3 min readApr 15, 2021


Integration with Coras will allow Rakuten to offer a comprehensive range of music, sport, theatre and attraction tickets throughout Europe.

LONDON, UK and DUBLIN, IRELAND (16th April 2021) — Coras today announced that it is partnering up with Rakuten Europe to provide Club Rakuten members with the opportunity to buy tickets for Europe’s best music, sport, theatre and attractions directly through their Club membership accounts.

“We’re excited to partner with Rakuten Europe, a subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s leading internet services companies, so their members can buy the best event and attractions tickets when using Club Rakuten in the UK plus earn Rakuten Points on every purchase.”, said Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Coras.

“Coras’s vision is to offer consumers tickets of all kinds, seamlessly integrated in existing customer journeys. We’re particularly proud to be partnering with the pioneer of an ecosystem reward model, Rakuten, to bring even more value to Club Rakuten in the UK.”

Tim Birchinall, Senior Director & Head of Membership, Europe at Rakuten Europe added “We’re delighted to partner with Coras, the leading distribution technology provider in the ticketing space. We’re really looking forward to add this new offering to our Club Rakuten and can’t wait for our members to collect Points on every ticket purchase as they get back to live shows and attractions in 2021.”

Coras enables the biggest online brands to sell the best tickets for events and activities through a single API integration, with real time access to ticketing inventory in 40 countries, 10 languages and 8 currencies. For more information please go to

About Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to approximately 1.4 billion members around the world. The Rakuten Group has over 20,000 employees, and operations in 30 countries and regions.

In Europe, Rakuten has been active for more than a decade and is constantly growing its footprint. The network of business units consists of more than 14 services, available in almost every European country. With Rakuten Europe’s head office in Luxembourg and offices in London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and other major European cities, Rakuten is more than just a company, it’s a vision of a true Ecosystem.

Club Rakuten is a membership programme designed to offer consumers real value in every area of their day-to-day spending, helping members to shop, watch, read and chat. Bringing together Rakuten’s existing U.K. brands (Rakuten TV, Rakuten Kobo and Rakuten Viber) with 230 partnerships with retailers worldwide, and experiences in partnership with Fever, Club Rakuten helps to make every day more rewarding for consumers.

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