US-based ticketing and event management platform Eventbrite has opened its first UK office.
Eventbrite, which achieved gross ticket sales of $400m in 2010, has already begun to offer a UK-localised version of its site at www.eventbrite.co.uk. This will soon be followed by localised versions for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, serviced by a 24-hour support team.
With Eventbrite, organisers can create customisable event pages, publicise their events via Facebook and Twitter, sell tickets and gain visibility of attendees and sales with its analytics tools.
Kevin Hartz, CEO, Eventbrite, said customer activity in the UK was fast increasing, with 99 per cent year-on-year growth in the number of tickets processed through the platform and 85 per cent year-on-year growth in the number of events posted on the platform.
“We have always learned from observing our customers,” said Hartz. “Their feature requests help inform our product roadmap. Their sharing behaviours influenced us to become early partners with Facebook. And now, in watching the activity across our platform throughout the UK, it is clear that it’s time for Eventbrite to focus on serving customers beyond the United States. It’s a vast market for us.”
Pictured: A client page on Eventbrite