DVD rental company Redbox is testing out the ticket biz in Philadelphia with a steal of a deal – tickets sold at or below face value with $1 service fees.
Along with movie and video game rentals, the company’s recognizable self-service entertainment kiosks will feature event tickets at select locations in Philly during the launch. The service is expected to roll out to the entire market later in October.
New Era Tickets has collaborated with Redbox for the service, giving consumers an option to print tickets at home or pick them up at the venue.
“This launch brings ticketing options to consumers for a flat fee of just $1 per ticket, and gives artists, venues and inventory owners the ability to promote their events and attractions across our network of more than 650 Redbox kiosks in the Philadelphia area,” company president Anne Saunders said.
Initial tickets up for grabs include Carrie Underwood at Wells Fargo Center, NASCAR races, the Philadelphia Film Festival and Villanova Athletics sporting events.