The Surge of Electronic Tickets
More and more box offices are moving away from printing tickets for free. Rather, they are charging clients to print or download seats. Sports clubs are also employing this tactic. Season ticket holders can pay up to $750 to print a seat.
Therefore, fewer and fewer people are actually buying stock tickets. Instead, they are printing portable document format (PDF) tickets from their home/office. As a passionate sports fan, I’ve always enjoyed receiving hard tickets. Often times, I would save seats from memorable events, such as John Smoltz’s 3,000 strikeout game.
E-tickets are are electronic versions of seats that are converted into PDF files.
The Power of Consumer Demand
We’re witnessing a very explosive market. When consumers desire a product, they want their goods as soon as possible. Patience is no longer a virtue.
Companies are exploring methods to increase shipping times. E-commerce giant Amazon.com is developing a technique to deliver smaller packages to customers with air drones – resulting in a much quicker delivery time. Prime Air will also allow Amazon.com to compete with retail stores.
In the secondary ticket industry, clients can now receive seats within minutes after a purchase. The tickets are emailed to customers – so they no longer have to wait for tickets to arrive in the mail. All they need to do, is print the PDF file.
Electronic seats are no different than hard tickets. They are authentic seats and valid for entry into the event.
Important things to know about E-Tickets
- PDF tickets needs to be printed before arriving at the event. Most venues cannot scan bardcodes from a mobile device.
- Not all tickets are available electronically.
- Often times, the price on the ticket is the season ticket holder price – and does not reflect the cost that one paid to purchase the seats. Usually the price is above or below the cost of the seat.
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