Think twice before you RACE into selling tickets online

An interesting article popped up online today about sport fans bringing the Glasgow 2014 ticketing website to a standstill. This is the site where tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are to be made available.

Now don’t get me wrong this site isn’t processing payments and transactions or anything like that, it’s literally for people to apply for when the tickets do finally go on sale.

However what happens when the day comes that it does need to take transactions? Now I’ve not gone through the process myself so I can’t comment on that, but it does make you think about site capacity and the ability of a website to deliver content.

If a website grinds to a halt doing something simple imagine what will happen when you tax it a little more.

A current customer of WebTicketManager came to us after their attraction was featured on a prominent BBC TV show and their service provider at the time couldn’t deliver the site capacity needed. Embarrassingly their system went down which is something that wouldn’t have happened had they been with WebTicketManager.

I know this is easy to say but the proof is in the pudding. When they moved to WebTicketManager they continued to get follow up articles in the national press and other TV shows and our systems were not even tickled by the traffic generated which was considerable.

One of our aims at WebTicketManager is the smooth running of our online system. It has to work and it has to be responsive and we are constantly monitoring to make sure capacity is always available for you and your ticket buyers.

If you would like to read the article about the 2014 Commonwealth Games then you can here.

Additionally if you’re looking for an online ticketing system then why not get in touch with us today and see just what we can do for you. Call us on 0161 956 2300 or send us a message via our contact page.