Ticketbud was created to give individuals and organizations a way to sell tickets to their events. The site claims that new users can set up their ticket sales in less than five minutes. When creating a new event, the user can provide information on the event, upload an image to go with it and set a specific price and quantity. This allows the user to control admission and provide details on the event’s purpose. Ticketbud also works with a SmartPhone scanning app. When event attendees arrive, their tickets can be verified using the app. The site also provides a tab that lists featured events to give promoters and event organizers another way to market their concert, convention or other type of event. Ticketbud bills itself as the “original self-service ticket app.”
Ticketbud created by its President, Paul Cross. The concept was born out of a need for a better, more cost effective alternative to the traditional event hosting methods. Prior to applications like Ticketbud, ticket sales were often subject to additional fees and time consuming technicalities. Through Ticketbud event organizers can manage ticket sales on their own without additional fees layered on to the price. The current Ticketbud team includes CTO Kenneth Berland, Vice President of Development Lisa Chambers and Director of Marketing John Fitch.
Ticketbud has helped pioneer the way people can sell tickets to events and concerts. The application provides its users with a simple resource to build a profile for their event, accept payment and record admission sales. What makes Ticketbud so appealing is the cost. Users do not incur all the fees they would by working through organizations and third party companies.
The Ticketbud website has a very pleasant, soft color scheme complimented by the clean design. Bold deep blue borders and cool, pastel shades highlight the white background. The stylish logo features a blue bud shape over the website’s name. A search bar is found in the upper right hand corner beside the log in area. Four light blue tabs run across the bottom and help the user navigate to testimonials, featured events and information on how Ticketbud works as well as the application’s benefits.
New users can sign up for a Ticketbud account by clicking the blue and white “Start Now” button found along the bottom of the blue grid. This directs the user to the Ticketbud registration form, which requires a username, email address and password. After filling out the form, the user can click the “Sign Up and Post Event” button at the bottom. The user is advised on the following page that they can validate their account two ways. The first is by checking their email for a registration message. The second is by filling out a Captcha code to verify that they are human.
Ticketbud utilizes a very easy to understand billing system that is also very affordable, even for large scale events. The user can sell their first five tickets for free. After that, the user can pay approximately $20 per event to sell unlimited tickets. There are no additional fees regardless of whether the user sells 50 tickets or 500.
Ticketbud is an excellent option for event managers or anyone else who must find a way to sell tickets for an event. The price system Ticketbud uses is very simple as well as competitive compared to alternative ticket selling applications.