PRESS RELEASE: “StubHub Launches Ticketing Application in the Android Marketplace”
SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) March 17, 2011 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced that its expansive ticketing application is now available in the Android marketplace. Through the application, fans can buy tickets to all sports, music and theatre events listed on StubHub, and ticket sellers can manage existing ticket listings – anyplace, anytime on an Android-based portable device.
The StubHub Android application is ideal for on-the-go fans, with features that showcase live events based on the user’s preference and location. Its navigation and user interface is tailored specifically for Android-powered devices, providing users with a convenient and simple way to track events. Fans can tag favorite sports teams and bands to follow them throughout the season and on tour. The application also provides detailed ticket information prior to buying a ticket, such as where the user’s seats are located. Ticket sellers benefit from open access to their ticket listings, including the ability to view, delete and deactivate listings, as well as edit ticket prices and in-hand dates.
“Mobile innovation is a big growth area for StubHub because our customers are asking for it,” said Ray Elias, senior director of marketing for StubHub. “Making our service available on the rapidly-growing Android platform is an obvious next step in addressing consumer demand, especially for on-the-go, and last minute commerce.”
Android users who download the StubHub application will enjoy the same FanProtect Guarantee and award-winning customer service that is offered on the StubHub website – attributes that continue to make StubHub the “go-to” source for live entertainment event tickets for millions of fans across North America.
Ticket sellers and fans can download the Android application for free on the Android marketplace. The secure application protects users’ personal information and enables fans to purchase tickets using their existing StubHub account, via PayPal or credit card.
The introduction of the StubHub application for the Android expands eBay Inc.’s mobile offerings. In June of 2010, StubHub released a free ticket application for iPhone and iPod touch devices, marking the first application in its category. StubHub’s Android application is the newest member of eBay’s offerings for Android devices, which currently includes eBay, eBay Classifieds, and Red Laser. 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.
For more information and to download StubHub’s Android application: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.stubhub
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™. Company partners include the New York Yankees, Washington Redskins, and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN and AOL.
StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ:EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com, twitter.com/stubhub, or www.ticketnews-on-facebook.com/Stubhub.
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
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