Hello, all! We're back with our next edition of Tip of the Week. Whether you are getting ready to migrate over to Flex from Classic events, or you have already been using Flex for some time, there are many features that function exactly the same between the two event types. With those, there can often be uncertainty as to the best practices and purpose behind those various features. Therefore, we want to take some time to provide further explanation and examples amongst Registration Types, Registration Paths, and Admission Items. Thanks @Ginger Swart for the suggestion!
First, I want to share an excellent visual from one of our Knowledge Base articles that provide a great outline for these features:
Registration Types: Registration Types determine what groups of invitees see during registration, what items they can select, and how much those items cost. Registrants can only have one Registration Type per event. Types are configured within Overview > Registration Types. Here, you can either create new types for the event, or use existing types from your account.
A few examples of how Registration Types can be used:
Now, the three features mentioned can often be used in similar ways, which is why we want to outline those scenarios, as well. One note is that in order to configure your Registration Paths, you must associate the Registration Types to those unique paths. Therefore, if you are looking to set up Registration Paths, you will have to first determine which types will belong to which path. Perhaps there is a 1:1 ratio between your Registration Types and Registration Paths. Perhaps, you have only a few paths, and one contains two similar Registration Types. The choice is up to you and how your event should be structured.
Registration Paths: Use your Registration Types to further personalize the registration process by creating additional paths and customizing the content for each.
A few examples of how Registration Paths can be used:
Admission Items: Consider these your 'ticket' to the event. You can have one generic Admission Item, or you can have multiple. When you create multiple, you have various settings to customize the registration process further.
A few examples of how Admission Items can be used:
There are many ways to use these features, which is the great thing about the robust Cvent platform. We hope these examples helped define each feature a bit more when building your events.
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