Some venues prefer to use paperless tickets, or mobile transfers for entry because it’s a more secure delivery method than traditional print-at-home tickets. Mobile transfers are tickets that are emailed to you via a third-party app or service and need to be presented from the service's app or mobile website with an Android device or iPhone.
There's no need to worry if you don't receive your tickets right away. As an event draws closer, venues generate the barcodes for each ticket. Many venues release their tickets 24-48 hours before the event as a security measure. The seller will transfer your tickets to you as soon as they receive them from the venue.
You'll receive an email from the third-party (usually from the team or the venue's preferred ticketing platform) prompting you to accept your ticket transfer. The video below shows the process for most mobile transfers.
1. Check your inbox. Mobile transfer emails can be found in your promotion, junk, and spam folders with the subject line Your Ticket Transfer Offer.
- You can also search for the phrases sent you tickets, forwarded you or for an email from email@example.com
2. Click the link in the email and create an account with the same email address used to place your order.
3. Tap Accept Offer and head to Tickets.
Mobile tickets can't be transferred to your SeatGeek account and need to be displayed from the venue or team’s preferred ticketing platform.
Some venues may not release their tickets until 24-48 hours before an event. This is what is referred to as a delayed-release. This practice is implemented to help protect people's tickets from potential fraud. Tickets may be released outside of a seller's normal business hours, so you may receive them the day before or the day of the event.
However, your tickets are guaranteed to be delivered before the event! Keep an eye out in your inbox, junk, and spam folders for an email from either Ticketmaster or from the team prompting you to accept the tickets.
We have a couple of tips for you! The invite to claim your mobile transfer tickets will be sent to the email address used when placing your SeatGeek order 24-48 hours before an event. Sometimes the tickets will come directly from the seller, so you may see that an unfamiliar name sent you tickets.
Try searching the name of the artist, venue, or home team (Example: For a Brooklyn Nets game, search Brooklyn Nets). If that doesn’t pull up an email then try searching for the word transfer, the phrase sent you tickets, or an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you still cannot locate the transfer e-mail after completing these steps, please contact us by scrolling down and tapping Contact Support while viewing your order in the SeatGeek app. Click here to see how.
Sometimes the tickets or QR codes are not viewable until the day of the event. This is a policy enforced by venues to keep your tickets safe. Rest assured that as long as you’ve accepted the tickets, they are yours. Your barcodes will appear in the third-party app in time for the event.
If you're unable to see your tickets in the third-party app hours before the event begins, please contact us by scrolling down and tapping Contact Support while viewing your order in the SeatGeek app. Click here to see how.
The venue determines the format of the tickets. This means SeatGeek cannot change the delivery format. This will be the method of entry for the majority of attendees to your event.