In an effort to provide greater service to our loyal Tickifieds.com users, Glowfly Media LLC is excited to announce the official launch of Tickifieds Direct (Beta). We have partnered with one of the largest sources of event tickets in an effort to provide visitors with more choices when considering buying tickets and access to even more events. While the primary mission of Tickifieds free ticket classifieds is, and continues to be, to provide an open and transparent marketplace where ticket owners can sell their tickets and compete to gain your business, we noticed that many events were not listed on our classifieds. After careful analysis of our traffic and internal search data, we realized that as many as 25% of our visitors were searching for tickets that had not yet been listed. Rolling out Tickifieds Direct is a way to keep ticket buyers from leaving the site without finding what they are looking for. Afterall, the goal of Tickifieds is to become the defacto place to shop for tickets to sporting events, concerts, and theatre.
As mentioned above, Tickifieds Direct will help fill in the events that are missing from our classified listings. With hundreds of events taking place everyday, it is unrealistic to think that users will post tickets for sale to each of these events. What we find is that most people who list tickets on our classifieds are listing the more popular events. For example, a simple query for a popular performer like country music star Jason Aldean will result in over 380 ads with nearly 950 tickets available. However, a search for a less popular performer like pianist Stephen Hough and you will find just 2 tickets available. While this makes perfect sense for anyone selling tickets, it certainly doesn’t provide visitors to our site with an adequate amount of options for their entertainment dollar.
If you haven’t yet checked out Tickifieds Direct, please do. Since we are in the Beta phase we are always looking to improve the site and make it more user friendly. If you have any suggestions or tips on how we can improve the site please leave us a comment!