You want to catch your favorite team’s next game, but your usual sources for tickets are all out. Instead of trying to search through hundreds of other ticket broker Web sites, log into TicketStumbler.com and let them do the work for you.
TicketStumbler.com is a “ticket market search and comparison Web site” that helps users find and buy tickets to events. Fans can search by keyword, location, league or date and find tickets being sold by a plethora of sources, including StubHub, TicketNetwork and RazorGator, among others, with which the site already has partnership deals.
“A lot of times I wanted tickets to sold-out events,” TicketStumbler co-founder Dan Haubert, a former financial analyst, told TicketNews. “But, it was difficult because there were so many different Web sites to look through.”
While the site is free to use, the company charges an affiliate commission fee of between 6 percent and 16 percent that equates to a percentage of the gross ticket sale. Haubert said he hopes the site will have 10 million ticket listings within the first year.
Fans can set the maximum amount they would like to spend using a sliding scale in the left column of a ticket page, and also set the quantity of tickets for which they want to purchase. They can even view a map of the stadium to determine where the seats are located.
The creators launched the site with a $15,000 infusion of seed money from Y Combinator, a venture firm that offers small amounts of capital for tech companies at the startup stage.
Plans call for the addition of personalized user pages, directions to stadiums and concert ticket listings, Haubert said, adding that the site geo-targets users current location to offer listings for events in their area.
“We know how competitive this is,” Haubert said. “We want to focus on having listings for actual tickets, because the quality of the listings is what’s important.”
Last Updated on August 14, 2008 by By Alfred Branch Jr.