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South Africans Get Paperless Tickets To Events

by Caroline Vutagwa
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It becomes a real hustle when one has to get tickets to an event, but South Africans are having a pleasant time doing this with their mobile phones.They will be able to purchase their tickets online or through their mobile and simply load their tickets onto their Webtickets card.

‘The Card’, as it is formally known, means you no longer need a printer to print off tickets. And as it’s paperless, it’s not only environmentally-friendly but also speeds up access at venues.

Jonathan Wayne, Co-Founder of Webtickets said: “We launched The Card last year and we’ve been very happy with uptake figures and the added convenience it’s offered. Especially with the increased number of visitors to tourism sites across South Africa, such as Kirstenbosch, the Table Mountain Cableway and the Two Oceans Aquarium, a smooth-running ticketing access system is crucial and The Card provides seamless entry to visitors with the Webtickets card. It fits into your wallet like a credit card, so there’s less chance that you get to the venue and you’ve left your tickets behind”.

Kirstenbosch has appointed Webtickets as their exclusive ticket sales company for all online Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Summer Sunset Concert tickets.

For venue operators, The Card can be co-branded for particular events and customers may use it to redeem special promotions at the venue or event.

“One of the biggest shifts in online retail is the move to mobile technology with 28 percent of our customers purchasing their tickets via mobiles and tablets. This incredible move to mobile encouraged us to implement a ticketing solution for these shoppers. They no longer have to worry about printing off their tickets; they merely select to have their tickets loaded onto their Webtickets card whilst purchasing them online,” said Christy Turner, Co-Founder of Webtickets.

The Card can be used to load a variety of tickets and the tickets will be redeemed electronically upon scanning at the venue. Another great benefit is that the Webtickets card is transferable and can be used as a gift card.


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