New Ticket Reselling Partnership
The aim of the cooperation is to offer music fans a physical drop and collect point for tickets. Fans can drop their tickets at Fopp stores, and “customers will receive a text alert and email once tickets are ready for collection, with a £2.50 handling charge applied per transaction,” according to the announcement.
This new offering will premiere at the Fopp store in Manchester’s Brown Street, “and is expected to roll out nationally over the coming year.”
Twickets founder of Richard Davies commented: “We want to make it easier for music fans to purchase official gig tickets at face value, and stop them losing out to touts and secondary sites selling at inflated prices with exorbitant booking fees. It’s fantastic to be working with highly respected specialist retailer Fopp, and we hope this new in-store service will allow more fans to be able to see their favorite artists without needing to scrimp and save to pay scalpers’ fees.”
Besides Adele, other Twickets clients include Mumford & Sons, One Direction, The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, as well as a couple of UK festivals. According to its own information, the company had more than 500,000 users.