Express yourself! Thursday 12 April 2007 PDF Print Are you organising an event? Would you like to reach a bigger audience, save time on administration and do away with the expense of pre-printed tickets? Clubs, societies, groups and individuals can now take advantage of ts Express, a quick and easy way to produce and sell tickets online. Launched by ts.com, ts Express is the UK’s first free online ticketing service. The service can be used by anyone organising an event in the UK, whether it's an open mic session in a village pub in Powys or a student club night in London, a classical music concert in York or an ice-skating competition in Inverness. Event organisers can upload images and their desired text into the simple to use ticket set up page, and enter the details of how much they want each ticket to cost and how many tickets they wish to sell. ts Express then converts this information into an A4-sized ticket that can be printed off by people who visit the site to buy tickets online. The new service is entirely supported by advertising on the tickets issued, so there are no charges or booking fees. Using the PayPal system, all payments are secure and, because all the events are listed at www.ts.com, organisers can publicise their events nationwide and attract greater numbers than they would by simple word of mouth or advertising in the local paper. Just imagine car boot enthusiasts from all over the UK flocking to your event or an up and coming young musician pulling in a hundred-strong crowd at his first live gig. The service keeps a record of advance sales so that you know how many people to expect on the day, which means you can budget and plan accordingly – rather than having to throw away mountains of leftovers when only a trickle of people turn up to buy tickets on the door. It’s not just paid tickets to events that ts Express can be used for; you don’t even have to charge people for ‘purchasing’ tickets if you don’t want to – just set the price at £0.00 for free tickets or add to the description “£5.00 on the door” if you plan to collect payment at the event. The only limit is your imagination. Here are just some examples of opportunists waiting to make the most of the new service: • Property owners offering tickets for a two week stay in their Spanish villas • Fundraising committees wanting to increase the takings from their next jumble sale • Schools hoping to attract record numbers to their summer fetes • Adults trying to track down old school friends to invite to their next reunion • Campaigners looking for like-minded individuals to join their protest Even after your event, ts Express will ensure more success in the future as the service provides a database of past purchasers, who you can then contact with information about future events. ts.com, the company behind ts Express, already offers ticketing solutions to more than 150 customers including festival and event organisers, visitor attractions, airport parking operators, sporting venues and concert promoters to drive advance sales of tickets, merchandise and memberships, but ts Express is the first free ticketing service. Chief Executive Matthew Hare says: “At ts.com we recognise that every customer's ticketing need is different. That's why we are offering the new ts Express service, so that organisations can try out online ticketing and experience the benefits.” See www.ts.com for more details. - ends - Notes to editors: Based in Oxford in the UK, ts.com Limited (registered in England and Wales number 3830932) was founded in 1999 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community Internet Europe Limited, a privately held company whose shareholders include Quester Capital, Barclays Ventures and GZ Paul Capital. For media enquiries please contact Rose Pater on: 01235 834277 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Loud Group in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Consumer Technology, Media & Marketing, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.