Indonesian ticket booking platform Tiket has made some interesting progress since we last talked with them in August. Tiket has bagged a hat trick of first prize awards (pictured above) over the last couple of months. The company won at Sparxup in the e-commerce category, and at the Telkom Indigo Fellowship Awards in the travel and retail category. The latest award the startup has won was at the ASEAN ICT Awards (AICTA) held in Seibu, Philippines, a couple of weeks ago.
We caught up with the team again to talk about the company’s adventure in startup competitions and about its progress in general. Tiket.com seems to enjoy competing in these kinds of contests, and the team is looking to join more of them as early as next month. In December, Tiket will be competing in two events, the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) and the GIST-Initiative, the latter of which was initiated by the US Department of State.
Tiket also shared its latest statistics with us. The company said that it has seen stable growth of 20 to 50 percent every month. So far, Tiket has partnered with 1,000 hotels, six airlines, 30 concert events, and 300 travel agents for its ticketing sales. The startup’s total user-base has reached the 100,000 mark, with more than 50 percent of them being repeat customers.
The team has also handled some amazingly quick concert sell-outs – the site sold
5,000 1,000 concert tickets for Japanese rock band L’arc~en~Ciel in only two minutes in January this year. And its allotment of 5,000 6,000 concert tickets for Korean pop group Big Bang were sold in the space of 15 minutes, with 46,000 users simultaneously hunting for the tickets on Tiket.
Currently, Tiket supports various online payment methods, such as credit cards, KlikBCA, BCA KlikPay, and bank transfers. The team is looking to add another payment option in the near future, which is cash-on-delivery (COD), to open up the service to people who don’t have cards, or those who think that doing a cash transfer at an ATM is a pain.