Participant Limit

Do you have a product with a limited number of seats? Don't turn those customers away with a sold out page. Let Simplero help you track them so you can recapture the sale when it is available again.

 

How "Participant Limit" for a Product Works

This feature is useful if you have a limited number of seats available for a workshop or program.

Here is how you use it

  1. Set-up your waitlist or create the URL you want the potential clients to go to
  2. Select Products from your Simplero Dashboard
  3. In the Products tab, select the Product from your list
  4. Select the Selling tab
  5. Scroll down to the Participant limit section and enter the number of participants you can have

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  6. In the Primary sales pages section:

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    • Select the Stand-alone sales page option if you want them to subscribe to list
    • Select External page option and paste in the URL of the landing page you want them to view
      (HINT: The landing page should have an opt-in to capture their name and email so you can retarget when the product is available for purchase again)
  7. Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the page

Keep in mind, though, that our system is not bullet-proof.

 

Here's why: 

If there is still at least one seat left and you get to the order form, you'll be able to get in.

Say for example you've set the number of participants to 10 and so far you've sold 9. When there is one left, and you have more than 1 participant buying the product at the same time, the system will allow all of those participants to purchase the product. As a result, you may end up overselling the product. Sorry about that!

The alternative would be is to implement a full-fledged "Ticketmaster". A system with timers and all, and for our purposes, it just doesn't warrant the cost and the added complexity of implementing that, so we opted for the simple solution.

 

What to do if you oversell

Find out which were the most recent orders and refund those that got over the limit. Reach out to them and explain the situation. Feel free to blame it on us. We've got broad shoulders. Our feelings won't be hurt.

 

Freebie links will override the limit

Freebie links ignore the participant limit by design. Even if you are sold out, you can get someone access with the freebie link. A freebie link is designed for situations like an assistant that needs access to this course. Even if you are sold out and you need your assistant to get on the product, they can with the freebie link.