Electronic Tickets | E Ticketing Questions Answered


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What are Electronic Delivery (E) Tickets?

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  • Electronic Tickets are PDF formatted tickets.
  • Instead of waiting/paying for shipping, you’re able to print electronic tickets out right away
  • An e-ticket can be used for popular concerts, shows and sports games.
  • E-tickets are the preferred method of ticketing service for TickPick,TicketMaster, Stubhub, and sites like Stubhub.

How to use E-Tickets:

It’s simple. All you need to do is follow the link to the ticket sent to you via email (for security purposes). Next, save the ticket in case of a problem, and print out the PDF file. Show up to the concert, theatre, or game with the e-ticket and present it to the usher as usual. It’s that easy. 

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Can I just show Paperless Tickets on my smartphone at the door?

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Brett Goldberg, founder of TickPick actually wrote an interesting piece on this a little while back. here’s a detailed description of Paperless Tickets.

The answer in short: sometimes. Passbook, an app that comes pre installed on (post iOS 6) iphones, allows you to show one of the three (above, right) barcodes instead of a ticket.

Both the retailer and the venue need to have the equipment to handle Paperless tickets, which is usually not the case. Until paperless tickets become common practice, I’d recommend  printing your e-ticket.

Can I get my E-tickets right away?

At Tickpick, tickets are instantly confirmed, however they’re not always ready for download immediately. We’ll note it upon purchase when the tickets will be available, but tickets will be emailed to you before the event 100% of the time.

Can I sell an Electronic Ticket?

Sure! It’s just as easy – if not easier – than selling your hard tickets. Even if you don’t have the e-tickets in your possession, you can still list them with their expected day of arrival. You don’t have to leave your home or reprint your ticket either. Just upload the file in the email from your original purchase and send it through to the purchaser.

Selling E-Tickets is similarly easy on StubHub and Ebay.

Some Last Advice when Listing E-Tickets

Make sure you list whether the tickets are electronic or paperless. The unwritten rule is that, unless otherwise specified, fans are expecting hard copies. Although e-tickets are becoming increasingly popular, you may create problems if someone is expecting a ticket stub, because a lot of people prefer to save original copies as souvenirs.


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