Did you know you can use Zip for Travel and live event purchases? The Zip Virtual card is only designed to be open for 14 days after purchase, so it's important to follow a few best practices.
When booking a hotel, it is best to use a personal card to reserve the hotel initially online. Hotels only charge at the end of a stay, so the Zip virtual card may be inactive by that point causing the charge to fail. It is best to start with a personal card and finalize with the Zip Virtual card.
Airline and Train purchase(s)
When it comes to airline and train travel purchases, you should be able to use the regular in-store or online flow to purchase tickets. Airlines and train operators charge you the day you purchase the tickets, unlike hotels, so there is not the same risk of the Zip Virtual card expiring. It should be noted, however, that merchants may have their own restrictions in place that could prevent a successful transaction.
Third-Party Travel Booking Sites
Customers sometimes encounter issues with booking on Third-Party Travel Booking sites using Zip. It is always best to book directly rather than through a third-party booking site. The following are examples of Third-Party Travel Booking sites that may not work with Zip:
When it comes to purchasing tickets for live events, you should be able to use the regular in-store or online flow to purchase tickets. Live events charge you the day you purchase the tickets, so there is not the same risk of the Zip Virtual card expiring.