ShapeShifter

It’s party time! How Quicket became the place to get a ticket

The genesis of Quicket… We were strolling around in the forest thinking about what we’re going to do…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

We retain a small percentage… We take 4.9%...

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

When you’ve had thousands of people scream at you; it’s hectic!

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

Quicket is one of South Africa’s largest online ticketing providers.

Organisers can create an event and start selling tickets without needing a website.

There are more than 2500 events on Quicket at any given time.

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed James Tagg, co-founder and director at Quicket, for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Tagg told the story of Quicket’s founding and how he helped build the business.

He spoke about what makes Quicket different and what the future holds for his company.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

No contract, no big fees… If you’ve got five minutes…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

We’ve got schools using it to collect money for tuckshop lunches…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

The money comes in via a number of different formats… Outside of South Africa, it’s even more complicated… it’s one of the biggest challenges in ticketing…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

Quicket is primarily focussed on thousands and thousands and thousands of tiny events…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

The first event we ran was a party at our house… I was pretty pleased…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

We used to work out of a little place in Gardens… I lived in the corridor…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

They [Afrika Burn] just finished another one with us. It’s incredibly stressful… you see the hordes coming!

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

There are all these wonderfully creative event creators… What about the rest of Africa?... We partnered with guys in Uganda. It was a challenge…

James Tagg, co-founder - Quicket

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This article first appeared on 702 : It’s party time! How Quicket became the place to get a ticket


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