Eventbrite’s Essentials Package is just that: the essentials, and not much more. The fee structure for this package is 2% of ticket price + 79 cents per ticket, with no maximum fee. If you opt for this package, you’ll get access to Eventbrite’s online help center (their FAQ website). You will also get basic ticketing and registration, and you can have your event listed on Eventbrite’s site as well as their partner sites. This package limits you to just one ticket type.
Here are the features Eventbrite thinks you should pay extra for:
Customer support (speaking with a real person)
Getting paid before your event
Embeddable widget so you can sell tix on your own website
Reserved seating/seating charts
The changes to Eventbrite’s pricing structure reflect a shift in focus. They want to spend their time and energy on big clients with specific needs. And that’s okay--there’s room for all types of ticketing platforms. But if you’re an event organizer who needs more than just the very basics, Eventbrite might not be the best fit for you. It’s easy to find a ticketing platform with a robust feature list and a low price. It’s even easier (and free) to sign up for one. Right at the bottom of this page.