Twickets, the European based face-value or less ticket resale platform has now launched in the U.S. Twickets is supported by Adele, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, One Direction and other artists as an alternative to StubHub and ticket companies that encourage top dollar ticket resales.
Twickets, a platform that lets fans resell unwanted and spare tickets at fave value or less, launched in the U.S. on Wednesday.
"We're looking to provide an alternative to genuine fans that want to look out for other fans potentially and not gain a substantial profit," founder Richard Davies said. "We're not planning to be the solution to scalping. Fans deserve a choice. We don't want them to get ripped off."
Tickets charges sellers nothing and buyers pay 10-15% of face value plus a shipping fee.
"It's been a mix of support from artists, event organizers and record labels," he said. "Outside of any artist endorsement, this has been purely word of mouth. We've never spent money on marketing. Word of mouth plays an important part of what we do."