In this economy, every dollar makes a difference. That’s why OmniTicket Network was keen to introduce its new Installment Billing module which gives ticket purchaser’s the flexibility to pay for their tickets, annual passes and memberships over a series of pre-set, automated payments. OmniTicket Network’s clients had expressed a need for an alternative payment option for those customers who might otherwise not be able to afford a single, lump-sum payment amount. With that need in mind, the Installment Billing module was quickly implemented at several large theme parks that use the OmniTicket Network system.
One of the most recent venues to add OmniTicket’s Installment Billing option is the Hyland Hills Park & Recreation District in Federal Heights, Colorado. Their Water World waterpark recently introduced an online “FlexPay” option for the “Big Kahuna Splash Pass.” After just four weeks of planning and implementation, guests at Water World now have the ability to pay for their Big Kahuna Splash Passes over a series of two separate payments equal to the total purchase price.
“We feel this new feature will drive pass sales and offer another innovative way for our guests to purchase from us, ” said Bob Owens, Water World Manager and IT Administrator. “After implementing FlexPay online, guest feedback has been very positive.”
The advantage of the Installment Billing option is its seamless integration with OmniTicket Network’s current ticketing system which is in use at many of the world’s busiest parks and attractions. It also provides configurations for practically every business need. The Installment Billing module gives Water World and other OmniTicket Network clients the ability to:
. Brand its own flexible payment program (e.g., “FlexPay” or “Monthly Payment Program”)
. Provide artwork and logos to customize online payment pages
.Set the number of payments required that best meets their season and revenue objectives (anything between a minimum of two payments up to 12 monthly payments for the year)
.Decide if payments will be charged on a fixed day of the month, or every “X” days from the guest’s original purchase date
. Determine the amount of the initial payment plus all subsequent payments
. Configure the initial payment to be either a percentage of the total purchase price, or a flat fee
In today’s economic environment, consumers are less likely to spend money on big-ticket purchases. According to the National Retail Federation, more and more retailers are beginning to offer flexible payment options – including payment plans like Installment Billing – as a way to attract new customers and keep the ones they have.
“This new functionally promotes an increase in both pass sales and guest satisfaction, ” says Mickey Carlson, COO of OmniTicket Network’s U.S. business unit. “We’re glad to be able to offer our clients, and their guests, such a convenient and flexible solution.”
Learn more at www.omniticket.com or call +1 (407) 370-2900.