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Steps for Easy Online Registration for Events

by Louise W. Rice

Have you been dreaming of a day when you could log onto a website, click around and see all the events in your area, then select the one that sounds best? That’s what we’re here to tell you about! There’s an easy way to get through your monthly event planning with our simple steps. We’ll walk you through everything from finding the right event to registering for it!

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead is the key to a successful event. You’ll want to think through all of the details of your event, from how many people are expected and what kind of food will be served, to finding a venue and booking space.

Planning ahead helps avoid last-minute problems and saves time in the long run; if you’ve already got everything planned out beforehand, it’s much easier for your team members (and yourself) when things come together later on.

It also means that everyone knows what they’re supposed to do when they arrive at an event–which means less stress for everyone involved!

Select an Online Event Registration Tool

Select an online event registration tool.

1. Look for a tool that is easy to use.

You want your customers and event managers to be able to easily navigate through the site, fill out forms, and check on their registration progress without any difficulty. The last thing you want is for them to get frustrated by complicated features or interfaces!

2. Look for tools that are compatible with your website.

If the software doesn’t integrate well with what you have already built, then it won’t do much good as far as increasing sales goes–so take this into consideration when searching for new software programs (or apps).

Also, keep in mind whether or not there are other platforms where this particular piece of tech could be used; if so, consider those options as well before making any final decisions about which product might work best for both parties involved here today.”

Designate an Event Manager

This is the person who is responsible for making sure your online registration process goes smoothly and efficiently. This person should have the authority to make decisions on behalf of your organization, as well as take responsibility if things don’t go as planned.

They should also be able to follow up on any problems or issues that arise during the registration process, so they can ensure that everything gets taken care of before the event starts!

Set Up the Registration Page

The first step in online registration is to make sure your registration page is visible on your website. If a potential attendee can’t find the information they need, they’re not going to sign up for anything.

The second step is to make sure that the call-to-action button or link on your registration page clearly explains why people should register for the event and what they’ll get when they do (i.e., tickets). A good example of this would be “Register now for $50 off our regular price.”

Thirdly, put a brief description of what attendees will learn at this event–and don’t forget about special perks! Make sure it sells them on attending rather than just listing facts about who will be speaking or providing details about location and dates.

Choose Payment Options

Once you’ve decided on the event registration tool, it’s time to decide how you will accept payments. You have a few options:

1. Credit cards.

Most event registration tools offer credit card processing as an option. This is often the most convenient way for your guests because they don’t need to keep track of any additional information or sign up for a new account in order to pay online. If they don’t have one already, they can also use their mobile device’s camera to snap a picture of their card and enter its security code by hand.

2. PayPal (and other third-party payment processors).

PayPal (and other third-party payment processors), some event registration tools come with built-in payment processors such as PayPal or Stripe that allow guests who don’t have credit cards or prefer not to give them out online access through another service–but these options may charge fees for each transaction made through them (in addition to whatever fees are charged by your chosen platform). It all depends on what works best for both parties involved!

Set Up Email Marketing Campaigns and Social Media Promotions

Email marketing is one of the best ways to promote your event, but it can be hard to know where to start. If you don’t have a lot of experience with this type of marketing, I recommend reading some guides on how to create an effective campaign.

Use social media as well! Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are great places for sharing information about your upcoming event with your followers–and they’re also great tools for promoting registration through advertisements and contests that encourage people who might not have heard about the registration process yet (like those who aren’t on email lists).

Send Out Reminders

Reminders are important for event participants and can be sent out via email or social media. A good reminder will get people to register early, as well as remind them that the event is coming up soon. Reminders are especially useful for those who may have forgotten about your event after registering months in advance!

Online Registration Makes it Easier for People

It’s convenient for attendees because they can fill out the form from anywhere, even if their computer is broken or their internet connection is slow. Online registration also reduces the number of forms an attendee has to fill out at one time–they only need one form instead of multiple ones! This saves time and energy that would otherwise be wasted on collecting all those bits of paper.

For event managers, online registration software by Eventtia helps with tracking attendance and payments so that everything runs smoothly at check-in (and after).


We hope this article has helped you understand the benefits of online registration for your event. It’s easy to do, so why not give it a try? You can use these tips as a starting point or follow them step-by-step if they make sense for your situation. The most important thing is that you find what works best for your organization and its goals.

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