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Facebook users can now sell tickets to events “without ever leaving the app” with a new Eventbrite-powered ticketing functionality
By Anna Grace on 16 May 2019
Global ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite has announced the launch of Ticketing on Facebook, allowing users in the United States to sell tickets through a Facebook Events page.
In addition to setting up an event, Facebook users can now sell tickets, or issue tickets to unpaid events, without leaving the Facebook platform.
To add tickets to an event, administrators must select a ‘Create Tickets’ option in the initial set-up, allowing users to purchase through the event page.
“Eventbrite and Facebook both share a passion to inspire connection and help bring people together,” says Pat Poels, senior vice president of platform at Eventbrite.
“With this product, we are making it easier for event organisers to create and start selling tickets directly on Facebook”
“700 million people use Facebook Events each month and partnering on this initiative is our effort to better serve the people responsible for bringing those events and gatherings to life,” adds Poels, “including small businesses and entrepreneurs whose core business is not throwing events.”
“For the past several years, Facebook and Eventbrite have been partnering closely to help bring people together with the communities and live experiences that they love,” comments Sue Young, director of product management at Facebook. “Our partnership has enabled people to seamlessly and securely purchase tickets to events on Facebook.”
Yound continues: “With this product, we are making it easier for event organisers to create and start selling tickets directly on Facebook by helping them complete the process without ever leaving the app.”
Facebook’s new ticketing functionality rolls out in the United States today.
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