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Accelevents
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, email, chat, ticket
  • Online payments

Accelevents is an all-in-one platform that can be used to create in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. The software features intuitive drag-and-drop event creation templates and customizable landing pages, enabling users to add their business's logo, photos, and unique story to every event. Users can create custom ticket types and promotional codes, as well as allow guests to donate directly from the checkout page. Accelevents offers integrated live streaming for virtual events and supports digital exhibition booths, real-time chat, and a suite of robust production tools for superior video quality. The software integrates with many popular applications, including Mailchimp and Salesforce.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 24/7 support
  • Full API documentation
  • White labeling available

Cons

  • Credit card processing fees not included
  • Activation fee for auctions and raffles

Summary

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Accelevents
  • Starting Price
    • Virtual Events:
    • Paid Tickets*
    • 20% of the ticket price
    • * The greater of either 20% of the ticket price or $3/attendee multiplied by the number of days of the event
    • * The minimum fee charged is $500/day of the event
    • Contact for more pricing options
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    call, email, chat, ticket
  • Online Registration
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, email, chat, ticket
  • Online payments
Arlo
Arlo Training Software
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, ticket
  • Integrations

Arlo's event management software is specifically designed for the creation of training events, courses, conferences, and webinars. Arlo includes a robust scheduling tool that enables users to keep track of all of their event data and bookings in one place. Every event comes with a task manager and checklist so users can easily see what's next on their agenda. Arlo's CRM system allows course creators to capture sales leads and manage client records; integration with many third-party CRMs is also supported. Users can send customized certifications and licenses upon course completion. When a certification is about to expire, Arlo will send customers a notification automatically.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Includes CRM
  • Supports single sign-on (SSO)

Cons

  • Email support only for Simple plan
  • License features for Enterprise only

Summary

Arlo
Arlo Training Software
  • Starting Price
    • Simple: $79/license/month plus usage
    • Professional: $140/license/month plus usage
    • Enterprise: $185/license/month plus usage
    • Contact for more pricing options
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    call, ticket
  • Online Registration
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, ticket
  • Integrations
Gigwell
Gigwell
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone, email, chat, ticket
  • Event calendar

Gigwell is an end-to-end cloud-based event management system for booking agencies, speakers, musicians, and other live entertainers and artists. Gigwell's Tour IQ feature enables users to find new touring locations through its comprehensive talent-buyer and venue database. The software's productivity suite includes a customizable contract builder with e-sign, an automated payment collector, and in-depth analytic reporting tools. Available as an add-on solution, Gigwell Ticket Counts Pro automatically collects ticket sales data from venues and displays vital data and metrics in real-time. Gigwell's predictive forecasting functionality can help predict the popularity of an event, allowing users to make better-informed decisions for future performances.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Robust training and tutorials
  • Agency plan supports unlimited artists

Cons

  • Tour IQ for Agency plan only

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Artist:
    • 1 Business User
    • $ 50/month Billed Annually
    • Contact for more pricing options
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    call, email, chat, ticket
  • Online Registration
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone, email, chat, ticket
  • Event calendar
Ticket-Tailor
Ticket Tailor
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Chat, ticket
  • Online payments

With Ticket Tailor's no-frills booking platform, users can create their event and start selling tickets in less than five minutes. The software comes with premade event templates for quick setup that can be customized with a brand name or logo. Users have the option to sell tickets via their personal website, Facebook, or Ticket Tailor's box office system. Venue seating charts enable event creators to visualize room layouts and make adjustments as needed. Ticket Tailor allows users to set their event as public for anyone to find or private registration by invitation only.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • No cost for free event tickets
  • 20% charity discount

Cons

  • No phone support
  • Payment processing fees not included
  • Extra charge for seating charts

Summary

Ticket-Tailor
Ticket Tailor
  • Starting Price
    • $ 0.65/ticket
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    chat, ticket
  • Online Registration
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Chat, ticket
  • Online payments
Yapsody
Yapsody
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer Service: Chat, ticket
  • Online payments

Yapsody's productivity suite allows users to set up and promote events, sell tickets, and track sales data from one centralized dashboard. The software features a self-branded ticketing subdomain that can be integrated on an event creator's website; tickets may also be sold via Facebook or Twitter using Yapsody's social media marketing tools. It supports unlimited ticket types, donation collection, and flexible guest pricing plans. The software comes with a built-in SEO tool that can help optimize events to appear at the top of search pages. Users can integrate their preferred third-party marketing tools, such as Mailchimp, Wix, and Facebook Pixel, for sales conversion tracking.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • First 50 ticket sales are free
  • 50% rebate for nonprofits
  • Loyalty program

Cons

  • Limited tutorials available
  • No phone support

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • General Admission: $0.59 + 1.75%/Ticket Sold
    • Reserved Seating: $0.98 + 2.49%/Ticket Sold
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    chat, ticket
  • Online Registration
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer Service: Chat, ticket
  • Online payments

How We Chose the Best Event Booking Software

Whether your event is in person, fully virtual, or somewhere in between, the right booking software can help you stay organized every step of the way. Booking software does the ticket selling for you, so you can focus on what's important — hosting an exciting event that your guests won't soon forget. We chose the best booking software based on three must-have features that no event creator should be without.

Event Booking Features

We recommend software with a strong suite of powerful booking features, including customizable ticket sales pages, marketing tools, seating charts, and unlimited ticket types. Ideally, booking software should allow users to accept donations and offer promo codes as well as VIP seating for special guests.

Integrations

The best event booking software supports integrations with social media, accounting software, email marketing, and other tools used by event managers. We selected software that can integrate with most popular services and apps, such as Salesforce, Facebook Pixel, and Mailchimp.

Reports

Our highest-rated picks offer detailed reporting features for data such as ticket sales, guest information, and donations collected. The best software uses an advanced algorithm to determine how well an event will perform.