Selling ski lift tickets with Skidata, new payments, and other updates

by Eliisa L.

11 November 2020
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It’s time for our monthly news recap from October! Just in time for the winter season, our product development deployed useful updates that will help increase online sales and the overall customer experience. Toomas, from development, is here to walk us through the latest updates - let's get into it!

Partner integrations: Skidata - sell lift tickets via Rentle

We’ve been working for quite some together with Skidata to enable selling ski lift tickets via Rentle. We’re excited to say that during October we did successful production tests with Skidata and the Skidata integration is now ready to use. With the integration, you can sync your Skidata catalog, manage which ski tickets are available for purchase in the Rentle e-commerce store, and sell them individually or offer as an additional product with your rental equipment.

The Skidata integration allows consumers to buy lift tickets with either a new Keycard, or to use an existing one. If it’s a new Keycard, after the purchase the consumer can pick it up from the cashier or the Skidata self-service kiosk. If the consumer added an existing Keycard, the consumer can go straight to the ports and the ticket will activate.

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New payments

We’ve also added many new payment options to the online store. Every customer who uses the online card payments will automatically get GooglePay and ApplePay support to their online store. Do note that the ApplePay will be only visible if the device and browser supports ApplePay.

We added support for many requested payment methods in the Nordics as well. These include MobilePay, and the Nordic bank payments.


‘’In addition to all of this, we also did some technical updates that enable us to bring new payment methods even faster. So you will be hearing about more payment method additions in the coming months. If you are hoping for some new payment method to be available, please let us know!’’

Send booking confirmations manually

One of our latest updates makes it possible to send out your customer their order confirmation regarding the bookings made from the admin side. Before this, booking confirmations were sent out automatically and only during online bookings which the customer did themselves. 

‘’Many customers have been wishing that they could send the order confirmation to the consumer even if they do the order manually from the shop admin side, or if the customer requests the confirmation again. With the newest update, this is now possible!’’

When the order is being made in the shop's admin side, the shop can choose whether or not to send the order confirmation to the customer. Moreover, the email confirmation can be re-sent at any time from the rental view by clicking the mail icon in the sidebar.

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Booking view filters

This update allows filtering through the upcoming bookings based on the product, confirmation status, and preparation status. While it’s a small improvement, it’s super handy especially when handling large quantities of products and bookings on a daily basis. 

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Smaller Updates


  • Updated and improved site design & product categories layout.
  • Added Danish language support.

 

Eliisa L.

The storyteller that spends her time in the studio, outdoors, or creating the best, most relevant content for rental shops.

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