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Need more bookings? 13 tips to boost your conversions

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24160399_sYou have a well designed website, but you are not getting the bookings that you expect.  You realize that there is something that needs to be done to change that, but aren’t sure what to do.  There are many things you can do to increase your conversion rate.  We will discuss 13 tips below.

 

1. Measure your results

How can you make the right decision if you don’t know where you’re failing?

The very first step is to track your conversions. To do so, you can use Google Analytics.  It is a free service, and will give you important data about people who view your website.  Where are they coming from? When are they leaving the page? How many convert? How many bounce? To get started with it, see the Google Analytics training here.

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Get more satisfied customers and save time by using an online booking system

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14637446_mMost businesses I work with can easily see the benefits of having an online booking system for their customers because they are customers themselves and use online booking for their holidays, plane tickets, or other activities.  What may not be as apparent are the benefits that an online booking system will have on your business internally.  Here are few important points that will help you understand why a booking system is so helpful to your own organization.

1. Your customers can make a reservation on their own

The online booking system on your webpage, in a few steps, allows the customer to check the availability, select dates and times, add his details, and make the payment.  These steps are all done by your customer without your help, essentially putting time back into your busy day.  Plus, the icing on the cake is that your customers will be pleased with your business for the providing this capability. Read the rest of this entry »

New Beautiful Snowflake Themes For Your Lodging / Tour / Rental Booking System

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Just in time for the holidays, we are pleased to announce two beautiful new themes for the WebReserv Booking Calendar. Whether you use the WebReserv Booking System for your Bed & Breakfast, Tour Bookings or Rental Activities, you can use the new themes to get your customers in the holiday spirit. The snowflake themes look stunning on websites and smartphones alike.

Red snowflake theme
Red snowflake theme

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10 reasons why your customers love to book online

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8235518_s (1)I often speak to businesses that are somewhat skeptical about taking online bookings.  Change can be challenging, and if a business is used to doing things a certain way, it can be hard to make the leap.  Businesses are sometimes unsure if allowing online bookings is a good decision or not.  Will it make things easier for the business and my customers?  Will customers use an online booking system?  The answer is a resounding YES!  Here are 10 reasons why.

1. Always available . . . anywhere, anytime: A booking system attends to your customers’ reservations 24/7. It allows them to make bookings from anywhere, at any time, even in the middle of the night or during holidays.

2. Easy and instant: Have you ever left a webpage because it wasn’t easy to navigate or confusing to book products/services? Probably so.  If a potential customer feels that way about your website, then he will likely take his business elsewhere and book with the competition. An online booking option is usually the simplest and easiest way to allow your customer to make reservations.  It will reduce the possibility of losing potential customers. Read the rest of this entry »

Hourly Reservations Made Easy

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The WebReserv booking system can be set up for many types of applications, including bed & breakfast booking system and tour booking system. This article explains how to set up different time rules for hourly reservations. Hourly reservation rules are often used for boat rentals, bike rentals, paddleboard rentals, jetski/waverunner rentals and similar.

The hourly rental is designed to be used for rentals where the customer can select a start time and a variable amount of time for the rental, such as 1, 2 or 4 hours or a full day.

When the customer books an hourly rental, they will see an hourly calendar that shows availability for each hour during opening hours.

Here’s some examples of what the booking calendar can look like, depending on your configuration.

Multi-day/overnight rentals

Hour reservation multiday
Hourly Reservation (multi-day)

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How to set up “By Invitation Only” reservations

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By default, the WebReserv booking system will show all products/rentals/tours in the booking calendar. This works great when we use WebReserv as a tour booking system or rental booking system or similar type of activity where all our products are available to the public.

However, sometimes we may offer tours or rentals that are available only to a specific group of people. Here’s how to do it:

First, go to Setup – Products & Reservation Rules – [Select Product] – Description and set Show in booking calendar to No.

Creating a private tour in WebReserv

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