PRESS RELEASE: “StubHub Launches Free Ticket Application for iPhone and iPod Touch Devices”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) June 02, 2010 — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced that a StubHub ticket purchasing application is now available on the Apple App Store. The StubHub iPhone and iPod Touch application provides fans with the freedom to access and search the world’s largest inventory of secondary market sporting, concert and theater tickets — and make purchases — anyplace, anytime. The application provides a mobile conduit into StubHub’s dynamic marketplace where more than six million tickets are available, enabling fans to shop with confidence in a safe, convenient and guaranteed environment.
The StubHub application incorporates many of the same popular features available on the StubHub website, including access to familiar search and purchasing functionality, seat maps, detailed ticket listings, quantity and pricing filters and more. The application’s navigation and user interface is tailored specifically for Apple’s unique touch screen format, providing fans with a convenient, simple and intuitive way to purchase tickets while on the go, in many cases right up to the time of the event.
In addition, fans using the StubHub application will enjoy the same FanProtect Guarantee and award-winning customer service that is offered on the StubHub website, attributes that have made StubHub the “go to” source for live entertainment event tickets for millions of fans across North America.
“StubHub is all about providing choice, and access for fans,” said Ray Elias, Director of Marketing for StubHub. “By extending our service and providing a rich experience in the mobile arena we are taking another step in that direction. We will continue to innovate in this space.”
The StubHub application is ideal for last minute planners and travelers, with features that showcase upcoming live events based on the user’s location or by their cities of choice. The application also provides social interactivity functions, enabling fans to interact directly with friends and family on ticket purchasing decisions by sending event and ticket details to a variety of email programs, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, the application integrates seamlessly with iTunes, enabling fans to sync their favorite artists to the application in order to monitor and easily identify when their top events of interest are coming to town. Finally, the application allows users to tag their favorite artists or teams for quick navigation and access.
Fans can download the StubHub iPhone and iPod Touch application for free on the Apple App Store. The secure application protects users’ personal information and enables fans to purchase tickets using their existing StubHub account, via PayPal, or by saving their credit card information within the application.
“The launch of the StubHub app builds on eBay’s momentum in mobile commerce and expands our ever-growing portfolio of mobile applications,” said Steve Yankovich, vice president of mobile for eBay Inc. “eBay Inc. offers more choice in ecommerce formats for sellers and buyers than any other online shopping destination. With the new StubHub app, we give consumers instant access to a wide selection of sought-after tickets right from the mobile phone.”
The introduction of the StubHub app for the iPhone expands eBay Inc.’s mobile offerings. Earlier this year, eBay released an eBay app for iPad and two new apps for the iPhone: eBay Selling and eBay Classifieds. As a global leader in m-commerce, eBay Inc. recognizes that buyers and sellers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for their shopping needs. eBay Inc.’s mobile applications are available to millions of iPhone, BlackBerry and Android users in more than 190 countries and eight languages.
StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company’s unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company’s FanProtect Guarantee(TM). Company partners include the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with Broadway musicals like Jersey Boys and companies such as ESPN and AOL.
StubHub is an eBay company (EBAY 20.85, -0.11, -0.53%). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com
About eBay Inc. Mobile
eBay launched its first application for iPhone in July 2008 and has since become a leading force in mobile commerce. Its core iPhone application, which is available free via iTunes in eight languages and 190 countries, has been downloaded more than 8 million times and allows users to fully browse and buy without leaving the application. The eBay app for iPad debuted in the top 10 most downloaded free iPad apps in the iTunes Store and delivers a dramatically different, visually compelling shopping experience to browse and purchase the vast selection of products available on eBay. eBay’s suite of mobile apps including Selling, Classifieds, StubHub and Deals — make selling and buying possible virtually anywhere, anytime. In 2009, eBay’s mobile merchandise volume — the value of all goods sold — was more than $600 million. eBay expects to generate $1.5 billion in merchandise volume through mobile commerce in 2010.
eBay Inc’s PayPal division has been delivering mobile payments since 2005 and has a mobile app for iPhone, Android and RIM smartphones as well as SMS and WAP-based payments solutions. In 2009, $141 million transacted over PayPal’s mobile applications. PayPal launched a new version of its iPhone app in March 2010 that was downloaded more than a million times in the first three weeks.
For more information on eBay mobile, visit www.mobile.ebay.com