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Hi,

I am currently in the process of talking to my local ski shop about possibly working with them to make there website better. I have talked to them a bit and one of the things they said they wanted to do was be able to do was offer registration for bus trips on there website. What I want to do is either set up a true event registration system or just a system where when you buy a seat you get a customized ticket with the trip name, and your info on it so you could be checked in easily in the morning to go on the trip.

I was wondering if there is any eCommerce solution that already is set up for ticket sales. I have been searching but haven't been able to find anything really nice yet.

Thanks,
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Most of the off the shelf E-Comm packages won't handle ticket sales very well. I have actually done custom modules for Conference ticket sales for Magento because it doesn't handle it and Magento is one of the newer more feature rich Open Source commerce packages. There are some third party ticket sales providers out there that you could integrate, no names coming to my head now, but should be able to find them with google.

I have also done a "Ride the Bus" signup form ( Worked for a ski resort ) and you don't really need to gather too much info. I custom coded a Merchant account integration to accept CC, but if you just used Paypal, it would be a fairly straight forward form to code up.

Things to consider if you roll your own:
*People will want to add multiple people per purchase ( family ). Let them add multiple people in a single form.
*Parents buying tickets for minors ( may need some disclaimers and permission forms )
*Refunds (People cancel these ALL THE TIME)
*The shop will want to be able to get a listing of people riding for each trip. You will have to setup a way to provide this to them

Hope this helps
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it would be easy to use a CMS component cart system, and just modify it enough for the purpose. I recommend Joomla for this project.

You will also need a SSL Certificate, PCI Compliance web hosting, and possible a security seal like Qualys, VeriSign, or mcafee, as they do daily vulnerability and malware scans.

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