By Taz Bareham — 23 Mar 2012
For tour and activity operators, payment by way of tedious paperwork is a drama and a hassle that often results in getting paid late. Administratively, it slows you down. In terms of sales, if your website can’t take their card, then you risk them taking their business somewhere else.
Online payment gateways allow instant credit card authorisation for people who want to buy your product or service online. That’s why having a unified payment gateway that accepts all kinds of cards can directly impact revenue.
Website booking systems already have this capability integrated, making it even easier for you to be organised.
Here’s why more and more businesses are allowing their customers to book online:
But for small tour and activity operators, the resonating question is if an online reservation system will truly work for your tour or activity business. To help you decide, take advantage of the free trial offers that many online booking systems have in place. Try to find one which lets you free trial like Rezdy’s does. By the end of your free trial period you’ll know whether it’s worth investing in.
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