AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Visa (NYSE:V) and StubHub announced they are enhancing their partnership to offer a variety of experiences that put fans at the center of the action. Starting today in Austin – and everywhere – the two brands are unveiling a series of events, promotions and offers designed to help fans everywhere snag the hottest tickets in town.
In 2017, Visa and StubHub plan to introduce fans to benefits such as seat upgrades when consumers use Visa Checkout to pay for tickets on StubHub. In April 2017, fans will once again receive a significant discount off their StubHub purchase when they pay using Visa Checkout, repeating a popular offer the two brands first ran during the holiday season last year.
Given the growing rate of mobile commerce sales1, more merchants are making Visa Checkout available to their consumers to help simplify the checkout experience and increase sales. As one of the first merchants to take advantage of Visa Checkout's integration with the Braintree platform, StubHub fans will soon be able to use Visa Checkout in the StubHub mobile app, making it easier than ever to grab a ticket.
“StubHub has been a great partner, and we are thrilled even more consumers will be able to get their tickets on StubHub using Visa Checkout online or in app,” said Sam Shrauger, senior vice president, digital solutions, Visa. “As Visa Checkout approaches 20 million consumer enrollments, we look forward to our continued partnership and bringing consumers an easier way to pay on the StubHub mobile app.”
“We’re always looking for unique and new ways to give our fans the best possible experience – whether that’s putting them in the center of the action, or giving them an easier way to pay, like Visa Checkout,” said Glenn Lehrman, global head of communications, StubHub. “This is just the beginning of how our two brands will continue cutting-edge collaboration and strive to make exclusive experiences more seamless.”
To celebrate the convergence of technology and music in Austin this week, Visa Checkout and StubHub will host a private concert at the Everywhere Lounge as StubHub gears up for their music showcase series in Austin. The StubHub “LIVE: Sound Stage” will feature more than 28 performers over three days: Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17. A team of lifestyle influencers will be taking part in the festivities and covering the StubHub showcase throughout the week on their social media channels.
For more details, visit visa.com and follow @VisaNews on Twitter and #everywherelounge on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit https://usa.visa.com/ and @VisaNews.
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.
1 By 2020, retail mobile commerce will represent nearly half of all retail ecommerce sales