Uplift, the leading enterprise Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution, has announced that it is now accepted for payment by Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) through UATP, the underlying technology for the partnership.
The collaboration offers greater ease of use and flexibility for travel agencies wanting to offer BNPL services to their clients through ARC Pay, which is used by agents to process travel-related credit card transactions. Travel agents will be able to process Uplift payments like any ARC Pay transaction—using their preferred GDS or ARC Pay Hub via the My ARC portal.
“Installment payments are a proven way to increase conversion and drive new revenue,” said Tom Botts, Chief Commercial Officer at Uplift. “By having the ability to spread payments over time, travelers have the option to add more to their vacation and enjoy an upgraded travel experience. ARC is yet another Uplift integration with an airline owned entity such as UATP and Airlines Clearing House.”
“The ARC Pay Platform aims to provide the travel payment technology and flexibility our agencies and VTCs have been asking for, which is why we chose to offer Uplift, a travel-specific solution,” said Joseph Cavanagh, director of product management and payment products at ARC. “For transactions made with Uplift through ARC Pay, agencies will save time and resources since the transactions are consolidated and processed within the settlement system they already use.”
UATP Senior Vice President, Commercial, Zach Ornelas commented, “Working in tandem with Uplift and ARC makes the buy now, pay later process quick and easy for travel agencies to offer the service to their customers. This is another example of how UATP continues to work with its partners to provide the necessary technology for speed-to-market and expanded payment options.”