Seatwave To Beat Postal Strike

Secondary ticker-seller Seatwave may have got around some of the problems created by the U.K.’s postal workers strikes by arranging for fans to pick up tickets from HMV shops.

HMV, the high-street music, film and games chain that’s already branched out into live music by purchasing a chunk of Mama Group’s venue business, already has a deal with Seatwave that allows people to resell tickets to other members of the public.

Seatwave hopes the ticket collection service will catch the eye of concert and theatregoers worried about delays to postal deliveries because of strikes.

In return, Seatwave is powering an online ticket exchange to complement the hmvtickets service.