Event Espresso vs. RunSignUp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Event Espresso
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Event Espresso headquartered in Utah offers an event registration and management platform supplying automated help for ticketing and ticket purchases, registration forms and pricing, promotions and correspondences (e.g. email), multiple attendee registration, and other features.
$79.95
per year
RunSignUp
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
RunSignUp in Moorestown delivers online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, and RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management. The vendor boasts over 3,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers that use these services today.N/A
Pricing
Event EspressoRunSignUp
Editions & Modules
Personal Support License
$79.95
per year
Everything Support License
$299.95
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Event EspressoRunSignUp
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Event EspressoRunSignUp
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Event EspressoRunSignUp
Likelihood to Recommend
Event Espresso
As far as I have found, Event Espresso has no peer. Yes, there are other WordPress plugins that provide for event registration, including a few available through Code Canyon, but none of them promise the rich feature set and robust support of Event Espresso. It seems to be the only real game in town, but luckily it's a good product. It's highly extensible, so it should scale well to any size or type of event. Through add-ons, it's doubtful there is an event scenario it can't handle. And because it runs on WordPress, you can incorporate it as part of your site--the plugin even does a good job of picking up design cues from your theme, or you can customize it using CSS.
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RunSignUp
It is well suited for when you are hosting an event and need a one-stop-shop for information and registration needs on one platform. It may be less appropriate for smaller-scale events but for anything 50+ I would say this is much easier than trying to use one point of contact.
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Pros
Event Espresso
  • Instead of sending traffic to a third party, Event Espresso allows us to integrate our registration straight into our website.
  • Easy to set up, dependable platform, and a variety of payment channel alternatives.
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RunSignUp
  • Built-in templates to make design a breeze
  • Great client support
  • Simple and effective email tool
  • Easy reporting
  • Easy learning curve
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Cons
Event Espresso
  • Integrating account creation with WordPress should be included in the core product, not an add-on. It's extremely frustrating to have to pay extra for that, especially when that add-on is not as flexible as it needs to be (for example, if someone is enrolling for a class on behalf of someone else).
  • The data visualization is a mess. That feature doesn't seem to ever work and it should be left out until it does.
  • The ability to show participant data on the front end is extremely limited. Event Espresso does provide a few hooks and some limited documentation on this feature, but I feel it should be more robust. Perhaps that can be a focus of future releases.
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RunSignUp
  • Additional information on participants.
  • Messaging to users or participants.
  • Calendar function is hard to use.
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Support Rating
Event Espresso
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RunSignUp
Customer support is quick and straightforward and always available!!
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Alternatives Considered
Event Espresso
I looked at EventBrite, but it wasn't customizable enough for our needs and didn't provide the level of integration with our website that I desired. I also looked at the ticketing system offered by The Events Calendar for WordPress (by Modern Tribe), but it too lacked the feature set we needed. Only Event Espresso offered all the features, customization, and integration we desired and needed.
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RunSignUp
I liked RunSignUp much more as it was much better suited for what we were looking to use it for and do. The functionality matched our needs and we were able to fine-tune exactly what we needed from the system without losing too much of the user experience.
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Return on Investment
Event Espresso
  • Event Espresso has literally changed the lives of our volunteer organization, saving hundreds of hours of time and eliminating the frustration of paper enrollment.
  • The add-ons allow you to accomplish just about any event registration goals you might have. It's an extremely powerful product.
  • Integrating the plugin into our website was a breeze, and it's approachable enough where volunteers can create the classes and conduct the online enrollment all in a web browser.
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RunSignUp
  • RunSignUp has simplified the way we communicate with our registrants.
  • RunSignUp makes it easy to update our race page from year to year by pulling from the previous year’s event.
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