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Apr 04, 2022 · 1 min read

12 Ways TryBooking Supports Small Businesses

12 Ways TryBooking Supports Small Businesses

From photography studios, comedy shows and craft workshops – to local markets, hotels and kindergartens, we help small businesses of every kind easily self-manage ticket sales, bookings & event registration online.

For many small businesses, limited budgets can lead to a reliance on manual booking and ticketing. We understand that taking bookings over the phone, paper registration forms, keeping track of sales and the admin load of receiving ad-hoc cash payments or cheques can be a messy affair resulting in unwanted errors or mistakes.

With TryBooking’s flexible online ticketing, booking, registration and event management platform, you can easily manage everything online, all in one place. Here’s how:

1 / Online Bookings & Ticket Sales

2 / Easy Integration with your Existing Website & IT

3 / Customisable Online Calendar & Session Times

4 / Custom Event Page & Ticket Branding

5 / Event Promotion

6 / Manage Workshop Registrations  

7 / Event Capacity Management

8 / Manage Membership Payments 

9 / Collect Valuable Customer Data

10/ Instant Ticket Sales Reporting

11 / Manage Conferences, Workshops & AGMs  

12 / Sell Equipment or Merchandise Online 

1/ Online Bookings & Ticket Sales

TryBooking provides small businesses with an easy way to reduce admin and paperwork, as well as improve cash flow, via our easy-to-use online alternative to taking bookings in person or over the phone. Our Event Pages are simple to set up and use, allowing you to manage ticket sales and event bookings online by simply embedding a unique URL onto your own website.


2/ Easy Integration with your Existing Website & IT

Updating your website with ticket sales and event booking functionality can be a costly affair. With TryBooking you can simply embed your own customised event booking page into your website – no development costs required. Our cloud-based system integrates seamlessly with existing IT and software, from Xero, Salesforce, Facebook to Google Analytics. Export your data in various formats including CSV.


3/ Customisable Online Calendar & Session Times

Our easy-to-use customisable online calendar allows your clients to book events up to 12 months in advance, as well as select and book specific session times. Customise your calendar, display session times, use timed-entry settings and/or block-out dates.


4/ Custom Event Page & Ticket Branding 

Ensure your brand is front of mind for every customer with our fully customisable online event pages. Add your own brand imagery, font, colours and logo, to ensure the customer experience from your landing page to the booking page and event printed tickets is seamless.



5/ Event Promotion

The Trybooking Explore Events page directly receives over 70,000+ bookings from ticket buyers searching for events per month. By listing your event as public on our Explore Events page you can amplify your booking and sales potential. Not only that, but our easy-to-use social media integrations allow you to simply and easily embed and share your unique booking link via your newsletter, social media channels and website content as if the details were hosted on your very own home page.


6/ Manage Workshop Registrations 

Managing workshop registrations manually via paper forms - can be a huge headache. With TryBooking you can eliminate lost paperwork, late payments, incomplete registration forms and errors in data entry by creating an online registration form to manage class or workshop registrations. Collect all the information you need including age, experience level, medical history and insurance forms, without having to input the data yourself.


7/ Event Capacity Management

Reduce uncertainty and handle capacity requirements with ease. With the TryBooking platform, you can release more tickets if an event sells out, create discount/promo codes, or even offer gift certificates if tickets are slow to sell.


8/ Manage Membership or Fee Payments

Collecting yearly or monthly studio membership payments requiring administration time and careful management. TryBooking provides the convenience and security of an online platform that can handle all payments, allowing you more time to work on your business


9/ Collect Valuable Customer Data

For any small business, data is king! With TryBooking custom forms, collecting valuable customer data during the ticket sale or booking process is easy. Collect and store demographics, location data, interests, preferences or health and safety information to ensure you provide the best possible products, service and customer care. 


10/ Instant Ticket Sales Reporting 

Understanding the status of any given event, whether it be the next day, a week or months away allows for promotion, planning, staffing, catering and communication efficiency. Our easy reporting functionality saves you time by offering instant and up-to-date sales reports in a simple, actionable and shareable format.


11/ Manage Conferences, Workshops and AGMs 

Manual ticketing for conferences, workshops, or AGMs can be slow, confusing and create cash flow issues. Moreover, handling seating plans are complicated and managing dietary requirements can be a risky process. With the TryBooking ticketing platform event organisers can take bookings online, upload conference or tabled seating plans and accommodation lists so guests can allocate their own table or seats, or even accommodation, as well as record dietary requirements and automatically generate RSVP lists.

By opening-up the ability for guests to book tickets, pay and provide their dietary information all in a single transaction online, business operators no longer require a middle-man or help from staff during the booking process.


12/ Sell Merchandise Online

If your studio is looking for a way to conveniently manage equipment or merchandise sales during the booking process, then look no further than TryBooking. Promote and sell workshop equipment or company merchandise via your online TryBooking Event Page.



The Trybooking Advantage


Positive Impact

TryBooking helps small businesses and their communities with a more efficient and comprehensive event ticketing platform.


Affordable Pricing

TryBooking is the most affordable event ticketing system for UK small businesses. We are completely free to use when running free events, and for paid events, it’s only 15p per ticket + 5% processing fee.

Free for Free Events

Our platform is free to use for free events ensuring our platform and services are available to the smallest operators to large-scale national businesses.


Community Focussed

We have helped thousands of small businesses set up and run successful classes, workshops and events. Community support is our passion. We support small businesses with dedicated training and an affordable solution they can trust.

Expert Support

Our customer service team have 14+ years of experience working with UK small businesses. We are reliable, friendly, and available via phone, email or social media. You receive unlimited support at no extra cost and refreshers when you need it.


Data Privacy & No Third Party Marketing

We are GDPR compliant and focus on strong privacy. Maintaining the privacy of your data means we don’t sell your information to third-party marketers for extra revenue. You can also choose whether to make your event private or public.

We Help Over 4,000 + Small Businesses

TryBooking has worked with over 4,000 small businesses with their event ticketing, membership, registrations, and merchandise sales. We can provide you with a wealth of experience, advice, and support relevant to your events, big or small.


Book a learning session with our team

TryBooking’s customer support team provide dedicated support and training to small business staff via phone, email and group training sessions.

If you’re a new client, an existing staff user looking to take full advantage of the system, or just keen to learn about product updates, our team is here to help.

To learn more, get in touch with us today, so we can help with personalised tips for your community and recommend ways to maximise the benefits of the TryBooking system for your small business.

Join thousands of small businesses around the UK and create your first event today.

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