One of the few businesses that have had the chance to flourish during the pandemic, the popular video calling app zoom has now rolled out its latest ticketing tool that promises immersive experiences at the comfort of your home.
Zoom is now adding ticketing tools to aid online classes, concerts, and experiences on a new offshoot application called- OnZoom. Zoom has claimed that it will be adding event discovery and monetization features to “simplify how you adapt traditionally in-person events, free or paid, into engaging online experiences.”
An extension of Zoom’s unified communications platform, OnZoom is a comprehensive solution for paid Zoom users to create, host, and monetize events like fitness classes, concerts, stand-up or improv shows, and music lessons on the Zoom Meetings platform. So, essentially, if you’re looking to qualify for the OnZoom tools, you’ll be needing a paid Zoom which accepts payment through the PayPal platform. Users with a paid or free account can watch.
Cashing on the previous arrangements that require teachers and performers to take fees via other payment portals, zoom has now directly tapped into that market, with their very own platform.
Stating that the OnZoom platform can help businesses and tutors, Zoom listed several features in its blog post including:
Being able to schedule and host one-time events, an event series, and drop-ins for up to 1,000 attendees, being able to list and sell tickets, the ability to share and promote public events via email and social media, and eventually reach new audiences beyond a business geographical location.
Zoom also announced that it was bringing ‘Zapps’ to the Zoom experience, with companies like Dropbox, Box, and Salesforce adding to the meeting experience with sales tools, downloads, and shared documents. Zapps will be coming to Zoom by the end of the year, and free and paid users will have access.