Running a rental business comes with a lot of choices. Choices such as what type of equipment to purchase, how much to charge per rental, what times do you offer the rental. The best option when it comes to rental rules and pricing is to to keep it simple and efficient. You want to make it easy for your customer to choose, book, and pay for their rental. If it’s too complicated, a potential renter will look elsewhere.
Of course, partnering with a booking system, such as WebReserv, is a best way to deal with these choices. It is the best system that can easily keep track of your rentals, rules, and pricing. In addition to organizing your rental’s availability, WebReserv can also be set up to allow your customer’s to be able to choose a specific unit (site, boat, kayak) when they book. Do you want to allow the customer to choose their specific rental, or do you want to decide? Let’s explore both sides.
This feature is can be very useful for those that want to give their customer’s the freedom to pick their favorite rental such as a campsite, or if you offer varying types/colors/sizes of the same rental. If you own a campground, this often is a must have feature when deciding on a booking and rental management system. For the bike shop, it’s also a great feature when you have varying sizes of a certain type of bike, and it’s imperative that the customer is able to select it based on their needs.
Not to Choose
One the other hand, you may not want or need your customers to be able to choose their rental type. Simply renting a kayak and ensuring that the system takes it out of inventory is enough. Or if you have 10 of the exact same style of paddle board, then it’s just not necessary for the customer to choose. Further, you may want to have more control of your inventory and the freedom to move units around as needed based on upcoming bookings.
The Choice is Yours
Whatever you decide, The WebReserv System has you covered. To allow your customer to choose or not to choose their rental is set up in 3 easy steps.
- Tell WebReserv how many rentals you have.
- Name each unit in the rental fleet*
- Check a box that tells the system to allow the customer to select or not.
*Naming the Unit is optional, and can be left blank.
In both cases, the Master Calendar in WebReserv will show you exactly what unit is booked, and who has it. You can visually see your inventory, and quickly see the availability for any given day.
If you decide to let the customer choose their unit, the online booking calendar will show the Unit dropdown at checkout.
Is this a feature you wish you had? Maybe your current booking system doesn’t have this feature. If so, give our friendly sales staff a call, and we’ll show you more.