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Showpass Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.6

/5

375

Total features

110

8 categories

Showpass features

Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Attendee Management
Attendee Segmentation

Common features of Ticketing software

API
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Barcode/Ticket Scanning
Calendar Management
Concessions Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Data Management

Price starts from

Free

Pricing options
Free plan
Subscription
Free trial

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Contenders comparison

Functionality

4.6

/5

375

Price starts from

Free

Total Features

110

Unique features

  • Financial Analysis

  • Floor Plans & Maps

  • Website Integration

  • Season Tickets

Functionality

4.5

/5

5.1K

Price starts from

0

Total Features

56

Features in Common

50

Unique features

  • Registration Management

  • Weddings/Parties

  • Online Registration

  • API

Functionality

4.7

/5

2K

Price starts from

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No pricing info

Total Features

93

Features in Common

58

Unique features

  • Lead Generation

  • Live Chat

  • Video Streaming

  • Speaker Management

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Erin M.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Small Business Events

Reviewed 4 years ago

We find it very easy to promote events through ShowPass, especially because it links straight to our FaceBook. I also find it easy to promote events through the platform because the URLs are simple and not overly lengthy. Finally, the abandoned cart feature is really unique, it has already resulted in sales that would have perhaps been lost!

Pros

We love the event setup feature and the reporting features. I also love that you can create different ticket types to really customize any event. I also love that this platform is local and our experience anytime we have required support has been great!

Cons

I would love it if we could copy an expired event as we host some events that are the same from month to month with a few slight changes in details. This might already exist but I haven't been able to find this feature on the app on my own yet.

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Douglas M.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simply the best ticketing software.

Reviewed 4 years ago

My time is incredibly valuable and Showpass respects my time by making setting up an event short and sweet. The check in process and data collection component are easy to access and export.

Pros

The ease of use is outstanding. Simple intuitive interface that is a joy to navigate. The support chat response is extremely prompt and helpful. A live body will call you if needed too ! Amazing - no other ticketing software even has voice assistance.

Cons

I only wish that everyone used Showpass - it would make my ticket buying experience a positive one. The competing ticketing software is costly and clumsy !

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Lisa T.

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I love Showpass!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Showpass solved a ticketing challenge for a National event our school is hosting. It was easy turn key solution and the customer support has been outstanding. Any questions are answered quickly and accurately. The ticketing portion of our event was at one time a major stress for me and thanks to Showpass has become stress free.

Pros

The software is intuitive. It makes the ticket selling, tracking and management so easy and efficient. I love the ability to check sales each day, offer discounts or incentives and the chance to message directly with customers who have purchased tickets.

Cons

I have not yet encountered anything about the software that I like the least.

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Leo Z.

Music, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Music Collective Switched Over From EventBrite

Reviewed 7 months ago

Customer success team is wonderful and is fast to reply - amazing!

Pros

More features, much more intuitive dashboard, better reporting

Cons

Can be hard to understand all of the terminology - documentation is good but somewhat time consuming to comprehend

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Katrina F.

Events Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Awesome service and team

Reviewed 4 years ago

We have developed quite a strong relationship with the Showpass team - with on-site support being of key importance to us, we now look forward to working together during our activations. We also truly appreciate the support and willingness to adapt and adjust programming to fulfill our team's needs.

Pros

Favorite Showpass features include tracking links, Promo code tracking, time period reporting, stored historic data YOY, daily email updates and most importantly on-site support.

Cons

Struggled with understanding exactly how many tickets had been sold while selling in 2pk and 4pk bundles - we needed the ability to remove the parent ticket from the actual tickets that were being sold.

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Jon B.

Government Administration, 501-1,000 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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Quick, easy to use, and convenient!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I was able to buy tickets quickly, and there was absolutely no lag between when I checked out and when I received my tickets. This is something I really appreciate because there’s been too many times in my life where I’m stuck waiting for tickets.

Pros

I was using the Showpass platform to visit one of my favorite East coast attractions and purchased them through the Showpass integration on this company’s website. I’m sick and tired of having to make accounts for every ticket I purchase and was thrilled when Showpass didn’t make me create one. All I did was select my tickets, add a few contact details, input my credit card, and “BOOM”! Tickets delivered directly to my inbox. It truly is a breath of fresh-air to use software that works quickly and conveniently.

Cons

As a buyer the biggest thing I look for when using a purchasing platform is ease of use. Showpass gave me just that and for that… I thank you! Next event my firm hosts I will be using their organizer section and setting it up via their platform.

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Kalman G.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great platform to sell tickets

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Very user friendly system, the electronic tickets are convenient and customers like to use them, customer service is excellent, email campaigns work well

Cons

Paying for email campaigns is not something I am happy about, also it is frustrating when credit card fraud charge backs happen often and usually many weeks after a show has been settled without any word prior about the issue.

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Kav M.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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Showpass is so user friendly

Reviewed 4 years ago

I love the ease of access. The app is so user friendly you can have everything at your fingertips.

Pros

With Showpass if you make any mistakes you can go make and fix them without panicking about losing what you have completed. They make the process so easy that at the end you think to yourself “it couldn’t be that easy”. I do have to say that I was very happy with their customer service, I have reached out to my rep several times after hours and they got back to me immediately. Showpass makes the whole process easy.

Cons

There really isn’t anything I would change. For me it’s all about how easy it is to use and customer service and they are exceptional at both.

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Ellen C.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Volunteer organizations benefit

Reviewed 2 years ago

People like the convenience of buying online. It's easy to advertise with a link.

Pros

Tracking sales. When several volunteers have tickets, it is important to know how many tickets are sold, and what money is collected.

Cons

There is no longer a Quick POS function. I have trouble getting reports to do what I want them to do. Employee stats - there is not a function to zero them out when money is collected. And of course, people don't like the fees.

Vendor response

Thanks for your honest feedback, Ellen! New reporting features are being released by our dev team soon and we are so excited to share these new updates with event organizers. Stay tuned!

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Steven N.

Government Relations, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Showpass is very user friendly

Reviewed 4 years ago

Showpass is a great ticketing software that has changed the ticketing industry. The showpass staff clearly love events and helping event organizers develop better events.

Pros

This software has allowed me to increase sales for music festivals. The website is extremely easy to use, and has advanced features with thorough explanations on how to use it quickly and efficiently. The support staff are quick to answer and support as well.

Cons

The mobile app could be developed further, missing a few features that allows me to build events from my phone.

Vendor response

Hi Steven! We're happy to hear that you think the website is easy to use! Thank you for the suggestion of further developing our app, we will definitely consider this moving forward! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review!

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Darrel N.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great support team!

Reviewed 4 years ago

This is our third year working with Showpass and we've enjoyed the experience so far.

Pros

It is easy to use and the support team walks us through any issues or new features. We have also worked with the development team to add new features.

Cons

I wish it was easier to generate and export sales data and reports.

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chris s.

Music, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great ticketing service for throwin concerts!

Reviewed 7 months ago

I have had zero issues in setting up and selling tickets, scanning tickets at concerts and payment has been very prompt.

Pros

Very easy to use. Staff are very helpful when things go wrong and reply to the chat window really fast. Event set-up is largely intuitive, ticket scanning was flawless. Low fees for customers, lots of fees payee selections . Emailing all guests is great. I don't know how much going into the weeds is valuable here, but I can say that this service has been excellent and I would definitely recommend it.

Cons

One of the only thing I can think of is that some of the language/terminology isn't clear at first, but the FAQ really helps with that so it's not a real issue. 1 thing I wish was clearer though is that I had to absorb a lot of fees in order to do full refunds for a cancelled event. I was told I would be invoiced. It wasn't super clear to me in all the reporting exactly what amount was what I paid....

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Wendy G.

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Crankworx Review

Reviewed 4 years ago

I enjoy the personalized customer service that Showpass provides. You can get in touch with Showpass using their chat box and receive replies to questions in a timely manner. There have been a few glitches that I have identified and let Showpass know which they have subsequently fixed to ensure everything works as it should. There has also been functionality that we wanted to see on the Showpass platform,...

Pros

The ability to sell ticket packages/multi passes that contain more than one event to our customers, and the ease of sending out complimentary tickets to sponsors/partners via email, were the main reasons we switched to using Showpass as our ticketing platform. We send out lots of free tickets to partners/VIPs so having all the events as an option in one screen and being able to select more than one event at a time was a huge win for us.

Cons

I wish there was a bit more of a draft view when setting up products, whereby you can see what the customer will see, including total costs including fees and taxes etc for tickets, without having to make the event visible to the public/live. It would also be great to have a little more event specific settings rather than settings that apply to all events i.e. if you only want someone to see certain stats for an event, or give a colleague access to one event only, not all events etc.

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Tanya T.

Entertainment, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Showpass x Cowboys Music Festival

Reviewed 5 years ago

Our overall experience with Showpass has been a very positive one! Showpass has been a great partner to work with as we continue to group our business and require more advanced ticketing options. Showpass Customer Service at all levels has been outstanding.

Pros

The main pros of using Showpass are: -Very user-friendly for both seller and buyer -Easy to learn and use for all employees -Showpass App checkout allows for fast checkout by buyers -Advance levels of employee level access are great for internal security -Availability to provide advanced ticketing options like multi-scan/muli-ticket delivery have allowed ticketing for many different kinds of events...

Cons

Some small areas of improvement for Showpass are: -Better pre-existing integration with third-party apps -Marketplace Items require better redemption reports -We would like to be able to pick which events are displayed between the checkout page and purchase page -We are looking forward to a better referral program being rolled out

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Justin H.

Sports, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A great alternative to the big ticketing platforms

Reviewed 7 months ago

Our overall experience is positive and the platform works and reports well.

Pros

Showpass is a local business and our company loves to work with other local businesses. We love a good alternative to the high fees of the larger platforms. It's easy to use and we can customize so much without Showpass stepping in.

Cons

We have lots of demands and some of the features are not there or slow to implement or complete.

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Geoffrey L.

Performing Arts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Administrators point of view

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am the guy who looks after entering concerts and administering ticket sales. We have a treasurer who looks after the business side so I am not really familiar enough to comment.

Pros

Relatively easy to enter events. Customer entry is fairly straight forward. Many features but Showpass has been agreeable to adding some things that we needed to make management of ticket sales a little easier.

Cons

Anything that I didn't real like has been changed to suit. For instance for a season ticket package in assigned seating the first year we had to get Showpass to connect the events to the seat graphic. They made a change we can now do it ourselves. The maid it easier to identify transactions to designated seat. So I don't have any cons that I can think of right now.

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Mikey D.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Easy to use and the features are excellent

Reviewed 6 months ago

Excellent team and support always available to help or take feedback on areas of improvement

Pros

Interface is easy and I’m able to publish my events in no time. Team is supportive and always there to help.

Cons

When carrying more than 5 events, they don’t all display on your dashboard without clicking “view more”. Unfortunately when you get to that next screen it takes away the ability to see overall ticket sales at a glance.

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John M.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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How Covid-19 Pandemic changed the way non-profits & religious institutions opened their doors safely

Reviewed 4 years ago

When everything went into a lock-down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, churches were forced to close their doors. When things started to open up we knew we would only be allowed 50-100 persons into our church based on government health and safety mandates related to social-distancing requirements. We developed a scheme to mark our church pews to make enforcing the 6-foot social-distancing rules obvious...

Pros

The Showpass team was very receptive to helping us identify a means of building a reservation system for our 3500 family parish. We built a prototype and within three weeks we were up and running with our reservation system. The thing I liked best was working with the Showpass team and and building around their system's core functionality.

Cons

There are some custom integrations I would like to look at down the road, but overall we are happy with our choice and our core team is happy with our results and the fact we didn't have to build everything from scratch.

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Robert Bob V.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Showpass raises the bar for all other event management companies

Reviewed 7 months ago

[sensitive content hidden] was able to train Bob Van Wart, the President and CEO who is the least techie person on our team within less than 2 hours over a Zoom call! Bob was able to explain the product to the rest of the team and once they were trained, it has become the #1 enabler for our plans to expand our Holiday Magic productions throughout the Maritime Provinces starting in 2024.

Pros

Intuitive, the before purchase and after purchase support has been industry setting. Our relationship manager, [sensitive content hidden], is so hands on and understands our business so well we had an absolutely seamless set up. The training for our people has to be the best in the industry.

Cons

I have to be honest and tell you that we have have 100% satisfaction rate with Showpass and the tech support we've had. The Foundation I work with has moved all their ticketing requirements now to Showpass.

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Kurtis G.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sled Island Showpass Review

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, it's been very positive. There's always room for improvement, but I know you all are constantly working on new features and new improvements, so keep at it!

Pros

Facebook integration is super useful. When Sled Island is in festival mode, and we have to create tons of event pages that can integrate with Showpass for ticket sales, that's super helpful and makes it easier to get exposure on those shows.

Cons

When trying to do new tasks that you haven't done before, it can be hard to find where you should be in the software to do so. A hypothetical example, say I've been asked to remove a sponsor logo from our confirmation email when someone buys a pass.... Sometimes things like that can take awhile to figure out. A nice addition this past year was the new way to set up payment plans. Although it would be great if we could have more than three months at a time, and could just set up like... 10 months of payments plans without having to switch anything. Also, would love to set up 50/50 functionality for next year, one way or another!

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Laura F.

Music, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great customer service, highly customizable platform

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Working with the Showpass team, setting up and implementing Showpass software, using the Showpass app, amazing response times to questions and issues that arise, finding customzation that fit our organization and our Showpass usage

Cons

Sometimes the back end can be a bit counterintuitive, with settings in unexpected places, but mostly we've had a great experience

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Baran F.

Events Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Software, Even Better Support

Reviewed 5 years ago

We've tried many different ticket companies for our events in the past and Showpass is by far the best with the greatest customer support. The software is constantly evolving and progressing which we love. The team listens to our feedback and we often see the response to that feedback integrated into the software shortly after.

Pros

The software integrates beautifully with our website, allowing us to keep our visitors on our site without redirecting them to a third party page. The software is very flexible allowing detailed customization specific to your event and ticket process. The team at Showpass do a great job to ensure the software is current with the latest in technology. Last year we integrated Showpass with Facebook for the first time and it worked great. The support and team backing this software is one of the greatest assets. Quick to respond, very helpful, and can always find a solution to a problem.

Cons

The POS system is somewhat lacking and can be cumbersome when attempting to use the software for sales live at the event. Every year new features are added which helps improve it, but it could still be better. Sometimes the way we have to set up our ticket packages and pricing forces us to create multiple events per event, which results in the beautiful built in reporting system not being as intuitive as we'd like.

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Liam M.

Insurance, 501-1,000 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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Super friendly staff and fast response time!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I'll definitely use Showpass for future events (both free and/or paid) and would recommend it to my friends. I find some other softwares take so long to set up events and this has been the fastest set up I've done to date. They also have an awesome integration with Facebook so I could actually sell tickets through the event on there as well. I am excited to use the platform in the future.

Pros

Their customer service is really top shelf! After I created my account, one of their staff called me and asked if I needed any help getting set-up. I had a few questions which they answered over the phone and also followed up with an email as well if I needed more assistance. I really wanted to up-sell my next event so people would see both when they were at checkout and their sales person showed me their event up-selling feature which was helpful and easy to use. Although my event was only for a couple hundred tickets it was nice to get that level of customer service. I will be using Showpass for my future events.

Cons

Technologically speaking I sometimes struggle with certain types of software and don't want to spend a lot of time setting up my events. Showpass made it easy for me to set up my event in a few minutes and the software was very easy to follow.

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Samantha M.

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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Great for purchasers and sellers

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall I would use Showpass to host any events in the future.

Pros

I love how easy the navigation is when you are looking for new shows to go to or when you are purchasing tickets. I also think posting listings is fairly easy and very customizable. The layout of the site is good and I like how there has been expansion into different types of events with everything going on. Support is simple to use.

Cons

If something goes sideways in purchasing it can take a bit of time to right itself, but support is very easy to deal with. Fees are pretty standard from a buyer and seller point.

Vendor response

Hi Samantha! We're glad you find our software easy to use! Sorry for the issues you had with purchasing, but we're glad you reached out to support for help. We're really proud of the work our customer support team does! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it!

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Victor B.

Museums and Institutions, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Feature rich, great value and excellent customer support

Reviewed 7 months ago
Pros

- Price: ShowPass provides a robust set of features for the price. - Customer Support: The ShowPass team is outstanding at supporting clients, including having a dedicated point of contact and high responsiveness. - Simple basic interface: It offers an easy and quick setup of events with options to include advanced features.

Cons

- Too basic food, beverage and retail components: These could be expanded to allow for more control over the sale of items during events. Also, POS capabilities are very limited.