SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FanSnap, the leading ticket comparison-shopping site today announced that its comprehensive ticket search results will now for the first time include face value tickets from box offices serving the "primary" ticket market. In those cases where ticket details are not publicly available, FanSnap will offer courtesy links to the events at the respective box office.
Starting today, tickets from leading ticket companies Ticketfly, Eventbrite, and Brown Paper Tickets are now included in FanSnap's search results, giving sports, concert, and theater fans expanded entertainment choices. FanSnap's unique high quality search results include tickets from every major ticket marketplace and agency. Additional box office partnerships will be announced soon.
"We are very excited to work with leading ticket companies Eventbrite, Ticketfly, and Brown Paper Tickets, to display their events and tickets on FanSnap.com, on Bing Events, and via other distribution partners, as we pursue our goal of offering fans the most extensive and accurate view of available live event tickets," said Mike Janes, GM of FanSnap. "Many new ticketing companies have launched in recent years giving fans more choices, and our mission remains to make it fast and easy for fans to find the best values in tickets from among the best quality ticket sites."
FanSnap displays the latest ticket-level detail results for millions of sports, concert, and theatre tickets for tens of thousands of events. FanSnap allows fans to find great values at any time. Its proprietary "Best Value" algorithm identifies ticket deals that routinely save fans 10% to 50% relative to other available tickets.
"Eventbrite is always looking for additional channels to reach fans," said Tamara Mendelsohn, VP of Marketing for Eventbrite. "FanSnap offers a great way for fans to find tickets for events on Eventbrite."
"I created Brown Paper Tickets in 2000 to defend the rights of the ticket buyer by offering the lowest and most transparent ticketing fee in the industry," said William S. Jordan, President of Brown Paper Tickets, the fair-trade ticketing company. "We love that ticket buyers will now be able to shop for the best deal on the shows they want to see on FanSnap, and we welcome the price comparisons."
Offering a groundbreaking ticket site experience that enables fans to compare box office and secondary tickets in one place is not unexpected from FanSnap, which has led the industry in innovation through offering numerous industry-first features, including giving fans the ability to:
- Choose from a list of events using any or all of a number of criteria, including number of tickets and price range desired.
- Determine at-a-glance the ticket price range by section using the colored "heat map" markers on our dynamic FanSnap Maps(SM).
- Zoom into the FanSnap Maps and see the ticket offers from numerous providers placed in clearly labeled rows.
- View at-a-glance comparable ticket offers from multiple providers in a simple comparison format.
- Easily identify tickets that offer the best value via the blue star icons on FanSnap Maps.
FanSnap's ultimate objective is to work with every quality ticket provider in the U.S. to provide fans the broadest possible choice. Ticket providers and their clients benefit from a dedicated customer acquisition channel to help them sell more tickets.
FanSnap's "Who's Going" Facebook application also allows fans to discover new events from their friends, teams, artists, and venues; see what friends are attending events; and find available tickets near their friends. FanSnap was named an Official Honoree for the Events category at the Webby Awards 2011, along with NBCOlympics.com, WorldSeries.com, and USOpen.org.
FanSnap is the leading live event ticket comparison-shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop all the major ticket marketplaces and agencies for the best values on sports, theater and concert tickets. Partners include Ace Ticket, AllShows.com, Barry's Tickets, Broadway.com, eBay, Gold Coast Tickets, Las Vegas Tickets, RazorGator, StubHub, TicketNetwork, Tickets-for-Charity, and TicketsNow. Our detailed ticket-level search results are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketDatasm systems and patented dynamic FanSnap Mapssm.
In addition to FanSnap.com, FanSnap powers ticket comparison-shopping for search and media partners including Microsoft's Bing Decision Engine, Philly.com, PollStar, STATS Inc. partner sites, Time Warner Inc.'s RoadRunner.com, as well as leading shopping comparison engine Nextag.com. FanSnap was founded in 2007, and in 2011 was acquired by Wize Commerce (formerly Nextag, Inc.), the leader in integrated traffic acquisition and monetization technology.