The grassroots face value movement now has an iPhone App. Started in 2009 as a way for fans to buy, sell, and trade concert tickets for “face value” while avoiding online scalpers, Cash or Trade has since expanded into a full blown movement, supported by thousands of community members across the country.
CashorTrade.org is the first social ticketing platform that encourages fans to ethically buy, sell, and trade their extra concert tickets with like-minded music lovers. Using a community-based model, the site enables users to directly connect with other fans for “face value” ticket trades, without any markup or fees.
Today CashorTrade.org announced the release of the new iPhone App, now available for FREE download. It will complement the already functional web app accessed atm.cashortrade.org, but will offer lightning fast push notifications and increased user functionality.
Safer and more efficient than other ticket trading avenues, CashorTrade.org gives fans the ability to add transparency to their trades, while gaining reviews and creating trade relationships. The result is an increased chance of attending live music performances without succumbing to exorbitant fees, scams, and inflation that plague the secondary ticket market.
Also recently launched is the CashorTrade.org website redesign, which now offers city, venue, and festival pages to supplement ticket listings by performer. Localizing portions of the website will provide small venues the ability to circulate face value tickets and promote live acts within the growing community.
As part of the Gold Membership released last year, users can now utilize Trade Tracker that sends mobile notifications, tools like Suggested Trades, Repost features, Featured listings, Verified Status and much more. http://cashortrade.org/gold
Since 2009, brothers and co-founders Brando and Dusty have seen the number of registered members double each year. With over 1100 signups per month, and nearly a million dollars of transactions through the website in the last year, the value of this service is evident. In June 2014, the website experienced nearly 1 million page-views and reached 100,000 face value ticket listings. There were over 3,000 positive transaction reviews in the last month alone. CashorTrade is a free service, and does not generate revenue off of member transactions but offers a premium gold membership for $2/mo. and ad space for performers, venues and festivals.
The future is bright for CashorTrade, and Dusty and Brando are hopeful that together with this growing network they will change the landscape of the ticketing industry for the better.
As they say, “We’re all in this together. Embrace the face!”