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Maximise direct bookings 7 Pledges, here’s how you voted…. We asked you to prioritise these 7 Pledges, to re-order them according to your needs and your ambitions. That was no easy task… as many of you said, but that forced focus is what every good business requires if it is to improve. So here’s how it unfolded, drum […]
Smart messaging says it all When you are looking to stand out in your guests mind then get messaging. Smart Messaging will take your communication with guests to the next level, making messages and stays memorable. Freetobook Smart Messaging is your work horse taking the hassle and bore out of email communications. It replaces the old email system with a […]
Airbnb fully connected Professional accommodation businesses welcome on Airbnb! Airbnb’s changed from its early days. It’s worth reflecting on how these changes could attract new customers for you. Hotels, Guest Houses, Hostels, Glampsites and professional B&Bs are welcome onto the Airbnb platform along with Cottages and other self catering accommodation. Its safe to say that Airbnb has changed […]
7 pledges of internet booking In the 21 years since our birth in 1998 we’ve learnt a thing or two about making, managing and servicing accommodation bookings but the one thing we often get asked is: … “what makes freetobook different ?” It is a tough question (if you really care about it) and after this long in business we […]
Stripe card payments now even better Stripe, is fast, secure and easy to use. It enables businesses all over the world to transact credit cards. Freetobook’s customers just love our integration with Stripe (Over 90% said it was good for their business) Over two thousand freetobook customers use Stripe as their card processing system, it accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and […]
Stripe with ApplePay and GooglePay Stripe on freetobook is now upgraded to include ApplePay and GooglePay ApplePay and GooglePay are so convenient for customers, they simply pay using their fingerprint on their smartphone. Freetobook has been busy working to integrate the new functionality so your customers can now pay with ultimate ease. This fantastic functionality makes it easier for customers […]
TripAdvisor Ranking Tips Recent research on reviews makes interesting reading and helps guide you on how to improve your ranking within TripAdvisor, Google and any other review sites. Good reviews are important, we all know potential guests read and compare reviews before making a decision to book. Maintaining this good reputation has a significant bottom line impact. Giving […]
Your B & B Business and SCA New Payment Security Measures that WILL Affect Your Business SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) measures have now come into force as part of the Payment Services Directive II (PSD 2), a European law that all UK banks will be using (and yes this will remain in effect despite Brexit) to prevent fraud. What does this mean? […]
The best hosts use messaging At freetobook we really work hard and pride ourselves in the solutions we build to help accommodation owners manage and grow their businesses. Such a large part of that is the communication you have with your guests. We asked how can that be better? Much, much better? We are super proud to release our latest […]
Savvy Tips For (Re) Designing Your Website Our guest blog this month is from design and marketing company Ulka Media. Here they offer up some great tips and tricks when (re) designing your accommodation’s website. www.ulkamedia.co.uk/website-design-ayrshire As with most businesses, it’s important to portray yourself as professionally as possible and that extends to your property’s website. You only have a few moments […]
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