## Calculator

How does it compare on price?

We charge 2% plus £0.40 per ticket and typically the payment processing charges are 1.4% plus £0.20 per transaction. How does this compare with other providers?

It sounds like a simple question but comparing ticketing providers pricing is difficult - and that’s putting aside the difference of features and services provided. Each provider seems to have a different approach. Some charge a percentage only, some charge a lower percentage combined with a flat fee per ticket. Some do not mention payment processing fees. Some charge a flat monthly fee. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. Frankly, unless you actually do the maths, it is very hard to compare. So, let’s do the maths!

### Let's do the maths!

In order to compare providers, it is important to use a representative order. Let’s take a typical order of two £15 tickets, a £30 order. Usually, people do not go out on their own, so on average orders are likely to contain two tickets or more.

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### The Little Box Officestandard fees*

order: £0.00 • all fees: x
x
Ticketing Software
0% x
Payment Processing
x £0.48
x x
Total x
x

### Enter your ownhow does it compare?

order: £0.00 • all fees:

Ticketing Software
% x
£ per ticket x
Payment Processing
%
£ per order x
Total x
x

Some ticketing software companies charge a flat monthly fee, for example £10,000 for £250k of sales (plus payment processing fees) or \$650 for 1,000 ticket sold (plus payment processing fees). How do you compare these? It is tempting to use the numbers provided to find out the cost, such as \$650 for 1,000 to get a software cost per ticket of \$0.65. However, when doing this calculation, you have to remember that it is the best case scenario. If you were to only sell 500 tickets, you would still pay \$650 making the cost per ticket jump to \$1.30. The best way forward is to calculate the best and worst case scenarios and see how they fit in your comparison.