Safaricom breaks new ground for mobile ticketing in Kenya


Ticket solutions provider Tickets Kenya has partnered with Safaricom to create a mobile platform for easy sale of tickets during sports, travel and entertainment events.

The new platform provides event organizers with a platform to sell tickets via M-Pesa. In return, buyers receive the tickets via SMS.

Tickets Kenya has over the recent past proven to be a responsible partner in events management. Established in June 2009, it has served over one million event goers.

The company becomes Safaricom’s main partner in mobile ticketing, a service that has made mobile phones point of sale for tickets.

Ticket Kenya designs and prints tickets with security features. It also makes customized wristbands, offers advanced sale solution, online point of sale, online event management system, Box Office management and events entry management services.

To place an order, customers can call 1511 to ask for tickets for an event of interest.

The customer care representative will reserve a ticket and send payment details via M-PESA through SMS.

The customer can then proceed to pay for the ticket after which he will receive a confirmation of purchase and a ticket through SMS that has a unique Ticket Number to be presented to a ticket agent at the event along with the SMS and ID details.