Although it doesn't happen often, sometimes we do things other than write blog posts about Beyoncé. Like re-launch our Consumer Ticket-Selling Program, which allows regular people like you to sell their event tickets. Whatevs, no big deal.
But in case you're curious about That Other Stuff We Do Besides Writing About Beyoncé, we've got four perks of selling your tickets through our site! (Otherwise, feel free to resume your regularly-scheduled Beyoncé reading duties.)
#1 -- It's an easy way to make extra money.
We could all use a few extra bucks here and there. Selling tickets is a nice way to do that! We only take a 10% commission from each sale.
Ahh, One Direction tickets are on sale today!
...You know, just in case you forgot. (You totally didn't. We definitely didn't.) Their 2014 tour begins in April and arrives in the U.S. come August.
The first show is Aug. 4, 2014 in East Rutherford, NJ. The tour will also stop in cities like Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; and Tampa, FL.
While you're there, don't forget to take advantage of our Cyber Monday promotion in order to get free standard shipping on your order.
Use the promotional code TNCYBERSAVE2013 at checkout (whether you are purchasing One Direction tickets or tickets to another event) and receive free standard shipping. Ordering by phone? Just mention the code to your customer service rep and the deal still applies.
Discount code TNCYBERSAVE2013 valid December 2, 2013 through December 7, 2013. Redeemable for free standard shipping (up to a $15 value) on TicketNetwork.com. No minimum order size.
My dad doesn't wear ties. His garage is already overflowing with tools. He's not big into golf, or basketball, and he has enough New England Patriots paraphernalia that he never asked for to decorate an entire house. (Hey, it's the one thing everyone knows he likes, so he gets it all the time.) Figuring out what to get him each Father's Day is, to put it lightly, a bit challenging.
If your dad is anything like mine, you probably feel like there's no way to get a decent gift — not even if you start thinking about it for months in advance (and I have!). And now it's just one week before Father's Day and if you don't already have something picked out, it's panic time. Lucky for you, TicketNetwork.com has put up a Father's Day Gift Guide so you can stop struggling to come up with something to buy dad.
The guide lists a bunch of events in sports, concerts, theater, and comedy, including The Eagles, MLB, Catch Me If You Can, and Daniel Tosh. I could tell you more, but then you'd have no reason to check it out for yourself! (Don't worry about tickets not arriving in time — we offer some pretty fun gift notes that you can stick in the card to Dad. He'll freak out and think you didn't get him a gift and then SURPRISE! HE'S ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE JIMMY BUFFETT. Or something like that. I don't know, you figure out the logistics, we just have the tickets.)
Any ideas what you're getting Dad this year?
The New York Knicks have been mired in mediocrity (or just sheer awfulness) for more than a decade now, never finishing higher than 6th in the Eastern Conference. This season, however, the Knicks have been the surprise team of the NBA, running out to the best record in the conference and second best in the entire league, trailing only the Oklahoma City Thunder. And while Knicks tickets are always popular, when the team is good, that popularity grows to another level.
So far for the 2012-13 season, orders of New York Knicks tickets have accounted for nearly 30% of all NBA orders on TicketNetwork.com, nearly double that of the Boston Celtics, the next closest team. In fact, that is nearly the same percentage of orders as the 25 lowest-selling teams combined.
Knicks games have also always been an attraction for tourists visiting New York City, and orders for tickets have come in from 28 different countries including Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most international customers came from France, which has actually had more orders than U.S. so far this season.
While the Knicks popularity is evident, they are not the only team that are dominating sales on our site. The top 5 teams in terms of orders (Knicks, Celtics, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers) account for more than two-thirds of all NBA sales.
The newest addition to the group of top selling teams is the Nets, who moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn this past off-season and immediately began to establish one of the most popular brands in the NBA. They now play at the brand-new Barclays Center, which has already hosted two hard-fought games between the Nets and their New York rivals. However, while the Nets may be able to catch the Knicks on the court, it will still be awhile before they catch them in ticket sales.
No team went through as many changes as the Miami Marlins did this past offseason, and their fans have taken notice. Changes included getting a new name (the Florida Marlins became the Miami Marlins), hiring outspoken manager Ozzie Guillen, moving into a brand-new 37,000-seat stadium (that features an over-the-top structure in center field, see left) and signing prized free agents Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle.
If those moves alone didn't add to excitement among baseball fans, the team has become a sleeper pick to win the National League East Division and possibly the World Series. The team's first test will be the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals on opening night, April 4. The game has created a buzz around the city and has caused Miami Marlins tickets for this game to have a higher average on TicketNetwork.com than any other opening day game this week.