Eventbrite is the latest primary ticket seller to team up with Twickets to offer the option for punters to resell their tickets at face value.
Event promoters will have to opt in to the feature for it to be available to ticket buyers. However, assuming they do, if a ticket holder finds themselves with a ticket they can’t use, they will be able to put it back up for sale at the price they originally paid for it. Once purchased, the original ticket will be cancelled and a new one issued to the new buyer.
“It’s great to be partnering with Eventbrite, who share our commitment to providing fair ticket resale”, says Twickets founder Richard Davies. “We are happy to be bringing face value resale to more events through this partnership, giving event-goers the peace of mind that they are not only getting a fair deal, but also that they will be guaranteed entry to the event itself with an officially reissued ticket. We’re also very excited to be bringing Twickets to new audiences in New Zealand and look forward to our future in the country”.
Eventbrite’s UK & Ireland General Manager Joel Crouch adds: “There are a number of technology solutions that we have already put in place to help our larger events prevent unauthorised resales of their tickets. At the same time, we want stay true to the fans, who often have perfectly valid reasons to sell their tickets. Partnering with ethical peer-to-peer exchange platforms like Twickets enables our promoters to allow their fans to easily sell their unwanted tickets at a fair price, and assures the buyers of those tickets that they have obtained official, authorised tickets that will get them in”.
Existing Twickets resale partners include Adele, Ed Sheeran, ticket agency Gigantic and the End Of The Road festival.[from http://ift.tt/2lvivLP]