After setting up a Long Term Rental listing, your listing will be available for browsing on your website, thus opening a business expansion possibility, however it is very important to observe some details during this process, for they may affect the outcome.
Website - Where can the browser see my Long Term Rental products?
When you activate the "Long Term Rental" module in the system with our Support Team's help, an option is automatically added to your website's Main Menu, according to the example below:
This option directs the user to a specific system module for this market segment, allowing the browser to have a more direct view regarding your listings. Another important point is that you are able to work a specific SEO for this market segment, thus optimizing your enterprise's search results on the web's search engines.
Website - The Long Term Rental listing's structure and on-screen interactions
When clicking on the "Real Estate" option (whose Menu name you can alter with help from our designer) your potential guest will be redirected to a page similar to this one:
On the left side of the screen, search filters are available for the user to refine search and, by the end of the page, the segment's accommodation list. On the middle of the screen, it will be shown the content of the selected listing and there you'll find some information present in your listing's setup. On the right side, there are presented fees regarding the accommodation and the product's sale price, and also the "Contact" button, which will be the entry port for browsings in your website.
Receiving Long Term Rental requests:
From website's user action of clicking on the "Contact" button, he will be redirected to a system's standard form, and thus fill it with questions to be sent to your Team. This communication will reach your staff by e-mail. The first important step is to configure these e-mail messages' recipient. To do that, follow these steps:
- Go to <<Catalog > Settings > General Settings>>;
- Scroll down to the option "Set up internal email notifications for your Team here from user actions on your site";
- In "Contact us (general questions about Booking routine and other modules of the site)", insert the recipient's e-mail;
- Don't forget to save your changes at the bottom right screen.
The second step is to acknowledge that the e-mail will be generated based on the front_send_request template, therefore it is important to highlight in the subject of these e-mails that they are a request. The e-mail also applies to some other screens, so it is necessary to instruct your Team to be aware of eventual requests through this channel.
Another important action in this matter is to put the contact numbers in a segmented way on the website's footer: this allows the user that is searching for further information to locate an additional contact of your Enterprise, thus streamlining the browsing process. For that, just contact our Design Team through the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm not interested in deploying Real Estate and Long Term Rental in my system. Can it be disabled?
Yes, just contact our Support Team and we'll disable it for you. If you're in the beginning of the implementation process, just notify the Implementation Analyst during the first meeting.
Will I be charged for Long Term Rental listings in my bill?
No. Our current pricing policy considers only the number of active units regitered in the Vacation Rental module. You'd be charged only if your Long Term Rental listing was also dealt in vacation rental.
I managed to rent a Long Term Rental unit. How do I hide it from the website?
You should access the listing and, in the tab <<Long Term Rental>> in "Additional Information", unchek the "Enabled" box under "Show in Frontend". The listing will be kept in your database, but won't be visible in your system's search filters or on your website.