Christmas Fair: Sell your tickets online

In this new reality, nobody wants to handle cash anymore and most purchases happen digitally which means Christmas Fair ticket sales will need to be sold online too!

Selling tickets to school events has never been easier. Gone are the days of having to spend hours on paperwork and administration for every event, or worse - paying a third party company an arm and a leg. With PlanSocial you can create your own ticket sales hub and set up your Christmas Fair event in minutes with just five easy steps! 

Step 1: Create a free Hub for your school

Click here to sign up for your free hub.

Step 2: Add a new event using our Christmas Fair template

Enter a title and select Christmas Fair from the dropdown, then select 'Go'.

Select ‘Sell online tickets’ and click the link to connect your payment account.

You'll first be prompted to connect to your existing Stripe account. They will ask if your community has an existing Stripe account - select ‘Yes’ if you already have an account. Don’t worry if you currently don’t have one because an account can be created online in minutes here - simply select ‘No’ and follow the instructions that follow.

You will need to provide your PTA's bank details and a contact person. (If you also provide proof of your PTA's charity status you can benefit from reduced-rate Stripe fees.)

Step 3: Add the tickets and items you'd like to sell

Next up our template has it set for you to sell entry tickets. You can have a single entry ticket or even a family ticket option.  A popular feature is the ability to also pre-sell additional items online like drinks, food, tombola and raffle tickets, pretty much anything you can think of.

With our friendly user interface, you can edit the price, dates when tickets can be purchased and a maximum available quantity (if any), for each ticket type, or across the whole event.

Collecting information when selling tickets should be easy. With all the usual questions added at a flick of a switch, we’ve got you covered with our incredibly flexible form-building capability. Here you can easily create forms to collect needed information such as a child's name, class or allergies.

Step 4: Invite and assign any event organisers and add tasks

This system is the perfect solution to help you manage your Christmas Fair tasks with ease. With PlanSocial, up to 20 core organisers can carry out tasks. You can delegate them accordingly by assigning volunteers or managers as needed for each task or you can include detailed descriptions, including how long a volunteer is needed. This way parents can feel comfortable choosing a task that they can handle without feeling pressured.

Don’t fret if you have more than 20 volunteers. If you upgrade to the paid Community Hub plan, you can open up volunteering opportunities to all parents.

Step 5: Add the event date to publish it, and share the link

You’ve made it to the last step. Simply edit the date by clicking 'Edit' at the top right hand side of your screen and enter the details.

Now you can share the link with parents in your school so they can purchase tickets safely using their debit or credit card from any device (we're mobile responsive). Christmas Fair here we come! 

About PlanSocial

If you're looking to sell tickets in your school, PlanSocial is here for you. Our simple and effective event management platform makes it easy to create a hub on the web that your PTA members can access. You'll be able to seamlessly manage your PTA tasks that will make organising events easier than ever before.

Click below to start selling your Christmas Fair tickets online.

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