Since Groupon is now a household name, I was excited to see the news that ShowClix, a local startup and Innovation Works portfolio company, landed a partnership with them.
The partnership comes just after they experienced a 275% growth in new clients in 2010. Now with this new deal with group buy juggernaut Groupon, ShowClix’s is proving once again their local startup to watch.
I remember a few years ago when I first saw there ticket scanning doohickey at a local show. I thought, “What is this, there is no way this scanny thing is going to take down Ticketmaster”. I’m glad there making me put my foot in my mouth on that one.
ShowClix has also announced that there are over 100 new features for administrators of events. You check out the video below so see some of them in action. These new features add more robust social media intergeneration and tracking. Two very important thing to success in this Facebook and twitter dominated world.
Read the full press release after the jump.
ShowClix Lands Partnership with Groupon, Ramps Up Social Media Integration & Launches Latest Version of Ticketing System
PITTSBURGH, PA – February 3, 2011 – ShowClix (www.showclix.com) – a full-service event ticketing company – today introduced the Spring 2011 release of its ticketing and event management system. The new release offers venues, promoters and event organizers over 100 new features, an integrated partnership with Groupon and deeper connections with social media websites Facebook, Twitter and Disqus. The release comes on the heels of the company experiencing over 650% growth in ticket sales and over 275% growth in new clients in 2010.
The partnership with Groupon makes ShowClix the only ticketing company to integrate the group discounting service into a full-service event ticketing solution. The integration gives users the ability to seamlessly apply for, manage, track and run reports on their Groupon offers – all from their ShowClix ticket seller management console. ShowClix clients can now easily engage Groupon’s collective buying power to reach a targeted, savvy audience of active event goers looking for new ways to enjoy their city.
“Our clients are always looking for new ways to promote and sell tickets to their events. Groupon, Facebook and Twitter are powerful selling tools for event promoters,” explains ShowClix CEO Joshua Dziabiak. “By introducing these new features and seamless integrations, we’re providing our clients with increased exposure for their events, new customers, word-of-mouth promotion, and measurable marketing tools that will help them move more tickets in more ways than ever before.”
The company’s increased integration with Facebook and Twitter gives venues, promoters and event organizers the ability to easily share information about their events, promotions and discount codes on the social media websites, directly from their ShowClix ticket seller management console. The social media tools also make it easy for people viewing ticketing pages to tweet about, share with and promote events to their friends, followers and fans on Twitter, Facebook and through Disqus.
Additional features in the Spring 2011 release include advanced user permission settings; recurring event and timed ticketing support for museums, exhibitions and attractions; an integrated email marketing system; and support for third-party merchant accounts and multiple currencies.
To watch a video that highlights some of the new features found in the Spring 2011 release of the ShowClix’ ticketing and event management system, visit http://bit.ly/dSMRSd.
About ShowClix: ShowClix is a full-service, primary ticketing company that provides venues, promoters and event organizers with innovative solutions to manage every aspect of their ticketing operations, including online and telephone ticket sales, box office management, admissions control, and event promotion. The company currently works with over 1,700 live music venues, performing arts groups, museums, festivals, nightclubs, artist management companies, non-profit organizations and colleges and universities around the world. For more information about how ShowClix is bringing innovation to the ticketing industry, visit http://www.showclix.com/ticketing.