Of course sites like TicketMaster, LiveNation (part of Ticketmater) and stub hub offer arena and venue maps for ticketing but the do it yourself event ticketing companies like Eventbrite have yet to offer that service. A Philly ticketing startup called TicketLeap has just leapt in front of the San Francisco’s event/ticketing startup giant.
Now smaller venues, self organized events and even larger conferences can sell tickets to an event by seat number, and incremental pricing the way you would purchase a ticket to an NBA game or a rock concert. While EventBrite allows you to offer different tickets to the same event, like a VIP ticket or an early admission ticket, once through the front door all the tickets are pretty much general admission.
TicketLeap’s new service will allow clubs, bars and other venues to seat auditorium style if they want, build a map and sell tickets accordingly.
“Our goal is to continue refining and simplifying the ticketing process for event organizers, and we’re stoked to be the first company to bring the self-service, reserved seating functionality to market,” said Chris Stanchak, founder and CEO of TicketLeap, in a statement. “We’re all about catering the ticketing experience to the needs of all our customers, and this new feature allows us to further the personalization and customization process of creating events and selling tickets.”