Archives on November, 2015

Room Availability

Posted by mxs on 23rd November 2015No Comments

Definition: “Bed Night” = a room on a specific night or date
Those members that use the new Room Availability Module should note that bookings from 3rd parties are easily added to you calendar by simply clicking on a “bed night” in the calendar and adding at least the guests name.
This will ensure that your real availability is always shown on your website (full members) and on your webpage (Associate members)

By clicking the “bed night” you can also:-

  • Add a booking received by by telephone, email or fax
  • block off dates for any or all rooms for a single day or period e.g. you may be closed over Christmas
  • Apply discounts or special rates to any “bed nights” e.g. Major event in the locality

Additionally, in your website options you can apply an automatic discount to a “bed night” if it is not sold prior to an arrival date 15 days hence (This is displayed as a Last Minute Deal)

We are working on a full tutorial for this new booking engine but if you have any questions email support@bnbowners.com

Setting up the new Room Availability Module

Posted by mxs on 19th November 2015One Comment

Both Full and Associate members can now show Room Availability – to set this up follow the instructions below.

Logon to your admin panel https://my-bnb.com

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Top Menu >> Marketing Tools >> Website Options >> Room Allocation >> YES >> Click the Blue “Save Website Options” button
Top Menu >> Rooms & Rates >> a form appears to set up your first room >> when finished click the + sign to add more rooms
Changes are immediately shown on your webpage.

FULL MEMBERS
Top Menu >> Website Options >> Room Allocation >> YES >> Click the Blue “Save Website Options” button
Top Menu >> Rooms & Rates >> a form appears to set up your first room >> when finished click the + sign to add more rooms
Changes are immediately shown on your website.

An example of Full Members website rates display can be found here http://demo-bnb.com/
3rd party bookings are added simply by clicking on the bed night in the new calendar – your website / webpage always displays your availability.

Need help? support@bnbowners.com

For UK members

Posted by mxs on 15th November 2015No Comments

UK Members of the B&B owners Association now have a new website to promote their B&Bs.
We hope you will all help in establishing this site by visiting it regularly or perhaps linking to it from your website.

http://book-a-bnb.uk

Thanks Michael B&B Owners

STRIPE Payments System

Posted by mxs on 3rd November 2015No Comments

The B&B Owners Association recognised the benefits of the STRIPE payments system when it was introduced and many of our members now save time and money by using the system.
It is fully integrated into members admin panels to allow payments both for bookings from our network of websites or 3rd party bookings.
Those that have integrated our booking engine into their own websites also benefit from 1 click payment.
Sign up via you “My-BnB” admin panel – top menu >> STRIPE – it takes two minutes and cost you nothing if you don’t use it.
10 good reasons for using STRIPE

  1. Sign up via your “My-BnB” admin panel takes 2 -3 minutes
  2. Virtual Terminal (VT) has no monthly costs
  3. VT can be used to charge for extras or any othercharges
  4. Take payment from guests with just one click
  5. Take Deposits, balance or even provide refunds
  6. Take payment for “No Shows” with one click
  7. Money is automatically paid into your Bank Account with no extra charges
  8. Fully integrated payment for those that use our booking engine
  9. Mobile app to monitor & make payments and provide VT on your phone
  10. No need for PCI compliance or additional security checks

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STRIPE is now available to members in the following countries

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Italy

Need more info support@bnbowners.com