Numbering General Admission Tickets for Auditing Purposes

(Last Updated On: November 12, 2015)

There are three ways of numbering your tickets:

  1. You can use the Tixnum field. This field will print a series of numbers starting at 1. For instance, a sale of four tickets would be labeled 1, 2, 3,  and 4.
    Advantage: Quick and easy. It works for performances with no seating chart.
    Disadvantage: Every series of tickets starts and ends with the same number. Therefore, it is possible to have multiple tickets with the same number.
  2. Create a seating plan for general admission sales. Put a series of numbers in the number field of a seating plan. Then, sell the tickets from the ‘chart.’
    Advantages: Each ticket has a unique number. If you re-print the tickets, it will have the same number.
    Disadvantages: You need to set up a seating plan and number it. The function in Plan tools |Re-number seats will make this much easier.
  3. Use numbered ticket stock (see example). This means that the stock you get is already numbered on the back.
    Advantages: You can keep very good track of your ticket stock. If you are dealing with an event that you fear counterfeiting, this is what you will use (in addition to safety stock).
    Disadvantages: You need to order the stock that way. Note: Numbered stock is standard with most ticket stock companies. Below is an example of the stock we sell.


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