Event admission is a hectic process for event managers at stadiums, zoos, aqua parks and fitness centres that attract a high flow of visitors. For large events with a tight budget and a small team, using a manual ticketing system puts pressure on staff, slows down the admission process, and creates long, frustrating queues. Using a ticket admission system smoothens the process for both management and visitors and provides multiple other benefits. That is why we have compiled this guide for event managers and leisure business owners, outlining the basics and benefits of a REA ticket admission system.
How A REA Ticket Admission System Can Boost Your Business
Smooth Access Control for Events
Ticketing software provides a simple way to ensure that only paying guests can access your event. Additionally, you can track the number of people in attendance and put in place the necessary safety precautions.
Faster and Safer Admissions
Selling tickets at the entrance or box office of your events creates long, uncomfortable queues. A ticket admission system that uses prepaid tickets makes the admission process much faster for guests and event managers. For example, Dublin Zoo uses a REA ticket system provided by Advance Access to speed up the admission process and control the flow of visitors into its’ grounds.
With ticket admission software, you can sell tickets online and watch as ticket sales grow leading up to the event. Not only do you get an admissions management system, but real-time sales alerts and the ability to gather valuable data. Your marketing team can use sales data to determine which campaigns and leads are working.
Sell Tickets Online
Manual ticket sales frustrate visitors and security personnel by creating a slow entrance process. With ticketing software, you can sell tickets online and have guests check in smoothly to the event with E-tickets or print-at-home tickets. It’s essential to get a multi-ID terminal that can accept barcodes and RFID tickets on paper and mobile phone screens.
Printing tickets for a large event is expensive. In addition, you have to ship tickets to guests via mail or hand them out at the gate. Using online ticketing allows your guests to print their tickets at home, saving costs for your business and making the admission process smoother.
Less Staff, More Customer Service
Installing an automated ticket admission system that allows guests to enter your event with minimal assistance from staff means that you will need fewer employees at entrance points. This relieves event managers of the responsibility of controlling admission. Therefore, managers will have more time to focus on assisting your guests in settling into the event.
Customised Guest Experience
You can take advantage of the data provided by an online ticket admission system to customise the admission process for your guests. After purchasing tickets, you can send guests directions to the event and further guidance on the check-in process. This will help you stand out as a caring and professionally managed business, giving you an edge in the competitive leisure market.
Product Features of a REA Ticket Admission System
The REA ticket system provides you with a sophisticated, attractive terminal that can read various formats such as barcodes, Mifare, HID and NFC tickets. Here are seven reasons why you should consider installing the REA system:
Easy to Use
With the REA ticketing system, you get one terminal that can read all types of Barcodes and RFID tickets of any size. The system can read both Print-at-Home tickets and E-tickets, including 1D/2D barcodes on mobile phone screens. Guests can provide barcodes for confirmation from any angle, as the system reads barcodes from any direction. For leisure centres such as swimming pools, guests can check in using RFID wristbands using the front-facing RFID reader.
The REA ticketing terminal displays a video animation showing guests how to place tickets. The terminal features a 7″ Full-colour LCD display that remains clear when reflected by sunlight for events beginning in the afternoon when screens are affected by bright sunlight. In addition, guests accessing your event or centre get a passage confirmation once their tickets are verified. Integrate the REA system with our turnstiles for a go-call visual entry function.
Seamless Integration with Access Control Systems
The REA terminal comes with several API protocols for easy integration with access control, Point of Sale and Ticketing systems. Additionally, the design features a turning bracket; therefore, you need a single terminal for bidirectional passageways. The ticket terminal can also be mounted onto walls, EasyGates or turnstiles. This provides direct communication between the turnstile and ticketing terminal without using external brackets.
Attractive Vandal-proof Housing
The REA ticket admission terminal is housed in an attractive aluminium casing that protects it from vandalism. This sleek design also adds to the aesthetic of your entrance lobby.
Businesses that attract many tourists need a ticketing system that supports multiple languages. The REA ticketing system includes multi-language messaging, allowing guests to select the language in which they are most comfortable. This minor detail can go a long way toward making foreign guests feel at ease at your event.
Touch Screen Feature
With digital advancements, touch screens are becoming more intuitive. Opt for a touch-screen ticket system that is convenient for all guests.
No ticketing system is fail-proof, and in the case of failure, there needs to be a backup system to prevent tailgating, passback and other types of ticket fraud. The REA ticket system comes with large internal memory for offline ticket verification and a passback feature if communication fails.
Advance Access REA Ticket Admission System
At Advance Access Ireland, we offer secure REA Ticket Admission Systems trusted by several businesses, including Dublin Zoo. Our ticket admission system has a sleek, user-friendly terminal that supports multiple ticket formats in high traffic areas. Whether you need access control or a ticket admission system, you can trust Advance Access to provide a reliable and secure solution for your business.