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Using MogoTix, you can create distinct ticket types for various attendees of your events. For example, you may have a General Admission ticket type priced at $50, and a Student ticket priced at $25. But one of the more subtle—yet powerful—features of MogoTix is the ability to hide these tickets.
How do you hide a ticket? Simply open the ticket type, check “Enable advanced ticket options,” and then check “Hide ticket.” A link will automatically be generated—for example, http://www.mogotix.com/s/GPQN65Z. When visiting your public event page, attendees won’t see the hidden tickets. But when visiting the private link, that ticket will appear as a selectable ticket type.
Of course, you can hide a ticket when you no longer want to sell it. But have you ever needed to register speakers, sponsors, or VIPs? Create a hidden ticket type for each of these groups of attendees, and allow them to register, or add them yourself. It’s also worth remembering that MogoTix for iPhone shows an attendee’s ticket type, both when their ticket is scanned, and within the attendee list. This makes it easy for you to give special instructions to your event assistants at the door. (For example, “Event speakers should be directed to the green room…”)
Even if you don’t have speakers, sponsors, or VIPs, a large event that needs to be strictly regulated can benefit from hidden tickets. Hosting 1,000 attendees and need to make sure each one belongs at your event? Instead of creating one ticket type with 1,000 available tickets, create 10 hidden tickets with 100 available each. Break them up by invitee group, company, etc. This way, you can sort through a much shorter list of registrations when evaluating your attendees.
Think of any other great uses for hidden tickets? Let us know!