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How to protect your visitors with timed ticketing.

How to protect your visitors with timed ticketing. 2043 1364 egocentric Systems GmbH

Tips how you can save your revenues after the quarantine with timed ticketing.

The time has come, since May 11, 2020, the shutdown has been loosened in almost every state. Shopping centers, amusement parks, zoos, but also gyms and restaurants can be visited. So the economy is starting up again and our lives are getting back to normal. However, there will still be limitations and access to shops and restaurants will be restricted to a certain number of people.

As part of the reopening, there will be new rules and you have to follow a hygienic routine. Distance will play a major role for all of us in order to prevent further infections. The number of visitors who are allowed to stay in one room at the same time will be limited to a certain number of visitors per square meter.

We, at egocentric Systems, strive with all of our innovations to develop functions with which you can optimize your daily processes and sell more tickets! This also applies to our integrated timed ticketing options. This gives you functions with which you can easily manage your available free slots.

Less queues – more sales.

Due to the remaining and necessary restrictions, we will have to work with some changes in the upcoming months. The implementation of the hygiene rules has already resulted in long lines in front of businesses. Your customers with annual cards or subscriptions have to wait at the door until a guest leaves. The waiting time will be too long for guests and there will be a negative impact on your business. Either way, the result is unhappy guests and lost revenue. We are looking for solutions to escape this hardship. So, we have recognized an opportunity in this, where many museums and exhibitions are already familiar with in order to sell their museum tickets.

 

With time tickets, our software enables you to sell defined time slots. So you can sell your guests defined time slots for special exhibitions, tours, lectures or other events. Furthermore, you can use this great function, just as well, to direct visitor flows. Our time tickets are a perfect ticketing tool to secure your sales. At the same time, you can respond to the necessary restrictions in the context of the Corona crisis. By booking time-controlled tickets through your online shop, you solve the problem of the large number of visitors. Use the time slots provided to ensure that your guests comply with the applicable distance rules and avoid long queues. Let your visitors simply select the time window for the respective day during online ticket sales and, thus, optimize visitor flows.

YOUR BENEFITS WITH TIMED TICKETING.

  • Easy setup of time slots, quick duplication for further opening days in advance or automatic setup via our program planner.
  • Management and planning of visitor flows through a specific exhibition or tour and avoidance of overcrowding, time slot management.
  • Protection against overbooking and prevention of overlapping time windows
  • Real time viewing, tracking and processing of your tickets.
  • Quick view of guest lists with the help of the Check-In Manager for each time period.

Our ticket shop software. Your style.

EXAMPLE VIEW OF A TICKETSHOP

EVEN MORE FUNCTIONALITY!

As already mentioned, we at egocentric Systems are convinced that technology should help people. For this reason, we have been developing tools with which you can improve the experience of your customers. Booking time slots is only one way so our software can optimize sales at your box office. We can do much more. At the same time, you may use the integrated marketing functionalities to increase the number of visitors and to offer your guests a smooth event experience.


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For more information about great opportunities to advertise your event online, just contact us and get to know us and our software better.

Survive Corona Crisis. 10 things you can do as a promoter now.

Survive Corona Crisis. 10 things you can do as a promoter now. 2560 1707 egocentric Systems GmbH

Survive corona crisis. 10 things you can do as a promoter now.

Cultural and sports businesses are in a difficult and uncertain phase due to the corona crisis. It will be a great test for the entire industry as well as our society. After the federal and state governments adopted comprehensive measures, such as a ban on mass events, from March 16, 2020 to contain the corona virus, it became dark in the once very busy event venues. Without a doubt, it was a very necessary step, but what will come in the next months to theaters and opera houses, sports clubs, artists, freelancers, technicians and employees in the event sector can only be roughly guessed at the moment. However, the fact is, that we are all facing a very difficult time. The whole industry has no choice but to get creative so that the lights don’t go out in the end.

We support you! In this blog post you will find a selection of ideas on what you can do to make the most of your time and get through the Corona crisis in the best possible way.

Collect donations! #hold together

OFFERS THE POSSIBILITY TO DONATE YOUR REFUND.

As a result of the necessary cancellations, many organizers are faced with an high amount of refunds due, which will definitely cause major financial problems. Given that almost every venue depend on ticket revenues to survive, the public’s goodwill is vital to keeping the institutions alive. In times like these, cohesion and mutual support are often very important and have an immense importance. In this respect, broad support from ticket buyers is very likely. So don’t be shy and offer your ticket buyers to donate the ticket price to enable your event location to survive the Corona crisis.

OFFER A CONSIDERATION FOR DONATIONS.

Do not only collect donations, also offer your visitors an equivalent if they do not reclaim the ticket price they have already paid. These could be very different things and your creativity is certainly even greater than ours. So here are just a few suggestions: In return, offer an exclusive question and answer session with your director, your artists, the team or the management. Take the audience backstage, let them participate in exclusive “behind the scenes” sessions, offer them special house tours by your artists or exchange tickets for vouchers with special offers for the post-Corona crisis time.

SELL MEMBERSHIPS.

A good way to get an injection of money is to sell memberships. Through this you can give your audience the opportunity, e.g. to receive particularly popular premier tickets in advance or to get special discounts on tickets. In addition, in connection with membership, you can offer invitations to premieres or special events, or link a membership with a special communication channel, a certain number of bonus points, limited program booklets or other giveaways. Using these options will definitely result in a win-win situation for organizers and customers.

SELL MERCHANDISING ITEMS.

Use the many possibilities that merchandising articles offer and your audience will thank you with sales. Concentrate either on the sale of stocks or set up a special edition with the clearly stated purpose of supporting you during this difficult time of the Corona crisis. Good examples come from sports such as the campaign against COVID-19 from the Dynamo Dresden football club active in the 2nd Bundesliga Germany. Most organizers already have their own online shop and can quickly generate sales. For all others, egocentric Systems offers a ready-made solution that is ready within a short time and can be used for sales. If you are looking for suppliers for items available at short notice, our merchandising team will be happy to help. Just speak to us directly.

P.S.: Our partner egocentric Merchandising will be happy to assist you on the subject of fan article production. From A for autograph card, T for T-shirts to Z for zip bag, the product range offers everything your heart desires. Did you know that the team prints in Germany?

INTERACT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE.

Daily contact with other people is as normal for us as the daily commute to work. So it is not surprising for most of us that the lack of interaction with other people is one of the biggest problems. In addition, the focus of many people is shifting. That is why it is very important to be remembered. Find ways to take action with your audience. Offer interactive content! A number of options for this are online meetings, interactive quiz duels between your artists or employees and the audience, invent new screenplays online or create cool stories.

OFFER SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES ONLINE.

The show must go on! What has long been common for sporting events is now also coming to the cultural sector – the livestream. More and more organizers are broadcasting the latest news, house tours or recorded performances through your channels. This is a very good way to stay in touch with fans and other interested parties. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to market live streams like regular events. But that will change. We are currently developing a way to stream events live and sell tickets. Beyond that, there are additional income opportunities after the theater reopens. Sold-out pieces find additional viewers or fans from far away online, but still have the opportunity to be there live. The Corona crisis can also pave new paths for your future.

OFFER GAME MANUScripts.

Even if your viewers don’t have the opportunity to watch a full play or production, they’re still interested in culture during this Corona crisis. Maybe they even have a lot more free time than in the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life. Offer your audience playback scripts and let them see your world a little more than usual. Of course, this applies not only to scripts, but also to screenplays, theater instructions and general books on the subject.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA.

Social networks are more present than ever before. Use your social media channels to connect artists and viewers. Shout out what your worries and fears are, what ideas you have and what opportunities there are for your audience to support you. At a time when social contacts are rare and only the focus is on the virtual world, social media is a good tool. Use your reach, but there are also great Facebook groups – like the coronavirus group in the UK theater industry – that provide hourly updates on situations and advice. It is more important than ever to make sure that people are not mentally isolated. Therefore, communicate and share in your life!

WORK ON YOUR TO DO LIST AND CREATE NEWSLETTER.

At the moment we all don’t know when things will return to normal. But every break requires a restart. It is therefore extremely important to be prepared for a new beginning. In the best case, use the time and maintain your customer database. Push through the long overdue check for contact duplicates or create the customer group selections that you have long wanted to work through. The planning of the next marketing campaign can now also be processed in peace. Stay in touch with your target group and regularly create newsletters, maybe for the next few months if there is time for it. Don’t forget to offer your customers the opportunity to subscribe to newsletters.

LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD!

Despite the corona crisis – there is light at the end of the tunnel! Everything may look uncertain at the moment, but resilience will only keep the industry going. It is never too early to think about where the light can be found at the end of the tunnel. We all cannot prevent the event venues from being closed at the moment, but we can make the most of the time and are already thinking about restarting. Do tasks that you wanted to do for a long time, deal intensively with preparations for various tasks, e.g. the tender that you had wanted to do for a long time. Use the time to exchange information with other houses online and read into things that you have long wanted to know. Or just use the time to get to know the innovative white label ticketing software from egocentric Systems 😉

And that shouldn’t be enough in these times. We want #together and have created the best entry for you with the soliticket.de project to get through the crisis in the best possible way!

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For more information about great opportunities to advertise your event online, just contact us and get to know us and our software better.

CRM – Customer Relationship Management. More than just a database.

CRM – Customer Relationship Management. More than just a database. 2560 2214 egocentric Systems GmbH

THE TICKETING OF THE FUTURE
DEVELOPED IN DRESDEN.

The ticketing of the future is developing in Dresden. One of the important topics for modern and future-oriented ticketing is the topic of customer relationship management – in short, CRM. With this management tool from egocentric Systems you discover the uniqueness of your guests, fans and visitors.

YOUR CUSTOMER’S UNIQUENESS.

Every person is unique and therefore wants to be addressed individually. If you want to sustainably strengthen the relationship with your guests and increase your sales significantly, you should know your customers. You can make your business even more successful by returning visitors, selling higher ticket categories and subscription tickets or by means of merchandising articles and secure sales through food and drinks sold in advance.

Keywords such as “360 ° customer view“, “customer journey” or “CRM”, which come up again and again in this context, are at best only buzzwords in daily meetings without good expertise. We at egocentric Systems support you with our many years of experience in ticketing and event management to fill these terms with life and to drive your business forward.

We see CRM as much more than just a piece of software. For us, CRM is a philosophy that extends deeply into all areas along the customer journey. This is the only way to really get a comprehensive view of your visitors, to get to know their wishes and to use the respective potential even more.

If you want to promote higher ticketing sales, the sale of your merchandising articles and increase your catering turnover, then it is best to get to know our event manager better today. Our event manager has a new and improved CRM system. So you understand your customers down to the smallest detail.

A CRM MANAGER WITH MANY POSSIBILITIES.

With the CRM system from egocentric Systems you can see the total sales of your customers at a glance. You not only have the historical sales data and interests of your customers available, but all the information you need for successful marketing. Complete the respective customer profiles by storing several addresses and maintain two full contacts with individual email addresses per customer number. Collect all the information you need as an organizer from your guests in five additional, user-defined fields. Manage how you can get in touch with your customers. With the help of the integrated relationship management, you can easily connect customer accounts. With this function you can e.g. Represent relationship relationships and use the rating system to categorize customers quickly and easily according to your respective criteria.

Thanks to Event Manager, you know everything about your customers and can quickly and easily make selections, set up automatic mailings, start campaigns or integrate external tools such as Mailchimp.

Privacy. The be-all and end-all of today’s CRM systems.

CRM is an integral part of marketing and customer service, so data protection must not be neglected. Data protection is a top priority for us too. Marketing consent, double opt-in procedures and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are a matter of course.

If you want to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your measures and significantly improve the product experience of your guests, fans and members, then you should work with the event manager from egocentric Systems. We promise you will be satisfied with the result: enthusiastic guests, even more loyal fans and significantly higher sales in ticketing, merchandising and F&B.

Turn your guests into fans!

How the event manager of egocentric Systems can make life easier for organizers.

How the event manager of egocentric Systems can make life easier for organizers. 1920 1080 egocentric Systems GmbH

The event manager of egocentric Systems is one of the most advanced ticket management platforms in the industry. The software from egocentric Systems not only already has a variety of important functions for an organizer, egocentric Systems is constantly developing new features together with its partners, which will help you as an organizer to meet the growing to meet the requirements of the industry.

Our Dresden-based team has more than 23 years of experience in ticketing business, not just on the software developer’s website. The years of experience are also based on many exciting years on the part of the organizer. We use this knowledge to focus on your ego and to develop software that fits exactly to your needs.

Below are just some of the improvements egocentric Systems has made to its system in recent weeks and months. For a more detailed explanation or demonstration, please contact your egocentric Systems representative at: info@egocentric-systems.de

Server Upgrade: To meet the growing demands and provide the best possible performance for your ticket buyers, an upgrade to a server with larger bandwidth capacity has recently taken place. This has led to a noticeable increase in the speed of our event manager.
Custom templates: Thermal, laser, and e-tickets can now be customized using HTML formatting. This allows all organizers to overwrite the default template, change the font size, and customize the layout. A preview function shows what the layout will look like before the tickets are printed. This function can be found under “Setup” by clicking on “Events” and then on “Settings”.

Mini-Calendar: Our ticket platform now has a calendar widget that can be viewed on the organizer’s websites. This mini-calendar can be embedded in any page. When you click on a date with an event, the customer is redirected to a ticket page that displays only the events of that particular day. You can find this function under “Setup” by clicking on “White Label” and then on “Widgets”.

Printable seat plans: Last but not least, our developers have completed a frequently requested feature that allows customers to print out their seating plans. The experience gained from the first weeks of use clearly shows how much this feature supports the design and furnishing of hall plans. We are very happy if we can help you with this.

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