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Why TryBooking is a great alternative to Ticketsource

If you're looking for an easy to use event ticketing solution, whilst still saving with low transparent fees - here's why event organisers choose TryBooking.
Why TryBooking is a great alternative to Ticketsource

We know that setting up ticketing is just one of many things on your to-do list as an event organiser. At TryBooking, our focus is to give you all the tools you need to create your event - whilst keeping things affordable with our transparent low fees.

Whether you're looking for someone to speak to at the end of the phone, or are just tired of paying high fees - these are just some of the reasons that event organisers are choosing TryBooking over Ticketsource.

With low fees, a powerful platform and exceptional service, we're here to support you with your event.


Here's why event organisers choose TryBooking

Easy to get started

Easy to get started

It takes just a few minutes to create your event with our simple setup process - including multiple ticket types and session dates.

Transparent low fees

Transparent low fees

Running an event shouldn't break the bank. That's why our fees are low and transparent - with payment processing and VAT included.

Privacy is our priority

Privacy is our priority

Unlike other platforms, we don't require your ticket buyers to create an account. You are in full control of your data - we never market to your guests.

Exceptional customer support

Exceptional customer support

Sometimes, you just need to speak to a real person. That's why we have a friendly UK based team of event experts here to help - all at no extra cost.


See how TryBooking compares to Ticketsource

Our simple low fees, exceptional customer service and no charge for additional features make TryBooking the platform of choice for thousands of event organisers.

Affordable pricing

VAT included

Ability to pass on fees to ticket purchasers

Extra revenue from gift certificates

Full integration with Xero accounting software

£16.80 for 20x £10 tickets

Based on standard fees as of 15th February 2023.

£13.00 for 20x £10 tickets

Fees include payment processing and VAT

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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

Fees correct as of 15th February 2023.

Ticketsource fees
$ 124.74 Per event
$ 103.50 Processing Fee
$ 11.34 VAT

Fees correct as of 15th February 2023.

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Have a Stripe account?

Have a Stripe account?

You can also choose to accept ticket payments via your Stripe Connect account, allowing you to receive payments directly.

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Loads of features. Simple to use.

We make every feature available to all our event organisers - even for free events. Take a look at some...

Tabled and seated events
Tabled and seated events

Create custom seating plans at no extra cost.

Unlimited ticket types
Unlimited ticket types

Set up as many tickets as you need for your event.

Email communications
Email communications

Send follow up emails and important updates.

Custom data collection forms
Custom data collection forms

Collect all the data you need during booking.

Embedded website widgets
Embedded website widgets

Let your ticket purchasers buy on your website.

Full real time reporting
Full real time reporting

Access all your data with 40 real time reports.

Access for all team members
Access for all team members

Keep secure with individual logins for teams.

and much more...

Don't just take our word for it...

We've already supported thousands of event organisers - here's what some of them have to say about TryBooking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is TryBooking the best alternative to Ticketsource?

Compared to Ticketsource, TryBooking has more functionality, a greater focus on privacy, exceptional customer service and of course lower fees.

Our aim is to make planning your event as easy as possible. So we keep things simple, and have support here to help when you need it.

We do this while keeping our fees low, as running an event shouldn't break the bank. Allowing you to take home more of your hard earned profits from your event.

What fees do TryBooking charge?

There’s no cost to get started with TryBooking, and we’re totally free for free events.

For paid events, you can choose to use our payment gateway, or link to your Stripe account.

Payments processed by TryBooking

  • 5% processing fee (charged to the event organiser by default)
  • 15p ticket fee (charged to the ticket purchaser by default)

As an Event Organiser, you have total control over who pays which fees - so you can choose whether to pass them on to your ticket purchaser, or absorb them fully.

Payments processed by Stripe

  • 75p ticket fee
  • Stripe fees: currently 1.4% + 20p (as of 1st January 2023)

As an Event Organiser, you can choose whether to absorb the ticket fee or pass it on to your ticket purchasers. You can't pass the Stripe fees on.

How long does it take to get setup on TryBooking?

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 guide, you'll have your event set up and selling within minutes!

To begin creating your account click Create Seller Account.

Is TryBooking safe?

TryBooking is fully compliant with all information security protocols to ensure the safety of all data stored on our platform.

All data stored on our systems is encrypted using industry standard encryption algorithms, and we are fully compliant with PCI security protocols for the storage of payment data. We never store full credit card information - only storing the last 4 digits to show you which card has been used to make the booking.

We take all reasonable measures to ensure your data is secure. All our data is hosted securely in the United Kingdom. We have several layers of security to prevent against attack, including multi-factor authentication, the use of secure website connections on all pages and firewalls protecting against unauthorised traffic.

What customer support does TryBooking have?

We're proud to offer full telephone and email customer support to all our clients, at no extra cost. You can get in touch with one of our friendly team if you have any questions, or even if you just want us to look over your event before going live!

We also have a Learning Centre which is full of step by step tutorials on how to create and make the most of your event.

Do I have to use a payment processor?

Unlike other Ticketsource alternatives, we don't require you to use a third party payment processor such as Stripe or PayPal.

Instead, all your funds are automatically added to your TryBooking account balance. Once you've verified your banking details, you can then request to withdraw funds.

Can TryBooking handle big events?

Absolutely. We support thousands of event organisers every week with all sorts of events, both big and small - and our system is designed to deal with large volumes of bookings.

Can I integrate TryBooking with other tools?

Yes! We integrate with a wide variety to make running your event easy. Integrations include analytics tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel and accounting software Xero.

Plus, our open API and webhooks (Notify URL) make it easy for you to build a custom integration to suit your needs.