Tech Stack: Amazon One and more…

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Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…

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Amazon recently launched its new app for Amazon One, the contactless palm recognition service. This allows customers to hover their palm over a device to purchase from select places, including more than 500 Whole Foods Market stores in the US, Amazon Stores and more than 150 third-party locations. Users will now be able to download the new app and sign up to Amazon One, instead of signing up at a physical retail location. They can then take a photo of their palm and create an online profile, with the app housing payment options, entry, age verification, and loyalty rewards. 

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Following a switch to Ticketmaster, English football and rugby league clubs Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors have asked season ticket-holders to activate their accounts. The clubs’ new Ticketmaster Sport system is now live, and activating accounts will mean supporters can gain full access to the system. Supporters that are not season ticket-holders will need to set up a new account to purchase tickets for football and rugby league games at DW Stadium going forward. Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors announced the switch to Ticketmaster in January. 

Phased introduction

As part of its continued phased introduced of digital ticketing, Middlesbrough Football Club has revealed that season card-holders in the Generation Red Family Zone can now utilise the technology. Fans in this area of the 34,000-capacity Riverside Stadium can use it for the first time on Saturday, when Middlesbrough takes on Swansea in the English Championship. Digital ticketing has been introduced in stages throughout 2023-24 season, and this latest phase now means that all current holders can download their season card to a mobile phone or other digital device.