The Zeald e-commerce system is not an accommodation, reservation, bookings or property management system. If you offer the facility for website users to book accommodation, or make reservations, then there are a number of areas in which the Zeald e-commerce system would need to be adapted:
- Booking on behalf of others. Typically one person makes the booking, but may also book also for other people (guests)
- The graphical display of resource availability and rates, e.g. rooms available and seasonal rates.
- E-confirmation. Sending an electronic booking confirmation to the customer upon booking
- Property / Resource Management. The facility to manage the various resources that can be booked.
- Reservation Management. Tracking, Managing and reporting on the bookings made, including the facility to handle reservation cancellations and transfers.
Zeald does not offer reservation management software. We can provide a link or in some cases a 'widget' on your website that connects to the Reservation Management web portal of your choice. Speak with our support team or your e-business consultant for more information.
You can use a third party accommodation software provider (see below) and either:
- Link a button or text on your website to the accommodation provider's website
- OR iFrame the accommodation provider's page onto a page within your website
Third Party Solutions:
There are a number of online reservation systems available. Depending on your industry you may find there is a reservation system tailored to your needs. For example bookabach.co.nz
offers a system specifically designed for individuals offering holiday accommodation. In New Zealand, major software providers in this reservations space include www.bookit.co.nz
. For bookings systems http://www.thebookingbutton.com/
offer online appointment booking software.
Note that data captured by a third party solution will not integrate in any way with your Zeald website - data will exist in a separate database which will need to be managed independently from your Zeald website. Note that Zeald does not support third party products, contact the third party software provider for support.