[Webinar Recap] Time to Save Time- 6 Features to Get You to the Finish Line Faster


August 13, 2013 by Jennifer Ghidinelli

We’re happy to say that our first webinar of 2013 was a success!  What better way to start off the weekend than by learning how you can save time on event registration in order to do more important things; like perhaps cheer on our local San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this weekend (go Niners!).

In case you missed it, here’s a brief overview of the 6 Features to Get You to the Finish Line Faster:

1. Private Landing Pages

All organizations on the Premium Plan are entitled to a private landing page with your own URL (yournamehere.motorsportreg.com). This page will always list your current MSR events.  No need to update anything.  We do it all for you!  And if you collect your membership dues using MSR, those “events” will be listed at the top of your page.

2. Deferred Payments

Using deferred payments is similar to using your credit card to book a hotel.  When you make your hotel reservation, you put your credit card on file to hold the reservation. And then once your stay is complete, your card is charged.  This same methodology can be used in MSR for an attendee to book a spot in an event.  Using deferred payments gives you the organizer the flexibility to charge the card whenever you want.  This can save you time from issuing refunds if an attendee cancels.  And generally, people register earlier and more often because there’s no penalty for cancelling which provides you more visibility into who’s attending your events.

3. Elections and Surveys

MSR provides an easy and confidential way for you to hold your elections online.  If you’re currently using paper ballots for your elections, this feature will save you time and money!  And our survey feature allows you to easily ask for feedback from your attendees and members.

4. Google Analytics Integration

Google Analytics does many things, but in general, it monitors your website traffic.  This valuable information can help you determine the best ways to market your events and get more attendees by telling you where your web traffic is coming from and what keywords people are searching for to find you.  You can integrate your events in MSR with Google Analytics which provides a wealth of information.  For example it can help you determine where people are coming from that register for your events.  We’re working on an e-book on how to effectively use Google Analytics and MSR, so keep your eyes posted to our blog!

5. Custom Member Types

Creating your own member types allows you to segment your database of members and then use that information to build reports, send emails or customize your registration form.  Some common member types that our users typically build include: volunteers, stewards, teens, workers, coach, T&S, F&C, solo approved drivers, etc.

6. Membership Validation

Rather than verify your members manually, you can use MSR to do it for you automatically.  We already have system integrations in place with the national organizations of SCCA, BMWCCA, PCA, Audi, and MBCA which makes this process much easier for you.  And if you don’t belong to one of those organizations, you can simply upload a member file to our system and we’ll verify against the file.

7. BONUS- Wordpress/Joomla Plugin

We couldn’t stop at just 6 time-saving features, so we threw in a bonus!  If your website is running on Wordpress or Joomla (60% chance it is) you can use our plugin to automatically list your events on your website.  No need to update or monitor.  The plugin does it all!

To see a recording of the webinar in its entirety, click on this link.  If you’re not already on our Premium Plan and are ready to take advantage of these features to save time in your event registration process, then sign up here and we’ll get you started!

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