Trail Blazer Epteca Introduces “Smart Selling” Ancillaries Marketplace for Travel Companies to Sell More Stuff

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Travel companies maximize profits and customer benefits with dynamic Marketplace Platform of travel related products and services tailored to individual customer profiles.

Epteca Smart Selling MarketPlace for Travel Companies
Epteca offers travel companies a simple way to navigate through the transactional complexity of generating revenue through the sale of ancillaries while ensuring high relevance for their customers.

Epteca introduces a revolutionary ‘smart selling’ platform with white label mobile app that connects travel companies to people through predictive insight technology to build a better, more targeted form of e-commerce. Giants like Ebay and Amazon may dominate selling merchandise online but now Epteca delivers these powerful marketplace capabilities to tour operators, hotels, airlines, OTA’s and travel agencies to sell relevant products and services directly to their customers before, during and right after their trip.

Epteca is trusted by hundreds of travel partners and vendors, offering thousands of carefully hand-selected products and services, and has already impressed millions of happy customers. Acting as a GDS for ancillary offerings, Epteca curates hundreds of fragmented 3rd party offerings from countless product and service categories. The proprietary smart algorithms match the context and intent to predict what travellers need based on factors like location, destination, preferences and much more. From beachwear and adapters to transportation and destination services, there are thousands of options available in the dynamic catalogue, but only the top 3-4 that serve the customer’s needs best are presented at any given time – less is more.

“Traveller purchase of merchandise in addition to their trip is a $300 million opportunity from each and every traveller,” explains Epteca’s CEO and Co-Founder Bojan Jokic. “Epteca offers travel companies a simple way to navigate through the transactional complexity of generating revenue through the sale of add-ons while ensuring high relevance for their customers. Epteca actually guarantees that travel providers using their platform will leverage profits from traditional travel related retail products and services and improve their margins.”

Studies show that 3rd party ancillary sales will grow ten times faster than general sales in travel and that 79% of travellers want to be offered relevant products and services by their travel supplier after the booking. Epteca's Marketplace Platform is a fully managed end-to-end solution delivering results by enabling travel companies to contextualize relevant ancillary offerings when and where customers need them.

  • No investment or running costs for travel companies
  • Up-and-running in just a few weeks
  • Monetizes "long tail" ancillaries
  • Increases customer satisfaction and positive brand image

Unlike most travel marketing campaigns focused on sending the same message to everyone, Epteca’s dynamic and informative multi-channel white-label communications via app, text, and email are personalized, highly relevant and engaging. The fully managed service adds value to every step of the customers’ journey and helps travel providers reach new revenue streams with existing bookings.

To learn more or try the Marketplace Platform for free, visit http://www.epteca.com.

About Epteca

Hundreds of travel companies and merchants worldwide put their trust in our Epteca to sell more products, and make more money. It’s what we do. Epteca’s mantra is: ridding the world of irrelevant content by putting each additional offering into the right context for each customer. By curating merchandise and services for travellers, the innovative platform brings together and contextualizes in one marketplace what is now highly fragmented offerings from many different vendors. The unique technology, processes and experienced team are ensuring the relevance of every ancillary offering. Epteca delivers “the right ancillary offering, presented to the right customer, at the right place and the right time” to sell more stuff - guaranteed.

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