What You Need to Know
The Advance Check-in option was designed to allow guests to skip the lines by checking in online prior to a Gala auction - but it can be used for any event where participants are issued tickets. The most common uses:
- Any ticketed event: To allow/require guests to pre-vault a credit card and skip the check-in lines.
- To deliver last minute information to guests once they have checked-in and provided any required information (by including it in the Self Check-in confirmation email)
- Free In Person Events where the likely participants are known: rather than requiring supporters to "buy" a $0 ticket online, supporters can be uploaded (with a ticket) from a spreadsheet - with Advance Check-in serving as their RSVP, and opportunity to confirm their information and provide a credit card.
You can preview the self check-in and self check-out processes in this video.
The Advance Check-in feature has default language which allows you to simply turn it on and start using it, but it can also be customized for your unique event.
For a more detailed preview, we recommend starting with a trial: turn the feature on, invite yourself to check-in, then open your emailed invitation and follow the instructions.
You'll see how it works, and can also review the default messaging in context so you'll have a better idea of how you'd like to personalize it for your event.
Note: If your event will not use the bidder number generated with each ticket, be sure to remove the default bid number references when setting up self check-in.