OnlineTickets.com is helping brokers sell event tickets on eBay under a multiyear agreement the companies announced Wednesday. As part of the agreement, eBay will promote OnlineTickets' store on the auction site, the companies said. OnlineTickets provides software that links some 22 U.S. ticket brokers with consumers shopping for hard-to-find tickets to concerts and games, OnlineTickets President Ali Fazeli said. Under the deal, which allows the brokers to list their tickets on the auction site by selecting an option on OnlineTickets' software, the brokers have listed "thousands" of tickets on eBay, Fazeli said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
eBay has been focusing on increasing ticket sales. Last month, the online auction giant inked a deal with LiquidSeats to promote its StubHub Network and its sales of tickets to theater and sporting events. eBay is also beta-testing a travel site with Priceline.com that offers airline tickets.