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How does ticket transfer work?
How does ticket transfer work?

Explore everything you need to know about selling, transferring, buying and accepting Ticketmaster mobile transfer tickets.

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Written by Andrea
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Some ticketing companies use mobile tickets, or digital tickets that are not printable or in PDF format. Ticketmaster uses “mobile-only tickets”, which means you can only find the ticket on your iOS or Android mobile device in their app. They do this for extra safety to make sure the right person gets in at the door.

Read on for the step-by-step instructions on selling and buying mobile transfer tickets.

Selling & transferring tickets

To set up your listing in the TicketSwap app, hit “Sell” and follow the steps shown. If you bought tickets through Ticketmaster’s platform, you’ll need to access and manage your tickets from their platform, the Ticketmaster app. Here’s how it works:

  1. Copy the unique email address you see in the TicketSwap app to your clipboard

  2. Go to the Ticketmaster app*

  3. Hit ️transfer under the “+” button

  4. Enter TicketSwap as the recipient

  5. Paste the email address you copied to your clipboard

  6. Go back to the TicketSwap app and finish your listing

Your tickets are always private until a buyer pays for your ticket.

Check this flow to see an example of how it looks on Ticketmaster:

Buying & accepting transferred tickets

To accept a ticket you’ve bought, we’ll send a message by email and notification to guide you. All you need to do is accept the ticket through the Ticketmaster app. Download the Ticketmaster app for iOS or Android if you haven’t already – this is the easiest way to accept your ticket. Here’s how it works:

  1. Check your email to accept the ticket from us – it’s titled “Accept your ticket to [Name of your event]!”

  2. Hit “Accept ticket/s” and we’ll take you to the Ticketmaster site

  3. Log in or sign up to Ticketmaster*

  4. Hit “Accept tickets” and go to Tickets to find your purchased tickets. Check out an example of accepting tickets from Ticketmaster below.

Now all you have to do is show your ticket from the Ticketmaster app when you’re at the door. Enjoy the show!

Need more help with figuring out how to transfer or accept tickets via Ticketmaster? Head to our Troubleshooting ticket transfer article for more details on your specific questions, or send us a message and we'll be happy to help.

*Whenever transferring or accepting tickets via the Ticketmaster platform, Ticketmaster’s terms and conditions apply to any actions you take there.

Currently available in most countries. More countries coming soon!

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