Easier Credit Card Authorizations With Canary
Khaira and the team at the Clarion Winnipeg were pleased to find that Canary's Digital Authorizations solution was indeed as easy to implement as the Canary team had described. All told, deployment of the solution and staff training took less than 30 minutes.
Additionally, Khaira and his team found it much easier to keep track of the status of payments once the hotel moved to a Digital Authorizations solution.
“Before Canary, we did a lot of chasing down guests to ensure we had the correct information on file before they arrived at the hotel. More than once, we had a guest arrive and we didn’t have the credit card on file,” said Khaira. “Once we switched over to using Digital Authorizations, this issue ceased entirely and now we can easily track authorizations and send reminders to clients through the Canary platform.”
A Noticeable Reduction in Chargebacks & Fraud
Khaira cited chargebacks and fraud as one of the main reasons his property wished to move away from paper credit card authorization forms.
“Fraud was a consistent issue for us before implementing Canary at our property,” said Khaira. “Since we started using Digital Authorizations, we’ve experienced a lot less chargebacks and fraud and I believe this is due to the fact that we now have a more secure solution. People are a lot less inclined to try to commit fraud when they realize we can verify their information quickly and easily,” he continued.
The Clarion Hotel & Suites Winnipeg has now fully transitioned from paper credit card authorization forms to Canary’s secure online solution. Fraud and chargebacks are down, security is improved, and the team is more efficient at collecting payment information than ever.
When asked if he would recommend Canary to other Choice Hotels and midscale properties, the General Manager Khaira agreed wholeheartedly.
“I would absolutely recommend Canary, especially to other Choice Hotels properties,” he said. “It’s been an incredibly useful solution that has helped us prevent so many headaches and run our hotel more smoothly. Every type of lodging property can benefit from a solution like this.”