RSVP - Simplified event registration
Registration requires filling out online registration form.
In some cases this is an overkill and what is desired is Evite-style registration when people can simply click on the link in the event and be done with it.
1) This would only work for people already in the database
2) This would only apply to free events
3) If there are multiple registration types - assign one as default? Force people to choose online?
4) Highly desirable - negative RSVP - when people say they can not attend.
Bart Palamaro commented
I would rather have conditional registration where choosing one option closes out others, and opens up yet others. I.E. "Register for Full Conference" closes out registration for each day, and opens up lunch choices.
Brenda Holland commented
This would be a helpful feature!
Would love this, but it should also include the total # that the RSVP is for. If the membership is a family type, they could be bringing up to 6 people, for example. We need to know that the RSVP is for 6 people.
BAWSC Webmaster commented
Unable to attend (negative RSVP) is also a must for our club. For bundled memberships the bundle owner should also be able to RSVP/Negative RSVP for other members under their bundle e.g. check box next to each name under their bundle of attend yes/no. Our club is made up of a lot of families so Parent needs to say if one or some or all of them are attending in one event form
I would like more layout options on the event registration page. A way to manually sort the registration fee options in any order needs, larger viewing area for description area, additional features to events for larger conferences with speakers, sponsors and exhibitor management portal.
Beverley McClure commented
Agree with above and really underscore the negative RSVP.
Cindy Cooper commented
The simple RSVP sounds good. We collect some additional info such as emergency contact that would need to be required even with a simple RSVP. Also want the ability to NOT have a Not Attending button.
Yes to all of that!!!! I don't know about defaulting to a registration type though. Also, modify the registration / attendees listing show who rsvp'd yes and no. Laid out in alpha order vs date registered order so that people can easily see /find if their friends / associates are going to event. And display more than 10-12 on a page. When you have a 100+ people attending scrolling through pages gets very laborious.
I would be interested in having an RSVP feature for free events
There is some research that states that every extra page of an online processes reduces completion rates dramatically.
One approach could be quite simple:
Why not just flatten out the process and allow for all interactions to happen on one page, including payments? There are ways to integrate API calls to Stripe right form a standard page. One complication is that you'd need to SSL that page so it may depend on installing SSL on the domain to get such a feature, so a dependency may be introduced.
It's not that the wizard style process doesn't work, but it's that all the information to registration can be done just on 1 (longer) page. People actually don't mind scrolling it turns out when they want to complete a goal.
Registration for a current member should be a one click process... currently it takes five clicks... so now my members are jsut emailing me so I have to register them... Registration of a member should be the EASIEST thing to do!!!!!
Marsha J Binder commented
Decline meeting invitations
This has actually become such an issue for my members that they have asked me to look for other solutions. It seems like such a no-brainer to have an 'unable to attend' button that stops repeat reminder emails.
If developer resources are an issue, perhaps do this first and the simplified registration afterwards.
Really need to know who has been to the event page but cannot attend. This stops them from getting multiple email reminders which really ticks them off.
Neil Norton commented
This has become a standard business practice. Based on the calendar events I received there is now a standard protocol for reaching all types of calendars. Please investigate
Susan Elwood commented
Negative RSVP a must have for us! A work around of having a registration type in the negative is cumbersome and means the email to actual attendees is not usable.
This one item would improve the membership buy-in to the Wild Apricot Product 1000%. Most of the events that we do are free. We only need a simple yes I am attending or no I am not attending. And for the registered list to list who is attending alphabetically vs in reverse enrollment date order.
Joel Lee commented
If one were able to send announcements as calendar invites, they might not have to go through this...
* go to public view
* go to event list
* click on the event
* click on upper right "add to my calendar"
* SAVE the .ics file to your computer some place you can find it.
* RENAME the .ics file with a term you'd like to the invitee to read rather than the default coded date and event number
* go to admin view
* go to the event
* edit the event
* insert file
* browse computer for .ics file and insert it
I am not sure why this should only apply to free events.
While for security reasons we don't want to store our members' credit card/bank account information I don't see why the automated data entry from this proposal could not also apply to the non-payment method portion of an event with a fee, such as billing address, etc. Anything to simplify our existing user's data entry would seem to be useful.
If I could ask for ONE improvement to Wild Apricot it would be the ability to RSVP not attending.