NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TickPick, the no-fee ticket marketplace that is transforming the industry, announced today a partnership with Affirm, the company founded by entrepreneur Max Levchin to provide fair and honest alternatives to traditional credit. This new payment option makes TickPick the first and only secondary marketplace to offer Affirm, which allows customers the ability to spread out the cost of their purchase over time through simple monthly payments.
"The Affirm partnership allows TickPick to offer its marketplace to even more consumers," said TickPick co-founder and co-CEO Brett Goldberg. "Events like the Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA Finals can now be made accessible to more customers through Affirm."
Launching just in time for the start of the World Series; Dodgers and Red Sox fans now have more ways to pay for tickets and cheer on their favorite team. Buying with Affirm provides sports fans a transparent alternative to traditional credit cards at the point of sale.
"We're excited to partner with TickPick to bring more great experiences to sports fans and music lovers, while giving consumers a transparent way to pay for their purchases over time," said Max Levchin, Founder and CEO at Affirm. "Whether it's a last-minute championship game or a popular artist's upcoming world tour, Affirm provides personalized payment options, ensuring fans get the best deals for the experiences they love."
TickPick will fully integrate the Affirm payment option into its platform and give customers the option of paying for tickets over a 3, 6, or 12-month period. There is no additional paperwork required to use Affirm on TickPick's platform, just five pieces of information are all it takes to get started and a decision comes within seconds.
Founded in 2011, TickPick is reshaping the secondary event ticket marketplace with its no-fees approach. The company does not charge any fees for buyers, setting it apart from competitive firms that charge steep transaction fees. It also leverages its algorithms to look at the price/value ratio for tickets, and then offers value grading for buyers so they can get the optimal experience for their money. Users can also bid on tickets in a process that is similar to financial markets where supply and demand creates a more efficient marketplace.
TickPick was founded by co-CEO's Christopher O'Brien and Brett Goldberg who saw inefficiencies in the ticket marketplace and decided to build a more transparent and cost-effective solution. For more information, visit www.tickpick.com.
Affirm was founded with a goal to create honest financial products and services that empower consumers and improve lives. Our goal is to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers. Today, Affirm provides millions of shoppers an alternative to traditional credit cards at the point of sale, giving them the flexibility to buy now and make simple monthly payments for their purchases. Unlike payment options that have compounding interest and unexpected costs, Affirm shows customers upfront exactly what they'll pay each month — with no hidden fees and no surprises. Affirm partners with over 1,200 merchants from verticals including consumer electronics and games, fashion and apparel, home furnishings and decor, automotive accessories, outdoor and hobbies, and travel, giving shoppers the option to pay with Affirm at checkout.
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