# Introduction To Tickets
You can track ticket sales (for event admission) and provide E-tickets to guests that allow them to pre-register credit cards and update their contact information before the event.
The concept of a Ticket in Auctria is reserved for an event admission ticket.
Raffle tickets you are selling online are handled as simple For Sale Items, they are not considered Tickets. Likewise, items like concert or sports tickets in an auction are treated as normal "items" (usually set as For Sale Items) and do not fall under the Tickets feature.
Tickets are always created as For Sale Items and have all the normal item fields such as a Title, Description, Value, etc. In addition, there are a number of fields that apply specifically to Tickets in the Pricing panel:
Admission Tickets Included
This is the key field that identifies an item as a Ticket and should be set to a number. For a single ticket item, this would be set to
1; for a table, it represents the number of guests included at the table. For example, a table of eight would have this value set to
Always share a bidder# between guests when this item is bought.
This field is used if you want all the guests associated with a sale of this item to share a bidder# automatically. This is often used for "couples" ticket.
Create a table when sold
If this ticket item represents a whole table, and you are using Auctria to track tables and seating, check this box and the "table" will automatically be created and the guests seated at it. See Tables and Seating for more details.
# Multiple Ticket Items
You can create as many ticket items as you need.
A common requirement is to have an early bird tickets and regular tickets. You can use the override online bidding start, and end, fields on the ticket item to control when they are available for sale.
For the early bird ticket item, set the override online bidding ends at field to be when you want to stop selling it.
For the regular ticket set the override online bidding starts at field to be when you want to start selling that ticket.
If you are selling sponsorships, and they include admission tickets as one of the perks, the sponsorships should be created as Tickets items.
# Advanced Usage
# Offering Discounts
You can define a coupon code that can be given to bidders to offer either a percentage off, or a fixed dollar discount. See Coupon Codes for more details.
# Limiting Ticket Sales
You can set the Quantity field per Ticket item to limit the number that will be sold. If you need to limit the number of tickets sold across different ticket items (e.g.: you can sell 300 tickets in any combination of individuals or tables), you will need to use the "Baskets & Packages" feature set to track total sales. See Combine For Sale Items for more details.
# Online Ticket Sales
Adding a new ticket item will automatically configure it to be listed on the Tickets page of the default website templates.