How To Add Early Bird Tickets
Early Bird Tickets are often sold before the "regular" in-person event Tickets are sold.
Ticket Items should only be used for event admissions and other similar gate-keeping measures. Please do not enable this feature set for items that represent other kinds of "tickets", such as raffle tickets, drink tickets, etc.
In most cases, when adding Early Bird Tickets you will want to create a Tickets item with relevant availability and quantity (if necessary) values as well as display these tickets in an Item Catalog.
- Auctria Auction Website (see How To Create A New Auction Website if needed)
In general, creating an Early Bird Ticket will be no different than creating a "regular" ticket. See Add New Ticket Item for more information on creating ticket items.
You will need to set an appropriate value for the Admission Tickets Included and, if necessary, the number of tickets available in the Quantity field if you plan to limit the number of Early Bird Tickets that will be available. You will also need to set the the Override online bidding (both the start and end will need to be set).
When creating the Early Bird Tickets you should also consider how you will be identifying these ticket items to differentiate them from other ticket items you will be using for your regular tickets. One method to consider for this is using the Tags feature and assign a tag to these ticket items.
Part of creating an Early Bird Ticket includes setting the ticket Availability. This can be done as the ticket item is being created.
An example setting a limit of 25 tickets to be sold from Nov. 1, 2023 to Nov 10, 2023.
Once the ticket has been saved, it can be edited in the Ticket Options related sections of the item. For example, the below shows the settings for 25 single-entry tickets available for purchase from Nov. 1, 2023 until Nov. 10, 2023.
An example showing the override start and end times from above.
Once the Early Bird Tickets are created and have their appropriate options set you can then proceed to make the tickets available using the Item Catalog element.
One method to do this is to create a new Ticket Sales page, although it will require an easy adjustment to its conditions. The default Pre-Built Section - Ticket Sales page is pre-configured for the most common approach to selling tickets.
Create And Configure A New Ticket Sales Page (Optional)
The next steps involve using the Select Items property of the Item Catalog (see Configure Items Displayed) to change the default condition used for the Ticket Sales Item Catalog.
A quick passthrough using the Items matching tags condition set to "Early-Bird".
Once the condition has been changed, you should see the following for the specific Item Catalog options using the example
Early-Bird Tag from above.
If you already have an existing Tickets Page and want to use it instead of creating a new Early Bird Tickets page, you can simply adjust its display conditions and change them back later as needed. See Configure Items Displayed for more details on this.
You do not need to create a new page for your Early Bird Tickets. If it works better for your needs you can just add an appropriately configured Item Catalog (or Pre-built section) where you feel it best fits your auction website.
Reviewed: January 2023