TORONTO — Uplift is reporting record growth in Canada, doubling its number of partners that include some of the top brands in travel.
According to Managing Director Denise Heffron, Uplift has remained active throughout the pandemic, intent on growth in the Canadian market by launching new product enhancements for consumers and travel partners and providing a greater selection of flexible payment terms and promotional offers.
“At Uplift, we believe that the key to travel recovery is personalization and innovation, not only in the way we travel but how we book travel as well,” she says. “We have been actively onboarding new partners and preparing for recovery throughout the pandemic. We recognize that product enhancements and flexibility are critical as we move forward and get back to travelling.”
New enhancements and developments for the Canadian market include the following:
- More flexible payment offers – customers can now opt for installment terms that best suit their budget
- Lower minimum purchase price – consumers can now utilize installments for purchases as low as $300
- Promotional Financing- select merchants can now offer interest-free payments helping to drive higher average order value (AOV)
For travel agents specifically, who Heffron says “are key to recovery,” Uplift has enhanced its agent technology and offers to ensure ease of booking and a more seamless experience.
“More choice and options for their clients have been at the forefront as well,” adds Heffron. “We are committed to supporting travel agents in all ways possible and helping them grow their business will be a key focus during recovery and beyond.”
Uplift partners with over 200 airlines, cruise lines, resorts and other major travel brands in Canada and the United States to offer Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment options. With its easily BNPL installments, consumers can book their vacation when they are ready and spread the cost of their purchase over affordable monthly payments, rather than paying in full at time of booking. There are no late fees or prepayment penalties, and travel can happen prior to the full amount is paid off.
Uplift is seamlessly integrated into the travel partner’s booking process, allowing customers to see the total cost of their trip along with the monthly installment amounts. Surprise-free monthly payments also allow customers to upgrade their vacation; upgrading to first class or a luxury experience can be possible by adding only a few extra dollars each month.
To view all of Uplift’s travel partners, which include Air Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Transat, Porter Airlines and more, go to https://www.uplift.com/find-partners/.