Scenario

Sometimes, people buy tickets to events and realize, for a variety of reasons, that they've changed their minds.


This article covers a feature that is not offered after November 24, 2021. 
HeySummit no longer operates a payout system. By 24 November 2021, all Event Organizers must connect a custom Stripe or PayPal Business account to sell paid tickets for your event. Individual payment providers and attendee imports are now available to all plan levels to facilitate your ticket sales. The pending payout from sales made before this date will still be issued.


Quick start

If you're processing your payments through our HeySummit Stripe (the default), then follow these steps. If not and you're using your own custom Stripe account, the payments have been made directly to you and you can refund the attendees yourself from your own Stripe account. If you're using our HeySummit Stripe account and the payout (to you, as the Event Organizer) has not been made, you can refund the attendee through your event dashboard. 
  1. Head to Revenue > Ticket Sales
  2. Type the attendee name or email address into the search bar
  3. Click on the three dots (...) next to the attendee record
  4. Click Refund Purchase
  5. Take a look at the details and click Save
  6. You can notify your attendee it's been handled, and we'll take it from here and process the refund on our end ASAP

However, if the payout has been made (and you can check this by looking for a Payout Report), we no longer have your funds in escrow and fees have been taken from all the parties- we cannot reverse them.

This means you will need to refund attendees manually using either your bank or Stripe.

Please note, refunding an attendee does not remove their access. If you'd like to remove their access, head to Activity & Reporting > Attendees > ... > Delete.