Move Confidently into Contactless Ticketing

Saffire has always encouraged our clients to sell more tickets in advance and avoid long cash transaction lines at their events, and now we’re taking it to the next level! We’ve brainstormed with our current clients, met with technology partners and challenged our own team to come up with ways we can help Saffire clients #stopthespread of Covid-19.

Lots of events have made the hard decision to cancel in 2020, but events scheduled later in the year are moving forward with planning. We’re as excited as anyone for these summer and fall events to happen, but we know there will be a “new normal” in terms of safety and customer care. We’re going contactless, and we’re encouraging you to join us!

Here is how Saffire is promoting safety for you and your customers when your event happens in 2020 or makes its glorious comeback in 2021:

No-Touch Selling with BlastPass

With Saffire’s RFID system BlastPass, you can set up your entire event for contactless payments, including food, rides and games. BlastPass is a cashless RFID wristband or card that acts as an electronic wallet for your guests to make purchases while at your event, eliminating the person-to-person contact required when exchanging cash or tokens. BlastPass can also grant guest access to specified entrances or areas, manage alcohol service and more. What’s even better—BlastPass doesn’t require an internet connection to continue selling!

Increase Online Sales with SaffireTix to Reduce Cash Lines

Advance online purchasing means less cash exchanging hands at the gates between huge groups of people. Our team excels at helping with the advance planning and early communication needed to shift your sales to online. In this time of social distancing, customers understand the safety advantage of buying online and avoiding contact.

The goal is to have customers show up with a ticket in hand to limit all forms of contact “out of the gates” (or in this case IN TO the gates!) Better yet, Saffire’s sales team will help you manage the costs related to this service to stay in line with your budget!

No-Touch Scanning With SaffireTix

SaffireTix is the most mobile ticketing technology in the industry. You can allow customers to scan their own print-at-home or mobile tickets using an iOS device, without a staff member or volunteer ever touching a ticket.

SaffireTix iOS scanners can be placed in self-serving stands, and a staff member or ticket monitor can watch all scans from a safe distance..

SaffireTix Can Help Meet Evolving Social Distancing Policies

From manageable reserved seating maps that help block off designated seats to tracking live attendance numbers for your venue’s capacity, SaffireTix can help you create a safer experience for your events and attendees.

Are You Ready to Embrace the New Normal?

Moving forward with your event in an era of new rules and regulations can be scary. Thankfully we live in a time when technology can take some of the stress out of logistical requirements. Advance planning and preparedness is key.

Contact us today to see how Saffire can help you confidently go contactless!

Inspiring Ideas From Our Saffire Family

We are now a full month into living within our “new normal.” We are staying indoors, limiting our human interaction and applying hand sanitizer like it’s our part-time job.


If you’re like us, you may have had an influx of creative ideas and ways to re-strategize your marketing efforts at the beginning of the pandemic, but the more time passes, and the reality sets in that most of us will be staying quarantined for the foreseeable future, you might need some inspiration on how to continue to engage your customers & community without adding to all the noise.


Our Saffire Family continues to impress us with their efforts to engage, entertain, and support their physical and virtual communities. Check out the examples below to get inspired!



Van Andel Creates Fun Interactivity

A spin-off of the trending meme, “Choose Your Quarantine House”, Van Andel Arena creates a “Choose Your Quarantine Concert” meme, where people can comment on which concert series they’d most like to go to. This post received an overwhelming amount of comments and tags!



Portland Rose Festival Provides Fun Activities for Kids

Portland Rose Festival hosts a live story hour with their festival princesses, coloring book pages and other fun activities for kids on their social media pages. What a great way to engage parents and children while keeping your postponed event top of mind!


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Clay County Fair Creates a Virtual Fair Experience

A big round of applause to Clay County Fair, who in a matter of days turned their canceled fair into a buzzing online experience! Check out their Facebook page to see more.



Food & Vine Time Productions Hosts a Series of Wine Tasting Experiences 

Food & Vine Time Productions, who organize the popular spring-time event Katy Sip n Stroll, records a series of “Wine Tasting Tours” that their audience can tune in to and follow along!



The Big E Donates Space to Support COVID-19 Testing

The Big E opens its doors to first responders to use the fairgrounds as a COVID-19 testing spot. What an awesome way to utilize your resources at this time!



Swiftel Center Joins #aworldofhearts Movement in Solidarity with Their Community

#aworldofhearts movement has inspired thousands of folks to draw or paint hearts in their windows to send a message of love & hope to their neighbor during this time! The Swiftel Center joined in with an amazing display to show their love and support.

What do you think? Inspired? We hope so!

As always, the Saffire Team is here to support you and your organization in any way we can. Please reach out if you need any help with your website or marketing during this time!