Tracking ticket sales with a pen and pencil involves a great deal of multiplication and arithmetic. If you prefer to make your life a little easier, purchase ticket sales tracking software to help you keep track of sales. This software allows you to keep careful tabs on how many of each kind of ticket you sell as well as allowing you to offer discounts on bulk tickets. The technologically savvy can also create a spreadsheet or graph to chart sales.
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Things you need
- Ticket tracking software
Purchase ticket tracking software and install it on your computer using the instructions included in the manual. Check the Resources section for links to ticket tracking and management software.
Start a new "event" by opening the menu and clicking "Create an Event." Add event details such as time, date and ticket price. Include multiple levels of ticket price, if applicable.
Press "Publish" to put your event online. People can now buy tickets online while the software automatically calculates ticket sales.
Fill one box in each column with the price of a ticket. If you are offering only one ticket price, you need only one box. Order the prices from lowest to highest.
Turn the column next to the ticket prices into the number of tickets sold. Update this number as it changes.
Multiply the ticket price by the number of tickets sold to find the subtotal for each price of ticket. If you are using a spreadsheet program, you can have the program do this automatically. Specifics vary by program, so consult the instruction manual.
Add all of the ticket price subtotals together to find the total.
Tips and warnings
- If you are selling raffle tickets, take note of the number on the last ticket left. Raffle tickets are typically numbered sequentially so that you can easily calculate the number of tickets sold.
- Most ticket tracking software uses a similar system. If your software follows a different system, consult the instruction manual.
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