Learning Centre

Learning Centre

Learn more about features and system basics.

Welcome to the learning centre


Setting up a Basic Event

Setting up a Registration Event

Setting up a Tabled Event

Setting up to Sell Merchandise

Cloning an Event

Recycling an Event

Homepage and Images

Seating Plans Overview   


Session Times Overview   

Extending the Booking Time

Working with Tickets   

Data Collection Fields Overview   

Using Headers

Sections Overview   

Free Events Overview   



Creating a Tax Invoice

Terms and Conditions

Follow up Emails   

Gift Certificates Overview   


Promotional Codes Overview    

Event Publication

Sample Buttons

Finding the Event URL


Different Levels of Access   

Locking Your Bank Account

Introducing TryBooking to your Community

Finding a Booking

Move a Booking

Refund Overview   

Email Buyers

Changing to Daylight Savings Time

Credit Card Description


Mobile Scanning   

Gatekeeper Scanning   


Reporting Overview

Tracking Overview   



Gatekeeper Hardware Options

Gatekeeper can be downloaded and installed on your hardware for free. Alternatively, you can hire the complete setup from TryBooking. 

Gatekeeper hire - Australia

Gatekeeper hire - UK 

Each computer is connected (via cable) to a barcode hand scanner. We offer scanners that can read paper tickets only, as well as scanners that can read both paper tickets & tickets displayed on a screen (linear scanner), depending on your needs.


Australian users

If you wish to purchase your own barcode scanners for repeated use, we recommend these options as a starting point:

Datalogic Quickscan Desk D2330 L, hand-held laser barcode scanner, black case, USB Cable and Hands-free Stand Included (Paper scanner only).


For Linear barcode scanner (paper + screens) try these 2 options

Option 1 - Motorola


Option 2 - Datalogic


UK users

If you wish to purchase your own barcode scanners we recommend one particular device. 

HP Linnear Barcode Scanner


TIP:  If you purchase scanners, they may need to be setup to include a CR/LF at the end of each scan. Please consult the scanners' instruction manual. Usually, it's just a matter of scanning a couple of barcodes in the manufacturer's booklet to program the hand scanner to include a CR/LF at the end of the scan.