ShoWorks Online pricing
Using the ShoWorks Web can easily pay for itself regardless of your staff expense (volunteers or not) because it releases your staff to devote their time towards other duties rather than perform tasks that the exhibitors, clubs, schools, and buyers can easily (and more willingly) do themselves. More importantly, you can generate revenue from online entries by allowing sponsorships to have banner ads displayed on your online entry forms.
$250 per session†
$0.25/per entry¥ for a Basic account, or $0.45/per entry¥ for a Plus account*
1% of transactions§ (whether processed in real-time or delayed. See examples below)
‡Wisconsin fairs add 15% for administrative fees
Use the calculator below to estimate your cost:
†A session of ShoWorks online is period of time, typically lasting from a few months leading up to and including the time of an event or period of taking entries, and optionally through a period of taking payments after an auction, for a given online "account". Most fairs will take all of their entries in only one "account", though some fairs with year-round multiple events (a fair hosting events in the spring and fall) or larger fairs may choose to separate and collect entries accross multiple "accounts" for organizational purposes (different accounts for livestock, creative arts, juniors, open, etc.) though multiple accounts is not necessary in most cases.
¥An entry is an item that is submitted online for an exhibitor with the intent (whether later voided, used or unused) to be judged or used by the fair or show. Examples of entries are a livestock animal, craft, art project, etc. The average exhibitor in North America registers an average of 2 to 4 entries for the fair each year.
*The account type that you choose determines the price per entry across all entries made under that account. A ShoWorks Plus account includes a helpful add-on service (formerly known as FairVault) that allows exhibitors to upload a vast array of media to their entries such as photos, videos, or PDFs, as well as sign secure W-9s and receive vaulted 1099s. Additionally, these entries can then be judged (or pre-judged) online and the results downloaded directly into ShoWorks. Choosing this account type sets the per entry price to all entries made under the account.
§Examples of transactions are published dollar amounts for the selling or payment (real-time or delayed) of goods and services offered online through the ShoWorks system, such as entries, gate passes, tickets, auctions and/or payments of such. The fee is based on the transaction $ amount. Online entries incur one single transaction when one or multiple entries are submitted including any payment made during this submission. A combined submission of entries and payments on those entries is considered one transaction (one 'click' action is made). So for example, $50 of entries along with a $50 payment made at the time is considered a single $50 transactions and thus 1% ($0.05) is the "transaction fee". Auctions are different in that there can be one or two transactions: 1) the selling transaction and optionally 2) the payment transaction. An auction item selling for $800 and a subsequent $800 payment of that item by a buyer will count as two separate $800 transactions and thus 1% of $800 ($8 fee) if the item was bid online, plus another 1% of $800 ($8 fee) if an online payment is later made on this transaction. Though ShoWorks does not charge for credit card/e-check processing, your typical banking fees will apply to payments made online.
‡Gladstone incurrs higher administrative, legal, and accounting costs when doing business with The State of Wisconsin which results in an added 15% administrative fee. Learn more here