Today, Zoom announced that they are jumping into the virtual event space with a public beta for OnZoom, designed to allow both small and large companies and individuals to sell experiences to both small and large audiences.

Designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, and organizations of all sizes who want to continue providing services to their customers,  Zoom says OnZoom simplifies the whole process.

The service is an extension of Zoom’s unified communications platform and offers 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.

OnZoom adds event discovery and monetization features to their popular video platform  and specifically helps businesses and entrepreneurs:

  • Schedule and host one-time events, an event series, and drop-ins for up to 1,000 attendees (depending on your Zoom Meeting license)
  • List and sell tickets
  • Share and promote public events via email and social media
  • Reach new audiences beyond a business geographical location

Zoom users can log in to their OnZoom account and:

  • Search the directory of public events and purchase tickets online
  • Pay for events via PayPal and major credit cards
  • Purchase and gift OnZoom tickets to their friends and family
  • Natively donate to nonprofit organizations through events with active fundraisers (powered by Pledgeling)
  • Join an event
  • Favourite, share, and rate events

It is not known if this feature will be granted the same exception Apple has offered Facebook Marketplace for a similar service.

More information is available at onzoom.com here.

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