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Amazon Tickets eyes US expansion

The e-commerce giant's UK ticketing business appears to be gearing up for a US launch as it bids to become "Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company"

By IQ on 23 Nov 2016

Ian Freed, Amazon Tickets

image © Amazon

Amazon is hiring business, software and web development staff in Seattle as it apparently targets a stateside expansion of its event ticketing business.

Amazon Tickets launched late last year but has hitherto been active only in the UK market, selling tickets to music, comedy and theatrical shows in mainland Britain.

However, as spotted by Recode, it is is now hiring two business development managers, two software development engineers, a web development engineer, a business intelligence engineer and a technical programme manager, all of whom will be based in Seattle, Washington.

The listings call Amazon Tickets a “start-up business with a vision of becoming Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company”

The business development manager job listings describe the company, led by Seattle-based vice-president Ian Freed (pictured), as a “start-up business with a vision of becoming Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company”.

Amazon declined to comment. A spokesman tells IQ: “We never comment on rumour and speculation.”


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