After creating the event, it is time to think about how potential participants will be informed about the upcoming event. How will they find your registration page, i.e. which invitation channel(s) should you use?
Lyyti doesn't depend on any specific invitation channel, which means you can add Lyyti's registration link in any invitation channel you might be using: e-mail, newsletter, website, intranet, Facebook, paper invitation... In that case you would select the event's open registration link, for example www.lyyti.in/seminar is the same link for every participant regardless of who is registering and what the invitation channel is.
A personal registration link is something that Lyyti creates for the invitee. It is always a unique link and only the person that receives the link, can use it to register. When importing participants into Lyyti, Lyyti automatically creates a unique link for everyone. In order to send invitations, you need to know either invitees' the e-mail or mobile phone number.
Open registration link
The event's open registration link (in the form of www.lyyti.in/event_name_1234) can be sent through any tradition invitation channels. Invitees can forward the link and anyone can use it to register as long as the event's capacities and registration deadline allow it.
Copy and paste the address and add it to the invitation channel of your choice. An event's open link (see below, in green) can be found in Lyyti by clicking the event name and/or Registration link in the left menu. The link can also be found in the last phase of creating the event: 7: Preview.
When should I use the open registration link?
Use the open registration link when the invitation can be forwarded or if you don't know the exact target group or who might want to participate (for example a concert or any other event open to the public). Please note that it is prohibited to send e-mails from Lyyti to purchased contact lists, which means that if you have a purchased list, you would need to send invitations from another service than Lyyti and include the open registration link.
Lyyti does not know to whom the open registration link has been sent, so you cannot use Lyyti to remind only the ones that haven't reacted to the invitation.
When registering via the open registration link, Lyyti does not check whether or not the participant has already registered. In some events this might be useful, for example if a mother wishes to register two kids to the same summer camp with her own e-mail address. If necessary, you can define that it is allowed to do only one registration with the same e-mail address (see instructions).
Personal registration link
Lyyti creates a personal and unique registration link for each recipient/invitee/participant. Import the list of invitees into Lyyti from Excel and send invitations from Lyyti - simply add the personal registration link to the message. Lyyti automatically creates a personal link for each recipient. Please do not send the event's open registration link to invitees imported into Lyyti!
Lyyti recognises each recipient by their e-mail address and the invitation is automatically locked to the owner of that e-mail address. The personal registration link cannot be used for registering other people. This is something you may want to emphasize in the invitation e-mail.
When should I use the personal registration link?
When you have a clearly limited list of invitees and it is not allowed to forward the invitation to other people.
When an invitee registers via their personal registration link, their status changes automatically from not reacted to participant. This way Lyyti knows who haven't reacted to your first invitation and you can send a targeted reminder to those invitees only.
Using only personal registration links prevents duplicate registrations automatically.
Please make sure that you don't send the event's open registration link to participants imported into Lyyti. Registrations done through the open registration link are not identified so that they could be liked to any invitee/participant already in Lyyti.
Technically it is possible to use both the open and personal registration links together, but we strongly recommend giving it some thought first. Combine open and personal links only when you are really familiar with their characteristics and differences.