Attendee check-in using QR codes is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get people through the door at your event. With our new QR scanner app for Event Tickets Plus, it’s now even easier!
QR Codes 101
Before using QR codes on your event tickets, it’s helpful to understand how they work. Much like the UPC barcodes you see on products you buy from the store, QR codes store data that can be accessed when scanned.
Event Tickets Plus uses QR codes to embed unique check-in data for each ticket. When you use the Event Tickets Plus app to scan the QR code on an attendee’s ticket, that data is accessed and the ticket is checked in automatically.
Pretty slick, right?
Solving the Need for Speed
Besides lines for the bathroom, the registration and check-in line is usually the longest wait people will experience at an event. Waiting is a pain, and worse, it’s your attendees’ first experience when they arrive.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. With the Event Tickets Plus app, attendees can whip out their smartphone and present their QR code for a speedy check-in. Old-school printed tickets work the same way—they show the QR code on their ticket, your staff scans it, and boom! Check-in is done on the spot and your team is already moving on to the next people in line.
Efficient + Accurate
As attendees are checked in, their data is sent back to your WordPress admin. From the admin, you can see real-time attendee reports that show how many people have been checked in compared to the total number of tickets sold.
The Attendee Report can also come in handy for two common “uh oh” scenarios:
“I forgot my ticket.”
No sweat. You can look them up in the Attendee Report and check them in manually!
“This ticket has already been scanned.”
If a ticket is scanned after an attendee has already been checked in, the app will return an error message. The most common reason this happens is when someone buys multiple tickets and accidentally prints the same one for everyone in their party. A quick look at the Attendee Report will show how many tickets were purchased and allow you to manually check in attendees as needed.