NEW: Payout frequencies and on demand payouts

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We’ve updated the way you receive your payouts on Helm Tickets! You now have more control over when you receive your funds and can select the payout frequency that best suits you.

These new features allow you to access your funds when you need them. It’s completely up to you which frequency you choose.

To change your payout frequency, your account must be verified, billing details added, and you must also have received 3 previous payouts on our default monthly schedule.

The payout frequencies available are:

  • On demand
  • Every week
  • Every 2 weeks
  • Monthly (default)
  • Quarterly

If you need a quick cash boost, just request an on demand payout and get your funds without waiting for payout day! There’s a small fee for on demand payouts (2% of the payout amount, capped at £50/$50/€50), but you’ll have instant access to your funds. All other payouts remain free to process.

You’ll also now get a new updated, clearer statement, to show you which funds you’ve received.

Sign in to your Helm Tickets account to see the new options. Click on ‘billing and payouts’ under your profile picture to choose which option you’d prefer.

 

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Helm Tickets Is Now Offering Print Services

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We’re delighted to announce that we’re launching our print services exclusively to you, our organizers! The print services available will include business cards, flyers, posters, and banners, with the option of more bespoke packages available upon request!

To celebrate the launch of our print services we’re offering 20% off our price list here until the 12th July as an introductory offer! Contact our sales team now for more details! 

Printed media is still an indispensable factor in any event promotion strategy. It’s one of the best ways of reaching the general public and those who may not have otherwise heard about your event. Here are a few examples of how and why you should invest in printed media for your event!

Business Cards

In the age of social media, you would think that business cards no longer have their place. Yet when it comes to promoting your next event or networking whilst at your own event they can be invaluable. 

They are incredibly important for any form of person-to-person networking. Business card aesthetics are incredibly valuable for company representation and 72% of people still judge businesses from their cards

Flyers

Event flyers are one of the most traditional, creative and interesting ways to attract people to your event. While they’re talked about less thanks to the dominance of digital channels, they still play a vital part in many organizer’s event promotion strategies.

There are several ways you can go about distributing your event flyers to maximize your exposure: 

  • Local shops and services
  • Direct Mail
  • Door drops
  • Street distribution

Posters

There are a variety of ways to communicate with your target market, but one of the most beneficial is by using large scale posters that can clearly display your message. When used correctly, posters can catch the eyes of people and make them aware of an event they wouldn’t otherwise have known about. This powerful ability to stick in people’s minds can have huge advantages for events looking to create brand awareness. 

Banners

Banners are a great promotional tool as they are instantly noticeable because of their size or their color, which draws the eye. In busy areas, banners can be used to separate your event from the rest of the crowd. People have been trained to associate large banners with an exciting event. They have been used throughout history at fairs, markets and many other locations. People know that when they see a banner, something is going on that deserves their attention. Which why they are perfect for advertising your event!

Stickers

Stickers are an inexpensive and easy way to get your event and brand out there. They are perfect for guerrilla marketing your event (Guerrilla marketing is an advertisement strategy in which a company uses unconventional communications in order to promote a product or service.) You can use them anywhere you think will get peoples attention or hand them out for others to share for you. 

For all of these items we can customize them to any size and specification you may need, with more options on paper finishes and sizes upon request. From there we can create a bespoke package to meet the needs of your event!

Key information: 

  • All artwork is to be supplied by you. If you do require artwork to be created we can look into this upon inquiry.
  • We can provide you with templates but it will be your responsibility to ensure the quality and sizes are all correct.
  • There will be free postage to all UK organizers!
  • For organizers outside of the UK, postage price will depend on the size and weight of the item.
Until the 12th of July, you can get 20% off our print services so get in contact with our sales team to see what we can do for you!

Print the promotion material for your event with Helm Tickets!

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Charlotte is the Marketing Assistant for Helm, coming from a design background she loves creating all types of content. Discover more of her blogs, as well as, many others here!

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Helm Tickets is a Government G-Cloud Digital Marketplace Supplier

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We are thrilled to announce that Helm Tickets is now an official Government G-Cloud Digital Marketplace Supplier

What is a Government G-Cloud Supplier?

Government frameworks are agreements between the government and suppliers. The basic terms of use are agreed by both parties after a contract notice is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

Buying services through frameworks is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a contract (or ‘call-off contract’) for each service bought through a framework. Find out more here.

What does this mean?

This makes it even easier for public sector organisations to work with Helm Tickets, adding to our Cyber Essentials certification and our PCI and DSS compliance.

We’re excited to work with more public sector organizations, whether it’s for event tickets, memberships or using our asset booking feature. 

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can help your public sector organization create tickets to your next event or learn how you can use our asset booking feature to book meeting rooms and spaces, get in touch here!

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Helm Tickets Win Small Business of the Year at Plymouth Business Awards

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After entering the Plymouth Business Awards back in February we’re excited to announce that we have won the award for Small Business of the Year! We’re very pleased to be taking home this award after being shortlisted as finalists for two of the other categories: Best Tech Business and Young Business Person of the Year (for our CEO,  Jon Catney).

The Plymouth Business Awards feature a variety of Plymouth’s most successful companies –  from its largest to its smallest, covering a variety of industries and sectors. The judging panel chose their shortlist and the winners from hundreds of entries in a diverse range of categories. Since 2011 the prestigious awards have been seen as a huge success by dozens of firms, individuals and organizations that have attended.

We entered the awards to celebrate the incredible growth we’ve seen over the last year. Since our creation in 2015, we’ve been able to establish ourselves as a major contender in the ticketing industry. 2018 saw our best year yet, with nearly £100 million of ticket stock listed on our platform and tickets now being sold in 60 different countries. We’re a platform built by event organizers for event organizers, and our organizer-first approach saw huge payoffs last year with a 174.3% increase in organizers registered from January to December 2018. Our CEO, Jon Catney, has been a driving force for this growth so we were thrilled to be able to celebrate his incredible achievements by being a finalist in the Young Business Person of the Year category!

We were dubbed “The hippest company in Plymouth” by Plymouth Live in 2018, and we’re a business that’s proved to be fiercely ambitious with incredible vision. That ambition and insight are all derived from the passion that Jon has to provide the best possible platform for our organizers. We believe it’s the combination of all these things that have led us to win the Small Business of the Year category.

We’re  are so pleased to be announcing our win for Small Business of the Year and look forward to what the next year will bring Helm Tickets! Keep up to date with what’s going on with Helm Tickets here on our blog or follow us on LinkedIn!

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Helm Tickets Announces Progressive Parental Leave Policies

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2018 A Year In Review

2018 A Year In Review

Helm News

After a busy couple of weeks back in the office after the fun of Christmas break, we decided to take a look back on what was an incredible year for Helm Tickets: from amazing new features to new members of the ever-growing team. It was a year of hard work and graft, as well as a year of fun and laughter.

So let’s start with taking a look at some of the new features highlights to come from 2018.

Features

Multi-Currency Support 

One of the biggest new features to come from 2018 was multi-currency support. There were even more currencies added to the system, meaning Helm Tickets now supports 109 currencies! This allows you to organise international events seamlessly and, provide your attendees with ticket prices in their local currency.

Jon, CEO – “At the touch of a button (and lots of planning) we started working with organisers across the world. We’re now selling thousands of tickets in 60 different countries.”

For more details click here.

Memberships

In 2018 we released this powerful feature which allows organisers to sell memberships to attendees. Attendees with memberships get either discounted tickets or free tickets based on their membership level and organisers can set up recurring payments.

Discover more here.

Guest Checkout

Lightning-fast guest checkout functionality developed last year makes the entire purchase process for attendees faster and more streamlined, allowing you to sell more tickets. Coupled with our embed functionality, guest checkout improves the already seamless on-page process for attendees to help organisers increase sales.

Read more here.

Discount Codes

We also added for our organisers the feature to add event specific discount codes, either reducing a ticket by a percentile or monetary amount for a certain period of time to drive sales. Discount codes are an easy way to boost sales and reward your most loyal attendees. You can even track your promoter’s performance using discount codes.

To find out more about adding discount codes click here.

Integration was a big part of 2018: you can now integrate your Hubspot CRM with your events. Sync, update and manage! You can also sync attendees to MailChimp lists to provide accurate event marketing emails and invitations.

For more information on Hubspot click here and for more information on MailChimp click here.

We are really looking forward to bringing out new and exciting features in 2019. Already this year we have launched our new partial refunds feature enabling organisers to select which attendees from a specific order need a refund, as well as having the choice to issue a full refund or a partial refund.

Jon, CEO – “We launched a new to market payout system The new system is secure, scalable and transacts sales in over 109 currencies and counting. It allows organisers to get paid on terms that suit them, helping with cash flow and event planning.”

More features we have in the pipeline include: updating the website user interface to improve the look and feel, improving the ticket buying process to streamline it and have it more mobile focused, custom tax options, localisation implementation and faster payout options to name just a few. To keep up to date with new features and see our product roadmap follow the link here.

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Team Highlights

We spoke to various members of the Helm Tickets team to see what their personal highlights from 2018 were. From general office life to the growth of the team it’s been a really exciting time to be part of such a rapidly developing business.

One of the biggest highlights for Helm last year has to be the growth of the team. It was a huge part of 2018, taking on staff in all departments from Sales to Marketing to Development.

Jess, Employee Experience Manager – “We went from 3 people in 2017, to 9 in 2018, adding to our development, marketing, and sales and support teams. This means we’re even better equipped to serve our organisers and roll out the features that you want quicker”

Manny, Partnerships Supervisor – “I loved working with the team in 2018, and it was exciting to bring new people on board – we get along great. What helps is we’re all very driven people and passionate in our own respective ways. Putting our heads together usually creates some great results.”

Aaron, Partnerships Coordinator – “My highlights for 2018 were becoming a part of such a great, friendly team and seeing just how quickly the company moves forward with new features and updates, and the growth we have and the input we get from organisers’ suggestions and ideas.”

Charlotte, Marketing Assistant – “I had lost my job earlier on in the year and I can’t even begin to explain how lucky I am to be working for Helm now! I am so grateful to be working somewhere that lets the team really explore and develop their creativity and be part of a team that is so passionate about everything they create. I definitely fell on my feet!”

In March 2018 the Helm Tickets website relaunched, this was another huge part of 2018 for the team. 

Luke, CTO – “The site relaunch was a fundamental step to cement the foundations for future updates and functionality. We rebuilt the platform from the ground up, in an effort to future-proof it and streamline the development process, which ultimately paid off as it allowed us to develop and launch new features at an accelerated rate. Not only that but the redesigned and simplified user interface (UI) took the look, feel and user experience to the next level.”

Liam, Web Developer – “We rebranded from Origin Tickets to Helm Tickets in March, with a new UI for our site to go with it, and had a little party to celebrate!”

Another one of the highlights from last year was moving to our new Plymouth HQ. About 10 steps from the sea, the location of the office has made us all appreciate Plymouth a little bit more than we did before.

Manny, Partnerships Supervisor “Last year working at Helm gave me a great sense of connection with our home city and I enjoyed learning more about other local tech businesses and meeting some of them in person! “

Jess, Employee Experience Manager – “We moved into our new waterfront offices in Poseidon House, giving us more space for work and for play! We’ve made it our own, including decorating it with our very own Helm-branded Kraken. We were also very excited that we can now bring our dogs to work”

The level of creativity at Helm, in general, has been a huge highlight of 2018 for the team across all departments.

Manny, Partnerships Supervisor – “Helm gave me the freedom to express myself through design, lending from my illustrative background and training. I especially love breaking out the camera and getting cool shots to showcase what we’re involved in.”

Charlotte, Marketing Assistant – “Helm has given me the opportunity to be really creative with the content for the marketing materials. I’ve really enjoyed being able to give Helm Tickets a voice and to be able to promote how incredibly talented the team is. I’m looking forward to being able to develop this further as I settle in.”

Helm also hosts the South West Digital Awards which ran for the first time in 2018, instantly becoming a huge success within the region.

Zoe, COO  As it was the first time we’d held the awards we were a little apprehensive of how much of a response from the local community we might get. As it turned out, the local community were excited for a way of bringing us all, within the tech community, together to really showcase what we’re doing in this part of the country. It was a great opportunity to link up businesses that wouldn’t  have otherwise met, in a relaxed and social environment with great food and drink.” 

Jon, CEO – “We wanted to highlight the great work that tech businesses from across the region did, so we ran an awards night with a difference. The bespoke menu, beer and custom made trophies meant everyone went home happy.”

Investment in Helm played a big part in the success of 2018, enabling development of new features and securing future growth of Helm as a whole.

Jon, CEO – “We secured investment from Angel Investors to help grow the business, taking us to the next step and helping to build the team we have today.”

Helm also hosts the South West Digital Awards which ran for the first time in 2018, instantly becoming a huge success within the region.

Zoe, COO  As it was the first time we’d held the awards we were a little apprehensive of how much of a response from the local community we might get. As it turned out, the local community were excited for a way of bringing us all, within the tech community, together to really showcase what we’re doing in this part of the country. It was a great opportunity to link up businesses that wouldn’t  have otherwise met, in a relaxed and social environment with great food and drink.” 

Jon, CEO – “We wanted to highlight the great work that tech businesses from across the region did, so we ran an awards night with a difference. The bespoke menu, beer and custom made trophies meant everyone went home happy.”

Investment in Helm played a big part in the success of 2018, enabling development of new features and securing future growth of Helm as a whole.

Jon, CEO – “We secured investment from Angel Investors to help grow the business, taking us to the next step and helping to build the team we have today.”

2018 was such a big year for Helm Tickets and we are only looking to grow and build on this for 2019. Keep up to date on new updates and helpful information here on our blog and keep an eye out for all the incredible new features being launched this year!

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