Ticketcorner is set to launch its resale platform fanSALE, which it claims “guarantees the authenticity of tickets”, in spring 2019.

The fan-to-fan ticket resale platform will list tickets at face value, with Ticketcorner stating it is “taking a stand against the dishonest secondary market and exaggerated resale prices.”

Any ticket offered is examined based on various criteria. If it passes the test, it receives Ticketcorner’s seal of approval, or a ‘Ticketcheck’, and is then released for resale.

The number of tickets for resale per person is limited. Tickets are bought and sold by a fully automated process via credit card and print@home.

“Our new platform fanSALE has no commercial purpose,” said Andreas Angehrn, chief executive of Ticketcorner.

“The reason we’re doing this is to stop the dishonest practices of the secondary market, to guarantee the authenticity of the tickets to our customers and make sure they get a fair deal. In the coming years, we intend to establish fanSALE as the leading and also as the fairest secondary market ticketing platform in Switzerland.”

Babette Sigg, president of the consumer forum kf, added: “Security and fairness are vital to consumers. It cannot be that they are fleeced by secondary market sites, that they pay a lot of money for a ticket and ultimately are not even admitted to the event. This is why we are pleased with the initiative of Ticketcorner.”

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