We knew our direct booking engine was going to be good, but the results are amazing! Over $4m (£3m) worth of direct bookings for our members in 11 months, during a pandemic! $760k last month alone. We'll be processing $1m per month soon.
It's simple. We understand what it takes to get a guest to book direct, and we provide you with all you need out of the box.
If you haven't seen an Uplisting direct booking website, here's an example. See the bottom of this post for screenshots.
That's the secret. During times of COVID your guests are looking for flexibility. Collect 10% up front (for example) and the remainder 30 days before check-in. Watch your bookings increase. The good news is Uplisting does all this for you, automatically (read more below).
Do you look at your website and think, hmmm, I wouldn't book here. So do your potential guests. Let's face it, there are a lot of terrible websites out there. With Uplisting you can launch a stunning and highly converting direct booking website in minutes, genuinely. Learn more here.
Every obstacle on your website, whether it be speed or a terrible design, decreases your conversion rate. This means less money in your pocket. You need to provide the best possible guest booking experience. You can with Uplisting.
Offering guests a payment plan reduces friction to book. Guests are more inclined to book your property when they only need to pay 50% upfront (for example).
When Airbnb rolled out guest payment plans, 40% of guests chose to do so, and opted for higher-value bookings on the whole.
According to Airbnb, paying less up front encourages bookings further in advance. Compared with ordinary bookings, the Pay Less Up Front payment option led to bookings with nearly double the lead time, helping hosts to secure and manage bookings more easily.
Payment rules also reduce your transaction fee burden if a guest needs to cancel. It's cheaper for you to cancel a booking where you only collected 10% as opposed to 100%.
Unsurprisingly, it's quite complicated. However Uplisting does all the hard work for you (as normal!).
Pay part now, part later
Your guest sees how much they are due to pay now, and how much is due later.
Booking confirmation page
Your guest can always see the amount due and when on their booking confirmation page.
Easily see the status of each booking as the payment status is shown on the booking summary tab and on the booking price tab.
If you haven't already, sign-up for a 14 day free trial and test our direct booking website. It only takes a few minutes. Start your trial here.