Alternate Payment Schedules

You might think, wouldn’t it be nice if I could charge a different deposit amount depending on how many nights the person has selected?  Well, now you can, using the Alternate Payment Schedule setting in the Reservation Page settings.  For example, for reservations for only one night you might want to charge 100% of the … Read more

A Few New Features

Recently we’ve added a few miscellaneous features which are useful, but might not be too obvious, so it seems a good idea to highlight them here. Thanks to popular demand it is now possible to set whether or not the deposit amount includes taxes.  Simply check the box “include taxes” when setting up your deposit … Read more

ReservationKey Facebook Apps

It seems more important than ever these days to have a Facebook presence.  From looking at a lot of Facebook business pages it seems that people set up the page but then don’t really know what to do with it.  And, the more online ventures you get into, the more time it takes to maintain … Read more

Do You Need Your Own SSL Certificate?

The following information applies to users that:1. ask for credit card information on their reservation page, and2. want to emebed their reservation page in their website. An issue arrises when users want to embed a ReservationKey reservation page that asks for guest’s credit card information into their website using iframes, but they don’t have their … Read more

Reasons Why People Switch to ReservationKey

I am sure there are lots of reasons people switch to using ReservationKey versus selecting a different system.  There are so many systems out there that it seems people often are overwhelmed when trying to select a new reservation and management system.  Those that are the least worn out by the process of selecting a … Read more

Red Flag Guests / Set Alert

By popular demand, we have added the ability to flag specific guests.  Users have been asking for this in order to be warned when the guest books again, or for an obvious reminder for a current guest. This feature can be used to red-flag a guest as someone you might not want to stay with … Read more

Monitor Searches on Reservation Pages

We’ve just set up a way for you to monitor activity on your reservation page(s).  Now, whenever a search is made on a reservation page, the system automatically records this information to the Activity section.  We record the dates searched, number of nights, IP address of the person searching, and the reservation page from which … Read more

New Waiting List & Inquiry Form

You never want to lose a lead, even if you don’t have any availability for the dates your prospective guest was searching for.  A newly released feature addresses this issue.  Now when a search is run and you have no units available for the dates searched, a form appears where guests can send an inquiry, … Read more

Luxurious B&B In San Poncho, Mexico

The last stop on the ReservationKey Mexico tour was at Casa Obelisco in San Poncho, about an hour drive north of Puerto Vallarta.  John and Judi Levens graciously agreed to host me at their luxurious four bedroom bed and breakfast.  They built this villa about ten years ago to be their dream home plus give … Read more

San Poncho, Mexico – Best Clients Ever

In my previous career I worked as an attorney, and what a contrast in clients compared to the people I now work with. Maybe it is because they are in the hospitality industry, but my clients now are the best. Take Jane and Earl, proprietors of Roberto’s Bungalows in San Poncho, Mexico. We had never met before, … Read more