July 23, 2010

Fikket – Sell More Tickets

Forget selling tickets to your next event through email or telephone sales. With an application called Fikket, you can start doling out tickets to whatever event you’re hosting without ever responding to an email or picking up the phone. From proms to concerts, talent shows to golf tournaments, Fikket gives you all the tools necessary to promote your event, start selling tickets, and begin bringing in money online in just a matter of minutes.

Before you can start selling tickets to your event, you’ll need to publish some basic information about it on your Fikket public page. Your public page can include links to as many events as you want, and it’s also where you’ll enter the date, address, description, and ticket prices for any event you’re promoting through the site. Although Fikket can be integrated into your own website, you might find it easier to simply customize a Fikket event page and start selling tickets through there. Change the color, background, and display images to fit your branding concept, and then start promoting your event by sending links to friends via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or email. When people follow the link and end up on your ticket sales page, they’ll see an overview of your event, a map to the festivities, and ticket pricing information. Guests can pay for tickets via PayPal or any major credit card, with the money going directly into your own PayPal account. Each guest who purchases a ticket will receive an email with a barcode sent to their inbox, which can be printed out and handed over when they arrive at your event.

When you sell tickets through Fikket, you can get access to countless analytics tools and charting features that let you see how many tickets were sold and how much each person paid. Guests can purchase tickets at their leisure, any time day or night, and you don’t have to worry about collecting cash or depositing checks for each ticket sold. For anyone hosting any type of event that requires pre-sale tickets, Fikket is an application that should not be missed.

Practical Uses:

  • Sell tickets to your high school’s prom
  • Get people to buy tickets to your fashion show before showing up at the door
  • Advertise your event online so more people know about it beforehand
  • Let people pay for tickets to your concert with their credit cards

Insider Tips:

  • Integrate Fikket’s ticket sales tools into your own website
  • Create discounted prices for students or senior citizens
  • Require guests to input certain information, such as age or occupation, for data collection and analysis
  • Make a customized ticket confirmation email

What we liked:

  • Creating a new event page is a straightforward process
  • Money from ticket sales goes directly into your PayPal account
  • Data collection tools let you know exactly which kinds of people are coming to your show
  • Easy to set up a tiered pricing structure with VIP tickets or student discounts

What we didn’t like:

  • Fikket tickets are printed with a unique barcode, but most small-time event hosts probably don’t have barcode scanners readily available for use


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Zottegem, Belgium
  • Founded by: Pieter Eerlings
  • Web site:


  • Fikket takes 2% of the ticket sales per event for the pay-as-you-go plan
  • $1,290/year for unlimited ticket sales
  • $349/year to integrate Fikket sales tools onto your own website

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