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Compare TryBooking and Eventbrite fees

TryBooking is the best alternative in New Zealand, start saving on ticket fees. Compare Eventbrite's ticketing fees with TryBooking low costs and discover a platform build for you and your community.
Compare TryBooking and Eventbrite fees

The Best Ticketing Alternative to Eventbrite

TryBooking is one of New Zealands's largest ticketing platform that lets users take control of their events. Over 100,000 event organisers have chosen TryBooking, preferring the great combination of full features at an affordable price.

Based on sale of two $100 tickets

GST inclusive

Product training included

All features included

Can pass fees on to ticket buyer

Affordable pricing

$16.45 Processing Fee $4.8
Service Fee $8.95

Based on 17 January 2022. Being 55c per ticket plus 4.2% service fee plus 2.4% processing fee and GST.

$6.60 Processing Fee $6.00
Ticket Fee $0.60

Based on a 30c fee per ticket. Plus a processing fee of 3%.


How much can you save?

How much are you charging per ticket? £100
How many tickets will you sell? 10
TryBooking fees
$ 56.75 Per event
$ 5.00 Ticket Fee
$ 51.75 Processing Fee

GST included in all prices.

Eventbrite fees
$ 124.74 Per event
$ 9.90 Ticket Fee
$ 103.50 Processing Fee
$ 11.34 GST

GST is not included in Eventbrite fees and is an additional charge.

Total Savings:

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TryBooking is affordable for event
organisers and attendees

Ticket fee

Ticket fee

Processing fee

Processing fee

Community commitment

Community commitment

Free for free events


Features that make us the #1 choice

TryBooking is not an alternative ticketing company. We are the leader in New Zealand and have achieved this by providing a great product, exceptional customer service all at an affordable price!

Lowest pricing
Lowest pricing
Local support
Local support
Data privacy
Data privacy
Experience and knowledge
Experience and knowledge

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Eventbrite compared to TryBooking?

Based on 17 January 2022, Evenbrite fees are as follows:

- Ticket Fee: 55c per ticket
- Processing fee: of 2.4%
- Service fee: of 4.2% plus GST

While TryBooking, as seen on our pricing calculator, is one of the lowest cost online event ticketing system that provides you the quickest and easiest way to start getting more online ticket sales with lowest fees in the industry to keep your event profitable.

We don't hide our fee's you can see our fees down below:

- Ticket Fee: 30c per ticket. (charged to the ticket buyer)
- Processing Fee: of 3% including GST. (charged to the event organiser by default)

You can choose to pass all fees to your ticket buyer or choose to accept them all, up to you. We do provide free customer support to help with creating and running your events. 

What makes TryBooking unique to other event ticketing companies?

TryBooking is community orientated ticketing platform that does more than just ticketing. You can use our system to do multiple functions, from registrations, merchandise, taking donations to box office ticketing.

Whether you are looking to create a tabled seated dinners, open space festivals or normal seated venues we have you covered.

Additionally we offer great local customer support for free to take care of any issues you may have when creating and running your event.

TryBooking's focus on community and people is what makes us standout from other platforms. We care about you and your event, no matter how big or small. We are here for you!

Why is TryBooking the best alternative to Eventbrite?

Lower Cost, Data Privacy, Free Customer Support To Help You With Your Event!

These are some of the reasons that make TryBooking a better alternative to Eventbrite. TryBooking's focus on events that enrich communities, means that we care about you. We provide free customer support to help you at any step when creating, promoting, selling and running your event. 

All while offering a low cost of only 30c per ticket and a 3% processing fee that includes GST. Allowing you to take home more of your hard earned profits from your event.

Why not try us today? Create a event with TryBooking, we promise you won't look back.

Does Eventbrite charge for free events?

No, but neither does TryBooking who allows you to promote and sell your free events online and offline. All while providing a fully featured system for you to accept donations from your event and collect data from your audience to better understand your audience all while keeping 100% of your rights to your data collected - none of it is taken, unlike the big ticketing companies. 

How long does it take to get setup?

It takes just a few minutes to create your account and begin creating your first event on TryBooking.

All that's required to get started it a valid email address, ensuring that you will receive the activation email to complete the registration. Once the account has been activated, you can log in and begin creating your event.

With our Create New Event wizard, you'll have your event set up and selling within minutes!

To begin creating your account click Create Seller Account.

Can I customise my own event page?

Yes, you can have full customisation of your own event page. We also provide a widget to allow you to place your event page onto your site. Allowing you to have a white label event tickets system simply by making an event.

Are there any costs associated with creating an event?

No, there are no cost associated with creating a event.

There are NO lock-in contracts, sign-up or account maintenance fees, nor any subscriptions.

Fees are only incurred when a paid transaction is processed through your event. Allowing you to run a free event without any cost.

We encourage you to create an account and see for yourself how easy the TryBooking site is to both create and manage your next event or to simply book an event.


What payment methods does TryBooking accept?

TryBooking accepts payments via debit and credit card affiliated with Visa, Mastercard and American Express*, along with payments made through PayPal**, Google Pay*** and Apple Pay#

Should the customer choose to pay with American Express* or PayPal**, they will incur an additional surcharge. 

You yourself can accept cash or cheque as payment, but you will need to complete a few extra steps to record these payments in TryBooking. This will ensure you gather data on all attendees, that you don't oversell your event, and allows you to present all payments in one report. 

To record these bookings within your event you will need to create a promotion code.  This will allow you to process the booking through the system at no cost.


To set up the promotion code


*American Express is only available for events and fundraising hosted on the AU + NZ sites. A 1.3% surcharge applies to American Express payments made to the AU site. A 1.1% surcharge applies to American Express payments made to the NZ site.
**PayPal is only available for events and fundraising hosted on the AU + UK site. A 0.5% surcharge applies to PayPal payments made to the AU site. A 3% surcharge applies to PayPal payments made to the UK site.
***Google Pay is only available for events and fundraising hosted on the AU and NZ sites.
#Apple Pay is only available for events and fundraising hosted on the AU and NZ sites.

Can I use TryBooking to sell tickets to private events?

Absolutely! You can make your event private and turn off all social media sharing via the Event Publication. It is at your discretion to share your unique booking URL publicly or privately.

How do I start selling through TryBooking?

Ready to begin selling through TryBooking? The first step is to create an account via Create Seller Account.

Follow the prompts and provide a valid email address as we will send an activation email. Once you have activated the account you will be able to log in and begin creating your event. It's that easy!

We also have a number of setup guides in our Learning Centre to help get you started with creating your event. 

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