Welcome to IrishCottagesNationwide, where we work closely with you as owner to help you grow your business. So how do we help?
You've seen over the recent past an unwelcome pattern in regard to booking fees. It seems the very large sites are getting ahead of themselves and treating your properties as if they own them. The size of some of those service fees (pictured) are quite impressive.
We at IrishCottagesNationwide have always been on your side and have now tailored our service further to help you address this issue. As a result we offer you a booking system with no booking fees.
If you join us by adding your cottage as a listing you can also use our booking system on your own website. So when you get enquiries or repeat business you can direct users to your own website and they get the best deal available (yes, no booking fees!).
We also facilitate payments on your listing which can be added to your website as well. Payments are linked to a stripe account in your name and payments are then sent direct to you. No waiting until the first day of rental to get your money.
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What we offer
When you list with us (yearly charge) you get access to our booking system and payment system.
You will remain in control at all times through the booking transaction, so you can refuse or accept any bookings as you see fit. Let's run you through a quick example.
The calendar is set up on a per night basis and the holiday seeker selects 3 nights from the calendar and fills in their details. An email is then sent to you by the system. You can then choose what to do with that request. If you are happy or want some more details from the holiday seeker you can email or phone them. Once you are happy you can confirm that with the holiday seeker and request payment.
As you can see from the pictures it is just a click and quick fill in. Once submitted payment is processed and sent to your Stripe account and within a few days Stripe pops that straight into your bank account. Then you have a paid for booking! Closer to stay date you can request final payment of stay using the same means.
This is all available on your listing and can be added to your website as well. Please note payments facility is subject to a site visit or 18 month listing with us before approval.
Owners might be happy with using their listing to conduct their business but in our experience an owner website is fundamental to establishing your identity. We find many owners need assistance in this area anyway, as they might have a website that is a few years old and needs to be upgraded to responsive design and https:// (essential for payments facility). So if you don't have a website or need to get it into shape you can avail of quality web design at low cost prices.
As we mentioned in the last tab, applying for the payments facility requires a site visit or 18 month listing for approval. The good news is that with this site visit we include professional photos (virtual tours extra). Photos and tours can only be used on your website. Photos and tours make a massive difference to your listing and ensure your cottage is presented to the highest possible standard.