Khalti Launches QR-Code-Based Event Ticketing Facility in Nepal

Ticket Booking and Payments for All Types of Events in Nepal Now Possible via Mobile Phone.

Kathmandu, Nepal, March 20, 2019 --( Khalti, an emerging digital payment service provider in Nepal, has launched a QR-code-based event ticketing facility on its platform. Now, users can buy paperless event tickets from Khalti’s mobile app and website and make cashless payments.

Khalti has introduced a dedicated "Event" section on its app and website from where event organizers across Nepal can publish their events on Khalti’s platform, whereas, users can proceed to event ticket booking and payments.

The launch of this feature has been aimed at making the work of both event organizers and event goers easier through a seamless digital ticketing and payment system. The system will be useful for ticket booking for any events happening across Nepal, from sports matches to live concerts, among others.

Announcing the launch of the system, Amit Agrawal, Director of Khalti said, "When it comes to event ticketing in Nepal, be it a play, concert or a seminar, the event organizers have to put huge effort, from printing the tickets to marketing and distributing it to their target audience. Likewise, event goers have to go through a long process, standing in the queue and making cash payments.

"Ticketing or registration should not be an extra burden for event organizers as well as event goers. With the launch of this online ticketing system, we are hopeful that event organizers will be able to sell tickets with far less effort. Similarly, the hassle of buying tickets for audiences will be eliminated to a great extent. Users will be able to buy tickets much advance in time and make cashless payments from their mobile phone."

Khalti's electronic ticketing system is expected to help event organizers save on the costs of printing and distributing tickets to their target audiences. Meanwhile, event goers will save money while booking tickets. They will be provided cashback on every ticket purchased, that ranges up to 50 percent of the ticket price.

After booking tickets from Khalti, users will get a QR-code of the ticket and its downloadable PDF file from the Khalti app and website. They can show the same QR-code on their smartphone at the entrance gate of the event where event organizers will scan and verify the ticket.

Launched in January 2017, Khalti is a mobile wallet & payment gateway service provider in Nepal. It allows users to pay for a range of services like basic utility payments, hotel bookings, movie and domestic flight tickets, online shopping and many more. Khalti is built by the world-class engineering team behind Sparrow SMS which has served millions of Nepalis over the last 10 years. Khalti’s goal is to simplify the lives of people by bringing financial inclusivity to every individual in Nepal and take the payment industry from offline to online through best practices.
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Basanta Kumar Dhakal