If you’re reading this page then you’re likely intrigued at how your event’s tickets can live on as digital collectibles once an event ends and how your customers can claim these collectibles through the mobile application.
Firstly, how is this possible?
Each ticket to your event is registered on the blockchain as an NFT ticket.
An NFT stands for a ‘Non Fungible Token’, which may sound a tad confusing - but don’t worry this guide will walk you through what an NFT is and what benefits it can provide to you and your event attendees. You can think of an NFT as a digital deed that represents ownership of a unique digital item, for example a ticket, or an art piece, it has to be unique.
Thanks to this new technology, once an NFT ticket is scanned, it becomes what we call a ‘digital collectible’. Every attendee can claim their collectible and treat it like a memento or souvenir that creates a new way to connect and cherish moments long after the event ends.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about the fundamentals of NFTs, you can click here, but it’s not necessary for the purpose of this guide.
What does a digital collectible look like?
You can see an example of a digital collectible on the GET Protocol NFT Ticket Explorer here: https://explorer.get-protocol.io/ticket/64756
Collectibles can be represented by an image or art piece that you provide us for your event.
What are the benefits of digital collectibles?
The initial benefit is that every attendee gets to keep and own their digital collectible, it lasts forever and can be displayed on a number of websites and platforms.
For now each collectible can be seen as a memento from the event that can be showcased on our NFT Ticket Explorer and traded on marketplaces such as OpenSea.
In the near future, collectibles will offer new connection opportunities between you as an event organiser and your attendees. We’re hard at work building avenues for you to reward collectible holders with future incentives that help foster a stronger bond and encourage repeat event attendance.
So how do event attendees claim their collectibles?
The ticketholder needs to fill in their Ethereum address in the app before the event starts, so we're able to send the digital collectible when the ticket is scanned at the entrance. This gives them complete ownership of the collectible that lasts forever.
When does a collectible get sent to the ticket holder?
Collectibles are automatically sent to the ticket holder when their ticket is scanned at the event. They do not need to do any more manual tasks. Their collectible is sent automatically over the Polygon blockchain. Here you can read how it works.
How does a ticket holder see their digital collectibles?
The easiest way to see a digital collectible is by clicking “View on blockchain” which takes them to their ticket on the NFT Ticket Explorer.
For any attendee looking to access, transfer and even exchange their collectible, they can do so on a decentralised marketplace called OpenSea.
Here you can read how this works.
Can a collectible be sold?
Yes, all collectibles can be listed for sale on OpenSea and other decentralised marketplaces. The collectible owner can place a collectible for sale on these platforms at a price of their choosing but this does not guarantee that the collectible will be bought by another user.
A customer forgot to add his wallet address before the event, can he still claim the ticket?
The claim is done at the moment of scanning. If the event is done (so ticket is scanned) and the customer fills in their wallet address, nothing will happen. As an EO, you can help the customer by manually checking out the ticket and check it in again (both through the dashboard). Read how manually check in/out works here.