RunSignUp Quick Hits…Features Even Advanced Users May Missed

Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing a host of resources from our 3rd annual RunSignUp Symposium. First up: some blog links to features you may have missed. Even our most advanced users often have a hard time keeping up with all our updates (2,000+ in 2015); RunSignUp Sales Lead Bryan Jenkins picked a few to highlight:

email-imageSearch Box Bib/Email
Need to find a participant quickly? Instead of navigating to the participant report first,
there is a search bar at the top of each page of your Dashboard.

https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/quick-participant-search/

Automated Emails
We have a few (and soon will have more) automated emails for things like incomplete registrations & RaceJoy. Turn these on to cut down on manual notifications sent to runners.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/automated-emails/

Email Reporting
Track opens, bounces, clicks, spam reports, etc. on emails that you send out from the system.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/email-reporting/

Shared Reports
Share limited participant data with other users, securely.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/share-secure-reports/

Custom Reports
Pick and choose the information that you want to see on a participant report, and filter out all other data.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/reporting-2-0/

Financial Report
You probably know that financial reports exist, but do you understand what each field means, or that you can download a detailed participant report?
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/new-race-financial-reports/

Giveaway Inventory
In addition to having the ability to track the inventory on your giveaways, we have a giveaway projection tool that will help you plan how many giveaways to order based on previous orders.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/giveaway-inventories/

Loyalty Program
Reward runners from previous years, volunteers, or any other specific group by offering early registration…matched directly on personal info, so there’s no password to be shared around.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/loyalty-program-for-priority-registrants/

Reserved Entries
Allow runners to register for an event that is (technically) full, without manual processing of payment and data import.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/reserved-entries/

google-analyticsGoogle Analytics
View demographic information on the visitors to your site…and monitor the effectiveness of your marketing with analytic web data on your dashboard.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/runsignup-and-google-analytics-part-one/
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/runsignup-and-google-analytics-part-two/
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/runsignup-and-google-analytics-part-three/

Custom Content Display, Menu, and Pages
Our race websites have a lot of flexibility: you can pick what items are on the main menu, which ones are sub-menu items, and the order that it all shows up.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/race-website-customize-content-and-menu/

Giveaway Reports
View your Giveaway Report by males and females.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/malefemale-giveaway-reporting/

Repeat Participant Reports
See how many (and who) of your runners from previous years have registered again…and see who has not so you can target them directly.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/repeat-participant-reports/

Misc Settings
Looking for something that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else on the dashboard? It’s probably in Misc Settings; for example, for events that are not actually races (like a Symposium!) you can customize the wording used throughout your site.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/changing-race-enhancements/

Quick Multi-Race Access/Editing
If you have multiple races, sometimes you want to switch between races on a single page. Perhaps you are adding coupon codes across multiple races and want to do that on all 4 of your races.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/view-races-options/

Bryan Jenkins

Reserved Entries Upgrade

We have made a major upgrade to Reserved Entries. These are useful for many use cases:

  • Invite specific participants to register for your race even after it is closed or full.
  • Set a special price for a certain person – for example an elite athlete.
  • An alternative to the Loyalty Program to invite past participants and potentially offer them a special price.

The new features include:

  • New, easier to use User Interface
  • Upload a CSV list of people to invite (we require a CSV with the EXACT headers “first_name”, “last_name”, and “email”)
  • Set Event Pricing specifically for each Invitation
  • Search Invites and check status
  • Download Invites in CSV

Here is the new User Interface and setup, which is fairly self explanatory:.  The top part let’s you select participants to invite (note the new “Upload CSV):

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The bottom part lets you customize parameters like how long the invitation is good for, and any special pricing:

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