September 17, 2013
StubHub joins with Kijiji to bring new channel to the live event payments
TORONTO--StubHub, the world's largest secure market for live-event tickets, will provide access to their vast ticket catalog on Kijiji, Canada's most popular online classified service, and extend its risk-free, safe, secure system for ticket sales to all Kijiji users.
The companies did not disclose financial details of the agreement.
"We know Canadians love to use Kijiji because over 40 per cent of the Canadian internet population goes there at least once a month," said Anthony Lipschitz, Country Lead of StubHub Canada. "Now Kijiji users who want to buy or sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theatre and other live entertainment events will have all the benefits of StubHub's unique online marketplace -- a trusted, secure, safe place to buy or sell tickets, backed by our FanProtect Guarantee."
StubHub was created in 2000 and has become the most popular site in North America for the resale of tickets to live events.
"StubHub is a platform for fans that helps them discover and access what they want to do this weekend. With the StubHub FanProtect Guarantee, fans are protected from that awful experience of buying a ticket from a stranger outside an event because you couldn't get one anywhere else and then being turned away at the door because there's something wrong with the ticket," said Lipschitz. "Offering that same peace of mind to Kijiji users is good for everyone."
StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theatre and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Company partners include the San Francisco Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, Paciolan. AEG, and Tickets.com. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).
Kijiji, which means "village" in Swahili, is the number one classifieds site in Canada, connecting ten-million buyers and sellers each month. Kijiji.ca offers Canadians a free, easy, and local way to buy, sell, and trade goods and services in their community. With local sites for more than 100 cities and towns across the country, Kijiji makes it easy for Canadians to find exactly what they're looking for in their own community. Kijiji Canada is part of the eBay Classifieds Group, the global leader in online classifieds with a global presence in more than 20 countries and 1,000 cities.