A very common approach to set up an event management platform is to use a smorgasbord of tools eg. WordPress, Eventbrite, Easychair and Mailchimp, get your staff into multi-tasking mode and try to get your event off the ground.
What would it be like if you were able to use all of these features from a single platform, all fully integrated with one another, making for a seamless, unified data flow. This is exactly the pain point Dryfta event platform solves. Let’s see how Dryfta stacks up with each of these tools in terms of features and functionality.
WordPress or Dryfta? – Dryfta has an extensive Website builder tool which lets you choose from a preset theme for your event website, customize your theme with your own CSS and HTML, add content pages just like you do in WordPress, upload photos and add categories, add and manage documents, add Youtube videos, create custom widgets with custom forms etc. Here’s an example of an event website built using Dryfta.
Eventbrite or Dryfta? – Using Dryfta’s no-nonsense ticketing platform, organizers can sell tickets and event memberships with their own payment gateway eg., PayPal, 2Checkout, Authorize.net and Stripe to accept online payments through credit cards. Here’s an example of ticket purchase page.
Also, we do not hold funds. You withdraw funds directly from your PayPal or Stripe account which normally takes 3-5 days to arrive in your bank account. Nor we charge any fee on the tickets you sell. You only for the plan you have chosen.
Easychair or Dryfta? – We primarily built Dryfta for academia and therefore it was imperative that our abstract submission and peer review system was top notch. You can accept abstract submissions, add custom fields to the form, set up abstract submission start and end dates, enable/disable double blind review, accept payments for accepted abstracts, display custom fields for co-authors and so many other settings. It has dashboards for both, author and reviewers, to submit and manage abstracts and reviews respectively. You can also customize and publish abstract book in PDF format. Here’s an example of an abstract submission website.
Mailchimp or Dryfta? – The Email Broadcast tool in Dryfta lets you send email campaigns using preset email templates or your own customized email, send targeted email to a particular group of contacts, build mailing list and subscription forms for each list, see campaign reports for people who opened and those who clicked and those who unsubscribed, export them into CSV format. We use Sendgrid to send our emails and therefore deliverability rate is almost 99.5 percent.
We have a full-featured event app for Android and iOS.
As for the cost savings, we’re one of the most affordable, all-in-one event management platform out there. To know why we have priced Dryfta so low, read this post.
To use Dryfta, the only thing you pay for is the plan you choose. Dryfta has a 14-days free trial for up to 30 contacts. Beyond that, you can choose a monthly plan or a yearly plan. It couldnt get any simpler than this! 🙂
Recap of the pain points that Dryfta solves: Dryfta has combined all of these features into one, single platform for which you would otherwise have had to use Eventbrite, WordPress, Easychair and Mailchimp altogether! Dryfta is the true all-inclusive event management platform, at your disposal, with very affordable plans.