Your customer wants to book their dream vacation to Hawaii. They have their eyes on flight upgrades and an oceanfront room at a five-star resort. The details of their itinerary are finalized, and the excitement is palpable. There’s one catch — they are just short of the immediate funds needed to book their trip.
ARC has a solution.
Budget-Friendly Payment Possibilities
Help your customers bridge the purchasing gap and increase your average order value with Uplift, the leading buy now, pay later (BNPL) service. BNPL creates fixed monthly payment plans for your customers with no late fees or pre-payment penalties*.
Uplift is popular among airlines, cruise operators and travel destinations. They know that many customers prefer a BNPL option instead of dealing with credit card interest and fees.
Stay Ahead of the Curve
Grand View Research reports that North America had the most BNPL transactions in 2021, contributing 30% of the global BNPL revenue. It is estimated that the U.S. BNPL market share in 2022 will be $6.2 billion and is forecasted to increase to nearly $40 billion in 2030. Fortune Business Insights projected global BNPL transactions are forecasted to reach $90.5 billion by 2029.
ARC provides you with a way to meet the rising market demand.
How It Works
Uplift is available to ARC-accredited agencies and Verified Travel Consultants (VTCs). When VTCs and small to mid-sized travel agencies participate in Uplift, they can take advantage of increasing add-on purchases and offer budgeting-friendly payment options in the same way as their larger counterparts.
Agents and VTCs will work with customers to manage the normal booking process, with the added opportunity to offer BNPL options through your existing ARC Pay process.
Uplift payments can be processed using your preferred GDS or in ARC Pay Hub, which operates through the UATP Network**. Payments are received as part of the normal ARC Pay settlement and funding process. This feature will allow you to save time and money in processing transactions.
If an agency doesn’t have ARC Pay yet, it’s easy to get started.
Start Offering Uplift to Your Customers
The process of offering Uplift to your customers is quick and easy. For links to instructions, FAQ and a Step-by-Step Guide, go to My ARC > ARC Pay Hub.
If you need My ARC access or have additional questions, please email ARC’s Customer Care Center.
**UATP is a global payment solution and ARC’s technology partner to process Uplift payments.