Uplift Inc. | February 10, 2023
Uplift, one of the leading providers of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solutions for the world's most significant travel and retail businesses, has partnered with Margaritaville at Sea to enable installment payments for all reservations. In addition, Margaritaville at Sea will begin providing interest-free payments through Uplift for a limited period.
This new payment option allows clients to reserve cruise experiences by dividing the price into manageable monthly installments. Additionally, guests can quickly upgrade to a more significant cabin class or add onboard amenities or shore excursions for a few additional dollars each month by using Uplift's pay-over-time option.
Uplift collaborates with more than 300 of the world's top airlines, cruise lines, resorts, and other major travel providers to assist more people in making meaningful choices and experiencing the travel they deserve.
SVP of Commercial & Cruise at Uplift, Rob Borden, said, "Uplift is thrilled to be partnering with such a lively and exciting brand like Margaritaville at Sea." He added, "With this new relationship, Uplift will now offer guests the option of interest-free monthly installments to easily begin sailing the tropical waters and enjoying their experience at sea."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Uplift is the top Buy Now, Pay Later solution provider that enables consumers to get more out of life with each purchase. It serves the world's leading enterprise-level travel brands. Its comprehensive suite of flexible payment options increases conversion and customer loyalty for partners while providing customers with a simple, surprise-free payment method. With Uplift, there are no late charges or prepayment penalties, and clients may book immediately and pay in manageable monthly installments instead of paying in full upfront. In addition, customers may choose from various monthly installment term lengths and view the total cost of their purchase, including the monthly payment amount, in advance. Uplift has offices in Toronto, New York City, Reno, and Guadalajara, Mexico, and its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
Bold Commerce | January 30, 2023
Bold commerce, the leading ecommerce technology company powering checkout and subscription experiences for leading retailers and DTC brands, has announced a new integration with the financial technology comapny PayPal.
PayPal is working with Bold Commerce to integrate payments and commerce as it enters headless commerce. This integration will allow retailers and brands to leverage Bold Commerce's headless checkout suite and the PayPal Commerce Platform to develop sales channels beyond their traditional website and accept all payment methods, including Venmo, PayPal, PayPal Pay Later, and credit cards.
With over half of the shoppers (53%) leaving checkout before finishing their purchase, retailers have long recognized the need for improved checkout. Still they have previously disregarded it as too expensive and difficult to change. However, to increase conversion and business growth, retailers must offer customized checkout experiences based on shoppers' profiles and buying behavior (e.g., device, touchpoint, location). This necessitates extending the checkout experience outside typical ecommerce channels in order to meet customers where they are, with the flexibility to offer payment choices that match their preferences.
The partnership between PayPal and Bold Commerce enables retailers to accomplish this by combining payments and checkout into a single, pre-integrated solution. Now, retailers can place checkout options wherever consumers interact, such as on blogs, social media, and with QR codes on packaging. In addition, retailers can use a single payment service to manage and accept a wide variety of payment methods, including Venmo, PayPal, the PayPal Pay Later solution, debit and credit cards, and other local payment methods.
By combining Bold Checkout with PayPal's more than 430 million active accounts, the partnership paves the way for the largest global cross-merchant network impact in ecommerce.By using both PayPal and Bold Commerce, retailers may enhance their revenue through a higher checkout conversion rate and new shoppable touchpoints. Additionally, through Bold's checkout experience suite, retailers can leverage a headless, all-in-one payment and checkout solution to increase sales without incurring the cost and downtime time involved to re-platform.
About Bold Commerce
Founded in 2012, Bold is an app developer that strives to increase platform capabilities with technology to help brands grow while still providing excellent service. Its Checkout Experience Suite is the only customizable, high-converting, headless checkout with built-in subscription and pricing capabilities, enabling a checkout without limits. Leading omnichannel retailers, such as Harry Rosen, Vera Bradley, and Staples Canada, as well as burgeoning DTC brands, such as Pepsi and Mars, rely on Bold to enhance checkout conversion and deliver anywhere commerce.
Tulip | January 11, 2023
On January 10, 2023, Tulip, a cloud-based software company focused on providing omnichannel mobile solutions for retail stores, announced that its enterprise-grade, omnichannel point of sale system now supports Tap to Pay on iPhone*. The incorporation of Tap to Pay on iPhone was facilitated by the company's partnership with the leading global financial technology platform provider, Adyen.
With the addition of Tap to Pay on iPhone and Tulip, customers can accept any contactless in-person payments on their iPhone, including actual debit and credit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets, without the need for additional terminals, scanners, or hardware. It is simple, secure, and private.
Ali Asaria, CEO of Tulip, said, "The world of retail is constantly innovating and contactless technology is an important element." He further added, "We are thrilled to be one of the first to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone and see it as part of our commitment to bringing agile and modern technology to retailers and their customers."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Tap to Pay on iPhone and Tulip eliminate the hassles of building and maintaining a custom payment product by offering a fully certified solution that can be easily enabled within an app.
The enterprise Point-of-Sale solution from Tulip enables millions of SKUs and complicated business requirements, combined with the convenience and scalability of a mobile, cloud-based solution. Tulip POS offers a user-friendly, omnichannel checkout experience for both customers as well as employees, assisting in maximizing store productivity.
Tap to Pay on iPhone employs iPhone's native security capabilities to keep business and customers' information safe and secure. When a payment is accepted, Apple does not keep card numbers on the device or its systems, so customers can be assured that their business will remain theirs.
Tulip is a leading Software as a service (SaaS) company laser-focused on driving the digital transformation of retail. It provides cloud-based solutions to retailers supporting them in overcoming industry challenges and setting new standards for omnichannel commerce. In partnership with Apple and Salesforce, Tulip enables sophisticated retailers to build customer relationships, fulfill orders, complete checkouts, and improve operations to deliver an end-to-end experience that modern customers expect.