WEGO.com has introduced a new part-payment process for flash sales in travel purchases, a departure from the standard on other generic discount sites requiring full settlement upfront.
Wego FAST:DEALS allows subscribers to secure travel offers for a small fixed deposit or percentage of the total amount.
Buyers are then able to settle the balance directly with the hotel when they go and stay—which can be any time up to a year after the deal was closed.
Dean Wicks, general manager, Australia and head of marketing at Wego.com, explained: “The decision to buy is usually pretty spontaneous. If it’s not planned, it needs to be easy financially.
“Now, a very small deposit secures the trip and users only pay the balance when they choose to go.”