Pogoseat Deepens its Integration with AXS|Veritix

axs_logo_blue_squareWe are proud to announce that we have partnered with AXS to provide seat and VIP upgrade technology for its clients. By integrating with the Pogoseat upgrade platform, AXS can enable its clients to create white-labeled upgrade apps that generate new revenue and data, and enhance the fan experience.

Veritix, which recently merged with AXS, already has integrated our technology into its ticketing system and the upgrade feature is currently being utilized by Veritix clients. Last year we went live with the Utah Jazz, and this year we just launched with the Cleveland Cavs and the Utah Utes.

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 11.56.27 PMIn the past month, we have deepened our integration with the Veritix ticketing system by plugging into their secondary market platform, Flash Seats®. Many teams like the Cavs, Jazz and Timberwolves are pushing for fan adoption of Flash Seats, eliminating the need for fans to use traditional paper tickets. The Pogo-Flash Seats integration allows fans to upgrade and have their new tickets deposited directly into their flash seats account. The teams will receive the original tickets that were upgraded and then can resell them, eliminating the risk of cannibalizing primary ticket sales.

Additionally, we have implemented a seat return feature for all Veritix paper ticket holders. If a fan has a paper ticket and purchases an upgrade, their original seats will be returned to box office inventory and they will receive a barcode on their mobile upgraded tickets that they can use to scan into the venue.

As AXS|Veritix continue to innovate and enhance its ticketing system, we plan to work closely with them and continue to improve and evolve our upgrade functionality, ensuring that the integration is completely seamless and automated. Expect exciting things from the AXS and Pogoseat partnership as we work together to rollout new ticketing features that benefit AXS clients and their customers.

Let’s Go Utes! Bring on the Madness

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We’re thrilled to work with another Veritix & Flash Seats client this season- the University of Utah. Fans attending basketball games at the Jon M. Huntsman Center will be able to upgrade their seats either with paper tickets or with a Flash Seats login. As with our other Veritix & Flash Seats clients, our integration allows for dynamic pricing, and the original tickets will then return into open inventory. Fans are able to upgrade during the game, or before the game, as digital tickets gain entry into the stadium.

Although Delon Wright left for the NBA, the Utes return their Austrian 7-footer Jakob Poeltl who averaged 9.1 ppg and 6.8 rpg last season, and have Sophomore 6’8″ Brekkott Chapman who is on the verge of a breakout season coming off his summer with  USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship training camp. The Utes entered the season ranked as a top-20 team.

Utah has always had a rowdy stadium and this year should be no different, particularly as the team will give Pac-12 favorites Cal and Arizona a run for their money. The Utes host both teams this season.

For Utes ticket holders, click here to upgrade your seats!

 

Traction Across the Pond with British Basketball League

 

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We are excited to announce our launch with the British Basketball League- the premier basketball league in the UK! The league consists of 12 teams who play from September through May. The BBL will be the first of many across the UK and Europe to offer fans in-game upgrades.

The BBL is forward thinking and innovative when it comes to fan experience, which is a perfect match for the Pogoseat platform. Teams will offer various types of upgrades, such as taking a shot on the court after the game.

The BBL uses the same ticketing system as the San Francisco Giants, Tickets.com / ProVenue, which is exciting as we are already deeply integrated. We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with the BBL and ProVenue to continuously build features best suited to for mutual clients.

Click here and here for the announcements directly from Tickets.com and the BBL.

 

 

Pogoseat Partners with AEG!

Pogoseat and AEG enter strategic partnership.

Pogoseat and AEG enter strategic partnership.

We are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership as the upgrade partner for AEG and AXS! AEG owns, operates and consults with many of the industry’s premier venues worldwide. Our technology will be embedded into the AXS Mobile App, providing the upgrade flow soon for numerous US and international AEG venues. Once we’re up and running with our first selected venues, we’re excited about the growth potential within AEG’s global portfolio of world-class properties.

Pogoseat will act as a Seat & VIP upgrade provider but also as a mobile technology for targeted sponsorship campaigns at major venues.

Click here to read the press release.

The timing on this partnership works well because we are already the preferred upgrade partner of Veritix, which just merged with AXS.  To learn more about our Veritix partnership, click here.

For mobile sponsorship interest at AEG and AXS venues, please contact sales@pogoseat.com.

Pogoseat Releases its API and Self-Service Client Dashboard

Since we started selling upgrades in late 2012, Pogoseat has strived to hone and evolve its upgrade experience to be slick, easy todash-mobile_iphone6_silver_side2 use and to provide the best experience possible for event-goers. By integrating with various ticketing systems, we have been able to automate the upgrade flow for teams, venues and their fans, making the process streamlined and fully reconciled on the backend.

Now Pogoseat is opening up its upgrade platform for any entity that wants to offer upgrades. Ticketing systems and third party vendors can integrate with the Pogoseat API to offer fully streamlined seat upgrades to their downstream client teams and venues.

In addition to a new API, Pogoseat has released a client dashboard that can be used to facilitate inventory upload as well as event creation. It also offers the ability to customize our embeddable upgrade application. Within just minutes, any event can offer seat and VIP upgrades using the dashboard plug-and-play tools.

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CLICK HERE to learn more about the Pogoseat API.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Pogoseat Dashboard.

For more information or a to see a demo, please email sales@pogoseat.com.

Launching VIP Upgrades with Red Light Media

Pogoseat  and Red Light Media have partnered to bring VIP upgrades to the “Evolution of an Artist” concert series, astone cleanfeaturing with critically acclaimed musician and Washington native Allen Stone! The 5-concert event will recreate Allen’s rise as a live performer in the Seattle Music scene starting with one of the first venues Allen ever played back in 2008, the 450 capacity Triple Door on April 13th, to headlining the majestic Paramount Theatre on April 18th. Each show will include other up and coming local Seattle bands as well. Click here to purchase tickets:

The VIP upgrade packages will include tickets to the show, a meet & greet with Allen Stone, sound check access and autographed merchandise. VIP upgrades will be available one week prior to the respective concerts but supplies are limited so make sure to download the app and signup for notifications!

To signup for notification and to purchase VIP upgrades when available, download the Pogoseat app, select ‘Concerts’ and then choose the specific Allen Stone event that you plan to attend.

Apple download link

Android download link

Playing Musical Chairs with the Jazz

mobileWe are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Utah Jazz to provide seat upgrades for fans at EnergySolutions Arena. Upgrades will be available directly from the Utah Jazz Mobile App as well as on jazz.pogoseat.com.

The highlight of this season for the Jazz has been Gordon Hayward. After signing a max contract, the 6’8 small forward is proving that he can flat out ball. The Jazz are in the process of developing a young team led by Hayward, Derrick Favors and rookie, Trey Burke. Playing in an always tough Western Conference, the Jazz are looking to get into rhythm this season and poise themselves for success in the years to come.

Jazz fans are known to be some of the most loyal in the NBA and the EnergySolutions Arena has a reputation to get rocking during Jazz home games. The seat upgrade feature will help them get closer to the action and watch their favorite players from close proximity.

To learn more about Jazz upgrade availability and to sign up for upgrade notifications, you can visit the Jazz upgrade page by clicking here.

Upgrades Fit for Kings

After a fast start, the Kings now find themselves in the middle of the Western Conference pack and are on pace to easily outperform last year’s 28-win season. Rudy Gay and emerging star Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins are each averaging over 20 points per game, meanwhile speed demon Darren Collison is playing the best basketball of his career with 15.9 points and 7 assists per game.

While the Kings create excitement on the court, they are also creating excitement by offering fans seat upgrade opportunities via Pogoseat. Starting tonight, Kings fans will  have the opportunity to upgrade their seats before and during Kings home games. This is an exciting time to kickoff upgrades as the Kings host the playoff contender Suns and Thunder as well as Lebron and the Cavs in January.

To learn more about Kings upgrades and to signup for upgrade notifications, you can visit the Kings upgrade page.

To see upgrade options now, click here!

Pistons Upgrades – Team & Technology

The Detroit Pistons are poised to make a playoff run this year this season after securing solid player talent during the off-season. Led by Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Brandon Jennings, the Pistons are well equipped to be a powerful force in the Eastern Conference.

Not only do Pistons fans have a lot to look forward to on the court, they also have access to some new technological features that will enhance their in-game experiences. In early November, the 4th and final stage of the Palace renovation will be complete, featuring the installation of a new center court high-definition “Palace360” scoreboard system, upper-level endzone boards with game statistics, LED ribbon boards encircling the lower-level and upper-level fascia, arena tunnel entrance digital displays, and audio system enhancements.IMG_2804_iphone6_silver_side2

The Pistons and Pogoseat have teamed up improve the in-game upgrade system. In addition to being able to purchase seat upgrades via the Pistons mobile app, fans will also be able to purchase an assortment of exciting VIP upgrades. Getting a visit from the cheer team or dancers, hanging at the players bench pre-game and/or taking a shot on the court after game are all examples of VIP upgrades that will be available for purchase.

Pistons experience upgrades will go on sale 24 hours prior to the start of each home game but act quick because some of them have a limited supply available!

To learn more about the Pistons upgrade program and to signup for upgrade alerts, visit the Pistons upgrade page.

 

Ducks Are Hunting This Season!

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The Anaheim Ducks are off to a fast start this season, earning a 3-1 record over their first 4 games. The Ducks are favored by many to win the Pacific Division and are set to make another run for the Stanley Cup. Getting to the cup won’t be easy and they will likely have to face their cross-town rivals, the LA Kings, and/or the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

The Ducks play their first home game on Friday and face the highly prospected Minnesota Wild. Seat upgrades will be available on the Ducks app which can be downloaded for iOS and Android. To learn more about Ducks upgrades and to signup for upgrade notifications, you can visit the Ducks upgrade page.