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The Top 6 Eventbrite Alternatives

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UPDATE 06/12/2017: This article has been updated from its original content to reflect feedback, software additions, and software updates from existing options in the article.

In an event management software user survey, our research found Eventbrite was easily the most popular ticketing and event management software option. After running through the research I came to the conclusion that event management software users are not aware of all the features that are available to them, including other software options.

Don’t get me wrong; Eventbrite is a quality system with many useful features, but it’s not the sole management tool available to event organizers. Given that, according to our survey, event managers were often frustrated with support issues, hidden fees, and missing features, it’s clear that Eventbrite alternatives are in demand.

Eventbrite alternatives

And event managers need help finding them. In order to bridge this information gap, I have created a top five list of Eventbrite alternatives, based on industry recommendations, cost effectiveness, and functionality. Options are listed in alphabetical order.

1. Event Smart

Event Smart takes their competition seriously, even going as far as to write out nineteen reasons why they are better than Eventbrite. A favorite one of their features is their vast range of ticket payment options, which range from standard credit/debit cards to checks, PayPal Pro, and bank drafts.

Event Smart offers a free basic option as well as two paid tiered software options.

Software Type: Web-Based

Features:

  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Host Unlimited Events for Free
  • Sell Unlimited Tickets for Free
  • Unlimited Users
  • Registration Forms
  • Event Social Pages
  • Reporting
  • Venue Management

Have you used Event Smart before? Be sure to leave a review!

2. Eventzilla

Eventzilla is free for software users and for free events.If you want to host a paid event, a $1 flat fee is tacked onto every ticket sold. This $1 flat fee sets Eventzilla apart from other similar platforms which charge the $1 fee plus a percentage of the ticket price. Eventzilla also boasts that they’ve impressed notable brands like Honda and Subway in their customer base.

Software Type: Web-Based

Features:

  • Attendee Surveys
  • Attendee Discounts
  • Mobile Check-In
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Social Media Integration
  • Badge Design
  • Email Invitations
  • On-Site Ticketing and Cash Payments

Have you used Eventzilla before? Be sure to leave a review below!

3. Peatix

Peatix has a slightly higher fee structure than Eventzilla; ticket processing costs $0.99 plus 4.9% of the ticket’s face value..

Peatix sets up their social system through event social pages along with event attendee groups. Once an event attendee signs up for one of your events, they are automatically notified of any future events either through email or Picatic app notifications without the need of Mailchimp or any other third-party emailing service.

Software Type: Web-Based

Features:

  • Communities
  • Mobile App
  • Event Social Pages
  • Email Invitations and Notifications
  • Social Media Integration
  • Mobile Check-In

Have you used Peatix before? Be sure to leave a review!

4. Picatic

Picatic is a highly rated event registration software that has shown up on multiple top event software lists of ours.

Just like TicketLeap, Picatic offers free ticketing without fees so long as the event tickets are free. Picatic charges a 2.5% commission plus $1 fee for each ticket sold. Want to try it out? Thebasic edition is free for users with one active paid event.

Software Type: Web-Based

Features:

  • Team Organization
  • Check-In Capabilities for iOS
  • Mobile Event Creation
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Link Tracking
  • WordPress Widgets
  • Guest Surveys
  • Mailchimp Integration

Have you used Picatic before? Be sure to leave a review!

5. TicketLeap

TicketLeap is a ticket-sharing and social promotion platform for events. TicketLeap runs on a ticket fee system, which charges $1 plus 2% of the ticket price along with a 3% credit card fee. However if your event is free, there is no fee charged to you. They even include a fee calculator to demonstrate their prices before you choose their software.

Software Type: Web-Based

Features:

  • Event Social Page
  • Event Calendar
  • Multiple Payment Options (Credit Card, PayPal, etc.)
  • Reporting
  • Website Widgets
  • Social Media Integration
  • Attendee Lists
  • Free Support

Have you used TicketLeap? Be sure to leave a review!

6. Regpack

Regpack is the fifth-most popular event software, with over 150,000 users and a user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, so they are obviously doing something very right. Regpack is an event management software solution focused more on the side of registration, however it has plenty of features tailored for event promotion, attendee management, ticketing, and other important event functions.

Regpack offers four tiers for their pricing:

  • Starter: $49 per month per admin, register up to 200 applicants per event
  • Advanced: $99 per month per admin, register up to 2,000 applicants per event
  • Plus: $149 per month per admin, register up to 5,000 applicants per event
  • Super: $249 per month per admin, register up to 15,000 applicants per event

On top of the monthly payments, Regpack also includes payment a payment processing rate as law as 2.1%.

Software Type: Web-Based

Features:

  • Attendee Management
  • Client/Customer Management
  • Conferences/Seminars
  • Conventions
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Guest List Management
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Meetings
  • Registration Management
  • Room Block Management
  • Social Promotion
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Surveys and Feedback
  • Ticketing
  • Trade Shows
  • Travel Management

Have you used Regpack? Be sure to leave a review!

More Eventbrite competitors?

If you are looking for an even more affordable event management software option, we also offer a list of the top free and open source event management software. There is nothing more affordable than free software!

There are plenty of other types of event management software out there to meet your needs. Here are other event management software lists we have on the Capterra blog that might interest you:

Have you used any of these Eventbrite alternatives? How did they work for you? Did they have any issues that affected your experience? Be sure to leave a review on our site so that we can provide the most accurate accounts of software experiences!

Looking for Event Management software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Event Management software solutions.

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Nick Morpus

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Nick Morpus is a Content Writer for Capterra, a free resource that matches buyers and sellers of business software. He has a background in politics, economics, and journalism, which he dedicates his off-time to contributing his thoughts to other political sites. In his free-time he enjoys reading, drawing, photography, playing guitar, writing, and cooking.

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Hi Nick, just putting word out there about EventsCase (eventscase.com). It is not just a ticketing platform, it is also an an all-in-one event management solution. For event organisers who are looking for a solution that will meet all their event planning needs, I highly recommend EventsCase. It allows in the creation of event registration websites (where ticketing applies) and bundles other applications such as the onsite check-in app, 1-2-1 meeting scheduler, online community, and dedicated mobile event app for Android and iOS.

Hi Nick,
Thanks for the great article! I would agree – all 5 of these companies are excellent Eventbrite alternatives for different reasons.

I also wanted to mention Ticketbud ( https://ticketbud.com ) as one of the best alternatives to Eventbrite.

We have more competitive pricing, more features with our pricing, as well as daily payouts. Eventbrite’s tiered pricing system offers less than Ticketbud for those looking for a cost effective platform, as well as for those who need revenue before their event ends.

We offer Google Analytics integrations, free human support, reporting, widgets, mobile apps, and point of sale.

Thanks again, and have a great day!
-Sean Burke

Very sorry to have to give Eventzilla a thumbs down. We ran a conference last year – started off using Eventzilla. Every time we sent a prospect to register, the eventzilla page was down. Support was responsive and fixed the issues, but the service was just not reliable enough. Ended up going with Eventbrite which did cost an arm and a leg by comparison. I also wonder if Eventbrite directory makes it easier for search engines to find your event.

Eventzilla no longer offers $1 processing fee, now they charge pretty much the same as event brite, even on their basic suscription.

Feature comparison grid is needed.

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