Amazon is known for providing the all-encompassing, never-ending, one-stop shopping trips of America. Need something? Amazon is probably the first place you look.
Now, to add to their already massive inventory, the online retailer has announced they are looking to expand their ticket service that, until now, has only been available in the U.K. Launched just last year, Amazon Tickets has sold tickets to a multitude of shows thus far, from an Elton John concert to a Wicked performance.
The company is looking to “position Amazon Tickets as the world’s premier destination for purchasing tickets” in Asia, Europe, and the U.S, according to recent job postings. A different posting cited Amazon was looking for new employees to “to develop [their] international expansion strategy for Europe and Asia.” They have also reportedly hired employees in their Seattle office to work toward the project.
All signs point to tickets.
Prime Tickets might also soon exist for those with a Prime membership, but details about that have yet to be announced.
One post in particular addressed the mission of Amazon tickets:
“Our vision goes beyond just selling tickets as we aim to disrupt the entire live entertainment experience, including what happens before, during and after the show,” another posting says. “The ticketing business is ripe for innovation and improvement, as much of the industry has not fundamentally changed since the 1970s.”
We’ll just have to wait and see what Ticketmaster thinks about this.