Ticketmaster has decided to stop its affiliate program which paid website owners a small fee for displaying Ticketmaster ads and forwarding the clients to the Ticketmaster web site. They will concentrate on using social media to get the word out and save a few pennies they passed onto the affiliates.
Some of the larger ticket brokers will try to take advantage of the situation and push their affiliate programs. With many of these come more hidden fees for consumers as they get directed to websites that hide service charges to confuse consumers about the true price of their tickets.
Some of the ticket brokers will pay up to 12% commision to affiliates but those costs are passed onto the consumer. They should realize that when they go through the affiliate sites they are paying the commision to the affiliate, and all the markups and hidden fees the broker may have. To save money you can add “no hidden fees” to your search to find ticket brokers that sell tickets without the hidden markups.