Two global travel commerce networks have signed up with start-up Youarrive, which delivers products direct to holidaymakers’ destinations.
Agents subscribed Travelport and Sabre GDSs will soon be able earn commission on sales of up to 500,000 products to travellers.
Youarrive can arrange for products – from suitcases and converters to hiking boots, nappies, toys and groceries – direct to customers’ hotels or accommodation.
The Florida-based firm says they can deliver at whatever time suits, even arranging deliveries months in advance, to make life more convenient for the traveller by removing the need for heavy bags and luggage costs.
It also offers the service in-destination in case travellers have forgotten anything important, using passenger name record data, and can deliver to a customer’s home or office.
Seamus Brodie, founder and chief executive of Youarrive, said: “Any traveller can now order products through their travel provider and have those goods delivered direct to their destination.
“Parents can order diapers and have them waiting at the resort; business travellers can order projectors for the big presentation and have it waiting for them at the meeting. Agencies that join can have their own branded web store within their own site or link to the Youarrive marketplace, earning a commission on every sale.”
The agreement provides Youarrive with extended reach to more than 425,000 travel agents, leveraging Sabre’s API technology.
Youarrive’s separate deal gives it access to Travelport’s network which includes 400 airlines and 650,000 hotel properties.