Picture this: you just got the news that your favorite singer or musical band has scheduled a concert in your town! It’s like a dream come true and you feel like the stars in the galaxy have perfectly aligned to bring you this incredible opportunity. You’re excited to see them perform live on stage, so you immediately leave home just to buy a ticket for the concert and the thing that awaits you–is a long line of people who are also waiting for their turn to buy a ticket. You finally get your ticket after standing in line for what seemed like forever! This is really not an exaggeration of things. It really happens. Even you, a die-hard fan, can really lose your enthusiasm when faced with long lines at the box office to buy the concert tickets that you want. As a concert promoter, this can really affect your ticket sales and your bottom line. Many concert-goers don’t have the time or the patience to stand in very long lines, or camp out overnight to wait for the box office to open and start selling tickets. Many are no longer interested in sleeping on the sidewalk in order to be first in line to grab the best seat in the house. In many cities it’s also not worth risking your safety to grab a couple of tickets this way.
With the internet, waiting forever in a line is really a thing of the past. Ticket purchasers are now seeking out the appropriate websites and buying their tickets online with a simple click of the mouse. These days there are plenty of online ticketing websites that make it easy and simple to buy any concert ticket a person could want. It is now possible to obtain the tickets online for the concert of your favorite artists at home, work, school, the beach, a coffee shop, and anywhere else online access is available. And, most of the online ticket agency websites are also packed with information regarding all the different performances, shows, plays and events that are coming to a particular city or region. Their online calendar of events usually contains information on upcoming shows in town, around the country, and in some cases worldwide. Websites that sell tickets online are a convenient way to shop. It can also save the consumer time and money. After a purchase is made, tickets are mailed to the buyer or are made available to pick up at the venue’s box office the day of the event.
Many of these special websites that provide ticket sales also have regular email newsletters that one can subscribe to and receive customized email alerts when the ticket sales will begin, as new performances are scheduled. So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time for you to start selling tickets online to your next concert, workshop, seminar, or other type of special event? Your patrons are waiting.
by Kevin Morrison (on Google+)
eJams Entertainment Booking Agency
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