This is a special message for all range owners, club officers, match directors or instructors who want to promote events at their facilities. TexasShooting.com is an excellent way to let the Texas shooting community know about your events whether they be classes, shooting matches, seminars, or simply informal shooting with family and friends. You can choose to simply post your name, address, contact information and a link to your website using the Basic Club Package, or you can go all out and become a Featured Club with all of the benefits and features that are provided with this Package. If you subscribe to the Featured Club Package, you will receive almost 30% off the subscription price for the optional TexasSooting.com Event Registration Service (ERS) that automates your event registration, payment, and documentation for your club.
The Basic Package is only $9.95 per month. Your organization will have a listing in our alphabetical catalog of clubs, ranges and matches and it will also be listed separately by city. This listing will include your location, contact information and it can have a link to your website. (CLICK HERE of an example of the basic listing.) You will also be able to submit one article per month that will appear on the front page of Texas shooting.com for one week. Your articles will remain available in our archives, unless it is time sensitive and should be deleted.
If you would like a greater presence in the Texas shooting community, then the Featured Club Package is for you. For only $24.95 per month you not only have the listing that comes with the Basic Package, your range, club, or match will have its own separate page on TexasShooting.com. This page can be configured to meet your needs, and it can be as simple or as complex as you like. For one example, please look at the PSC Shooting Club in the Featured Clubs tab in the main menu. Any number of articles can be posted on your customized page, along with special announcements, a calendar of your upcoming events, feed-links from your website, and just about any other information you require.
In addition to your customized page, you can submit up to six articles per month that will appear on the front page of TexasShooting.com in the appropriate category. This is an excellent way to promote your upcoming events, to publish personal interest type stories, and let the Texas shooting community know about special programs available at your facility.
The Texas shooting Event Registration Service is discussed in detail in another article so it won’t be covered in depth here. This service allows clubs, ranges and match directors to automate online registration by their participants. You can require payment of fees at the time of registration or allow your participants to “pay-at-the-door.” You can set limits on the number people who can register, provide for member discounts, and much more. Every time someone registers for one of your matches or other events, they will receive an automated confirmation e-mail that provides any information you want them to have for your event. You can also include any attachments such as instructions, maps to your facility, or liability releases.
You will also receive an administration e-mail each time someone registers. This admin e-mail can contain as much or as little information that you gathered from participants when they registered for your event, along with payment information, if any.
If you use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of shooters in your matches or other events, then the TexasShooting.com Event Registration Service can make your life much easier. You simply log onto your control panel and export a CSV file that can then be imported into your Excel spreadsheet. (The CSV file can be imported into any software that has the capability of importing this file format.)
The regular subscription price for the Event Registration Service is $34.95 per month, but if you subscribe to the Featured Club Package you can add the Event Registration Service only $24.95 per month. That’s almost a 30% savings! CLICK HERE for more information on the Event Registration Service.
So if you want to promote your shooting range, club, match or other shooting-related events, don’t hesitate –sign up now. To subscribe to either the Basic Package or the Featured Club Package this click on the “Subscribe” button in the main menu.
TexasShooting.com is not only the best online magazine available to the Texas shooting community, it is the “go to” resource for people looking for any and all information about shooting activities in Texas. Whether they want to get the news, read articles about shooting events, watch fun and educational videos, locate training classes, or simply find a match to shoot, they are coming to TexasShooting.com. Promoting safe, fun and responsible firearms ownership and usage should be a goal of every Texas gun owner. Let’s face it, the gun owner who actually uses his or her firearm is far more likely to be an active defender of Second Amendment rights, than a gun owner who never takes their firearm out of the closet are gun safe. In order to actually use a firearm, gun owners need access to shooting clubs and ranges, and many choose to hone their skills by a participating in shooting matches.
Shooting clubs, ranges and matches can promote their events and services to the shooting community by subscribing to TexasShooting.com. Regardless of the size of your shooting organization or match, there is a subscription package to fit your needs.
With the basic subscription, your range, club or match is listed on the TexasShooting.com website both alphabetically and by location. Your listing can include any and all contact information you choose, including the link to your web page. To help promote your events, you can also submit up to two articles per month that will appear on the front page of the TexasShooting.com website.
The Subscription Plus package entitles you to all of the features of the Basic subscription, plus many others that help you promote your events and services to the Texas shooting community. In addition to the standard listing, you can have a page dedicated solely to your organization. This page can contain articles, advertisements, and any other material that meets the TexasShooting.com standards of publication. Your separate page can also contain any of the other features available on the front page such as a special calendar for your events alone, photographs, videos, schedules and more. You can even have a Twitter link that automatically displays your most recent tweets. To increase your exposure on the front page of TexasShooting.com, you can also publish up to four articles that will appear on the front page of TexasShooting.com. (You can publish an unlimited number of articles on the separate page for your organization.)
The subscription deluxe package is best suited for organizations that would like to have automated online event registration capability, either with or without prepayment of event fees. With the Deluxe package, you get all the features of the Basic and Plus subscription packages, plus access to the TexasShooting.com registration feature. This feature allows you to list your classes, matches, social gatherings, or any other events for which you require pre-registration. You can also require online prepayment from those registering, or you can offer prepayment as an option two paying-at-the-door. Obviously, you can allow everyone to pay-at-the-door and you can schedule free events that require no payment.
The registration feature at TexasShooting.com allows you to set event attendance limits, schedule your events for automatic opening and closing of registration, set the event pricing based upon factors such as membership and non-membership in your organization, and many other features. The TexasShooting.com registration feature also allows you to export registration data either as an Excel file or as a CSV file that can be imported into other programs and form documents such as name tags, score sheets and releases.
Every time someone registers for one of your events, an administrative email is sent to any person or group of people you set up to receive those emails. This Admin email can contain as much or as little information as you wish, including any or all of the data you collect from people at the time of their registration. People registering for your events also receive an automatic confirmation email with any message you want to send. At your option, it can also include the information they provided when registering, along with any attachments you may wish them to receive. For example, you can attach a document that contains a map, event instructions, evaluation forms, score sheets, or anything else you choose to send.
The registration feature is also easy to use and is totally within your control. You will be given secure logon information that will allow you to access your events so you can create, delete or modify everything without having to contact anyone at TexasShooting.com. A series of tutorial videos will be made available to subscribers, and you can always contact us if you need personalized assistance.
The TexasShooting.com online registration feature makes event management a breeze. Once you have tried it, you will wonder how you ever did without it!
For a limited time, Deluxe subscribers will also be able to post a banner that will appear on the front page of TexasShooting.com, on a rotating basis. This free front page banner spaces or limited to the first ten Deluxe subscribers, so register soon.
If your range or club hosts any kind of event such as matches, training classes, social events, etc., then you need to take advantage of the Texas Shooting.com Event Registration Service, or ERS for short. Take it from someone who has used everything from a legal pad and pencil to complex Excel spreadsheets, ERS is a must for match and event planning and registration.
Reduce administrative workload for your matches, classes and events. When we started offering IDPA matches at PSC Shooting Club approximately 16 years ago, match registration was literally done with a pencil and paper. As the match grew, I started using an Excel spreadsheet, but this still required manually entering the name, classification, division and other information for each individual shooter. To say this was time consuming would be a gross understatement. From 2001 to 2006, PSC hosted the Texas State IDPA Championship and we were still using an Excel spreadsheet for match registration. It almost got to the point where I was dreading the rapid growth of both the state championship as well as our monthly matches.
Fast forward to 2013 and we are using an online registration system at PSC for most of our larger events such as monthly IDPA matches, the monthly PSC Women’s Program, 3 – gun matches, seminars, and most training classes. This system that has been limited to the PSC Shooting Club website and PSC activities is now available at TexasShooting.com. Whether you are the range owner, club officer, match director, instructor, or overworked volunteer, ERS will make your life much easier.
Those of us who plan events and handle registration know just how much goes into preparing for an event. It doesn’t matter if it’s a monthly match, a state championship, or social event, there’s more to logistics than most people realize. We must deal with capacity of our facility, staffing, match/event supplies, parking, water and sometimes even food. Planning these details means we need to know how many folks are coming as well as their names and other information to be used for name badges, score sheets, releases, parental permission slips, and other documents. While this can still be done with pencil and paper or an Excel spreadsheet, we can still ride a horse to work but most of us choose to drive a car rather than a buggy.
With the TexasShooting.com Event Registration Service, people attending your match for event will register online providing as much or as little information as you choose. If your hosting a match or event that requires the fee, you decide whether your participants can pay at the door or prepay online using Paypal as a gateway letting people pay with a credit card, or their own PayPal account. When people register for your event, they will receive an automated email confirming their registration along with any information and attachments you want to provide. At the same time, an administrative email will be automatically sent to your event organizer. The information contained in the Admin email can be as much or as little of the information provided by the person at the time of registration. It will also indicate the amount paid by the registrant, if any.
The information captured at the time of registration can be exported to a CSV file that you can use in other software programs. For example, it can be used to automatically create name badges, registration forms, liability releases, parental permission forms, emergency medical authorizations, or any other documents you require. The exported CSV file is also an excellent way to archive information about your events.
After the initial setup of your account, you control everything. You create and modify any and all events you wish and you can manage those who have registered foryour events. You can send a generic event reminder email to everyone registered with the click of a single button, or you can send a customized email message. If you have any trouble, support is only an email or phone call away. Tutorial videos that walk you through the entire process are also available.
You also have the choice of sending people directly to Texasshooting.com to register for your match or event, or you can post a link on your website that goes directly to your match and event listings. If you want to have a link on your own website, people registering will see only your events.
So all of you event coordinators put down that pencil or close your Exel spreadsheet and sign up for the Texasshooting. com Event Registration Service today. You will wonder how you ever got along without it!