I love camping with my family. My kids will always say that their most fun family vacations are the times we spent camping. Sitting by the fire with s’mores, hiking, kayaking, and riding bikes are all fun activities that many enjoy. If you’re a campground owner, that is exactly what you want to hear from your guests. Providing that kind of experience that will give your visitors memories that will last a lifetime. How can you be sure that your campground is the destination that families want to go to year after year, and expand your business?
Give Visitors the Tools to Make Memories
Campers choose your campground for many reasons. Usually it’s close to a fun destination that offers hiking, mountain biking, a lake, or some other activity out in nature. Knowing this, you’ll do yourself a great service by offering visitors all the gear and equipment they’ll need to enjoy their visit. Perhaps you’ve never thought about having bikes on hand to rent out to visitors. Or having a line of kayaks or canoes that guests can take out on the lake to explore the area. Oftentimes visitors may not have the ability to take all their gear with them. Perhaps they don’t have room in their car or RV, or just don’t want to hassle with loading all the bikes onto a trailer. Maybe you’re in a remote area where guest have to travel windy roads to get to you, and don’t want to risk adding a car carrier or trailer to their load. Providing these types of rentals to your guests will be a welcomed addition to their camping experience by giving them the assurance that once they arrive onto your grounds, they will have everything they need to create memories.
Offering Rentals = More Income for You
Spending the money on purchasing a small fleet of bikes and/or kayaks may seem like a big cost, but it will be an an excellent business investment that will turn into more money in your pocket. Customers will appreciate having the ability to rent the equipment. Not to mention the enjoyment your guests will have using the equipment to explore. If you do a little research you’ll be able to find good deals on equipment out there. You may want to start small with how many bikes or kayaks you have available to rent, and then add to your inventory as the demand increases (which it will!).
Easy Booking, Happy Campers
Once you take the leap and purchase the inventory, you’ll want to be able to determine the best way to allow your campers to rent these items. Ensure that your website has details of what you offer, and be sure to have the ability to book it all online. You’ll want to partner with a booking system that allows you to book both your campsites and your rentals within the same system. This is the ideal situation since it means that a customer can easily book a campsite with you and add a rental onto the booking. The best system out there that can handle campsite rentals, bike rentals, boat rentals all within the same system is WebReserv.
WebReserv Online Booking Manages it all for you
The booking system designed for rentals can manage both campsite rentals and equipment rentals such as bikes and kayaks. You can set up each unique inventory all within the same system as well as manage all bookings. Plus it allows your guests to book each item within one reservation. It comes with a “Continue Shopping” feature where you can add each rental, and the system will give the total for all items booked. See it in action below.
Book your campsite, then select “Continue Shopping”:
Then book a Kayak. You’ll see all items neatly laid out and totaled:
Summer is upon us, and now is the time to prepare for your busy season. Think of the excitement your campers will have visiting with you, enjoying the sites on bikes, or gliding across the lake on kayaks. Memories are ready to be made this summer, and this is what it’s all about. More business for you, awesome memories for your guests. WebReserv is here to help you. Contact our friendly team today to learn more and get started.