New Feature for Reservation Key

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Hi everyone!  If you use Reservation Key there is a new feature.  I had a suggestion for John and he made it happen once again!  Man this guy is great!  What a blessing to finally have someone that makes things happen.  I found that when ever we had slower times, I would lower the rate to try and get people to book.  I noticed that the customer never new that I had lowered the rate.  For example.  Our normal rates during the week are $139.00 per night.  Several times I would do a rate adjustment  for a certain time because it was slow.  By doing this I was able to lower the rate to $115.00 per night to try and get people to book.  I was getting tired of the customers calling during this time to ask if we had any specials.  I would tell them, " The normal rate is $139.00 per night and we have a special at $115.00 per night!"  They would then tell me "Oh great, that is a good deal! I would like to go ahead and make a reservation please!"  So I called John and gave him my idea.  This is what we came up with and it is working great!  I really suggest you give it a try! Here is an example from our site of what I'm talking about.  It gives the normal rate and then the discount rate.  People love Discounts.  If we are going to offer one, it's nice for the customer to know they are getting one!

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Just received an email from John, the glitch has been fixed. 

Thank you John!

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Yay!  I didn't know about this feature until this post popped up yesterday.  I'm hoping to try it out this fall when we're a little slower. 

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It's very strange that he had it working fine earlier, with the line drawn through the regular price and "Spring Special" or whatever in red, and now it's not working and apparently isn't a quick easy fix for him to get it going again.

As copperhead says, maybe if a few more people complain it will get fixed faster.

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I have been using this feature from time to time but found out this last week that it is not working. 

I have contacted John but am asking anyone here that uses it to also send him a shout so he will place it higher on his list. 

Thanks!

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John Just posted this.

http://reservationkey.blogspot.com/

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 So, where you have the verbage  "Spring Special",   did you just enter that in the description block of the rate adjustment?

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Proud Texan wrote:

 So, where you have the verbage  "Spring Special",   did you just enter that in the description block of the rate adjustment?

Test it on just one day, tomorrow and see how it shows. I tried BOOK NOW SPECIAL, as the title and that is what populates. 

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Proud Texan wrote:

 So, where you have the verbage  "Spring Special",   did you just enter that in the description block of the rate adjustment?

I'm not answering for Bob, but the answer is yes.

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Hi guy's!  Sorry I wasnt able to get back.  We have 3 early check ins today.  Thank you copperhead!  That is correct Proud Texan!

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copperhead wrote:

Proud Texan wrote:

 So, where you have the verbage  "Spring Special",   did you just enter that in the description block of the rate adjustment?

I'm not answering for Bob, but the answer is yes.

And does anyone know how to change the color of the special title - is that in your theme or elsewhere?

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This is how you change the color.  Im not sure what will happen if you type in READ.

I think the red for me is the perfect color for this.   It is easy to do with themes.   You can edit as you like (Website tab, Themes):
#span_rateadjustmentname {color:red;font-weight:bold;}

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Bob wrote:

This is how you change the color.  Im not sure what will happen if you type in READ.

I think the red for me is the perfect color for this.   It is easy to do with themes.   You can edit as you like (Website tab, Themes):
#span_rateadjustmentname {color:red;font-weight:bold;}

 

Wow!  That works perfectly.   I set up a Mother's Day Special and it was so easy.

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 Darn it - it doesn't work the way I really want it to.  If I make a discount for a 2-night stay, it requires a 2-night stay during the whole time.

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You do that setting under rate plans. I will help you if you need it. I need to get to a computer.

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Bob wrote:
You do that setting under rate plans. I will help you if you need it. I need to get to a computer.

No, I know that's where to do it.  I haven't tested it yet to see if it shows up the same way as the rate adjustment does (with the discount noted).  I made it do some funky things this afternoon by playing around with it, so I'm giving it a rest for tonight.  I need to reconnoiter.

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muirford wrote:

copperhead wrote:

Proud Texan wrote:

 So, where you have the verbage  "Spring Special",   did you just enter that in the description block of the rate adjustment?

I'm not answering for Bob, but the answer is yes.

And does anyone know how to change the color of the special title - is that in your theme or elsewhere?

Now THAT was my next question! READ IS GOOD, black is not so good.

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Now THAT was my next question! READ IS GOOD, black is not so good.

Freudian READ=RED? 

I would like Bob to give me a little tutorial in theme customization.  It is still on my list of things to do and his seems perfect.  I'm jealous.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:
Now THAT was my next question! READ IS GOOD, black is not so good.

Freudian READ=RED? 

I would like Bob to give me a little tutorial in theme customization.  It is still on my list of things to do and his seems perfect.  I'm jealous.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:
Now THAT was my next question! READ IS GOOD, black is not so good.

Freudian READ=RED? 

I would like Bob to give me a little tutorial in theme customization.  It is still on my list of things to do and his seems perfect.  I'm jealous.

Yes I have that on my list to do as well (read too!) haha

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I really like the way ours turned out.  I had John do this awhile ago.  I think it makes the customer feel like they are still on our site and have never left.  Just give him a call or email him and Im sure he will help you.  He worked on my as a test page and it worked out great.

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It's works great! John used my site for testing and it should be available for everyone now. He said he was going to do a blog post. I have made 3 new reservations because of this in the last 2 days.

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I like that. . .  now you got me thinking!

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I like this!  So how is this accomplished?  I have searched the site, checked the blog and FB. 

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copperhead wrote:

I like this!  So how is this accomplished?  I have searched the site, checked the blog and FB. 

It comes up when you have a rate adjustment (not a discount).

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muirford wrote:

copperhead wrote:

I like this!  So how is this accomplished?  I have searched the site, checked the blog and FB. 

It comes up when you have a rate adjustment (not a discount).

TY - tried it and Bob's yer uncle () it worked like a charm. 

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 I am so happy to hear that - that was the one feature I really missed from Webervations 2.0.  Is there some way that you found out about the change?  

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