We love Quicket, the ticketing service that allows you to sell tickets for your event and promote it online. Create an event page, promote it through social channels, and collect payment for tickets online. To round things off the solution also offers venue access control through rentable ticket barcode scanners. It does all this while charging a seriously low commission of 4.9% which it claims to be the lowest in the industry.
According to a recent study conducted by World Wide Worx, commissioned by Google South Africa, the country’s internet economy makes up R59-billion or 2% of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP), and is estimated to reach R79-billion by 2016, contributing up to 2.5 percent to South Africa’s GDP.
Quicket, like other South African entrepreneurs are riding the wave as more consumers come online.
“We used to run events ourselves and realised that there was no quick and easy way to collect money from attendees before the event. Established ticketing companies charged high fees, it could take over a week to list an event and they didn’t provide any self promotion tools,” says James Hedley, co-owner of Quicket.
Quicket sets itself apart from other ticketing services by allowing event organisers to use simple viral marketing tools to turn attendees into promoters. Users are also able to upload their Facebook event onto Quicket in order to sell tickets.
Quicket’s system is a breeze to use and unlike other ticketing services, if an event is free, organisers can make use of Quicket’s features to manage registration and attendance at no cost. Organisers of larger events are also able to collect custom information from their attendees such as shirt size, age and dietary requirements via Quicket.
Quicket is already seeing traction with 41 events listed in South Africa. “A large number of smaller event organisers are starting to sell tickets online where they didn’t before. This is because Quicket offers them a simple, quick and cost effective way to do so, something that was not available in the past,” said Hedley.