Steam engines evoke years gone by, they are a fantastic family day out and are perfect for corporate events, weddings and tour groups wishing to enjoy a unique and fun way to travel and see some of the most beautiful parts of the country.
Getting the ticketing right to meet the expectations of all of these types of visitors is a challenge for the operators of steam engine railways and attractions. WebTicketManager works hard to provide the right platform to ensure that your ticketing is as smooth as the railway line your steam engine runs on!
Instant ticketing: Whether bought online, via a third party ticketing service or via your on-site ticketing booth, steam engine tickets are always slick and easy with our platform and can be issued instantly as paper tickets or stored on mobile devices.
Group Booking Module: Group bookings can be particularly difficult for steam engine attractions. Not only do you need to ensure there is enough space for the group, but the booking also needs to take note of seating requirements, disabilities, food arrangements and more. Our Group Booking module makes this easier than ever and can allow you to create packages that suit all types of group booking.
Fast and free set-up: We don’t charge for your initial set-up, and it can be completed in as little as 2 hours. You’ll be on your way in no time – with no downtime at all (just like your passengers!)
Payment processing: If you prefer, we can look after your payment processing and ensure that when you sell a ticket to your steam engine attraction, you receive the money into your account without delay.
Maximise revenue streams: Our unique reciprocal ticket system is perfect for local attractions that want to support the efforts of their peers and also bring more visitors into the local area. Our system allows for other attractions to sell tickets on your behalf in an arrangement that brings in extra revenue for everyone.
Flexible contract: With your business being seasonal, we understand that there may be times when you need a flexible ticketing contract. We never lock our customers into a contract – but don’t forget that the longer you stay with us the more you’ll save in fees.
Reporting and analytics: Return visitors to your steam engine railway is a huge part of your business, alongside memberships and patron. Our analytics and reporting tools allow you to track visitors, visit times, popular event types and more – giving you more marketing power when it comes to encouraging those visitors back to your attraction.
Branding: Whether your visitors are buying directly from your website, via social media or a third-party site, they will see your branding during the ticketing process.
Fast: Visitors can purchase tickets in advance or at your railway attraction and we will take care of all payment processing – even the fee payment and revenue distribution.
Flexible: Get the very best in flexible ticketing to allow you customers to choose the steam engine package that suits them and their family best.
Compliance: With limited capacity and health and safety rules an important part of your business, we make it possible for you to always keep track of visitor numbers – keeping you compliant.
Analysis: Having a holistic view of your entire attraction at all times allows you to make changes in real-time that truly make a difference.
Join the WebTicketManager family
We have hundreds of venues using our ticketing platforms and are increasing their turnover, while reducing costs year on year. We are proud to have been offering ticketing services since 2012 and have worked with hundreds of clients across the tours, attractions, and event space over the years. We are trusted to provide a ticketing system that delivers the flexibility and reliability that steam engine railways need.
How WebTicketManager works
Setting up your ticket selling platform with WebTicketManager is fast and free. We can set up a basic selling site in as little as 2 hours and we only charge you once you start selling. Our fee structure starts at 4% of the ticket price and when your revenue builds to more than £100,000, the fees you pay start to fall.
Our unique BoxOfficeNetwork module allows local attractions in your area to sell tickets on behalf of each other and earn 10% of the ticket price in return. This reciprocal arrangement increases revenue for everyone and builds your brand as part of a network of similar attractions that can be visited as part of a great family day out.
Interactions with your existing software
WebTicketManager is designed to work seamlessly with your existing software – ensuring minimal downtime and giving you a host of benefits when it comes to seeing the overall picture of your steam engine operations.
We offer the following modules to enhance your platform and really get those tickets moving:
Seating: There are only a limited number of seats on your steam engine train – therefore allocating seating can be an important way to ensure you maximise your space. Our Seating module allows you to easily complete this allocation and reduce empty space.
Membership: Steam engine enthusiasts are great supporters of local railways and adding them as members can be an excellent way of keeping them up to date with what’s going on and offering them discounts for special events.
Gift vouchers: Families and steam engine buffs will welcome gift vouchers to your attraction. Our gift voucher module makes it easy to issue vouchers that will deliver revenue now for visitors that come at a later date.
So, what now?
Want to know more? A chat? Demo? We’re ready when you are!
We love questions and especially talking more about ticketing within the event and tourism attraction space. We like to think we are approachable, knowledgeable and certainly the “nice people of ticketing” as we have so much industry empathy and experience.
So, feel free to get in touch for a chat or even a free, no obligation demonstration.