


You can customise your e-tickets in a few ways. You can add banner images to your e-tickets as a header and a footer, or you can add extra information for your customers.

To add a logo or image to the header or footer, follow these steps:


  1. Under Settings go to Tickets
  2. In the E-ticket Settings tab, select Upload Header Image
  3. Upload an image from your computer
  4. If you would like to add a footer image, continue as above by selecting Upload Footer Image
  5. Click Save Changes


Please note that all images are subject to our acceptable use policy:


  •  Images must not contain any offensive material
  •  Images files must be in JPEG (jpeg, jpg) or BMP(bmp) format
  •  Image dimensions must not exceed 1600 x 400 pixels
  •  Image files must not exceed 500Kb


To add additional information to your e-ticket, follow the steps below:


  • Hover over Events and select Modify Event
  • Select the relevant event/performance from the list
  • In the Event column, click Modify
  • Go to the orange Advanced Settings tab next to Basic Settings
  • In the Additional Information text box add detail as required.  This information will show on the e-ticket
  • Click Save Changes


We can also customise the tickets your print in-house by adding a logo or sponsor name for a fee of £25.00 + VAT. Please contact us at support@ticketsource.co.uk with your request.


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Ticket Management Settings


There are various ticket settings that you can choose to suit the nature of your business or customer requirements. To view or change the ticket setting options, go to Settings and select Tickets.


Ticket Delivery


There are three different ticket delivery options available to customers who book online:


Eticket


This is a Free ticketing option. Customers can print their e-ticket from the confirmation page at the end of the booking.  An email with the e-tickets attached will also be sent to the customer's email address as soon as the booking is confirmed.


Mobile ticket


This ticketing option costs the customer 50p. TicketSource will send the customer their ticket as an SMS or MMS text message. The mobile ticket will contain the booking reference, event name, date and time, number of tickets and seat numbers and the customer is required to show this text message and will act as their ticket.


Posted Ticket


This ticketing option will cost the customer £1.75. TicketSource will send tickets and wristbands by post up to 96 hours prior to the performance.  This feature is not currently available in Europe/America.


You can switch on or off the various delivery options by going to Settings and selecting Tickets.


Thermal / Printed Tickets


If you have a thermal ticket printer (Dymo or Citizen CL Thermal printer) and would like to print your in-house tickets, click the 'Enable thermal ticket printing of your in-house bookings' box and follow the guidelines for TicketSource Printserver.  TicketSource Printserver is our thermal ticket printing solution which enables Event Organisers to print tickets from their TicketSource account directly to their thermal ticket printer.


There is more information in our Knowledgebase about Ticket Options and Printing Options.


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Tips and tricks


  1. TicketSource offers Barcode Scanning! You can either download the app to a mobile phone or hire our ticket scanners. More information can be found here.
  2. We offer a bespoke service to customise your tickets! Read more about it here.
  3. Did you know, we send tweets and events to different sites like TickX to maximise traffic to your event! 


There you go! That's the end of our Quick Start Guides! If you've got any questions or queries, give us a shout by emailing support@ticketsource.co.uk or calling us on 0333 666 4466 (Weekdays 9am-7pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm)



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Category: Quick Start Guides

Keywords: Quick Start, Bank Details, Import, Export, Telephone, Design, Management, Delivery

Last modified on Tue 13 November 2018