We're incredibly pleased to today announce the release of our brand new feature: Pay with Friends.
As I'm sure many of you can relate to, booking a festival with friends can at times be a pretty stressful experience, particularly for the one who steps up to shoulder the initial payment, only to spend weeks trying to get back money from the rest of the group.
Pay with Friends aims to alleviate that by allowing the lead booker to reserve the booking for their whole group while only having to pay for their part of the payment upfront. The other members of the group then have 48 hours to pay their individual parts.
So how does this actually work?
Once multiple tickets or packages are selected, the lead booker can choose to “Pay with Friends” and split the total payment. The lead booker can then pay for just their individual part of the booking.
After they've paid, the lead booker will be able to send a link to the rest of their group through which they can individually pay for their own parts. The tickets will be reserved for 48 hours to give each person in the group time to pay, and once all the portions are paid, the order will be fully confirmed and accessible through each group member’s Festicket account.
If anyone in the group does not pay before the 48 hour deadline, the booking is released and no one is charged. However, there is a small non-refundable deposit charged to the lead booker to reserve the booking.
Zack Sabban, our CEO and Co-founder, comments: "Our goal is to make festival discovery and booking as easy as possible for fans so they can focus on what matters - enjoying the festival. Groups are a big priority for us as the group is usually an important part of the festival experience.
We already have a designated sales team for assisting groups with their booking. Now we’re the first ticketing company to offer a feature like this specifically designed for group payments. It’s exciting to be leading the way with this lifesaver for lead bookers."
But enough of the technical jargon, it's time to start planning your next festival. Discover and book yours here.
If you would like to cover this story in a press capacity, you can find the full Pay with Friends press release here.