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July 31, 2012 (SEATTLE) Brown Paper Tickets is giving 102.5% of the face value of every ticket to event organizers using PayPal or their own merchant account for credit card processing of ticket sales, a first in the ticketing industry.

"I've been using Brown Paper Tickets for many years to avoid the high fees that other ticketing companies charge my fans," said Doug Stanhope, an internationally acclaimed comedian who is about to be featured on a Showtime special on Aug. 3, and embark on a new 28-city tour next week, using Brown Paper Tickets. "It's perfect for performers who can't afford to be Louis C.K."

"We are pleased to help all who ticket their events with us to be more financially successful, while treating their fans to one of the lowest, most transparent ticketing fees in the industry." said William S. Jordan, President and CTO of Brown Paper Tickets. "We believe that offering this 2.5% bonus, along with free 24/7 live phone support, mobile ticketing, assigned seating, marketing support, and donations to charity with every ticket sold helps Brown Paper Tickets customers to earn more money, and sell more tickets than they could with any other service."

Brown Paper Tickets is free for anyone creating an event, and charges ticket buyers .99 plus 3.5% of the ticket price, including all credit card processing charges and shipping. Virtually every other ticketing service adds the credit card fee and/or shipping charges on top of their prominently advertised service fees. The event producer usually does not know the actual fees until they do extensive research on the service or in some cases, until after their tickets are being sold.

"We've used Brown Paper Tickets since we opened our business," said Sabrina Lavender, co-owner of Charleston Pirate Tours in Charleston, SC. "We actually briefly switched to another online ticket seller (who promised the sun, moon, and stars) at one point, but quickly discovered that no one could match Brown Paper Tickets' outstanding customer service or pricing, and immediately switched back to them. I once called Brown Paper Tickets in the middle of the night from a different time zone to get help with my event, and they were there for me; they have a 24/7 customer service hotline that makes it easy to talk to someone about my business, for free, at any hour. My customers love that they are paying lower prices, too."

About Brown Paper Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets ( revolutionized the ticketing industry by putting professional tools for ticketing any-sized gathering in the hands of everyone with access to the Internet, and championed the rights of ticket-buyers with the lowest fee in the industry. Brown Paper Tickets provides free customer service and marketing support in English, Spanish and French through its live, in-house 24/7 call center. Donation tools, ticketing directly from the event owner's website, and MailChimp email marketing integration make selling tickets to your workshop, networking event, class, sporting event or fundraiser as easy as a few clicks. Brown Paper Tickets is the world's only fair-trade ticketing company, and aspires to inspire giving by donating a portion of each ticket sale to charity, paying its employees to work 40 hours each year for the charity of their choice, and employing a team of "Doers" to make a difference and to lend a hand to our neighbors. Brown Paper Tickets cares about people over profit, gives back, positively influences communities and hopes to inspire other businesses to do the same.


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