Why your Product never seems good enough

Level zero

Hi. This is your Chief Happiness Officer.

I’m very delighted to see 100s of users using Dryfta to manage their events 3 months after our private beta release. I take this oppurtunity to thank our founding customers especially my team for clinging to this vision of having an all-inclusive event management platform for event organizers and delivering on our promises.

Speaking of my vision, the platform still has a long way to go.As a product manager, you’re never satisfied with the work you have done and you have this forever longing for perfection and completeness in your product. To be honest, we’re still at level Zero. I can write a long list of features/tools which need to be implemented before it can be what I have envisioned.

Andrew Chen has written a nice post on this beautiful experience: Why your product will never seem like it’s good enough

Sell Event Memberships with Access Control

Sell event memberships

Organizing a yearly event and have regular attendees who flock to your event every year? Well, it’s time to give them better reasons to become a regular participants. Start selling event memberships and give your members access to premium content and discounts on tickets. Here’s how.
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Why is Dryfta priced so low?

We regularly come across event planners asking this question about how Dryfta has so many features yet it is priced so low! Also, due to the fact that the average pricing of other event platforms, with a lot less features than Dryfta, is much higher, some event planners even find it too good to be true!

First and foremost, our primary mission was and will always be to help event planners engage attendees and produce new knowledge. To make it easy for them to do just that, we have made our event platform affordable. You ask how pricing Dryfta event platform low makes it easier for event planners to focus on attendee engagement?

Well, by not investing a large amount of money on an event platform, they are able to shift their focus from saving money, to engaging attendees and producing new knowledge. That’s how.

If our platform is priced so low, then how do we stay profitable? Well, thanks to our loyal bunch of returning customers and a steady flow of new customers, we are quite profitable and financially healthy and are able to maintain an all-round team of developers and designers who keep churning out new features, and a team of support staff for round the clock support. We just do not make ‘huge’ profits by charging exorbitant prices. That’s not what we do.

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Spreading too thin!

We’ve decided to slow down a bit from taking on new feature requests. We’ll continue to accept feature requests as long as they can be implemented within our existing tools and closely relate to our roadmap.

Shifting Focus!

If the new feature requests does not meet this condition, then, although you can still share your requests with us, however, you would have to wait before we attend to it.

We think we’ve spread too thin. It’s time for us to grow vertical by focusing on improving existing features.

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Accept payments for approved abstracts

Accept payments on approved abstracts.

Hosting an academic conference? Accepting abstract submissions? Looking for a tool to accept payments on approved submissions?

Dryfta already provides tools to manage your conference and accept abstract submissions and peer review them. With last week’s update, event organizers can now use Dryfta to accept payments from authors for approved submissions.

If you have not used Dryfta before, give it a try. Click here to sign up for a free account.

If you are already using Dryfta, here’s how you can set up your conference website to accept payments for approved abstracts.
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