Tickhit is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Gavin Whittaker, 35, who has worked on the project for twelve months, having studied the market and consumer trends in great depth. With a combination of both exciting brand deals & quality new and used items on one website, this enables users to win for less and sell for more.
Tickhit allows users to buy one of thirty nine numbered tickets in a bid to grab the deal for a tiny fraction of its full price, with the winner being determined by the Irish Lottery bonus ball. Also, unlike competitor sites such as Groupon, Tickhit’s unique prize draw structure means that brands and retailers receive the full value of any given deal, ensuring deals don’t negatively impact the business’ bottom line and are not detrimental to a brand’s image.
Tickhit also enables users to buy and sell their own quality new and used goods, with a one in thirty nine chance of winning a prize draw on the website. However, users are not restricted to buying just a single ticket for either brand or consumer deals, giving the public as much buying power as they wish.
Gavin says, “This has been such an exciting project to work on. With the launch of the website this month and with so much interest from varying sectors from hospitality to even car dealers, I believe Tickhit will soon be the new national online buying craze for consumers as the feedback ahead of the launch has been phenomenal.”
Newcastle Law Firm Mincoffs Solicitors provided advice to Tickhit. Partner and Head of Licensing, Matt Foster said “Mincoffs have worked closely with Gavin in relation to his project and wish him every success with its future development”
Tickhit is currently based in Gateshead but are currently looking for new headquarters in Newcastle to expand their workforce as the company grows.