On-line ticket reserving service supplier BookMyShow is taking a look at increasing its attain to Tier-II and Tier-III cities in south India, as a part of its efforts to extend its presents to extra theatres.
The corporate can also be in talks with multiplex majors to herald unique meals and drinks (F&B) choices for its clients, to extend bookings by way of the location.
When BookMyShow began the net ticket reserving enterprise, the selection was to tie up with huge multiplexes and theatre chains to develop the market. The multiplex presence then was within the prime 20 cities. With the corporate addressing this market, it’s taking a look at increasing to Tier-II cities, mentioned Ashish Saksena, chief working officer, cinemas, BookMyShow.
“Provided that films are actually launched concurrently throughout the nation, and regional films are additionally getting significance by drawing viewers in varied components of the nation, we’re taking a look at increasing our presence to Tier-II cities and past,” Saksena mentioned.
The main focus is particularly on south India, and the corporate has improved its presence in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru to handle the service points, he added.
The corporate, which has over 4,000 screens in its stock, is taking a look at rising the quantity to 7,000 by increasing its presence in Tier-II and Tier-III markets.
As of August this 12 months, the corporate presents reserving providers in round 1,200 screens in south India.
It has added round 1,100 screens within the final one 12 months, of which 600 had been from south India. Of this, round 400 within the area had been single screens, Saksena mentioned.
The corporate has began providing an choice to its customers to pre-order their F&B choices whereas reserving film tickets and this, as a worth addition, has gained traction within the final six to eight months. Additionally it is in talks with just a few multiplex corporations to introduce unique menu for individuals who are reserving tickets by way of BookMyShow.
It at present presents the F&B function in 370 cinemas throughout the nation, and the corporate is anticipating this quantity to develop by over 60 per cent within the subsequent few months.
Round 70 per cent of the F&B transactions on BookMyShow are made by way of the app.
“Within the final one 12 months until August 2016, the variety of customers availing of F&B providers by way of BookMyShow has grown 10 instances,” Saksena added.