For fans, a concert or sports event can be an experience that can last a lifetime. Not only do you have the chance to see your favorite artist or team in person but you get to experience it with fellow fans who share your, creating a sense of community that you can’t find many other places.
TicketCommunity.com, a social shopping website for events and tickets, provides users the opportunity to share their experiences with people from around the world, as well as connect to multiple ticket sellers from around the web.
“It’s a social shopping experience,” CEO of TicketCommunity.com Peter Phe told TicketNews.
In addition to being able to find tickets to your favorite events, the site allows you to share pictures and videos of your event with other users. Future plans for the site include integrating other social sites like Facebook and MySpace, helping to create the “ultimate user experience.”
When fans are searching for tickets, the site offers different shopping tools for users including “Ticket Tips” which guides people through the steps to find the best deals on tickets.
“[You’re able] to shop with as much information as possible,” Phe said adding that even if shopper does not buy from their site, it can still remain a useful tool of information. “We are the Wikipedia for tickets.”
The ticket listings are gathered from multiple different professional ticket sellers including ticket brokers, venues or teams who sign up for the service.
Phe, who founded the companies Ticket Exchange Systems (2002) and BargainTix, Inc. (2004), will be attending Ticket Summit 2008 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino on July 23 through the 25, where he will be speaking as part of the forums/blogs panel.
Ticket Summit is the largest tradeshow in the secondary ticketing industry and has grown each year since it began in 2006.