METHODS: WHO CAN REGISTER?
When registering for an event, the person at the keyboard isn't necessarily the one that is actually attending your event. The Methods tool allows you to enable alternative / third party methods of registration so that attendees can register on behalf of others.
There are two offered types you can enable to let someone register someone else:
1) SUB-ACCOUNT REGISTRATION METHOD
Sub-account registration is typically used in the case of a parent registering a minor.
What is a sub-account? A sub-account is someone that doesn't have their own email address and requires a master account/email register them for the event. Recall, every event registration needs an account and every account needs an email. Thus, registering a sub-account (that doesn't have their own email) requires that a master account/email execute that process on their behalf. Ultimately, the registration will therefore have an email associated with it.
There are also other instances in which you may want to use sub-account registration (besides registering a minor). For example:
- An exhibitor team needs a quick an easy way to register a team of representatives for the event;
- You would rather not require that each individual representative submit an email address and separate registration form for themself;
- Instead, sub-account registration allows the team leaders / booth managers to easily submit registrations on behalf of all representatives without creating an account for each rep
However, the caveat to activating sub-account registration is that the sub-accounts won't be accessible via email. That means all communications and confirmations/invoices will go to the master account and not the actual registrant. If your event requires that each registrant submit an email address, DO NOT activate Sub-Account registration.
NOTE: Guest Registration is another good tool for capturing team registrations. Take a look at our Guest Setup help article, Full Guest Registration tutorial video and Simple Guest Registration tutorial video.
2) THIRD PARTY REGISTRATION METHOD
The "true" 3rd party registration method allows a person at the keyboard to register someone for an event using the email of the person being registered. This methodology is very commonly used by an assistant that needs to register their boss.
The goal of Third Party Registration is to allow someone to generate not only a registration but also an Eventsquid account for someone else. Once complete, the person that was registered can then manage their own account and registration details, as well as receive event communications from the host.
NOTE: The person at the keyboard must be logged into their own account first in order to execute Third Party Registration on behalf of someone else.
REGISTERING USING THE ALTERNATIVE REG METHODS
Upon first entering registration, the user needs to pick the method by which they plan to register either themselves or someone else. Here's a look at the "methods page" when both types of alternative registration methods (Sub-Account and Third Party) are activated:
As you can see in the screenshot above, Sub-Account Registration allows a user to register someone else under their own (master) email address. Third Party Registration allows a user to register someone else using that person's email address.
When alternative methods of registration are activated, the person at the keyboard will see an ADD ANOTHER REGISTRANT button when they reach the checkout page. Clicking this will allow the user to loop back around to the beginning of the registration process so they can add another registrant.