Ticketbud has relaunched their self-service ticketing platform in which organizers pay a flat fee to sell tickets, allowing them to set prices at face value and avoid passing fees on to ticketbuyers.
“We have been working tirelessly for many months to launch something utterly new in the ticketing world,” said Ticketbud founder Paul Cross in a recent email to TicketNews. “The relaunch gives our customers everything they’ve wanted based on their needs as well as allows us to play in a larger universe of events.”
According to a press release from Ticketbud, their one-of-a-kind service lets event organizers establish a long-term relationship with their supporters and makes it possible for them to keep all of the funds acquired from the sale of tickets. Ticketbud is the only platform without a fee or percentage taken with every ticket sold.
With Ticketbud’s unique pricing structure, users are able to sell unlimited tickets for one flat fee. The cost to list an event is $39.99 for a single-day event, $74.99 for a two-day event, and $109.00 for a 3-30-day event. Organizers can also signup for a monthly subscription for $149.99, which allows them to list unlimited events throughout the month. According to the ticket service’s website, if users are posting a free event for which they will not sell tickets, then organizers will not need to pay to post their event on Ticketbud.
In addition to their simple, flat-fee pricing, Ticketbud also makes it easy for organizers to receive funds by directly depositing the money as tickets sell. Sellers can choose to use their Stripe, PayPal, or Authorize.net merchant account to receive the funds.
Another unique feature of the ticketing service is Sponsorbud, which allows organizers to easily integrate sponsorships directly onto their event page in order to generate additional funds. Ticketbud also offers a private label feature that essentially allows organizers to sell tickets from what looks like their own online box office. Ticketbud also provides event promotion, social media publishing, email marketing, marketing data, and a bar-coded ticket scanner for iPhone and Android.
With the goal of creating a self-service platform that generates increased funds for charities and nonprofits, Paul Cross and a team of programmers and entrepreneurs launched Ticketbud in 2007. Since then, the platform has expanded to include events of all types and sizes including music, religion, health and wellness, sports and fitness, outdoors, food and wine, public action, social events, business and networking, student groups, arts and entertainment, cultural, and charity events.
Organizers who wish to list a cancer-related event are in luck. Staying true to their roots, Ticketbud supports cancer research and offers free use of their software to any event related to the cause.
While the ticketing company’s core market still consists primarily of fundraising events, Cross told TicketNews, “our core market has shifted some this year, as we are now seeing a lot of independent musicians, filmmakers, and artists using us.”
Regardless of the client, Ticketbud’s mission remains the same. “We launched to change the model, but at the same time give organizers simplicity and tools to increase sales,” says Cross.