Redbox Ramps Up Ticketing Service

Redbox is entering the ticketing market. It is now selling event tickets at select Philadelphia-area kiosks and online, with plans to expand into other markets. The service will roll out to all 650-plus kiosks in the Philly area by mid-October. Regardless of the ticket price, Redbox Tickets™ will be sold at face value or below, with a $1 fee per ticket. This is much less expensive than Ticketmaster fees.

Among the tickets already available are Carrie Underwood at the Wells Fargo Center, NASCAR events, and the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Ticketmaster has exclusive contracts with many venues, so Redbox will also cater to smaller events such as fairs.

Tickets can also be purchased online at www.redbox.com/tickets. Consumers will have the option to print their tickets at home or in some cases, pick them up at the event venue.

Venues, event owners, attractions, team owners or ticketing companies that are interested in partnering with Redbox to make their inventory available to both a national and local audience can also go to www.redbox.com/tickets to learn more or email [email protected].

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