Altadena, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2010
Goldstar and Qcue today announced a partnership creating a platform for teams, venues and promoters to effectively manage and price their ticket inventory across multiple channels and automatically allocate tickets to Goldstar.
The partnership will bring new ticket deals to Goldstar’s 1.2 million members and offer comprehensive dynamic pricing and inventory management solutions to the company’s 4000+ venue partners. It also opens up new sales channels for Qcue’s current customers.
Recently named one of the top ticket industry powers by Ticket News, Goldstar provides the world’s largest selection of half-price tickets, customizable features and user reviews. The company is well-known for building new, more diverse audiences for venues. Organizations turn to Goldstar for advance sales support, sustained exposure and late-yield increase, all key elements of an overall ticketing strategy.
“Today, as more and more consumers are purchasing entertainment tickets through alternative channels, Goldstar has proven to be a key leader in attracting these customers, many of whom would not have otherwise found their way to the box office,” said Barry Kahn, CEO of Qcue. “Together, we are helping entertainment organizations take a comprehensive view of their ticketing strategy and make smart decisions, not just about price, but also about their broader approach to inventory management.”
“For Goldstar, integrating our platform with the leader in dynamic pricing means that venues that use Qcue will be able to make us part of their dynamic pricing strategy more easily than ever,” says Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy.
Key aspects of the deal include:
- Qcue is building Goldstar into its dynamic pricing software which integrates with ticketing systems, enabling venues to dynamically optimize prices to sell more tickets.
- Goldstar is introducing its 4000+ venue partners to Qcue’s proven technology, allowing Qcue to enter new markets and genres, including musical theatre and performing arts.
- Qcue’s real-time pricing engine will help live entertainment venues more easily identify opportunities to sell tickets on Goldstar, and then manage the inventory by taking a comprehensive view of all sales channels.
Goldstar is an Internet company that builds new, more diverse audiences for venues by reaching out to its more than 1.2 million members with ticket offers to all things live entertainment, including theater, dance, comedy, jazz, concerts, and sporting events. A free no-hassle membership allows people to log on to http://www.goldstar.com and receive weekly e-mail summaries that feature the 900-1200 discounted events offered in twelve major U.S. cities – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Sacramento.
About Qcue, Inc.
Qcue is reinventing the primary ticket marketplace with dynamic pricing and inventory management solutions for live entertainment events. Sports teams, concert promoters and venues use Qcue’s patent-pending technology to set the right price at the right time and provide the best value for fans, from the date of on-sale to the date of the event. Customers and partners include the San Francisco Giants, the Dallas Stars, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and Tickets.com. Founded in 2007, Qcue is based in Austin, Texas. For more information on Qcue, visit http://www.qcue.com.