Trending Ticketing: ‘FJI’ surveys top movie ticketing companies

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Our annual roundup details how movie ticketing companies are improving customer transactions at the cinema.

Dealflicks

Dealflicks has continued to innovate with ticketing technology and marketing services for exhibitors over the past year. The Dealflicks Android app became the first ticketing and entertainment app to integrate Android Pay in fall 2015 and was selected and featured at Android Pay’s initial release. Android Pay allows users to check out with one simple tap, without entering their credit card details.

Dealflicks has further refined its inventory and pricing system to allow further customization and cutting-edge, dynamic pricing abilities for their theatre partners.

Dealflicks is the number-one movie ticket deal app, offering movie tickets and concessions deals with no convenience fees in over 6,000 screens across the U.S. Movie theatres gain meaningful, incremental revenue through Dealflicks’ dynamic pricing and inventory platform, getting butts in empty seats that would have gone unsold. Dealflicks has now sold over one million tickets and concessions since its launch in July 2012. (dealflicks.com)

Exhibitor Benefits

Diamond Ticketing Systems, a pioneer in the online ticketing industry, has introduced a new offering. The company, Exhibitor Benefits, is a revolutionary and affordable patron-engagement platform, a suite of tools that will open new revenue streams for the exhibition market.

It will combine Big Data with ease-of-use and pinpoint reporting. Exhibitors will have, at their fingertips, the ability to understand various behaviors of their guests, such as how much they’ve spent this year, concession purchases, which concessions, seating preferences, the date of their last visit, favorite genres and more.

President and CEO Terry Schmidt and chief technology officer Morgan Leppink will be attending CinemaCon 2016 and will display the Patron Engagement Platform at private showings. Go to Exhibitor Benefits.com to request an appointment.

Fandango

Fandango tickets to more than 27,000 screens across the county and sells the majority of online tickets for the nation’s top seven exhibitors. The company recently expanded its international footprint by acquiringBrazil’s Ingresso, the largest online ticketer in South America’s largest market.

Fandango continues to extend its user experience across emerging platforms, including connected TVs and wearable devices like Apple Watch. Mobile ticket sales continue to soar for Fandango, with more than 52 million downloads of its award-winning apps. In 2016, Fandango’s brand-new scanner-less ticket technology was successfully tested and deployed at more than 3,000 screens. Based on the popular customer feedback, Fandango is adding new screens with scanner-less ticket technology every day.

The company continues to develop new ticketing innovations to make it even more fun and easy to discover new movies, find new theatres, and help increase theatre attendance. (fandango.com)

MovieTickets.com

MovieTickets.com provides advance movie ticketing to nearly 250 exhibitors, representing over 28,000 screens in 21 countries or territories. Recent key additions to the program include two exclusive ticketing agreements with RC Theatres and the Cinema Buying Group. The company released a new suite of mobile applications mid-2015, which will ultimately include a new visually verifiable mobile ticket. MovieTickets.com has also expanded into related areas, signing deals with Rentrak for research-related products and Mobiquity Networks for utilization of beacon technology, and has significantly grown the retail presence of its branded gift cards. (movietickets.com)

NCR

NCR invites you to experience the Power of One with our their CinemaOne™solution. CinemaOne helps you deliver one consistent user experience across multiple devices and multiple locations. Designed by users, not engineers, CinemaOne deploys quickly with minimal training. Guests love the interactive display and one log-in function for all loyalty programs. Plus, you can easily get to know your patrons with one set of data reporting.

CinemaOne aligns with Aloha foodservice software, adding more value to each ticket sold. The SaaS-based platform model ensures that you are ready for complex ticketing, online ordering, mobile payments or whatever comes next. You pay per ticket, enabling you to easily invest in the solution with one monthly subscription fee. For more information, visit ncr.com.

Omniterm

Omniterm’s Film Settlement software was developed to provide theatre owners with a streamlined method of booking new releases and automatically calculating the rental fees payable. The Film Settlement module was designed to assist a standalone theatre or function in a head-office environment catering to a multi-theatre circuit. The fee structures are completely flexible and provide for multiple levels in the event of changing percentages or booking agreements. The software also has the option to remit the Distributor Reports to the film studios automatically. The Payment Registration function enables users to select outstanding fees and register payments for inclusion on remittance reports. The Film Settlement module eliminates manual methods of recording sales, calculating royalties, and processing payments as all functions are integrated within Omniterm’s Theatre Software Solution. The release of their Film Settlement module simplifies this very important part of the theatre exhibition business. (omniterm.com)

Ready Theatre Systems

Ready Theatre System strives to provide the best point-of-sale and digital signage solutions available. They’ve enhanced their reserved seating capabilities, both at the retail level and online. Auditorium layouts are fully customizable and patrons at the box office can pick their seats using available customer-facing touchscreens. In 2015, the company added or enhanced over 1,000 features in the RTS software and they have many more in store for the upcoming year. Installed in over 1,500 locations and counting, RTS looks forward to serving the exhibition industry for many years to come. Are you Ready? (rts-solutions.com)

Retriever Software

Retriever Softwareis releasing a fresh set of software, service, and pricing updates at CinemaCon 2016. See these latest enhancements at booth 830F:

* Custom-branded mobile app: schedule posting, ticket sales and push notifications

* Digital signage: new templates with automatic image updates tied to the schedule

* Assigned seating: new seat maps for VIP sections and entire auditoriums

* Customized iFrames: website schedule posting, remote sales and Internet ticketing

* Kiosks: new self-service hardware and poster-case screen flow

* Online shopping cart: automated gift card sales and item sales from your website

* Special pricing at the show on software and service

Stop by the booth and take advantage of these new features and savings.(retrieversoftwareinc.com)

ticket. international

ticket. international is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2016.Their new version of Mobile Reports with improved functionality is launched and available in Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Another product highlight from the house of ticket. international is the new multimedia ticket vending machine ATM Version 8. The vertically mounted 42-inch multi-touch display can be divided into several areas and offers the possibility to show in parallel advertisements or trailers in addition to the booking process. The sale of tickets, concession articles and vouchers is now possible at one kiosk. Concession articles which have been bought online or at the new ATM can then be picked up at the “express box office.” The customer passes the proof of purchase (barcode) to the cashier and he/she scans it and the express box office shows directly which articles should be given to the customer. Cashiers receive additional support through the CID pickup info mode, where the exact quantities are shown. More highlights will be released this year.

Leading-edge technology for cinemas since 1996! “No limits” is ticket. international’s motto. (ticket-international.com)