I’m volunteering to create a Website/Blog for a community antique fair. I haven’t created the blog for it yet. The main purpose of the site is to educate people about the town, antiques and Steeple Chase. We would also like to sell tickets to the event – probably $8 to $10 per person, which would cover the cost of entry for all three days. All proceeds will support local charities, so this is not a get rich scheme for me or any other individual. I like wordpress.com because we don’t the technical expertise or hosting capabilities or huge pot of funding. Could I place a link to an organization to sell the tickets for us or could we sell the tickets ourselves? I appreciate any advice. PS – purdaycommunications.com is not the blog-that is a personal one that I created for myself to learn how to use wordpress.com
The blog I need help with is purdaycommunications.com.
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Thanks. The site will also be used to give updates regarding workshops and commentary from antique experts.
You can also talk directly with the Terms of Service Group – there is a contact form at the bottom of the link below that should work all the time and goes to the TOS people –
You can also reference this forum thread when you do (maybe save a bit of typing or copy and paste)
I flagged this for a Staff response but I know that e-commerce isn’t currently possible here at WordPress.com as our free hosted blogs cannot be equipped for ecommerce transactions. For those who require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality, there are no restrictions on e-commerce if they setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a free hosted WordPress.com blog. See here to learn the differences: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
I saw the flag – but the TOS has final say and maybe they have enough content they would be allowed a link off site to a ticket sales group or a phone number for ticket sales – maybe they just reference ticket sales at the door – several farmers markets on WordPress.COM – no cost to attend or produce prices but the produce is not free
Thanks for your responses. I understand the difference between the .com and .org sites; however, one of the “featured” /com sites has two links to sell their products. They have a link to etsy shop and papernstitch exhibition. Their site is: http://whatnomints.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/the-local-coffee-shop/ I hope to hear from TOS soon.
I sell tickets to my talks via my blog here, and when I asked staff about it they said “why wouldn’t it be okay?”
I was thinking about the logistics end of things ie. our blogs can’t be equipped for e-commerce.
Link to Eventbrite. Eventbrite rocks.
While you can sell your own items (like tickets to your event) on your blog, no blogger initiated advertising, retailing, or reselling of items created or services provided by other people is allowed on WordPress.com.
This link will give you instructions for using a Paypal button on your blog:
If you require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality beyond this, you might be interested in a self-hosted (WordPress.org) installation. There are no restrictions on e-commerce if you set up a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities.
Please see this link to learn about the differences:
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