Increasing ticket sales and driving your social media presence is a huge challenge for many festivals. Think of your festival website as the first opportunity to drive up ticket sales and boost your your social followers. Are you using all the resources offered with your site?
We’ve shared 5 of Gala’s features to help increase your social traffic and sell more tickets at your festival.
1. Easy to Find Tickets
You don’t want your customers to have to search long and hard to find the “buy tickets” button. With Gala you can put a button in prominent places like the homepage or in the sidebar on every page so it’s hard to miss!
2. Painless Checkout
With Gala’s checkout process, attendees can purchase tickets straight from any page or tooltip that contains your programs. The tickets are print-at-home and each one contains a QR code that your staff or volunteers can scan at the door of the venue for admission.The entire checkout process is done without leaving your site, so attendees won’t be confused or worried about buying.
3. Built in Social Media
Create festival followers who can help spread the word with every Tweet, Like, and Share. Our built in social media tool gives your visitors the opportunity to share and recommend your film or any event on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. It’s so easy to support your festival growth since we have share and recommend buttons automatically built in to every film/event, detail page, and blog post!
4. Personal Itinerary Sharing
A simple way to gain more followers and increase your social media presence is to apply Gala’s custom itinerary builder. Attendees can share their personal schedule with their social circles to Facebook and Twitter or email it to a friend and can encourage them to join!
5. Post Purchase Share
Drive your ticket sales with the Facebook sharing feature. Once a customer purchases tickets they receive a button to share on Facebook. This is a great way for visitors to share their excitement by sparking conversation and encouraging others to attend your festival.
Please post your own feedback and suggestions, and vote for your favorite features at support.gala-engine.com — we’re listening!