Virdee, a SaaS company delivering digital check-in and virtual concierge services to the hospitality industry, has integrated with FreedomPay, the Next Level Commerce™ technology whose platform is powering security, data, and customer loyalty for leading global hospitality brands. FreedomPay was the first PCI-validated point-to-point encryption solution in North America with EMV, NFC, dynamic currency conversion and real-time data capabilities that delivers on a global scale.
The integration enables Virdee to offer customers end-to-end protection for credit card payments made through FreedomPay’s cloud-based global payments platform. The partnership also provides FreedomPay compatibility with Virdee’s ongoing approach to elevating the check-in/check-out process with software for identity verification, payment collection, access control and remote support.
“Our integration with Virdee offers our customers expanded options, flexibility and, most important, security,” said Chris Kronenthal, President of FreedomPay. “We help streamline and simplify complex payment options, while providing a single flow of data to facilitate consumer insights and engagement for our hotel clients. We’re proud to partner with best-in-class solution providers, like Virdee, as we work together to revolutionize hotel operations and guest-facing technologies.”
By leveraging technology for 100 percent of guest arrivals, owners and management companies utilizing the Virdee platform can reduce costs at any property that requires front desk payment or access control services. The Virdee Virtual Reception solution provides a fully contactless check-in experience, empowering 100% of hotel guests to check-in via mobile web, app or kiosk, receive a digital or physical key and head straight to their guest room without ever standing in line at the front desk. The new web version facilitates more engagement earlier in the pre-check-in process; guests can complete much of the pre-check-in requirements before arrival, and can seamlessly transition to the app to receive their digital key.
Virdee’s platform also enables additional customer engagement, such as the ability to purchase upgrades and order room service, making real-time transactional security and data protection essential. The FreedomPay integration greatly strengthens Virdee’s ability to offer these benefits to its hotel customers and the guests using the system to make purchases.
“Virdee is happy to announce FreedomPay as our latest payment integration partner, extending the benefits of both of our companies to our mutual hotel customers,” said Nadav Cornberg, co-founder at Virdee. “This integration further strengthens the protections we can offer FreedomPay users on the Virdee network, while growing our roster of trusted hotel payment platforms. Hoteliers and guests need to know that data is safe and transactions are secure at every stage of their journey, and Virdee and FreedomPay are working together to provide solutions.”
FreedomPay’s PCI-validated P2PE solution also enables Virdee customers to realize cost savings by reducing annual PCI DSS audit and compliance scope, while also minimizing the impact of a data breach. The platform is also capable of processing mobile wallet transactions from Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay.