Book Online, Pay Offline: bookingkit and SumUp Announce Partnership

 Frank Scheibe

bookingkit, Europe’s leading SaaS solution for the digitization of tours and activities, is partnering with SumUp to expand the application of its software. Customers will be able to pay by card directly at the point of sale, simplifying and automating all accounting processes involved.

The Berlin-based startup unites online and offline worlds and extends its range of payment systems by working with SumUp, the leading Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) provider in Europe.
Customers of bookingkit are now able to benefit from cost-effective payments with contactless, chip- and-pin, Apple and Google Pay – online and offline. Previously, card payment had been an expensive and complicated service for many small businesses. However, this payment method is indispensable in order not to lose any customers. By working with SumUp, providers of tours and activities can easily offer another payment option in seconds – and finally, have a digital interface to the offline world.

Tour operators can set up a SumUp account, using a card terminal and the SumUp app, which is used on a mobile device. Cashless on-site payments are automatically redirected to the SumUp application via bookingkit, where they are processed. Payment confirmation and invoice can also be sent directly to the customer via email. In addition, the connection with SumUp centralizes the accounting processes, because all payments – whether online or offline – are combined in one system.

«Cashless payment is becoming increasingly important for Europe. In many cases, providers are required to process payments directly at the point of sale, which is not always equipped with the ideal infrastructure. Thanks to our partnership with SumUp, we offer our customers a mobile solution for efficient sales and automated accounting», explains Lukas C.C. Hempel, CEO and founder of bookingkit.

Michael Sinnen, Partner Manager at SumUp comments: “Our mission is to empower small businesses to be successful at doing what they love. Therefore, the partnership with bookingkit is a fantastic next step to bringing card acceptance to exciting and unique businesses around Europe. From your next breathtaking paragliding adventure in Italy to an Escape Room game in London, customers will beoverjoyed at being able to pay cashless.“

Frank Scheibe
Frank is a tours and activities industry expert. He reports on the latest facts, figures and trends in the bookingkit blog and the bookingkit newsletter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids and family, playing sports and eating good food.


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