How flexible is your booking system? What about minimum-stay rules, fully-booked periods, extras, different tariff seasons?
We understand that pricing methods vary significantly, and that prices and tariff rules change during the season. Our system has been built to remain easy to use while handling all the common pricing methods in the sector, including:
- Varying minimum-stay requirements
- All pricing periods including nightly, short break and weekly
- Fixed and variable extras, or extras whose price varies by type of pitch
- Per-pitch and per-person charges, or a mixture of the two
- Custom adult/child/infant age definitions
- Multiple pricing periods for the same pitch type (e.g. short break and weekly charges for same arrival day)
You can also set up different pricing methods for different pitch types - for example, per-pitch pricing for static caravans and lodges, and per-person pricing for tents.
Add your rates for the entire season in one go, including weekly and short break pricing, by using our ‘Batch tariffs’ tool. You can even specify one pool of allocation for each type of unit, with multiple tariff options. Simply use ‘Batch update rates’ (instead of the old ‘Update allocation and pricing’ form) in the ‘Rates’ tab in the manager portal.
Whatever your pricing method, when a user searches Pitchup.com we calculate the exact price for the customer's party size for each site in the search results - so all the prices are there in one page. And we make sure that pricing rules like minimum stays are enforced via the search, rather than through 'notes' - so a user who's searched for a one-night break won't be able to book a period with a three-night minimum stay.
If you're fully booked for a period, no problem. Simply allocate zero pitches to us and we can concentrate on selling dates when you've got vacancies, and putting your late-availability vacancies in front of our thousands of users.
If you do not wish to accept late bookings (e.g. up to three days before arrival) you can set this up automatically in the ‘Booking configuration’ section of your ‘Site info’ page in the portal. Simply choose from the options in the drop-down menu.