ShowClix Lands Partnership with Groupon, Launches New Version of Ticketing System
ShowClix recently introduced the Spring 2011 release of its ticketing and event management system. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, ShowClix is a full-service ticketing company that provides web-based solutions to event organizers, promoters and venue managers across the United States.
The new release offers venues, promoters and event organizers more than 100 new features, an integrated partnership with Groupon and deeper connections with social media websites Facebook, Twitter and Disqus.
The partnership with Groupon makes ShowClix the only ticketing company to integrate the group discounting service into a full-service event ticketing solution. The integration gives users the ability to seamlessly apply for, manage, track and run reports on their Groupon offers—all from their ShowClix ticket seller management console. ShowClix clients can now easily engage Groupon’s collective buying power to reach a targeted, savvy audience of active event goers looking for new ways to enjoy their city.
“Groupon, Facebook and Twitter are powerful selling tools for event promoters,” explains ShowClix CEO Joshua Dziabiak. “By introducing these new features and seamless integrations, we’re providing our clients with increased exposure for their events, new customers, word-of-mouth promotion, and measurable marketing tools that will help them move more tickets in more ways than ever before.”
The new ShowClix release comes on the heels of the company experiencing over 650% growth in ticket sales and over 275% growth in new clients in 2010.
The company’s increased integration with Facebook and Twitter gives venues, promoters and event organizers the ability to easily share information about their events, promotions and discount codes on the social media websites, directly from their ShowClix ticket seller management console. The social media tools also make it easy for people viewing ticketing pages to tweet about, share with and promote events to their friends, followers and fans on Twitter, Facebook and through Disqus.
ShowClix is a former client of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Innovation Works (BFTP/IW). BFTP/IW has invested $350,000 in ShowClix and has provided significant business assistance such as human resources assistance, market strategy, operations, and fundraising.
Additional features in ShowClix’s Spring 2011 release include advanced user permission settings; recurring event and timed ticketing support for museums, exhibitions and attractions; an integrated email marketing system; and support for third party merchant accounts and multiple currencies.
Keynotes April, 2011
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