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How Adyen helps ROLLER foster stronger customer experiences
Mon, 20th Feb 2023
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Attractions are only as attractive as the exceptional guest experiences they offer. From increased authorisation rates to in-house embedded payments, learn how SaaS platform ROLLER supports customers in building amazing guest journeys with Adyen for Platforms.

Imagine this: You're standing over the rolling fog in the Blue Mountains, Australia. You board the Scenic Railway, and it takes your breath away, racing backward at an exhilarating 52 degrees.

Welcome to Scenic World, one of ROLLER's many customers in over 25 countries.

ROLLER is an all-in-one venue management software platform for modern attractions like Skyline (Singapore), American Dream (USA), and Ninja Warrior (UK). The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform serves a guest interaction every tenth of a second, supporting over 750 attractions worldwide with their sales, guest services, and attraction management needs.

With each attraction boasting high foot traffic and constant guest movement, it's essential for ROLLER to build innovative products for their customers that improve the guest experience by removing friction at every touchpoint. Will Nicholson, Head of Global Payments at ROLLER, and Sarah Patterson, Industry Relations Manager at Scenic World, discuss how ROLLER helps attractions deliver world-class guest experiences with the support of Adyen for Platforms.

The challenge: Enabling marvellous guest experiences across multiple touchpoints

As ROLLER supports hundreds of attraction and leisure businesses worldwide – each with multiple touchpoints – the platform faced a unique challenge to ensure a consistent and reliable payment experience for its adventure-seeking guests.

"Our touchpoints include purchasing a ticket online by scanning a QR code, entering the venue, buying food and beverage, and even buying merchandise or a memento after the visit," Nicholson says.

"Attractions may also want an additional touchpoint to upgrade or upsell their guests into a season pass or recurring membership so they can advocate for the brand over and over again.

Guest insights are essential to improve these touchpoints and create seamless guest experiences that encourage repeat visitation.

"Traditionally, we have had to stitch together data from online and card-present purchases to help our customers better understand their guests," Nicholson adds.

"The need to better support their customers in creating exceptional guest journeys is one of the driving factors behind ROLLER's partnership with Adyen.

"Adyen for Platforms has helped us better support our customers, not only with payment processing but, more importantly, from a guest experience standpoint.

"The solution offers robustness, scalability, and data visualisation to our platform as well as our customers."

Caution: Payment delays ahead

While working with third-party providers that controlled the onboarding process, ROLLER's customers often faced delays in setting up and processing payments.

"By working with Adyen, we have the tools to control the onboarding of our customers," Nicholson notes.

"We went from onboarding customers in months to weeks with Adyen."

The entire onboarding process can now be completed in-platform, allowing ROLLER to capture all the certification and compliance checks they require, so their customers can go live and process payments quicker.

The solution: Embedded payments for platforms to take control of the payment experience

In 2020, ROLLER launched ROLLER Payments using Adyen for Platforms. This in-house or embedded payments solution allows the platform to streamline operations and more effectively meet the payments needs of its customers. Now, ROLLER customers like Scenic World can easily refund, upsell, and upgrade their guests, creating better experiences for visitors.

"Adyen provides a single integration and fulfilment channel for all our customers' payment needs. We're able to deeply integrate payments into our offerings, providing our customers with a better understanding of the value payments have in their business," Nicholson says.

Going local to go global with payments

"Adyen offers the latest in local payment methods so that we can expand our offering to meet our customer's needs, as well as the needs of their guests," Nicholson says.

"ROLLER Payments help us take internationally-recognised payments," Patterson adds.

"Without ROLLER Payments, we wouldn't be able to offer the exceptional customer service that we do."

Unified Commerce: Driving ambition with rich guest insights

Leveraging Adyen's Unified Commerce solution, ROLLER linked payment transaction information directly to each guest, connecting all of the sales channels (online, in-app, and in-person) on the backend with a single integration. "With Unified Commerce, we can centralise all of the different transaction information and link it directly to the correct guest," Nicholson says.

"We now have access to real-time guest insights like average basket size, authorisation rates, and conversion rates. This enables our customers to understand their guests better."

ROLLER's customers can utilise the insights to build more seamless guest experiences, encourage repeat visitation, and increase revenue.

"ROLLER Payments let us have a single view of customers and their transaction history, across all of our sales channels in-house and online," Patterson notes.

"With a single view of transaction data, ROLLER's customers, like Scenic World, can upsell, upgrade, and even issue a refund across different sales channels. Convenient," she says.

"By using Adyen's Unified Commerce solution, we can have a single integration and centralised view of data. This gives us better guest insights and reduces fraud," Nicholson notes.

"We can give our customers more time to do what they do best, which is creating exceptional guest experiences."

Innovation unleashed

As a global software provider, ROLLER is always looking for partners with innovative products that can bring the platform to the next level.

"Working with Adyen gives us access to innovative fintech products like working capital and issuing, and local payment trends like Buy Now, Pay Later, so that we can offer more products and services to our customers," Will says.

Patterson agrees with this.

"We love that ROLLER is always innovating and bringing out new features that are useful for our business," she says.

In the future, ROLLER is looking to include embedded finance products within the platform. This will enable them to better serve their customers with cutting-edge products like capital, business financing, and issuing.

The result

"Payments have traditionally been seen as a utility and a lowest-sum game. But it's actually one of the biggest value drivers for our customers and business," Nicholson says.

An amazing guest experience every single time

By utilising modern technology and innovative systems, ROLLER enabled their customers to actively reduce friction at every guest touchpoint.

With Adyen's support, ROLLER now offers 38 different payment methods, empowering guests to pay however they want to.

"We went from offering three payment methods to 38," Nicholson says.

"Guests trust in our brand and customers because we're offering payment methods that they are familiar with."

Additionally, real-time insights from Adyen's Unified Commerce solution help ROLLER and their customers have a more complete view of the business.

Insights from the payment flow help ROLLER's customers better understand their guests' behaviours and optimise sales strategy. This leads to smoother guest journeys with increased conversions and spend.

Win-win: Reduced fraud and higher acceptance rates

"One of the most critical ways that we add value to our customers is by reducing fraud," Nicholson says.

ROLLER utilises Adyen's risk management tool, RevenueProtect, to ensure that every transaction is legitimate, decreasing its customers' fraud risk.

"Along with innovative new products, ROLLER helps us reduce the risk of fraud across all of our sales channels," Patterson says.

Working with Adyen has also helped ROLLER improve its overall authorisation rate.

"Compared to third-party integrations, we've seen our authorisation rate increase from 87% to 94.5% with Adyen," Nicholson says.

"Improved authorisation rates means we increase the revenue received by our customers."

Taking care of compliance and certification

As a global business supporting over 750 different attraction and leisure businesses, it is important for ROLLER to find a partner that meets its global ambition.

"We use Adyen to be compliant and certified in all markets that we are in. They take care of the compliance and certifications for us so that we don't need to worry." Nicholson explains.

With ROLLER using a single integration with Adyen, the platform can significantly reduce compliance and certification costs of global expansion as well.

To learn more about Adyen for Platforms, please visit their website or get in touch with them here.