Stubhub acquires Zvents and launches in UK

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eBay’s ticket arm has quietly launched StubHub in the UK in Beta with no announcment, however they’re making a big splash about acquiring Zvents and not surprisingly.

Up until now StubHub have had tickets for anything up to 30,000 events available on the site. Zvents adds up to 600,000 events and over 3,000,000 during the course of the year increasing the choice of tickets 100 fold.

There aren’t many acquisitions that result in a 100 fold increase in business, whats more interesting is that unlike StubHub, Zvents also has pretty good coverage in the UK…

…which brings me back to StubHub, eBay doesn’t appear to have mentioned anywhere that they’ve launched a new StubHub country site. The big question of course is how will this affect ticket sales on eBay UK? On eBay.com StubHub is integrated into a partially catalogued ticket category experience. In the UK currently the ticket category isn’t catalogued, but it would be reasonable to expect this to change in the near future.

eBay say that for over a decade StubHub has helped fans in the US get to the events they love and sell their tickets when they can’t go. They’re just getting started in the UK but Zvents should ensure that the site is a success.

If you’re thinking of taking in a show over the Christmas break then check out StubHub, you might get lucky and snag some bargain tickets. If you’re a tickets seller let us know how you think StubHub and Zvents will affect the UK market.

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