The Ticketing Tools for Chicago Events That You Want to Use Now

Be More Successful with Free Chicago Ticketing Tools

By Lu, OTL City Guides & Seat Fillers

Yes, I’m here to introduce you to new ticketing tools for Chicago area events (hey, you can even extend that to anywhere in Illinois!).

However, I’m happy to say that I’m not here to sell you anything (which is a relief because I’m not a salesperson). Fortunately, for me and you, our new, top-notch touchless, ticketless approach to Chicago ticketing for all kinds of events, shows, fundraisers, classes, activities, etc. doesn’t cost you anything to use. Plus, it’s standing by and ready for you right now.

OTL Seat Fillers have supported the greater Chicago arts and entertainment community for nearly eight years now with free and private seat filling. Club members receive free admission but spend on drinks, food, parking, merchandise, and extra tickets. But, through the years we’ve run across potential partners who just really need to sell more tickets, period.

So, here we go…OTL City Guides Tickets Chicago lets you sell, send, and scan tickets with incredibly easy-to-use, high-tech ticketing tools.

All About OTL City Guides Tickets Powered by Evvnt

I think you’ll be excited about OTL City Guides Tickets Chicago, as it’s a new way to take your events to the next level. So, let’s get right to it…

Exclusive to the Chicago Area

OTL City Guides Tickets is a free service for Chicago area events, extending throughout Illinois as well.

Your Ticketing Sales Page is YOURS

You can build your own custom webpage in just a few minutes and match it to your branding. Go nuts with logos, color choices, images, and videos. Then use your dedicated URL in marketing, so customers go directly to your sales page. Or, turn that URL into a QR code and it’s even more accessible.

No Ticket Type is Off Limits

OTL City Guides Chicago Tickets can handle everything, including general admission, reserved, donation-based, and free ticketing options.

So Easy for Customers to Buy

Once you take your web page live, you can use the URL in marketing. But we also suggest turning it into a QR code to make things even more accessible. Your attendees can pull out their phones, scan a sign or brochure and buy tickets instantly. Some ticket sellers create a sign with the QR code for the entrance to their event so attendees can scan, buy, and enter.

Other Ticketing Tools and Special Features

Your ticketing dashboard allows you to email customers, refund, or exchange tickets.

Email or Text Tickets

You choose whether tickets are sent via text or email. Today’s buyers tend to prefer text-able tickets as they’re easier to locate.

Mobile Box Office and Touchless Ticket Taking

On the big day, you can sell without a box office window or table. Plus, you can download the Evvnt app and scan tickets right from your customers’ phones to yours – touchless, ticketless ticketing at its best!

One More Benefit – And It’s a Big One

OTL City Guides – Chicago Tickets is 100% free to you – ALL features included!

Chicago Tickets = Mobile Socially Distanced Box Office

In a blink of an eye, we live in a new world, one where paper tickets are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Additionally, with COVID restrictions, it’s not even common to pass a credit card, pen, or other materials back and forth anymore. So, that means venues and event planners are looking for new ways to handle ticket sales and ticket taking.

Your Box Office Goes With You (and Operates On Its Own)

When we (our little OTL family team) decided to move forward with OTL City Guides Tickets Boston, we liked the mobile touchless, ticketless aspect. However, we now realize that it’s a huge benefit as our world is so different now. Even venues with in-house ticketing systems might benefit from a portable box office in a virtual box. And, while it can stand alone, it can also supplement existing operations.

Scan to Buy, Scan to Present

  1. Customers can scan a QR code displayed on your sign or brochure (or you can use your URL)
  1. In a few clicks, they purchase tickets sent via email or text
  1. Then, when attendees are heading to your venue, ticket takers use the Evvnt app to scan the mobile tickets for admission

Easy peasy ticketing!

Act now

Sell Tickets the Easy Way

So, I’ve got more good news to share, as it’s quick and easy to request a username and build your own ticket sales page.

OTL City Guides Tickets Chicago is user-friendly. However, you might feel better knowing that we’ve also got videos, an entire help section, and some tips to take your event to the next level. You’ll also have Evvnt’s ticketing gurus standing by to answer any support tickets you submit.

You can do what you want with your ticket sales page, but we never leave you hanging.

Get Your Username and Give it a Go

To get started, all you need is a username. All you have to do is fill out this quick form with your name and organization. From there, someone (probably me) will put your organization in the system, and you’ll be ready to go.

Don’t hold back – make your ticket sales page stand out and promote the heck out of it! Put together images that will showcase your brand. Incorporate videos or clever ticket sales descriptions. Again, it’s easy to innovate, so have fun with it!

Your Events Auto-Update on Your Site, Too!

Then, grab the events widget and put it on your website. It’ll give you an auto-updating list of current events that link directly to your ticketing page.

The Difference Between Chicago Tickets and Eventbrite or Brown Paper Tickets

Aside from the long list of ticketing tools at your disposal, there are a few other things that set OTL City Guides Tickets Chicago apart from other event portals.

One City and One City Only

The number one distinction between OTL City Guides Tickets powered by Evvnt and other ticketing portals like Eventbrite or Brown Paper Tickets is that it’s city-specific.

There are 10 different OTL City Guides Tickets locations, and each is dedicated to one market. That means, instead of your customers scrolling through dozens (or hundreds) of cities, they’re going right to local opportunities.

For example, if you’re promoting an event in Chicago, you’ll use OTL City Guides Tickets – Chicago. That particular site features ticket opportunities in Chicago and within a few hours radius. But it’s not going to list every event in the US, so customers can zoom right in on your tickets.

Your Event is YOUR Event

While the local focus is the primary difference, you’ll also find that you can customize your individual ticket sales page more through OTL City Guides Tickets.

You’ve got a lot of wide-open real estate to really do your event justice. And, from there, you can opt to take advantage of other ticketing tools like adding a donation button or sending secret access codes or reminders to your customers.