StubHub Quarterly Newsletter- July 2nd 2013
Dear Friends and Partners,
On behalf of the whole StubHub team I would like to welcome you to our first quarterly newsletter for 2013. The purpose of this newsletter is to share with you on a regular basis the many changes that are transforming our business, both in the UK and across Europe.
By far our most important development since our UK launch last year has been the recent integration with eBay’s ticketing category. It has truly transformed the face of StubHub in the UK, surpassing our expectations in just a month since taking place.
The integration brings many benefits, the most important of which is the sheer volume of buyers and sellers now using StubHub as well as the increasing number of events being covered across the country. With more individual sellers offering tickets at close to or at below face value, we’re seeing ticket prices being driven down, offering a better deal than ever before for fans.
After just over a year in the UK we are proud to have continually grown our stable of partners. It’s been an important journey that started with the NBA Europe in May 2012 and one we have ambitious plans to extend upon as our reach grows across Europe.
We made industry history last month when we announced a ground breaking new deal with London’s O2. We’re excited about the possibilities the integration offers – not only will it be easier than ever to buy and sell tickets to O2 events, but the overall end to end event experience for fans will be safer and better than ever.
We also recently announced a new UK sporting partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the national governing body for British Tennis. This means we are now the official ticket marketplace for three major UK grass court tennis events: The Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club, London Aegon Classic in Birmingham and the Aegon International in Eastbourne.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our first rugby partner, the Leicester Tigers in becoming Aviva Premiership Champions and look forward to developing the agreement during our first full season together later in the year.
The relationship with our partners is one we view as critical to our success – thank you to all involved for your continued support.
While we are an expanding multi-territory business, it’s equally important to us that we practice good corporate citizenship a local level, improving access to music and sport for young people to develop tomorrow’s talent. In the UK, we’ve partnered with the Chicken Shed Theatre and the Musical Youth Foundation in Dublin. Most recently, our Dublin customer service team participated in the Dublin Soul festival organised by our local charity partner, the Musical Youth Foundation – take a look at some of the team in action.
Once again we would like to thank you for your partnership in making StubHub such a success in the UK. As ever, we welcome feedback from you on news and features you’d like to see included here. Please get in touch - Brigitte@StubHub.co.uk.