accesso® Partners with Groupon to Bolster Mobile Capabilities with the Company’s Ingresso Platform
Agreement Paves the Way to Connect Groupon with More of the Biggest Names in Live Entertainment
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct 17, 2018) – accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), a leading technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, today announced a strategic partnership with Groupon to utilize the Ingresso distribution platform to connect with some of the biggest names in entertainment and leisure.
The integration, which will launch in late Fall 2018, will allow for a seamless mobile experience for Groupon customers across Ingresso’s supplier network, as well as enable current accesso clients to sell their tickets through the distribution channel in real time.
“Groupon is one of the leading eCommerce marketplaces that offers experiences, travel deals, and goods and services from merchants in local areas across over 500 cities worldwide,” said Paul Noland, accesso CEO. “By connecting our Ingresso distribution platform, we are also connecting our clients with Groupon’s extensive audience of potential customers eager to purchase and enjoy exciting experiences.”
Ingresso, which was acquired by accesso in 2017, deepens accesso’s ability to help clients drive efficiency and realize greater value from their ticketing operations. The distribution platform opens up a significantly larger global channel through which existing accesso clients can seek to sell their event, theatre and attraction tickets.
“Working with Ingresso gives us the ability to leverage our huge presence on mobile to provide the best possible experience for our customers and merchants,” said Brian Fields, Groupon’s vice president and general manager of things to do. “As one of the biggest marketplaces for live entertainment in North America, this partnership will enable us to bring even more choices to the tens of millions of Groupon customers looking for fun things to do near them or where they travel.”