What was your “lightbulb” moment when you knew you had something? The overwhelming positive response from our initial customers after launch. They expressed extreme commitment to Ticketbud and their dissatisfaction with their current vendors. We kept hearing, “Where have you been all this time?” We knew we had something.
Smiling for Smiddy, which raises money for cancer research, has used the site to organize a number of cycling events. Since 2006, founder Mark Smoothy said the group has collected more than $3 million. "We started using Ticketbud a few years ago for some of our smaller events but were so impressed that we now use it for our larger events, as well," Smoothy said. "Everyone who uses the site is extremely happy."
Another unique feature of the ticketing service is Sponsorbud, which allows organizers to easily integrate sponsorships directly onto their event page in order to generate additional funds. Ticketbud also offers a private label feature that essentially allows organizers to sell tickets from what looks like their own online box office. Ticketbud also provides event promotion, social media publishing, email marketing, marketing data, and a bar-coded ticket scanner for iPhone and Android.
"Ideabud, which was founded in 2008, operates Ticketbud, an online platform designed to enable groups to sell an unlimited number of event tickets for a flat fee instead of a percentage of sales or a fee based on the number of tickets sold."
"Ticketbud, founded in 2008, developed an online platform designed to enable groups to sell an unlimited number of event tickets for a flat fee instead of a percentage of sales or a fee based on the number of tickets sold. Cross considers the company to be the Craigslist of the online ticket selling industry."
“I was asked by a friend with a school for children with special needs to look at software packages to help them do some fundraising,” Cross recalls. “I started analyzing packages for nonprofits. It’s like a big block of cheese and rats are attacking the cheese. To raise $100,00 you have to spend $10,000 up front.” Cross’ original idea was to build a family of technologies to help nonprofits.