Web Resources - Ticketing and Rental Sites Make Planning a Snap
If you rent equipment or décor items or use admission tickets for your functions, you’ll want to check out these cool new sites that cater to planners.
Launched earlier this year in Los Angeles,RentalComp plans to expand into the New York market and other major cities this year. RentalComp provides direct access to the hard-to-find rentals that make a good event great, from heart-shaped sweetheart tables to hot pink carpet and heat lamps. The site allows planners and designers to search a database with more than 30,000 items from vendors like CORT, Pico and Big Time Affairs. Planners are able to email the vendors directly for price quotes. The service is free to planners.
If you plan small events which use less than 100 tickets per month, you’ll be interested in TicketLeap, a new service that just launched and is being offered free to planners like you. The site is deeply integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easier than ever for event organizers to sell tickets online and market their events. Event organizers create an account and import their events through Facebook, while attendees can start a conversation on an event page via Facebook or Twitter. As a result, organizers get to know their attendees before they step in the door. Additional features include in-depth reporting and customizable event templates.
This is a free service for nonprofits that allows them to list events, promote them and sell tickets using an exclusive online management system. Unlike other ticketing solutions on the market, CharityHappenings Ticketing provides nonprofits with unprecedented exposure to a broad community of individuals who are actively seeking out and attending fundraising galas and cause-related events. The site is an online social hub of more than 75,000 philanthropically-minded, event-going individuals across the U.S.