The key to smoothly transitioning from advance sales (or pre-printed) to general pricing, is to schedule your products first, and then ensure they're added to the pages you need them on.
You can schedule advance sales when you are initially creating a product or after.
To go through the complete ticket setup process, click here.
To schedule an advance product after it has already been created follow the steps below:
Go to Sales < Products
Add Product OR Choose to Edit your advance product, then:
In the blue box below Price, click Show Advanced Options
Under Buy Now Button select Schedule it
Add the End Date, and, if required, add the Time
Continue the product setup and click SAVE & CLOSE
Repeat steps 1-4 for the General priced item, but this time select the Start Date that is the same as the End Date for the advance product
Consider adding an End Date so that when online sales end (probably the last day of your event) you don't have to retrace your steps.
Be sure these products are named differently (ex. Pre-Sale Product Name & Product Name)
Now you can add these products to the ITEMS modules on pages, events and forms through your site.
Consider NOT adding the regular priced item to the page until closer to the advance end date.
What you'll see is that the BUY NOW buttons are only available for the products during their specific time period.
Be aware that these products might also show up on your Products page as you add them to pages throughout your site.