Monday, March 18, 2019

Khalti launches QR-Code based event ticketing facility

Khalti – an emerging digital payment service provider in Nepal – has launched QR-code based event ticketing facility on its platform. "Now, users can buy paperless event tickets from Khalti’s mobile app and website and make cashless payments," reads a press note from the company.
Khalti has introduced a dedicated 'Event' section on its app and website from where event organisers across Nepal can publish their events on Khalti’s platform, whereas, users can proceed to event ticket booking and payments, it reads, adding that the launch of this feature has been aimed at making the work of both event organisers and event goers easier through a seamless digital ticketing and payment system. "The system will be useful for ticket booking of any events happening across Nepal, from sports matches to LIVE concerts among others."
"When it comes to event ticketing in Nepal, be it a play, concert or a seminar, the event organisers have to put huge effort, from printing the tickets to marketing and distributing it to their target audience," director of Khalti Amit Agrawal said, announcing the launch of the system. "Likewise, event goers have to go through a long process, standing in the queue and making cash payments."
"Ticketing or registration should not be an extra burden for event organisers as well as event goers," he said, adding that they are hopeful that event organisers will be able to sell tickets with far less effort with the launch of this online ticketing system. "Similarly, the hassle of buying tickets for audiences will be eliminated to a great extent."
Users will be able to buy tickets much advance in time and make cashless payments from their mobile phone, he added.
Khalti's electronic ticketing system is expected to help event organisers save the costs of printing and distributing the tickets to their target audiences. Meanwhile, event goers will save money while booking tickets. "They will be provided cashback on every ticket purchased, that ranges upto 50 per cent of the ticket price," Agrawal said.
After booking tickets from Khalti, users will get QR-code of the ticket and its downloadable PDF file inside Khalti app and website, he said, adding that they can show the same QR-code on their smartphone at the entrance gate of the event where event organisers will scan and verify the ticket.
Launched in January 2017, Khalti is a mobile wallet and payment gateway service provider in Nepal. It allows users to pay for a range of services like basic utility payments, hotel bookings, movie and domestic flight tickets, online shopping and many more.

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