How to Create Add-Ons

Sell additional items for your event - like merchandise, parking, and drink tickets.

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Written by Marvin Go
Updated over a week ago

Events bring people together, but it's also a great place to sell merchandise to attendees. It's a brilliant way to make a profit in addition to ticket sales.

Note: Free add-ons will not work; you can only create add-ons with pricing.

Guide to Creating Add-ons

To get you started, here's a guide on how you can sell items at your event!

Create an Add-On

  • Go to Registration

  • Set-up Tickets

  • Select Add-Ons

  • Click Create Add-On

Add-On Settings

  • This add-on has multiple prices or varieties - allows you to include price ranges on the item or item variation.

  • Name – the name of the item you want to sell

  • Quantity – total number of items you want to sell

  • Price – set the selling price of the item

  • Fees - select whether to pass the fees to buyers or absorb the fees. Click here to learn more about Accelevents Fees.

  • Sales Dates - set when the ticket will be available to purchase and when it will end

Advanced Settings

  • Tickets allowed per order - set the number of items that can be bought per transaction.

  • Bundle type - select whether you want to sell individual items or bundle or group items.

  • Ticket Visibility - hide or show the ticket type from your event page.

  • PDF ticket in confirmation email - add a pdf file for the ticket attached to the confirmation email.

  • Ticket Description - add a description on the ticket that would appear in the PDF file and will allow you to show the ticket description when someone is trying to purchase from your event page.

Add Multiple Prices or Item Varieties

If your item has more than 1 price point or if it has different variations like size or color, enable This add-on has multiple prices or varieties.

  • Category Name - add a name for the item

  • Quantity - number of items you want to sell

  • Add Variation - allows you to create a new item under the same category with different pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an attendee purchase multiple add-ons?

  • Yes, they can! The only limitation with add-ons is that they can’t be purchased alone. They need to buy a ticket to buy an add-on item.

Can I add a picture to the add-on?

  • There isn't a way to add images within the Add-On itself, but you could include pictures of your add-ons in the About tab of the landing page.

How am I going to collect the attendee's shipping information?

  • You can create custom questions and set them as a requirement for attendees to fill out the order form. Set this up by going to Registration > Order Form.

Where can I find the shipping address of the attendees who purchased add-ons?

  • You can see them in your attendee data! Click Attendee > Orders > Download Ticket Holder/Ticket Buyer from your admin console. There should be a column for the attendee's listed address.

Can add-ons be used for both in-person and virtual events?

  • Yes

How can they receive the item if I'm selling a physical product?

  • There is no option to arrange delivery through Accelevents right now. You will have to use a service or application outside of Accelevents.

Can someone buy just the add-on without buying a ticket?

  • They cannot buy just the add-on if they do not have a ticket for the event.

  • If they previously bought a ticket, they can buy an add-on without adding another ticket to their cart.

Can someone buy add-on through the registration approval process?

  • Buying add-ons will only be available when they claim their spot after approval.

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