What is contactless NFC technology and
how can it help you improve your events?

NFC Technology (NFC stands for Near Field Communication) is a form of wireless connectivity that allows two devices placed within 1.6 inches (4 cm) to communicate to each other. It is the same technology used for contactless credit/debit cards.

The advantage of using Oveit is that the NFC wristband is connected to the attendees’ tickets (or digital wallets – we store data on multiple layers) and allows them to gain easy access to their balance, perks, data, and access credentials. All with just a tap of the hand.

The absolute best part? Oveit allows you to import tickets sold through other ticketing platforms, so you can still use our NFC technology and benefit from all of its features.

People attend your events because you offer them blissful experiences. Go a step further and save them the trouble of carrying separate tickets, cash or tokens.

How to use our features:
Payments, Customer journey and Engagement

All within one wristband and one app

Cashless Payments

The NFC chip can be paired with the festival account of your guests (that contains information about access credentials, data from the registration form and more).

Your visitors can then pay for their purchases by simply tapping their NFC tags to a reader. The owed amount will be withdrawn from your guest's account.

This is the same technology used for contactless credit cards, so the transaction speed is quite fast.

You save your guest the trouble of carrying cash or tokens (and maybe losing them). Your event or venue can become cashless, easier to manage and safer for visitors.

Access control

Using NFC wristbands and Oveit’s app you can manage access across your event. You can set up complex access management credentials according the visitors’ ticket options and you can scan visitors using either NFC enabled smartphones or NFC readers.

For example you can set up access points at the entrance, at special areas in your event or venue and you can specify who has access and who does not.

Maybe the golden ticket holder has access to all areas, whereas the general entry ticket can only visit the main event area and the coffee shop.

All these options can be set up easily with Oveit.

Personalized interaction

Interactive screens are highly used for brand activations and are truly fun. But can we make it personal? Can we really interact and personalize the message brands send across?

Yes. The NFC technology transfers the needed info with just a tap, saving your attendees time and helping them concentrate on the fun.

It also allows you to personalize the interaction (based on the info you already have from the user, for example the animated character can be the same gender as the user, or the user’s name can appear on the screen). These makes your experiences even more memorable.

Multi-day passes

Being connected to your guest's account, the NFC chip lets you know at any given moment which are his access credentials.

A simple tap will show you if access is granted for one or more days (essential information if you hold a multi-day festival) and if access is allowed to a particular area (ex: V.I.P. lounge).

At the end of your event and during the event you can view real time info on where your visitors are spending their time and which are their favorite activities.

Prepacking additional perks

f you use addons for your tickets (like free T-Shirts, water, beers etc) attendees can claim them with a simple tap of the hand.

Using Android smartphones (and later on iOS devices) as NFC readers your team members can see who used the add-ons and who didn't,
every piece of information being immediately updated.

This can help you increase revenue for your events, add multiple layers of fun and engagement and increase visitor loyalty.

Treasure hunts

Treasure hunts are another perfect way to engage the audience. But how can we use NFC technology in this case? Each time a contestant reaches a check point he taps the wristband to the indicated NFC receiver and receives another clue.

You will have real time access to each player's progress and also get info about each participant.

It's a perfect match when treasure hunts are used for brand activation and with NFC technology your sponsors will have access to the much-wanted demographics.

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    Manage ticketing, registration and access control

    Manage ticketing and access control with a single tool. Connect multiple vendors and points of sale. Use vouchers to manage discounts and create invite-only tickets.

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    Audience engagement and experiential marketing

    Create long lasting experiences with Oveit. Engage with your visitors and offer sponsors the tools to interact with the audience.

  • 3

    Handle cashless payments and vendor ecosystems

    Manage your vendor ecosystem with our revolutionary closed loop payment technology. Allow visitors to pay using contactless tokens (NFC chips) or pay with their face.

Cashless payments for festivals

Use NFC technology and offer a high octane experience within your events. It is fast, secure and transparent.

The NFC chip (integrated in the classic wristband) is a game changer. Visitors can top-up money, check their balance and pay – all without queueing, with just a simple tap of the hand.

The chip stores all the entry credentials and allows visitors to access their designated areas. If you add perks and benefits to certain ticket categories (yes, Oveit lets you do that) your attendees can claim them with just one tap.

This technology offers access to real time data so you will know at any given moment how many attendees arrived, which areas they prefer and how much they are spending.

People attend our events because you offer them blissful experiences. Go a step further and save them the trouble of carrying separate tickets, cash or tokens.

Benefits

We know how much your festival's success means to you.
We've built our NFC products with you in mind.
Here are some of the ways you can benefit from it:

Increased revenues

Reports show that attendees tend to spend 15-30% more when a cashless payment system is used.

Speeds up purchases & reduces queues

Tap & pay system is 63% faster than cash and 53% faster than classic credit card payment

Reduced risk

Oveit tech reduces the risk of fraud or loss (cash handling is reduced to a minimum)

Data and insights

With Oveit you get access to valuable insights and data. Understand your visitor journey, purchase patterns and preferences.

Manage vendor ecosystems

With Oveit you can set up your very own vendor ecosystems using closed loop payments. Improve your revenue and easily onboard on-site merchants.

Experiential marketing

Create wonderful audience engagement campaigns for your festival, your visitors and your sponsors.

Receive payments instantly with

Oveit allows you to receive payments directly into your account using our preferred payment gateways. Alternatively we can integrate with a local payment processor our your ticketing provider.

Leonor Guedes

Event Manager, Pioneers

“Our partnership with Oveit was very smooth and effortless. We were very please with the end result. The software made our registration process easier, more accurate and we were able to gather more reliable data about our event.“

Smooth and effortless

Matt Hammond

Marketing Director at Dom Perignon

“ Without the support that Oveit's team offered the event would not have been possible. With a complex time slot management across a number of days as well as adhering to brand guidelines made it incredibly hard to find a plug and play solution.“

Oveit's bespoke around the clock support made it possible!

Townson Tsai

Online ticket sales

“ Ability to search using multiple inputs to find purchase. Ease of refund and flexibility for orders. Easy to upscale or downscale quickly. Very quick to master the software and the documentation for billing purposes was very good. Pricing was excellent and Paypal link was very easy. “

Quick uptake and easy customization, mobile site and access was impeccable, support was top notch!

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