First things first: We are always here to help but we won’t issue a refund without your permission. If a ticket buyer calls Ticketleap looking for an exchange, we will refer them to you, the event organizer.
You have several options to exchange tickets to an event, depending on how your event is set up.
#1 Honor the original ticket
The first, and easiest thing to do is to honor the ticket on another date. This method works best for museums and attractions with ongoing ticket sales, but it might work for your event as well. If this is your policy, let event goers know if they can just show up anytime, or if they need to let you know what date they will attend. With this method, no refunds are issued and the ticket buyer doesn’t need to repurchase tickets.
#2 Refund ticket
You can also refund the ticket and your event goer can redo their purchase with the correct tickets. This is very easy with Ticketleap payments.
It takes a few business days for funds to post to the event goer’s credit card after issuing a refund and we found it is best to let event goers know this before you issue the refund.
Some event organizers make sure the new tickets are purchased before issuing a refund, to ensure they don’t put the event goer in a situation where the event they want to attend is sold out.
#3 Keep existing ticket and send a comped ticket
If you’re not interested in refunding tickets, but need to send an updated ticket, you can issue a new ticket with a 100% discount code applied. With this method, you are sending the event goer a comped ticket. This works well if you have an unlimited inventory of tickets.
Whatever you choose to do, we think it’s a good idea to write your refund and exchange policy on your event page. This gives event goers confidence when they buy tickets and clarity when they want to exchange tickets.