It's simple and straightforward. The Bedsearcher service works as a hotel booking agent bookings generating bookings for your property from the Bedsearcher.co.uk website and from all the major hotel booking websites through the Bedsearcher Extended Distribution Service (BEDS).
There are no joining up fees or monthly/annual costs. There is only a competitive industry standard commission payable on your extra bookings generated by the Bedsearcher system. Therefore no bookings = no fee. Full details of the commission are available on our application form which you can request on the How do I become a Partner? Page.
Bedsearcher recognises that the majority of independent accommodation providers cannot afford up-front monthly subscriptions and coupled with this, our company performance emphasis is not on the number of partner establishments in the Bedsearcher network, but on the number of bookings we send each partner.
The Bedsearcher payment system is structured so that the accommodation provider cannot lose out. In order for the customer to make a confirmed booking via the Bedsearcher system, they must submit credit/debit card details. These details are then authenticated by Bedsearcher to ensure the card is valid, and the details are encrypted and stored on a secure section of the Bedsearcher website. When the customer checks in/out they can pay in whatever method suits both you and the customer e.g. cash, cheque, card etc. Only if the customer either leaves without paying, does not turn up at all, or cancels less than 48-hours before estimated check-in then the secure credit/debit card details can be accessed (only by you) to charge the card, in accordance with the terms and conditions of sale.
The BEDS channel management system we provide absolutely free will also allow you to integrate an online booking engine into your own website where a Book Now button will allow clients to access your available rooms and book online. Through the one, simple to use BEDS Channel Management Extranet you can manage your rates and availability into all your online channels – your own website, all major hotel websites and GDS- in the one place which will automatically and simultaneously update all online channels. No more risk of double booking or spending valuable time every day updating numerous website extranets – do it only once with BEDS and the job is done! And because maximum and accurate availability is exposed to all your channels all the time, your bookings will increase. Through global exposure on your own website, the Bedsearcher website and other major hotel booking websites and global distribution systems you are truly marketing to the world.
Bedsearcher is also a partner of Discover Global Bookings who can also provide a comprehensive range of internet distribution tools and e-commerce and e-marketing services such as website design and website optimization. For full information on our extensive range of our hotel internet marketing services please check www.discoverglobalbookings.com