January 8, 2018
Seeking to simplify online payment transactions, Fandango Jan. 8 announced it is using Google Pay as a digital payment option for movie ticket purchases across its online, mobile and social ticketing platforms.
Google Pay includes Android Pay and Google Wallet.
According to a recent Fandango survey, 81% of respondents said they currently used some sort of digital payment service.
“Fandango is always looking for new ways to make discovering movies and purchasing tickets faster and easier for moviegoers,” Mark Young, SVP, strategy & business development, said in a statement.
Moviegoers can expedite the checkout process on Fandango by selecting Google Pay as a payment option after choosing the show time and entering the quantity of tickets to purchase.
Fandango is offering a $5-discount on all tickets ordered using Google Pay on the Fandango Android app and entering the promo code (GooglePay2018). Offer available while supplies last, with a limit of one code per person.
In 2017, Fandango saw more than 70% of its ticket sales coming from mobile devices. In December, the company closed its acquisition of MovieTickets.com, which will join ticketing brands Fandango, Flixster, Ingresso and Fandango Latin America to create a global suite of movie ticketing properties.