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Backstage 2018 in Review
Backstage 2018 in Review

New features and updates from 2018

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Written by Bryan Brand
Updated over a week ago

It was a massive year in terms of updates and optimizations for Backstage. We wanted to recap that progress to ensure you didn't miss anything and are up to date with all of our most recent features.

Ordered from most recently launched:

  • Customize the cart timer per organization and event

  • Lock the buyer name on tickets so customers can't change them

  • Twitch login/metrics and stats

  • Backstage Messenger

  • Updated/much cleaner checkout forms on desktop, mobile and widgets

  • Cart recovery email and stats on Insights Tab

  • Sched Integration

  • Bulk promo code uploader

  • Attendance stats tab redesign

  • New text editor for event description and confirmation messages

  • Automatically publish event live at a future date/time

  • New event page design (big optimizations on mobile)

  • New Affiliate ticket type allowing you to easily link to an external site

  • Insights Tab redesign and new stats like popular time of purchase, cart conversions, etc.

  • Big API and SEO updates to our custom venue/event websites (want one? Email us for a quote)

  • Show ticket buyers the # or % of Ticket Type Quantity remaining on the event page

  • UTM tracking codes

  • A ton of updates to and our app that make it way easier for users to find your events

  • Integration with Intellitix, a leading RFID Solution 

  • Forward old events to new events

  • integration for extremely high demand events

  • Created "Areas" that allow events in suburbs and rural areas to show in bigger cities/markets

  • Google integration allowing for rich email preview for orders

  • Ability to edit buyer questions

  • Significantly enhanced order view in Backstage with even more data and a print view

  • Ticket type separators

  • Integration with FastBar, a leading cashless bar solution

  • Ticket Status feature making it quick and easy to update the visible status of a ticket

  • Add balance due fee type for ticket types

  • And as always, a whole bunch of other minor and major fixes and optimizations that don't get a share of the spotlight but help make Backstage the amazing platform it is!

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