Event Espresso

Event Espresso


4.5 / 5
3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Designed as a Wordpress plugin, Event Espresso stresmlines the online event registration and sign-up process.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $249.95/user
  • Pricing Details
    3 tiers of pricing dependent upon number of features.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Event Espresso
  • eventespresso.com

About Event Espresso

Event management, registration, and ticketing plugin for WordPress.


Event Espresso Features

  • Attendee Management
  • Badge Management
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Gamification
  • Room Block Management
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Ticketing
  • Volunteer Management
  • Weddings/Parties

Event Espresso Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Event Registration for WordPress

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use Event Espresso for WordPress to allow parents to sign their children up for classes. The software works well and is highly extensible. I doubt you'll need functionality they don't offer, either through the core package or through one of the many add-ons they have available. There are many payment gateways supported, for instance, so collecting funds is easy. Since each event is a post, you can combine events with standard WordPress functionality, such as assigning the post to a category, to make it easier for your site visitors to filter events and find the event they are looking for. The core package includes many options for sending automatic emails to users as they register for events. Add-ons let you extend the core package to work for letting users enroll in sessions at an event, such as a conference, on site.

This is a very mature WordPress plugin, with robust customer support and superb documentation. I've never not been able to find the answer to question I have had about using the software.

Cons: The cost. Too many features are sold as add-ons that I feel should be included in the core product. For instance, integration with WordPress users (the ability for Event Espresso to allow a user's site registration be their Event Espresso registration) is a for-cost add-on. That that is not included in the core is a huge miss and leaves one thinking that Event Espresso is nickel-and-diming its customers. The trouble is, this is great software and I have not found another product that offers all the features I need, so I have no choice but to keep paying.

Overall: To be fair, Event Espresso does offer discounts on renewal (licenses to the core and add-ons are annual subscriptions) so the overall cost is somewhat softened after the high initial cost. And the software works really well and is frequently updated to ensure compatibility with the most recent versions of WordPress. So while it's expensive, at least I'm getting a quality product.

Always improving and responsive to customer needs.

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product is a great tool for dealing with tickets and memberships to our SciFi conventions. It works far better than tools that aim at e-commerce (which expect things like inventory and goods). The current version, EE4, has some significant improvements from the prior version which improve functionality and usability.

Cons: Reporting in EE is still somewhat limited, and direct exports into things like QuickBooks are still in the works. (They can do purchasing with QuickBooks.) I expect that this will continue to develop as users submit requests for change.

Overall: This allowed us to open up our electronic sales earlier in the annual process, enabled our adding more options for payment, and has been steadily making it easier for us to do our back-end work.

Amazing functionality, amazing service

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product was really a gem when it came to creating a system for a client to support their online class options with check in. The functionality was perfect, and unlike anything else that was out there for the cost.

Cons: When I was building the platform for this client, it was very difficult to use without WordPress knowledge. The support forums were spotty with information. Difficult for a not-techie to attempt.

Overall: The best part of this software was the time the developer/owner took to talk me through some of the more frustrating parts. I was incredibly grateful for the time he took for me!