Sean is a Senior Director of Product. His motto is: Why stand when you can sit?
At Eventbrite, we’re passionate about solving the biggest challenges in the industry. Every day, we strive to deliver what our event organizers and attendees need for their ideal event experience—and we never settle for the way “it’s always been done.”
Today, we’re thrilled to launch a brand new reserved seating solution that’s unlike any other: Eventbrite’s Seat Designer. This intuitive, self-service product gives event organizers the power to generate more revenue from their events and guarantee a better experience for their attendees.
Our world-class engineering and design teams challenged themselves to reimagine existing reserved seating solutions. Aside from the creation of a beautiful and robust online design tool, we’re particularly proud of the breakthroughs we made around simplifying the complex and cumbersome process of setting up seat maps and assignments.
For the first time, organizers can set the order in which their tickets are sold in a single click. All they need to do is locate the main attraction in their event space, and poof! Our technology creates a ticketing configuration that sells the best seats first. Of course, they can explore and tailor various ticketing configurations to ensure they’re maximizing event revenue.
Don’t be fooled by the seamless simplicity—this intuitive, delightful user experience is supported by sophisticated backend technology that will scale to the largest and most popular of events, and ensures a wicked-fast purchase process for attendees via Eventbrite for mobile and the web. With reserved seating, attendees will be inspired to buy tickets early to score the best seats possible.
Eventbrite’s Seat Designer also lets event organizers:
Easily create a realistic seat map in minutes
Fill the best seats first with ‘best available’ seating
Set optimal pricing for each seat in the house
Save and crowd-source seat maps by other organizers
Integrate with other Eventbrite tools to set up discounts, access sales data and reports at any time, and much more
Seat Designer is now available to all organizers on Eventbrite.com and will be available later this month to localized sites around the world. You can turn on ‘Reserved Seating’ in Step 2 when you Create an Event.
We’re more than excited to introduce this new reserved seating functionality, but when it comes to our mission, we’re just getting started. There’s plenty more to do to provide simple, intuitive tools for events of all shapes and sizes, and to bring more people together through live experiences.
Be on the lookout for more updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to create a new event and take Seat Designer for a spin!
3/24/15 UPDATE : We now offer attendees the ability to pick their own seat at your reserved seating events! Learn more.