Designed to make life easier for holiday home owners and lettings agencies, bookalet has a raft of useful features to help promote and manage all aspects of the booking process:

Publish To Your Own Website

Turn your website into a powerful marketing tool by adding features such as an availability calendar, tariff chart, enquiry form or online bookings and reservations. No technical skills are required. Simply cut and paste a line of code into your site and you instantly have an advanced suite of tools to enable your website compete with the best.

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Availability Calendar

At the heart of any good holiday home website is an updated availability calendar and bookalet makes it incredibly easy for you to manage this aspect of your business. To the prospective client, it appears to be part of your own website as it can be branded to fit the colour scheme of your existing design.

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Rate Card

Along with availability, your prospective client needs to know the cost of renting your accommodation for their chosen period. The highly configurable rate card allows you to publish this on your website with the minimum of fuss.

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Enquiry Form

Once a prospective client has decided they like the look of your property, they need to be able to contact you. The built in enquiry form again makes this easy. It also removes the need to publish your email address, therefore protecting you from spam and by setting your filter to allow all emails from this source, guarantees you never miss a genuine enquiry.

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Online Booking

When booking a holiday home, prospective clients often have many properties on the go at any one time. Regularly, the one that gets the booking is the one providing real time, online booking. This becomes especially important when a client is trying to book flights and accommodation at the same time. bookalet allows you to take such bookings. Generally speaking, the booking would remain provisional until a deposit payment had been received.

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Online Payments

A natural progression from Online Booking is Online Payment. This gives the client absolute peace of mind they have secured the booking and also gives you the benefit of immediate payment. bookalet has a number of options to allow you to take payment in this way. It can be a fairly complex subject, so we have dedicated an entire section of the website to this topic. Online Payments

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Marketing Channels

Expand your marketing reach by connecting to the major holiday rental portals such as Flipkey, AirBnB, Independent Cottages, Wimdu and Holidaylettings. Update your portal calendars via the industry wide iCal standard .

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Manage Bookings

The entire booking process can be managed from a simple, secure online management console. You can manage availability and pricing, track enquiries, monitor monies due, send reminders, record payments, send receipts and manage all aspects of the booking from start to finish. And because it's online, you can do this from anywhere in the world you choose.

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Pricing Models

In addition to the traditional week based pricing, bookalet allows you to offer short break and split week pricing. This is particularly useful in the off peak periods and helps maximise occupancy rates. You can specify a minimum number of nights, nightly pricing and have differential rates for weekends.

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Easy Setup

It’s incredibly easy to set up and can be used as a standalone management system (to manage your booking) or integrated into your existing website (to add rich features and marketing tools). The beauty of the system is that you can use as much, or as little. of the system as you choose. If you have a current web developer, they should be able to add this to your site within minutes.

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Multiple Currencies

The system allows you to choose between all the major currencies including £ (UK Pounds), $ (US Dollars) or € (Euros) for each of the properties in your account. This gives you flexibility to promote and invoice in your own local currency.

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SMS Notification

Never miss a booking enquiry wherever you are! By activating SMS notification, all your booking enquiries will be automatically forwarded directly to you mobile phone. You'll be able to respond within minutes of the request being received.

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Discounts Option

The system allows you to build in a number of automatic discounts. This may be an "early bird discount" to encourage clients to book early or a "last minute" discount where you're trying to fill a cancelled booking. Either way, bookalet has the flexibility to cope with your requirements.

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Extras Option

You may want to offer your guests a selection of optional extras such as a welcome pack or a cot . Guests will be able to choose whether or not they would like to buy these at the time of booking. Furthermore, mandatory extras such as an end of stay cleaning charge can also be added.

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Record & Track Payments

The management console tells you when deposit and balance payments are due, sends out payment reminders with the click of a button, records payment amounts and dates and logs everything on the system for future reference.

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Receipts and Invoices

Generate receipts and invoices to send out to your guests. These can be in the format of an email or as a word document, whichever you prefer. If you are VAT registered, bookalet can also generate a VAT invoice for you.

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Terms and Conditions

You can attach your own terms and conditions to some or all of the correspondence sent out from the bookalet system. And just for good measure, we've thrown in a free sample terms and conditions in case you haven't got round to doing yours yet.

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Filtered Search

Specifically for the Agent account, we've added the ability to filter a property search. Agents can now add an intelligent search which delivers a summary of properties matching the guest's chosen criteria.

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Website Design

Need a new website to accompany your bookalet subscription? No worries. We can provide the complete solution. With over 10 years experience of working in the holiday rentals sector, we're ideally placed to deliver a website you'll be proud of.

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Responsive Forms

With more and more people using mobile devices to make a booking, it's even more important your website is fully responsive and works with tablets and mobile phones. This new set of Forms (Widgets) have been specifically designed to be optimised for mobile websites.

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