Author Archives: mxs

Mobile Friendly Websites

By | August 4, 2016

Further to the last news post there have been many questions about mobile friendly booking websites. Both full and associate members of the B&B Owners Association have a page that is mobile friendly. Full members that have a website hosted by us are diverted to a mobile friendly page automatically. We have seen a steady… Read More »

Apology – Ignoring Bookings

By | August 4, 2016

To all B&B Owners Association Members I must offer a sincere apology about the last news item. It was not meant as personal criticism of any of our members and I’m so sorry if you were offended by the tone of the newsletter. There are B&Bs that consistently ignore bookings and these members will removed from our service… Read More »


By | July 31, 2016

We have rescinded the membership  one or two B&Bs recently for consistently ignoring bookings. Although our first duty is to our B&B members, let’s not forget we are providing the public with a booking service. Bookings are automatically declined by our system if not confirmed by the 3rd day – This means the guest has to… Read More »

Book a B&B on Smartphones

By | July 14, 2016 has now gone mobile after a number of months of testing. Every B&B, Guesthouse or Inn that is a member of the B&B Owners Association now has a mobile site and bookings can be made easily from a smartphone or tablet with touch technology. Additionally, for those members that have a website hosted with… Read More »

Credit Card Payments

By | June 28, 2016

Sometime ago we integrated the STRIPE payments system as precursor to the ever increasing security requirements required by the Payment Cards Industry (PCI). We believed this to be the best way to provide members of the B&B Owners Association with online payment capture and minimise fraud. As of today STRIPE is the ONLY way that… Read More »


By | May 18, 2016

If you have a STRIPE Account Payment for all bookings in your admin panel can be taken with one click The virtual terminal saves you hundreds by replacing your Electronic Machine Payment for any booking can be taken in the Virtual Terminal simply type in the Booking Reference N0 All bookings have had the card authorised,… Read More »

Irish Members – Opportunity

By | May 16, 2016

Koliba B&B in Avoca are closing down and have a lot of equipment to sell. They have tea trays, mini fridges, crockery, sheets, industrial dryer and washing machine, tables and chairs – everything that it takes to run a high end B&B. Please contact them for more info Koliba Beech Road Avoca Wicklow Ireland Tel: 0402… Read More »

STRIPE Payments System

By | April 26, 2016

Although the STRIPE payments system has be available to B&B Owners in their admin panels for nearly 2 years now, we have seen a sudden surge in both registrations and usage. The STRIPE virtual terminal built in to the “My B&B” admin panel eliminates the monthly cost of an Electronic Terminal and can be used… Read More »

Tips for users of the new Booking Engine

By | April 26, 2016

For those of you that have adopted the new booking engine / availability module here are a few tips to help you get the best out of the booking system and help with profitability. Showing true availability on your own website will result in more direct & profitable bookings. SEASONAL & WEEKEND RATES: To set… Read More »