Oceantrips Case Study
Who does not dream of a Caribbean trip on a private yacht with a captain and a personal cook? With Oceantrips, these dreams can also become a reality for sailing beginers, without being financially ruined. On the online platform, boat and yacht owners offer unique sailing trips on their private ships; sailing clients can choose between various facilities, services and sailing region. In the secure booking process Oceantrips relies on PAYMILL and the payment method Sofort.
Oceantrips is a unique charter agency where boat-owners from all around the world offer sailing trips and sailing holidays on their yacht.
Carolijn Bijker, founder of Oceantrips, has sailed and chartered in the San Blas Islands of Panama for over 10 years. „I’m a true Panama Lover and Specialist. Together with my husband I showed the charter guests the best spots on the area.“ In 2003 she started this agency to offer complete and tailor-made sailing trips in the San Blas with the best boats in her network.
Oceantrips has grown since then and now we are offering sailing trips aboard boats of real sailors in various unique sailing areas.
With PAYMILL, Oceantrips offers its customers a simple and secure online payment of their charter bookings. “We chose PAYMILL because the team was able to set up a multi-currency account very flexibly, which allowed payouts to a bank account in the corresponding currency. At PAYMILL, no additional fees are charged for this and losses in the currency conversion are also eliminated,” says CTO Ruben Bijker.
As payment methods, Oceantrips customers can choose between Credit Card and Sofort. “We like Sofort, because many of our European customers are more used to paying with online bank transaction tools rather then credit card. In addition, a transaction is more secure because there is no chance of a charge-back.”