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Skiddle Update: RapidScan benefits, PayPal & Blog Spotlight

  • By Ryan Moss

  • 23 Feb 2023
  • 4 min read

We’re back with another edition of the Skiddle Update. This week, we’re looking at how RapidScan can help your event or festival this summer and PayPal, which has been launched on our checkout. As always, the Blog Spotlight returns, shouting out some of our favourite pieces from the Promotion Centre Blog. Sound interesting? Scroll down for more.

The benefits of RapidScan

Queues? Long, boring and lots of standing around. Sometimes, we have to wait for the things we want. Call it a necessary evil.  

A busy queue means people want to come to your event. That’s great. But when people are complaining about wait times, we know you’ve one objective: get attendees inside the venue. Fast. 


That’s where RapidScan comes in. You can scan a ticket in a second, manage multiple entrances and get real-time stats on who is at the venue. 

You’re making life easier for you and your attendees. Let’s face it: long wait times can damage the reputation of an event. Customers will remember the times they got into an event quickly. That means there’s more chance of them coming again, which means more chance of you selling tickets to your next event. 

Plus, it’s free. You can manage a pain point without having to break the bank. Click here and reap the benefits today. 

PayPal goes live at checkout

We enabled PayPal on the checkout recently, and there are a ton of benefits for promoters. 

The customer can choose to pay with a saved card or directly from their PayPal wallet. If they’re a returning customer, there’s a 1-click experience. It’s an efficient way of buying, and fewer clicks mean more chances of you securing ticket sales for your event. 

There’s also Pay In 3. It’s pretty straightforward. Customers can choose to pay for a ticket in three interest-free payments. 

Have you got an upcoming festival? Let customers know about the feature. You’ll receive the full face value of the ticket, and attendees will pay the remaining value to PayPal. You can push this in the lead-up to the festival. It won’t affect your income and customers can budget easier. A win-win situation for both parties. 

It’s worth mentioning that customers won’t be able to use Pay In 3 on Skiddle Payment Plans or events that use Stripe as the payment processor. 

Click here to learn more about PayPal on Skiddle. 

Blog Spotlight

Before you go, have you had a chance to check out our latest articles on the Promotion Centre Blog?

Our LGBTQIA+ History Month series continues with a piece on how to host an LGBTQIA+ film screening. We covered everything from ideas to licences. Click the link to read more. 


This week, we published a piece about virtual events. The industry is set to grow in the next decade, so we looked at the stats and suggested how promoters can take advantage of the projections. Find the article here

Got a question you need an answer to? Give us a call on 03333010301 or ask us a question over on the Skiddle Promoter Twitter account by clicking or tapping on the button below. Alternatively, you can also find a list of our most frequently asked questions over at https://help.promotioncentre.co.uk/

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