Kickstarting your events With a platform like ours, it’s easy to get comfortable with just doing the basics, but you could be missing out on some great features. In this post we’re letting you know about some great features that will help you make the very most of our Events module. Tip #1 - Duplicate events to save you time If you run events, the chances are there will be some that you run on a regular or semi-regular basis. If this is the case, you can use the events duplication feature to recreate an event so you don’t have to build it from scratch every time. You just need to change the dates, the url, the event code and any other relevant details and ta-da! You’ll have created the same event in seconds. Find out more in Duplicating an event post. Tip #2 - Sell relevant related items at checkout When you’re organising an event, there may be additional items you want to offer guests, such as car parking spaces or some additional materials. By using the ‘Sell extra items’ feature in our platform, you can offer extra items related to your events on the same page as the booking form so it is all done in one sale, making it a smoother process for you and the user. Find out more in Selling extra items. Tip #3 - Customise your event messages Customisation is key to making your entire website feel it is all part of one experience. This can include everything from adding relevant links to making sure you have a consistent tone of voice. In the Events module you can add to this by customising the messages for the booking thank-you page, for when an event is full, and for when booking for the event is closed (usually when the event is over). For example, you could include a video of your fundraising team saying thank you on the relevant page, or when the event is full your message could include a link to your events listing page. Find out more in Customising the event booking ‘Thank you’ page and Customising the event ‘Full’ or 'Closed' messages. Tip #4 - Set automatic reminders We’ve all been there - you book an event and then forget about it. Fortunately our automatic reminders feature lets you set up email reminders for guests so they have no excuse for not turning up! It’s very straightforward, and you can use dynamic fields automatically pull the person’s name into the email automatically in order to make it more personal. You can set multiple reminders, too, if you’re particularly concerned about no-shows. Find out more in Adding an automatic reminder email. Tip #5 - Add a countdown timer One of the most tried and tested tactics to increase sales is to create a sense of urgency. One of the ways you can do this with your events is to add a countdown timer. The timer will tick down to the start date and time, letting the visitor know exactly how long they have left to sign up in real time. Find out more in Adding a countdown timer. Tip #6 - Join the Events webinar You can see all of the features mentioned in this article in action on our weekly events webinar. See the upcoming slots and book a place on our support site.