I’m a planner. Especially when it comes to vacationing with my family. I like to schedule, book, and set up all the details of our time off before we arrive. I know, what about spontaneity? Well, that works sometimes, but when you are traveling with kids, planning has always prevailed over spontaneity. I’m know I’m not alone in this either. With this in mind, if you own a B&B, vacation rental, marina, or even a kayak tour company, you’ll want to make sure that your visitors will be able to get it all planned and booked in a neat package.
This not only includes the main rental (i.e. room, boat, or kayak), but also all the ‘extras’ that you offer, such as special packages, tubes, waterskis, GoPro cameras. To do this, you’ll need a booking system that will allow you to offer these add-ons, so your planners can book them along with your main rental.
Look no further than the WebReserv booking system which offers a powerful feature called, Custom Fields. This feature is capable of setting up these types of Add-ons and allow your guests to select and even pay for at the time of booking. Custom Fields gives you the option to add a price for each extra item (if applicable), give your customers the option to choose it at checkout, and automatically add to the total price of the reservation.
See the Custom Field Setup page in WebReserv:
When describing the Custom Fields feature in WebReserv, you’ll likely hear others say, “sky’s the limit” when customizing your own add-ons. This is what makes it to powerful. You can set up YOUR unique add-on, the way that you want, on your terms. Perhaps you offer a Romantic Package to your B&B guests where they can get a bottle of wine, chocolate, or fruit waiting in the room upon arrival. Or you offer tubes with you pontoon rental. It could be a GoPro camera rental as an add-on to the kayak tour. Custom Fields can do it all.
See how your customers can select an add-on during checkout:
The Shopping Cart will reflect the add-on, and add the fee to the total due:
What’s even better, you can decide which products you want to offer these add-ons. For example, you may only offer tube rentals for your pontoons, but not your fishing boats. Or the romantic package is only available for your suite rooms, but not your standard rooms. This can be done in WebReserv with Custom Fields.
See how you assign Custom Fields in WebReserv:
Another great reason to include these add on features in the reservation is to give you the opportunity to properly prepare for each customer’s arrival. You’ll know in advance what to expect from your guests, and will to have everything ready for each upcoming reservation. To a customer, this translates into top notch service and an enhanced experience. To a business, this means repeat customers and more sales.
If you currently have a WebReserv account, and want to set up a new add-on in your account, you can easily do so – go to Setup – Custom Fields to get started.