Event Booking Pro
An elegant solution for online ticket sales
Event Booking Pro is a simple PHP event booking script, that allows webmasters to sell tickets quickly and easily online. It has been designed with ease of use foremost in mind – both from the customer’s perspective, and also in terms of a smooth and straightforward setup procedure.
Mammothology offer a handy little demo over on their site, which we’ll review now. Let’s take a look at the front end first.
The user interface is clean and understated, a basic online event registration system. It takes the form of a calendar sheet, a format that will be immediately familiar to users of Outlook or Apple’s iCal. Users can view listings by day, week or month, while clicking on any event brings up a booking pop-up form.
Here customers will be able to review information about the event taking place – when and where, price, details and the number of spaces remaining – before proceeding to the check-out. A name, email and phone number is all that’s required to get onto the next screen: an order summary with a link to purchase tickets via PayPal or Stripe (the choice of accepted payment methods is down to the webmaster).
It’s all very secure, very easy to use, and successful purchases generate an email confirmation message.
From the user’s perspective, that’s really all there is to Event Booking Pro. It’s smooth and minimalist, though with enough subtle styling to its calendar sheets to appear very easy on the eye.
Behind the scenes, there are a few more bells and whistles on offer than may at first meet the eye. The administrator “back office” dashboard introduces a range of further features, and will allow a webmaster to customize the options – and experience – offered to their customers.
For example, limits can be imposed on the number of tickets that one customer may book per event. The process of creating events and listing their associated details is very simple, and, like some of the more popular calendar apps previously mentioned, this can even be managed through dragging and dropping events onto the corresponding dates. If you’re running a regular event, there are also options to specify this – rather than painstakingly entering duplicate listings.
The back-of-house system offers a cleanly organised screen for reviewing all of your existing events at once, and allows for easy updates. You’ll be able to review booking figures at a glance, as well as having access to a list of contact addresses for your customers.
Administrator options allow for full customization, with not a line of code in sight. Even inexperienced developers will have no problems as they personalise headers, website titles, and add links for Twitter and Facebook. Any page text can be modified, while administrators will also be able to select their preferred payment method between PayPal and Stripe.
As for support, Mammothology operate a help forum on their site. There are already threads on display that deal with some of the more common queries, while moderators are on hand to answer any further questions you might have.
Event Booking Pro retails at $59.00 USD, and can be bought directly from Mammothology.
A nice bonus here is that Mammothology offer a 100% money back guarantee – so, if for any reason you’re not entirely satisfied with how Event Booking Pro is working out for you, then you’ll be entitled to an immediate refund with no questions asked.
To be honest though, it’s such a straightforward, straight-up booking registration platform (and at a reasonable price to boot), that it’s hard to imagine anyone being disappointed with this purchase.
- Attractive and easy-to-use online event registration system
- Well-crafted admin panels that require no programming knowledge
- Simple installation procedure
- Secure payment methods
- 100% money back guarantee
- Adding event images might help to drive user interest
- Only front-end demos are available