USA: eBay has announced its agreement to acquire Ticket Utils, a leading independent provider of software that helps large ticket sellers manage inventory and distribution. Ticket Utils will become part of eBay’s StubHub platform, the largest ticket marketplace in the US. With this acquisition, StubHub will enable its large sellers to enjoy a best-in-class solution for inventory management, ticket distribution and internationalisation of their inventories.
Ticket Utils is already a favourite among ticket sellers because of its ease of use, reliability and multi-device accessibility. Ticket Utils’ platform and feature set are expected to help maximise sell-through and better automate the inventory management process for large sellers on StubHub. Ticket Utils also supports multiple currencies and languages, which will enable sellers to operate more effectively in international markets and take advantage of StubHub’s significant global expansion through its planned acquisition of Ticketbis.
“As StubHub seeks to become a truly global brand, we are working on new ways to ensure that sellers have effective, useful tools to better manage their inventory, pricing, distribution and internationalisation,” said StubHub President Scott Cutler. “Ticket Utils is an example of the ways in which we are listening to our customers and working to improving their selling experience, which is a benefit to our business and theirs.”
Ticket Utils offers robust functionality for sellers, including:
- Desktop and mobile access
- Instant download and advanced PDF / barcode management
- Broker hub for one-click broker-to-broker transactions and a built-in broker-to-broker chat tool
- Instant online stores for sellers
- Auto-invoice and Quickbooks integration
- Maps and seating charts
“Ticket Utils has a strong history of providing large ticket sellers a sophisticated tool for managing their inventory, and with StubHub, we’ll be able to expand our reach and increase sellers’ success even further,” said Brian Hampel, president of Ticket Utils. “Scaling globally is an opportunity for growth, and we’re especially focused on introducing StubHub sellers to the ease and efficiency of entering new markets with Ticket Utils’ inventory solution.”