Event Ticket Costs

  • February 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm #3096
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    Did you know your can sell tickets to your classes and events from your MarketMSO Young Living distributor website? Do you know why you would want to do this?

    While you can’t move money without paying merchant fees, you can minimize the fees you are paying by understanding the fees your service provider charges you and/or your customers.

    When you use services like Oily Events or Eventbrite to sell tickets to your Young Living classes or events, those companies tack on extra fees to cover their costs. Those fees have to be paid by yourself or your customers. Regardless of who you are currently using to sell tickets, you or your customer are paying merchant fees (fees for being able to accept credit/debit/Paypal), but when you add on the service fees charged by these companies, it can significantly impact your bottomline.

    MarketMSO Ticket Fees Cost Comparison

    In the case of Eventbrite, they charge “Eventbrite Service fees” of 2.5% +$.99 per ticket PLUS “Payment Processing Fees” of 3% of ticket price. You can pass that on to your customers, but make sure you remember that you are doing it when you set a price. Nothing screams SCAM like telling someone that tickets are only $10 and they end up having to pay another 15% in fees.

    OilyEvents also has a similar fee and even donates a portion of your money to charity. If this is important to you, you could take the money you save using your MarketMSO website and donate it directly to a charity of your choice.

    If you use your MarketMSO website to sell your tickets, then you only have to pay merchant fees. NOT merchant fees + service provider fees. You also only pay on the whole transaction – NOT per ticket.

    WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE MONEY YOU SAVE?

    The table below shows your savings for one $10 event with everyone purchasing one ticket each. If one person buys multiple tickets, you savings with MarketMSO is even more.

    MarketMSO Cost Savings

    Make sure you are making informed decisions as you build your business. As part of that approach, you need to understand all of your costs so you can price your products and services appropriately. That is to say, whether your business makes money, breaks even or loses money, it is a conscious choice, not an accident.

    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

    There are two options for selling with your MarketMSO website:

    Simple Paypal events: You do NOT get ticket tracking with this process and will need a Paypal account. Instructions for how to set up this method can be found on our online support forum: How to Setup Simple Paypal Events. There is no monthly cost with this version of Paypal and transactional fees are 2.9% + $0.30 per order, not per ticket.

    For more advanced ticketing options including keeping customers on your website through the sales process and selling multiple tickets to one individual, please submit a request to Support@MarketMSO.com requesting that Event Tickets be enabled on your site. You will need to know how to setup WooCommerce or have us do the initial setup for you. We can quote this one-time charge for you before we do any work. With this version you pay a month fee and per transaction costs that end up averaging around 6% of your transaction.

  • April 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm #3669
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    Michele Plante

    If I go with your version of event ticket sales, not paypal, how much is the monthly fee?
    I”m confused by the pricing chart. Is it the per transaction cost and the % fee along with the monthly fee?

  • April 6, 2016 at 10:58 am #3670
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    There is no monthly fee from MarketMSO for you to use your MarketMSO website to sell tickets. Depending on your technical abilities, you can set up WooCommerce yourself or we can do it for you for a small one time charge ($60).

    To sell without paypal, you will need a merchant account and they all charge around the same amount – a per transaction fee + % of the sale (still much cheaper than paying someone like Eventbrite, just takes some initial setup to get the account if you don't already have one).

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:35 am #3700
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    Michele Plante

    (For more advanced ticketing options including keeping customers on your website through the sales process and selling multiple tickets to one individual, please submit a request to Support@MarketMSO.com requesting that Event Tickets be enabled on your site. You will need to know how to setup WooCommerce or have us do the initial setup for you. We can quote this one-time charge for you before we do any work. With this version you pay a month fee and per transaction costs that end up averaging around 6% of your transaction.)
    In this paragraph it states that there is a month fee? I also read that I have to have a merchant account to go through event tickets. This is not very clear. I asked to have the woo commerce and event tickets enabled on my site. When I set up woo commerce it asks for paypal info to accept payment. Is this the merchant account? I want to be able to see how many tickets are sold and to keep them on my site.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm #3702
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    Merchant Account: Service used to process credit card transactions.

    Paypal is a merchant account and they have both a free version and a paid version. The free version requires you to have a Paypal account and when your customer checks out from your site, they will be directed to Paypal for the final payment screen.

    Paypal Pro is Paypal's ‘professional' service that uses the same Paypal account, but your customers do not leave your site and go to Paypal to pay, they stay on your site.

    Paypal Pro requires a monthly fee with Paypal regardless of if you process transactions or not and both the Free and Pro version take roughly the same fees per transaction.

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    If you would like to have your customers stay on your site, then we will likely need to help you set this up as it requires an SSL Cert also be installed (for the payment info going from your site to Paypal). There are several options that would help to know details about as well, if you would like to setup a call to talk through, please let us know so that we can get you the best solution for you and your customers needs.

  • April 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm #3704
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    Michele Plante

    Thank you for that info. That makes it much clearer.
    One last question, I want to be able to know how many tickets to an event have been sold.
    Will I be able to tell this with the paypal free account or will I need to use the fee paypal?

  • April 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm #3705
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    So long as you run the tickets through WooCommerce, you can see all ticket sales and check the users in as well.

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