Hi everyone, I'd appreciate some advice. I'm building a website for our neighborhood's annual Historic House Tour.
We need to sell tickets on the site. That's all we'll be selling - so, just a single SKU: one ticket for $25 plus a $2 handling fee.
When someone buys a ticket, I need 1) to collect their name, address, contact info, number of tickets bought, and be able to download that to Excel, 2) process their purchase using a credit card, with the funds going to the neighborhood association's bank account, and 3) send that person a confirmation email that will serve as their ticket, so it needs to be personalized with their name and number of tickets bought.
We expect to sell about $25,000 of tickets. We only need the ticket selling feature to be active from April (when we start selling tickets) through September (when the tour takes place). Then the ticket selling feature will "go dormant" until the next year. I don't need stuff like email marketing, SEO, etc - we have other marketing tools and there is no problem getting people to buy tickets. We limit attendance to 1,000 and demand will easily exceed that. We will cut off sales at 1,000 tickets and 1 week before the tour, whichever is first.
I have the site partly built, bought a domain through Wix and am currently using a free site on Mysite. I am now trying to figure out what "premium" plan I should buy to enable the ticket selling.
I think one choice would be a premium plan that allows me to create a Wix Store and connect to a payment method. This would be straightforward (we already use a Wix Store for the neighborhood's main website, also on Wix, where we sell swag stuff like T-shirts). However, it seems maybe excessive to get a whole Wix Store since we're only selling a single SKU for 6 months.
I think another choice would be to use the Contact Form to allow people to register for the tour and pay their fee. I've never done this, it seems to require an "Ascend" account which I don't really understand.
We are trying to keep this simple and inexpensive. The whole thing is done by volunteers and the less I spend, the more net revenue the neighborhood can keep to fund our programs (donate to the neighborhood school, services for our elderly residents, maintenance of some historic arches and the neighborhood park, etc.) The tour is never going to get larger than 1,000 attendees, so "growth" isn't an issue.
What would you recommend?
Thanks, I appreciate any advice you have.