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Linking your social media accounts

TIXSA offers a service that few ticketing companies in South Africa can keep up with. With our unique social media integration and sharing platforms, TIXSA lets you share your ticket link in every way possible:

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Hashtags, Emails, Direct Messaging. 

Read more on "How to link your social media accounts."


TIXSA calls on our clients, ticket buyers, suppliers and staff to ‘outsell’ each other for the SMILE 67 CHALLENGE launched for Mandela Day 2019.

67 companies, 67 individuals, 67 raffle tickets to win a KIA Picanto. That is the premise behind the Smile Foundation’s 2019 Mandela Day corporate challenge to raise much-needed funds for Tygerberg Hospital – the institution responsible for performing paediatric facial reconstructive surgeries on Western Cape children in need.


TIXSA, has accepted the challenge as one of these companies!


Called the Smile 67 Challenge, the fundraising initiative runs for one day only, from 6am to 6pm on Mandela Day, Thursday 18 July 2019. On this day, TIXSA, their customers, staff, friends and family, will be able to buy raffle tickets to win the car. Ticket sales will be tracked, as 3@1 Business Solutions has their own unique online link via which our residents will buy tickets.

From 8am that day, a leader board will be created and from this each participating company will receive an email informing them of the total number of tickets sold and number of individuals activated within their organisation, as well as the top three companies (by number of tickets sold and participating individuals) leading the challenge.


TIXSA will promote the challenge to their staff and customers, both leading up to the event and on the day itself, using the unique online link, to drive ticket sales: CLICK HERE!

Customers and staff are encouraged to spend 67 minutes promoting the campaign to their networks on the day by distributing the unique raffle link via email, SMS, WhatsApp or their own social media platforms.  The Smile Foundation will track all these ticket sales, with the individual responsible for selling the most tickets receiving a special prize.


TIXSA is taking the challenge a step further and is calling all their clients and suppliers to pledge 67 ticket as TIXSA is pledging 67 tickets upfront.  Please click here and PLEDGE! And the Smile Foundation has agreed to issuing Article 18A Certificates in this regard.

The foundation is hoping to secure 67 corporates, with at least 67 individuals aiming to sell 67 raffle tickets each on the day. All funds raised will go to the Tygerberg Hospital to be used in life-changing facial surgeries for children. These operations are facilitated by the Smile Foundation – an NGO established at the request of Nelson Mandela to assist such children and of which he remains the chief patron.


All companies supporting this fundraising drive will be issued a press release after the event for their own marketing purposes, while the foundation will manage the broader PR and marketing campaign on social media platforms. The campaign page listing all participating companies will be available on the Smile Foundation website from 11 July 2019.

For more information visit www.smilefoundationsa.org.

TIXSA and Cashless King

We are super excited to announce our partnership with Cashless King and their cashless solution "My iMali". 

For over 9 years they have been trying to perfect going cashless at events, with many challenges and keeping in mind that a cashless solution needs to be quick, be able to work offline and most importantly have the capability to allow people to get their money back seamlessly after each event or allow people that have monies left on their event card to use the same event card at their next event.


This is the most innovative way for any event to eliminate the stress of having money on site.

How to market your event the right way

How to market your event the right way to increase ticket sales!

For your event to be noticed, you need to begin advertising it at least two months in advance. 

Ensure you're using the right social media platforms to market your event.

You must post at least twice a day on your social media platforms: once in the morning around 9/10am and once in the evening either around 4pm or 8pm.

You must use text that entices people to want to know more about your event and share it with their friends. 

Create prizes for people who share your posts about your events.

Use public holidays as a 24 hour special and discount your tickets. 

Tagging: ensure you use the correct # for your event; something short, memorable and catchy. 

Finally, on the event day, have a marketing plan that makes your event the "talk of the town." Get your event goers to take selfies and use your hashtag with the possibility of winning a hamper, tickets to the next event, free beer or food, vouchers...really anything. Adults LOVE to get free stuff! 

For more tips, you can email our Social Media and Marketing Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

TIXSA's new ticket insurance with TicketGuardian

Dear Valued Tixsa Client

Are you familiar with ticket insurance / TicketGuardian? This optional ticket insurance add-on is paid by the ticket buyer and primarily covers them from unexpected situations — including vehicle accidents, injuries, illnesses, or legal obligations — which prevent the customer from attending an event. Other benefits include increased advanced ticket sales because your buyers feel more confident in their purchase as well as decreased chargebacks, refunds and banks fees.

Ticket buyers can protect their purchases with our newest feature: ticket insurance! We’ve recently integrated with TicketGuardian, an industry-leading ticket insurance technology company, so you can present your ticket buyers with ticket insurance as an option in the checkout process. It will give the buyer a transparent choice to protect their purchase or decline the insurance.

Perhaps most important, it offers you a no-risk opportunity to protect your buyers and harness a new revenue stream via TicketGuardian.

Here’s how it works: Your ticket buyers are presented with the option to protect their purchase for a small fee during checkout. Buyers who opt in for ticket insurance automatically receive details on their policy in a separate email from TicketGuardian. All claims and future correspondence regarding that policy are handled directly by TicketGuardian.

Regarding fees to the customer, we have priced it pretty low so that we get a higher customer buy-in. By "buy-in" I mean that this is an "opt-in" model. No one is forced into the insurance option. They physically will have to choose "yes" in order to add it to their transaction.

Read on to learn how ticket insurance will help you create a better relationship with your buyers.

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