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‍FareHarbor

From astronomical fees to lagging features, don't get gouged by FareHarbor.
Event pros make more money with TicketSpice.

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Save Thousands vs FareHarbor

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TicketSpice Pricing is $0.99 per attendees
Average credit card fees are 2.99%. No contracts, no setup fees, no cancelation fees.
FareHarbor Pricing is 6% per attendees
Average credit card fees are 1.9% + $0.30 FareHarbor charges (and keeps) your attendees a massive 6% on all ticket orders.
Bottom line: using FareHarbor will cost you 506% more than if you used TicketSpice.

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Calculator based on ticketing fees of 99 cents per paid ticket + standard credit card processing rates of 2.99%. Your rates may be even lower.

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Feature Comparison List

TicketSpice Pricing

99¢ per ticket and 2.99% per credit card transaction

FareHarbor Pricing

1.9% + 30¢ and a 6% fee when you book online

Control all branding at top of page

Set, markup, and keep the ticketing fees

Cannot pass on the 1.9% credit card processing fee.

Time slot ticketing

Text for Tickets

Daily payouts

Pods and seating layouts

Email, Zoom, chat, and phone support

Data sovereignty and data privacy

Add / remove ticket to existing order

Ticket transfers

Discounts for social shares

Allocate tax exempt value for tickets

Google tag manager support

Free digital waivers

Consider These Important Differences Between TicketSpice and FareHarbor

The event ticketing experience between TicketSpice and FareHarbor are vastly different. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

FareHarbor’s Pricing Hits You Where It Hurts

Not only is FareHarbor's pricing difficult to find, when you do book a demo to learn it, FareHarbor fees are a turnoff for many event organizers.

Not only do they prohibit passing on the 1.9% credit card processing fee, your customers won’t appreciate their extra 6% fee either.

Since you’re forced to use their payment gateway, FareHarbor holds the money and controls your refunds as well.

With TicketSpice, there is just one flat $0.99 fee per customer. You can pass on and keep any fees you'd like, and you don’t have to wait around to get paid as TicketSpice offers daily payouts.

The Complexity of FareHarbor Ticketing Pages

The complex coding required to embed means you likely need to pay a developer to set up FareHarbor for you or attend a coding boot camp. Not only is this an inconvenience, but it can also hurt your SEO.

TicketSpice offers code-free setup that’s easy to set up and allows you to optimize your SEO.

FareHarbor's Data Insecurity

 In 2018, Booking Holdings (the group behind booking.com) acquired FareHarbor. Unfortunately, that means booking.com can access all FareHarbor customer data for marketing, targeting, and solicitation purposes.

With TicketSpice, you’ll have full data sovereignty and privacy. We’ll never sell, market, or share your data. Never have, never will.

FareHarbor vs TicketSpice Frequently Asked Questions

What is FareHarbor's pricing?

With FareHarbor, you’ll pay 1.9% plus 30¢ per attendee, plus credit card fees. While this might not sound like much, it adds up when you tack on the additional 6% booking fee. Trust us, your customers will notice.

What is TicketSpice pricing?

With TicketSpice, there is just one flat fee of 99¢ per attendee + 2.99% in credit card fees - all of which you can pass onto your attendees if you choose. You don’t have to wait around to get paid either as TicketSpice customers get daily payouts.

What percentage does FareHarbor take in fees?

FareHarbor requires you to collect the activity fee and booking fee, although they get to keep the booking fee.

What percentage does TicketSpice take in fees?

With TicketSpice, it’s up to you, the event organizer, which fees you’ll pass on or absorb. You are welcome to pass on the 99¢ per attendee + 2.99% in credit card fees to your attendees or not.

How does FareHarbor use my data?

FareHarbor claims the right to use, display or modify your content. As for your customers, “FareHarbor may collect, use, disclose, and/or transfer their personal information.”

How does TicketSpice use my data?

With TicketSpice, you’ll have full data sovereignty and privacy. We’ll never sell, market, or share your data. We never have, and never will.

What’s involved in the FareHarbor ticketing page setup?

The complex coding required to embed means you likely need to pay a developer to set up FareHarbor for you…or attend a coding boot camp. Not only is this an inconvenience, but it can also hurt your SEO.

What’s involved in the TicketSpice ticketing page setup?

TicketSpice offers code-free page setup that’s easy to create and launch yourself. We also offer tutorial videos, help articles, and free & friendly support if you get stuck.

Who owns FareHarbor?

FareHarbor is a subsidiary of the conglomerate Bookings Holdings, with thousands of employees. Booking.com acquired FareHarbor in 2018, and is the sole owner of FareHarbor. They also own Priceline, Open Table, Kayak, and cheapflights.com.

Who owns TicketSpice?

TicketSpice is led by its original founders, Eric & John, and part of a suite of software products called Webconnex. The TicketSpice team is made up of less than 100 deeply committed people and entirely US-based. TicketSpice is customer-centered and product-driven, which means you get better service and access to better support and services.

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