Visit Orlando: 20% increase in revenue with agile Headless Commerce

Agility helped Visit Orlando reduce manual processes and increase revenue by 20%.

10%

Conversion rate increased

20%

Online Revenue Increased

25%

Online engagement increased

Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for Orlando, the most-visited destination in the United States with over 1000 participating companies. Visit Orlando's digital strategy was in need of a major revamp. Visit Orlando switched to Agility CMS in 2016 because their site and eCommerce CMS couldn’t handle the traffic and ticket demand they were receiving. After switching to Agility CMS, they saved a fortune on manual processes and saw an instant increase in revenue.

Headless ecommerce solution with Agility CMS increases revenue by 20%

A desire for increased KPIs

visitorldando.com needed to increase engagement and conversion rate metrics to drive more ticket sales, both online and in their Visitor Centres.

Visit Orlando’s main goals were:

  1. To create a better user experience,
  2. To easily manage their content across all domains,
  3. To increase ticket sales while decreasing overall costs
  4. To personalize their marketing campaigns to a more targeted audience.

Low ticket sales: Visit Orlando's digital strategy was in need of a major revamp.

Visit Orlando's digital strategy was in need of a major revamp and in 2016 their team began working with Agility CMS to build a plan to bring together all of their digital properties under one umbrella and to unify the processes for managing content.

Their major pain point was not converting enough ticket sales online.

  • Staff had to manually issue tickets because their former site and eCommerce system couldn't handle a ton of traffic and would crash during their busy times.
  • Tickets had to be processed in batches (once a day), and because of this, the staff was burdened with the workload while customers were upset that they couldn't purchase last minute tickets.
  • This led to a ton of frustration, primarily causing inefficient admin processes and increased costs to run operations.
  • What's more, the point of sale (POS) and online ticket purchasing flow was encountering a high decline rate from their online payment processor. Uptime on occasions such as Black Friday and the holiday seasons was also a significant concern.

Not only was it challenging to manage, but it was also expensive, both from a hosting/software licensing perspective as well as the stress of having to hire more staff to keep up with ticket demand. 

Industries

EntertainmentEntertainmentTravel & HospitalityTravel & Hospitality

Challenges

Omnichannel SolutionOmnichannel SolutionEcommerceEcommerce

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To help Visit Orlando increate tickets sales, Agility CMS developed the custom Headless Commerce solution. The same year, in December, my team had taken a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years, thanks to Agility CMS! We had 7 digits sales in one weekend without any hiccups.
Shawn Hart

Director of Web Development & Enterprise Applications Visit Orlando

Increasing Tickets Sales While Empowering the Content Team

To empower the Visit Orlando content management team and increase tickets sales, Agility CMS developed the custom Headless Commerce solution with the following components:

  • Multi-site, multi-channel Content Management
  • Ecommerce with Online Ticket Sales
  • POS Ticket Sales

On the first day after the roll-out of the new ticket purchasing website and POS solution, the team lead at Visit Orlando emailed us to show how much more revenue they have saved and increased, just by turning on the new website.

The user experience was immediately improved not only for the customers browsing online to purchase tickets, but also for the employees taking orders in person, and for the content management team using the backend.

  • Online Revenue was increased by 20%
  • The conversion rate on the website was increased by 10%
  • Online Engagement increased by 25%
  • CIO and Director both remarked that they had taken a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years!
To help Visit Orlando increate tickets sales, Agility CMS developed the custom Headless Commerce solution. The same year, in December, my team had taken a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years, thanks to Agility CMS! We had 7 digits sales in one weekend without any hiccups.
Shawn Hart

Director of Web Development & Enterprise Applications Visit Orlando

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