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Stripe added as a Payment Processor

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Welcome to 2018!  We’re excited for the new year, and happy to announce that we’ve added a new option to our list of compatible payment processors: StripeStripe image

To get an account with Stripe, visit their website to create an account.

If you have an existing Stripe account, you can add the integration to your WebReserv account easily.

To do so, log into your WebReserv account, and go to the Setup – Business Information.  Select Payments from the left column.

First, you’ll want to enable the credit card option in the Payment Processing section.  Select Creditcard, and Auto Process.

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Next, in the Payment Gateway section, select Stripe from the drop down menu.  Here you will enter your Secret Key from your Stripe account.  (Note: you can access your Secret Key through the Dashboard of your Stripe account.) After you add the secret key, save your changes by clicking Save and continue at the bottom of the page. Stripe setup

That’s it!  You’ve successfully setup the integration with Stripe.

After setup is complete, you’ll want to make a test transaction to ensure it is working properly. The system allows you to enter a test transaction through the Payment Center.  To access, go to Frontdesk – Payment Center.  Select the ePay Virtual Terminal option.

Here you can enter a small transaction using a credit card to ensure that you get an authorization.  To do so, select Payment (type), Credit Card (payment type), and enter a small amount – $0.10 will work fine.

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Enter the credit card details.  Choose the Process Payment button at the bottom of the page.  If you get an authorization, then the setup is working correctly.

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You can now begin taking payments for your bookings.  For more information on WebReserv, visit our website, or contact us here.

The 7 Crucial Steps To Get More Bookings

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Business graphYou have a website and you think it looks good but you feel like your business could be doing better and earning more money. It is important that customers make their bookings with you and not your competition, so here are 7 critical steps to improve your bookings this year. Commit to doing one step every day and you’ll be ahead of the competition in a week.

Step 1. Update Your Website. Time: 4 – 8 hours

When was the last time your website was updated? If it’s out of date, make it a goal to get it refreshed before the season starts.

If website design is not your passion or your skill, you can consider using website companies such as Wix.com or Weebly.com. They offer great looking websites with very little work.

If you decide to build or buy a new website, make sure it’s easy to understand, complete and responsive. Responsive means that the page automatically adjusts to the screen it’s being shown on, thus, giving the customer a great experience whether he or she is using a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone. Read the rest of this entry »

5 BIG Mistakes B&B Owners are Unwittingly Making and How To Avoid Them Now, Part 1

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At WebReserv we have been working with the B&B industry for several years trying to provide the best service to our clients. We know that a good booking system is a valuable tool for the B&B owner, but we are also aware that there are many other aspects (marketing, communication, sales, accounting, etc.) that the business needs to refine and improve in order to be successful.

Yvonne HallingYvonne Halling is a B&B owner and a WebReserv client. She runs a successful B&B, and wants to share her experience and knowledge with other B&B’s.  She writes about the 5 most common mistakes that B&B owners often make.  Each week, we will discuss one mistake and give tips on how to avoid them.

 

“If you’re running a B&B Business and you think you’re in the B&B business, then you could be shooting yourself in the foot.

Let me explain…. Read the rest of this entry »