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Why Are You Still Doing Manual, Paper Event Registration Forms

I just saw a paper registration form for a conference. They want you to complete the form by hand, add your credit card information, and fax or mail to them.

I don’t understand why people still do this. First of all, I don’t want to give my credit card info to a person (or fax somewhere to have it piled up with a bunch of other junk). And where are they storing these forms that have your private information? I prefer to hand over my info on an encrypted Website.

And on their end, somebody has to type all your info into whatever system they’re going to use (e.g., mail merge registration sheets, name badges, tent cards, etc.).

I just shake my head when I see people making work so much harder than it should be.

I work solo and make everything as easy as possible. I use EVENTBRITE for online registrations. You can design the page to match your branding, add files, images, and video. In fact, you can use this site as a full Webpage for your event and give it a custom URL. Ticketleap and Cvent are other excellent options.

Stop making work so hard.