Givebutter makes it super-simple to scan tickets, check-in attendees, and assist your attendees on the day of the event.
Every attendee is emailed a PDF ticket from Givebutter after purchasing, which they can print or display on their phone for access to the event. Tickets have two unique identifiers on them:
QR code – this is what you'll be scanning (see "Ticket Scanning")
Shortcode – 5-digit code you can use to quickly look up and verify tickets via the dashboard (see "Check-ins & Troubleshooting")
Our Ticket Scanning QR Codes work seamlessly with CodeReadr, the leader in mobile ticket scanning. Using CodeReadr, you’ll be able to seamlessly check-in guests right from a mobile app on your Android, iPhone, or iPad. Large event? Multiple devices? Offline syncing? No problem – CodeReadr has got you covered.
Note: if you want scanned tickets on CodeReadr to automatically sync with Givebutter as having “checked in”, pleasecontact usso we can help you get set up. To ensure accuracy and reliable connectivity, scanned tickets (check-ins) will be automatically synced to our system every two rolling minutes.
Each ticket’s QR Code contains unique, embedded check-in data. When you use the CodeReadr app to scan the QR Code on an attendee’s ticket (print or digital), that data is accessed and the ticket is checked-in automatically.
Ta-da, it’s like magic! ✨
Check-Ins & Troubleshooting
Every ticket has a 5-digit shortcode which you can use to quickly look up and verify tickets via the "Tickets" tab in your dashboard. You can also search by name, email, and phone number.
If you aren't able to access this information, it is likely because you haven't beenadded to the accountas an admin or editor.
You can manually check-in attendees by clicking on "Check in", without having to scan their ticket. Once someone is checked-in, the column changes to a green checkmark.
A few notes on the Tickets tab:
The search bar is the best and fastest way to search for tickets
Filters are useful if you want to export a list of only a certain ticket type, price, etc.
Be sure to periodically refresh the table to ensure you are up to date with others (the page does not sync in real time)
What was important to me was to choose a platform that I felt would be super user friendly and fun so our volunteers could put minimal work in but still get a lot out of it. That's when we found Givebutter, and we're so happy to have found it. I absolutely would love to use this platform again next year—even if we're in person—because I felt like it was so user friendly and fun and helped us spread the word so quickly. We're thinking that we’ll never go back to fully in person events; it may just be hybrid events from now on.