Online ticketing is the way forward – are you in?

It’s the way that most things are done these days – on the web. Years ago you would nip to the shop and get your weekly groceries. You’d have a chat with friends you’d bump into (or in my case try and avoid friends before they spot you) and maybe take care of some banking business and such.

Now you can do it all online. I’ve just this week installed an app on my phone which allows me to keep track of my current account and banking affairs. I’ve been online banking though on my PC since 1999 (I think) and it’s great for knowing where I’m up to financially.

You can also shop online. Nothing new there you say. Well it is to a lot of people. I’m just trying to introduce my mum to Skype to chat with friends in Canada. She’s having none of it because she just says to herself that she’s no good with technology like this because you have to plug a USB phone into the PC.

Then come the questions. Do I have to keep the phone plugged in all the time and keep my computer on all the time? How do I know when to call them? Will they know when to sit at their computer? ….. and so on.

Yes things have moved on massively in the last 15 years – but what staggers me is that people still queue for hours in the rain and the cold for tickets.

We’re that far advanced technologically now that we still perform this ritual to get tickets to a gig or show. I mean come on, what are we? Dinosaurs?

I bet the people queuing for tickets buy other things on their phones and take care of business whilst trench foot begins to set in.

Personally I don’t like the idea of paper tickets anymore purely because touts can buy them in bulk and whack up the price, but that’s a whole other article.

What technology has done for us is to help prevent hypothermia taking hold, legs getting sore and us waking up with our face embedded in someones backside after a night sleeping rough by the ticket office. We can buy tickets from the comfort of our own home and stay warm with a constant supply of tea and biscuits and no bottoms in sight.

Technology has also allowed us to capture a market that never used to exist. The casual browser and the social network. Yep, nowadays people find out about events and ticket availability via friends and social networks and WebTicketManager loves this.

You see a friend has bought tickets for something and you would like to buy tickets yourself so you click the link and make your purchase. The tickets are delivered digitally to your email or you can download there and then. Print them out if you like or just take the email with you on your smartphone.

WebTicketManager is a great way of selling tickets online. If you’re an attraction looking to get into the digital age and capture a previously untapped market then why not give us a call on 0161 956 2300 or get in touch via our contact page.