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Ticket Number Formats

The Raffle Ticket Generator offers a wide variety of ticket number formats.

Starting Ticket Number: #

This is the first ticket number that gets generated. Each ticket that gets generated will increase from that value. By default, the numbers are not exactly successive due to cancelled or failed orders. The Gold Version has successive numbers to be used in raffles such as ball drops or duck races. For example – if you put in 1000 as the starting ticket number. You will see orders such as: 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1006, 1007, 1008

 

The behavior is much like the orderId in WooCommerce. By default numbers can be skipped as orders are not completed, payment fails or orders are refunded. To not skip ANY numbers and have numbers assigned in order, you will need to use the Successive Number option in Gold or Platinum. If you desire random numbers, that is supported for up to 8000 tickets in the Platinum Edition.

Include Order ID: #

When you are doing large raffles, including the Order ID is invaluable. Customers call and need a copy of the invoice and don’t remember what email they used but have the ticket number. You go to draw the winning ticket and need the customer info. Having the OrderID in the ticket number solves an abundance of customer service issues. We highly recommend using it.

This will add the OrderID in the ticket number format. The format will be: {OrderID}-{ticketnumber}

For example. If the starting ticket number is 1001 and the OrderID is 153 for that order. For three tickets it will generate:

153-1001
153-1002
153-1003

Then a few orders later – the OrderID is 165 and there are 2 tickets sold, the tickets will look like:

165-1013
165-1014

Ticket Prefix: #

You can add a prefix for the designation. This is popular with different organizations who want to brand their tickets. The order of the format is: {OrderID}-{prefix}-{ticketnumber}

 

 

 

For example, continuing on the above pattern and adding the word “prefix” in that entry. The Tickets will be:

153-prefix-1001
153-prefix-1002
153-prefix-1003

 

Ticket Promo Designation: #

You can add another designation to the ticket format. The format for this option is: {OrderID}-{prefix}-{Promo}-{ticketnumber}

 

 

In keeping with the above example adding “promo” to the promo entry will create tickets that look like this.

153-prefix-promo-1001
153-prefix-promo-1002
153-prefix-promo-1003

Some common examples we see are things like this:

153-CHURCH-FALL-1001 to designate the fall raffle at a church

 

Ticket Number Style: #

The major benefit of the Raffle Ticket Generator is to ability to have tiered ticket packages. The feature allows for a wide variety of ticket sales. We have many customers who will do things like $10 for 1 ticket, $25 for 3 tickets, $100 for 20 tickets, $200 for 100 tickets, $500 for 350 tickets, $1000 for 1000 tickets. As you can imagine that makes for a VERY long email.

For convenience for those raffles that have many tiers of tickets , you can select to display the tickets individually, which is what the above examples have all been. Or you can do a range of tickets.

For example, for an order of 100 tickets in the above example, selecting range of tickets will display this:

153-prefix-promo-1001 to 153-prefix-promo-1100 in both the order confirmation and the order email.

 

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