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In the Market for a Gift? Why Not Event Tickets?

Its holiday shopping season and everyone knows that one person who is impossible to shop for. They are either fussy, or they have everything. So, what do you do? Well, one idea is to purchase event tickets. From movie tickets to concerts to Broadway shows, there are plenty of choices to please every fussy person on your gift list.

While event tickets are a great idea, there are a few things that you need to consider before purchasing tickets to gift. First off, you need to make sure that the event is something that the gift receiver is interested in. While this may seem like common sense, many times an event ticket gift is a rushed purchase, and the gifter tends to purchase something that they would want, instead of considering what the recipient would want. While Broadway and off-Broadway tickets are good gifts, you need to make sure that the show is a good match for the gift recipient. For instance, while The Lion King is a big hit, not everyone wants to sit through a child-centric show. The same for shows such as Jersey Boys and The Book of Mormon. Be sure that the tickets match the person who they are meant for.

Another thing to consider is the work the recipient has to go through to get to the event. If a concert is a two hour drive, it may not be worth the purchase, unless is it something that is high on their wish list. The same goes for Broadway shows. If someone lives in Oregon, a ticket to a Broadway show in New York City may not be the best idea. To be safe, keep the tickets local. Also, be sure that there is a refund policy for the tickets. This can be hard to locate, and the majority of ticket companies do not refund purchases, so be clear before purchasing.

If you are in the market to sell event tickets as a career, the holiday season is a great time to get into the business. However, while there is a ton of clientele walking the streets, you need a reliable method of payment acceptance. You need a processor, such as eMerchantBroker to help process plastic card payments. The vast majority of event ticket sales are online, and those purchases are bound to be plastic card payments. Without the services of a company such as, your business would fail quickly.

The holiday season is a great time to shop for event tickets. They make great gifts, if you are reading the recipient right. While the return policies may not be great, a great event ticket gift can make it a holiday to remember.

About the Author:

Blair Thomas is an electronic payment expert, who loves all things finance and planning. He is also the co-founder of the #1 high risk processing company in the country. If you would like to connect with Blair add him to your Google+ circle.