Cedar Fair chooses accesso to drive e-commerce platform

Company will replace its current in-house e-commerce solution with accesso's fully hosted, dynamic online platform beginning in January 2012.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:05 AM


Cedar Fair Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2011 -- Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, is pleased to announce that it has engaged accesso, a leading provider of commerce solutions, to utilize their premier online commerce and mobile technology across its renowned portfolio of parks.

Along with redesigned websites for each park, Cedar Fair will replace its current in-house e-commerce solution with accesso's fully hosted, dynamic online platform beginning in January 2012. Cedar Fair will also roll out accesso's integrated mobile platform with updated mobile websites along with iPhone and Android based apps including mobile ticketing.

"While 'Road Trip Cedar Point!' is a popular summer exclamation, the majority of our guests today reach for their keyboard before they reach for their car keys," said Matt Ouimet, Cedar Fair's president. "Our relationship with accesso helps ensure that all of the benefits of advance planning are readily available on our e-commerce platform. Whether it is a ticket for our guest, special food and beverage offerings or resort accommodations – they are easily purchased ahead of time, making their visit better before it even starts."

accesso's e-commerce technology, SHOPLAND 4.0, optimizes sales revenue through a highly-flexible, user-friendly design which seamlessly incorporates a wide range of features including product upsells and cross-sells, as well as flexibility to support a range of unique promotional concepts.

accesso MOBILE combines content and commerce into a fully-integrated solution which allows today's on-the-go consumer to purchase admission and scan their ticket directly from their mobile device for entry to the park.

"Industry-leading organizations like Cedar Fair understand the increasing power of online commerce and mobile technology," said Steve Brown, accesso's chief executive officer. "Our solutions are known for their easy-to-use designs with a focus on the user experience and sales results. We look forward to bringing our technology and unique service model to Cedar Fair and its customers in early 2012."