When it comes to event marketing, there are many tasks that need to be done before (as well as during and after) your event. This can get overwhelming, especially when you’re on a small team.
The good news is that there are a variety of event marketing tools available to help you with all aspects of your event, including event registration. This blog post introduces seven of the best event registration tools on the market today.
Event registration tools
- HubSpot Form Builder
- Google Forms
- Wild apricot
For convenience, the Free Event Registration section includes an option that is always free for event registration. The second section contains tools for registering events, which are either always paid for or offered free of charge and paid plans.
Free event registration tools
1. HubSpot Free Online Form Builder
With HubSpot’s free online form builder, you can easily create, integrate and share forms with your target group. The drag-and-drop builder makes designing your registration forms easy. All contact information received from the participants is automatically saved in your CRM.
Share your event registration form on an event website or web page. There are over 1,000 form fields and over 12 field types that you can use to customize the registration form for your event. Then decide if you’d like to trigger notifications when an attendee signs up for your event by filling out your form and submitting it.
Are you a WordPress user? Well, HubSpot still applies to you thanks to the HubSpot WordPress plugin.
If you want to use HubSpot as an event registration tool (or as a CMS, CRM, marketing software, sales software or service software), you have a lot of flexibility – even if your website is based on WordPress. HubSpot’s free WordPress plugin, natively integrated with WordPress, helps capture, organize, and engage visitors with free forms (as well as live chat, contact management, email marketing, and analysis).
Select this option to receive notifications as soon as a participant completes registration and to automate event-related follow-up emails. Use the drag and drop form builder for your event registration or stick with the WordPress builders already in use (this is made possible by the many integrations HubSpot offers, such as Gravity Forms). Thanks to the integrated analysis and reporting dashboards, you can easily track your participants and their contact details.
Next, let’s take a look at some more event registration tools.
Best online registration tools
2. Google Forms
Google has a variety of tools that you may use on a daily basis (I know I do) – Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides are just a few examples. So what about a Google Event Registration Tool? Well, Google Forms does exactly that. Similar to other Google products, Google Forms offers a plan for personal use (free) and a plan for your team (paid and with greater security and control).
With this paid Google Business plan, you can create event registration forms for attendees, students, or patients and keep track of all registrations. To create the registration forms for your event, simply open a new form and start customizing the form fields. Drag and drop these form fields to position them appropriately and add images, videos, and custom logic as you wish.
Then send registration forms directly to your audience members’ email addresses and view data on the submitted forms in the built-in analytics dashboard.
A Google Business Plan is required for Google Forms Workspace. With a paid plan, you get access to other Google products in addition to Froms. Prices range from $ 6 per month to $ 18 per month. If you would like to use the product at the corporate level, contact a representative for a quote.
Splash is an event marketing program for online, in-person and hybrid events. This tool allows you to design and customize responsive web pages and emails for your event. When you want to sign up for an attendee, you can share registration forms and RSVPs that your audience can then easily send back to you. There are smart features for guest lists, targeting and email marketing to streamline and streamline event registration and promotion.
Splash also provides the tools necessary to check in attendees, share event-related surveys, and run sweepstakes and contests. Integrate Splash with your marketing automation platform and CRM, and analyze event data from the tool’s reporting dashboard.
Integrate Splash with HubSpot to create, plan and host branded events with a single tool and use participant data in HubSpot for future campaigns and events.
Try Splash for free, request a demo, or speak to a sales rep to learn more about the right plan for your team.
Eventbrite is an event technology platform ideal for supporting and managing the events you host. The tool’s event registration feature is so easy to use that it only takes three steps.
Start by entering your event details. This is when you decide who, what, where, when and why your event is.
Then create your tickets – choose whether your tickets are free or not and what type of tickets you offer (e.g. single or multi-day ticket). Here you can also specify whether you want to offer a discount or coupon code for early bird and group purchases.
Lastly, open the registration to your audience through a website or social media. In particular, Eventbrite makes it easy to share registration on Facebook and Instagram.
Eventbrite offers both free and paid plans. The Essentials and Professional plans are free when hosting a free event. Eventbrite only charges you a fee when you sell a paid ticket.
When you host a free event, you have access to all of the features offered in the Essentials plan and to all of the features offered in the Professional plan, with the exception of phone, chat and email support. There is also a third plan option, Premium, which offers the ultimate in flexibility and customization at the highest price.
Whova is an event management tool with an online registration function. Create tickets in minutes and customize registration in a number of ways. Offer discounted prices (for early bird or group ticket purchases), offer different types of tickets (e.g. single or multi-day tickets) and ask attendees questions about your event (e.g. why they are attending) when they register wanted) your event or what they are most looking forward to).
You can also create a registration webpage and embeddable widgets to link to your registration and use the real-time reporting dashboard to track sales and attendance.
Contact Whova directly for a quote on the pricing page.
6. Wild apricot
Wild Apricot is membership and event management software with an online event registration feature. This tool makes it easy to create an online events list that will attract your target audience and include images as well as your online event registration form. Every event you create with Wild Apricot will be added to the tool’s calendar and / or your website so your audience can learn about and sign up for the event from anywhere.
Share early bird discounts or coupon codes, offer add-ons at checkout, and schedule automatic confirmation emails to be sent to attendees. Wild Apricot also automates the promotion of your event, accepts online payments and manages check-in for events. With the tool, participants can even connect and network with one another via the mobile app.
Wild Apricot has eight different plans that range from free to $ 600 per month. Each plan has different features and options, plus a free trial so you can try the tool before you commit.
Bizzabo is an event management platform for all events, including those that are online, in-person, and hybrid. The software provides an event registration tool that is customizable and embeddable so attendees can register without leaving the event website. You can also brand your event registration form so that the design compliments the event.
Customize the fields on your event registration form to ensure you get all the information you need from attendees. Then view these details in Bizzabo’s contact management dashboard. Bizzabo also integrates with some social media platforms so that you can promote your event and easily share content that your attendees post.
Contact the Bizzabo team for a free demo and offer.
Think about the various features you would need in a registration tool for your event and share the registration of the event with your audience. Then sit back and watch the registrations come in.