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Amazon abandons ticketing…but maybe not for good

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1 March 2018

AMAZON TICKETS is to cease its UK ticketing operation, following closure of its US business last November.

The company says it will honour any tickets that have already been purchased for events and some tickets will still be available for a short period.

In a statement on its website Amazon says it will stop selling tickets soon, but does not specify when. It also states that “tickets already purchased would not be affected”.

After entering the market in 2015, Amazon linked-up with AEG to offer its Amazon Prime subscribers enhanced services at AEG-operated venues including London’s The O2 (cap. 21,000) and The SSE Arena, Wembley (12,500), along with the AEG Presents-promoted British Summer Time (65,000) in Hyde Park, last year.

General manager Geraldine Wilson left the company in September (see LIVE UK issue 212), shortly after director of Amazon Prime Live Events Jason Carter departed.

However, it may not be the last the ticketing world has seen of Amazon’s ticketing ambitions, with rumours it will attempt a relaunch using its Amazon Echo and Firestick technology early next year.

An Amazon Tickets spokesman declined to comment.

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