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WebReserv’s launches its new booking/availability calendar 2.0 in French and Spanish

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WebReserv in French and SpanishRecently WebReserv launched its new booking calendar 2.0. The calendar has been designed to give an enhanced solution to the needs of small businesses. It comes with an updated, responsive design that works well on all devices, a shopping cart that allows customers to book several items at a time, and fresh new look and feel. The new calendar is here to stay! WebReserv is now working on translating its new version into the main European languages. The new calendar already supports online bookings in French and Spanish.

The WebReserv system allows you to add multiple booking calendars to your website. Adding the French and Spanish languages allows businesses that have a multi language website to show the booking calendars in a different languages.

“We have many businesses in our European Market that need to process bookings in the most common languages in Europe, such as English, Spanish or French.”, says Martin Israelsen, founder of WebReserv. He continues, “It’s great to be able to provide the system in other languages so that people in Spain or France can make bookings without effort.”

“We have numerous development plans for the system, but since our launch in Europe, we have been focused on making the system work well with European currencies, languages and payment providers, trying to make WebReserv as complete as possible.”, concludes Martin Israelsen. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Tips to Make Your Webpage More Valuable

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Turn your webpage into the gold egg

A company’s webpage is a reflection of the business itself.  That is most certainly what a customer may think since it is often his/her first introduction to a business. With this in mind, creating an excellent website is vital to the success of your business.  Before you consider design and marketing, you will first want to make sure your site provides visitors the right information at the right time.  If you are just getting started with your website or are updating an existing one, here are a few important tips you need to follow to create a valuable webpage.

Tip 1: Make it simple

When it comes to designing your website, the old adage KISS is good advice: “Keep It Simple, Sweetie”. Here is why:

For your visitors understanding

You don’t want your customers to leave your webpage because they can’t find what they are looking for. Think about what information is important for someone to buy your service or product, and organize this information in an easy structure, such as a simple main menu. Make sure the important information is available from the main page and that it is not necessary to scroll down to access it.  Also, do not overload the page with unrelated information. Read the rest of this entry »

Why WebReserv is a great booking system for small hotels and hostals?

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For the lodging industry, the ability to handle their bookings online has been a great way to save time and increase revenue.  For the customer, booking online is safe and easy to do.  Small and medium businesses in the lodging industry know the importance of having an online booking system available to their customers. The issue, however, is that many of existing booking systems out there on the market are expensive and require the business to have technical knowledge to set it up. It is just not feasible for a small hotel or hostel to put in the investment for one of these systems and hire an IT professional to set it up. Most times, smaller hotels and hostels are run by a few people and do not have the resources to put into a complicated booking system.

For these reasons, WebReserv has been the much needed solution for these types of businesses to manage their online bookings.  Small and medium businesses choose WebReserv for its affordability and ease of use.  The system is designed to manage your bookings right from your own website.  Not only that, the process is seamless for the customer, which keeps them coming back year after year.

We talked to Adam Gudofsky, owner of the hostel Banti Tarifa in Spain, and asked him to explain why WebReserv is a great booking system for his business.

What was your main concern about buying WebReserv? 

I didn´t really have any concerns over the system itself. It was more a general concern of using an online reservation system for a small hostal.

What did you find as a result of buying WebReserv?

Within the first week of using the system I was already impressed! I was receiving reservations at times I would not normally be able to.  As Banti is a small place with only 6 rooms, the hours of our reception were limited to 09-13h and 17-20h.  Using WebReserv has given me the chance to take reservations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  I have also been able to save around 20% of phone bills.  We used to call clients back who left messages, many of which would be international calls. Our voicemail states our opening hours and also refers clients to our website to make their reservation.  The amount of voicemails we receive has gone done dramatically.

What specific feature did you like most about WebReserv? 

For me the best feature of WebReserv is its customer care.  Since day one I have always been well taken care of.  For those of us who are not computer savvy, on online reservation system can seem, at first, to be very complicated to set up.  This was not the case with WebReserv. I was provided with all the support I needed at no extra charge.  Until this day I continue to receive outstanding support.

What would be three other benefits about WebReserv? 

1.) Less time spent on the phone

2.) A very useful way to establish a database of clients who have made previous reservations.

3.)  Simply everything has become more efficient both from a business and client perspective.

Do you think WebReserv is an adequate tool for businesses of your industry? Why? 

For my industry WebReserv is not an adequate tool, its essential!

 

Get your free WebReserv account: WebReserv official website

More information about Banti Tarifa: Banti Tarifa

How to set up a booking system for vacation rentals.

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This guide describes how to set up the WebReserv Booking System for Vacation Rentals. The guide can also be used for property managers to set up a booking system for multiple vacation rentals.

http://www.webreserv.com/download/how-to-set-up-your-vacation-rental-booking-system.pdf

Selling gift cards for your tours and rentals

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The WebReserv booking system now includes the ability to sell gift cards. Gift cards can be of any value, such as $25, $50, $75, $200 or whatever amount you would like to sell.

You can create unique gift certificate templates or use the built-in gift certificate templates such as the holiday-themed template shown below.

For more information on how to set up gift cards in your booking system, go to http://www.webreserv.com/resources/na/help/admin/giftcard_overview.htm