Viagogo is an online ticket exchange site which was formed back in 2005, and aims to offer folks an environment to buy and sell tickets for various live events in a safe, secure way. According to the company the trading of tickets online is traditionally viewed as a somewhat “murky marketplace” and the site aims to change that perception by offering a guaranteed method of trading tickets. Thankfully the site has a light attractive appealing design, which is simple to navigate and also boasts several security certificates which will no doubt appeal to those users wanting to use the sites services but may be skeptical due to the general “ticket tout” perception.
The site originally and primarily deals with UK events but since then have enjoyed significant growth, so much so they have expanded to other markets, including America in late 2006. Due to myself being a UK blogger I will discuss the UK version of Viagogo in more depth. Viagogo UK offer an expansive marketplace for a wide range of events, all split into easy to find categories, ranging from theatre tickets, arts events, sports events like the cricket, including ICC World Twenty20 Tickets, The Ashes Cricket Tickets, and 6 Nations Tickets; to music gigs for such big acts as Coldplay, Oasis and more.
For those for decide to buy from the site, Viagogo has a variety of payment options on offer, including major credits cards and also somewhat refreshingly for a larger trader, PayPal, yet again the more options for the consumer the better. In addition to these payment options a wide variety of information is available on the way the site works, which really does ensure that visitors fully understand the sites working practices before use.
If your running a site or a blog, be it an entertainment or music site then Viagogo has an affiliate program on offer through the affiliate network Zanox, so be sure to check that out if your looking to make some additional income through your site.
Viagogo has plenty of support options, with guides, telephone support and more; all of this in a simple to use site. For those with spare tickets to sell, and those looking to grab a sold out ticket Viagogo could be a superb resource and a more reliable option than other choices (for example eBay). If your after a ticket (or just wanting to sell) then be sure to consider Viagogo.