The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of virtually every industry, and HitchPlanner, a Singapore wedding tech startup is hoping to help businesses pivot and go digital this wedding season.
HitchPlanner is an integrated wedding services platform providing features that allows soon to wed couples to plan, book, and pay for wedding vendors.
Their team recently launched a wedding services marketplace integrated with HitchPlanner’s wedding planning tools.
With the wedding industry so vastly impacted by COVID-19, micro and live-stream weddings are trending.
Saying ‘I Do’ live to YouTube & Facebook
HitchPlanner has partnered with live streaming and production companies to provide their users the option of live streaming their wedding on social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.
Additionally, HitchPlanner is helping wedding businesses digitise, scale and reach wider audiences.
Vendors on the HitchPlanner platform can benefit from features such as listing analytics, order management system and secure payment gateways. Business owners will not require any technical expertise and accounts can be set up minutes after approval.
One-stop wedding shop
Weddings are being postponed and appointments cancelled, which has many vendors in a state of upheaval.
HitchPlanner aims to bridge the gap between vendors and users during this trying time. Couples can enjoy planning, discovering vendors, book, and pay all on one platform – a convenience that’s in high demand right now.
At this time, HitchPlanner has 50+ vendors in more than 10 categories, such as photography, videography, hair and makeup, and decoration and lighting, and the company has plans to roll out more features to boost engagement and encourage bookings in the coming months.
According to Brenda Shee, Co-Founder of HitchPlanner, “HitchPlanner will provide our partner vendors with tools to digitise and scale their business. With social distancing being the new norm, we hope to help our partners engage new businesses via innovative digital solutions.”
For richer, for poorer with Stripe & Rely
HitchPlanner is partnered with Stripe and Rely for secure online payments, which also gives users the option of setting up a three-month interest free instalment payment plan.
HitchPlanner also offers vendors and users dispute resolution services with HitchPlanner Guarantee and a transparent marketplace.
“Apart from the exciting partnership with Stripe and Rely, we are also launching the HitchPlanner Guarantee, the first of its kind in Singapore. We hope that it restores confidence in the wedding industry and enables couples to continue planning towards having their wedding,” said Lorraine Tan, Co-Founder of HitchPlanner.
More information can be found at https://hitchplanner.com
HitchPlanner is a Singapore-based tech startup created to solve the hassle of planning a wedding. HitchPlanner aims to elevate the way couples manage their weddings, empowering them with tools to plan their wedding more efficiently.
This article also appears in Bureau News courtesy of PR Newswire Asia
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