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What is Derived Pricing and what is the advantage of it?
Are you already partner with booking channels such as Booking and Expedia? Then you might have come across the term derived pricing. Derived prices are rates that are dependent on other rates. The idea behind derived prices is that you, as a hotelier, need to manage less individual rates. A good example for commonly used derived prices are non-refundable rates or rates based on occupancies. Let's say you have a double room that you offer for €100,- a night. You might want to give a 5% disco
Add a Roomtype
In accommodation settings you will find the room type and room type. Here rooms are your actual rooms. Suppose you have 10 rooms, then of course all have their own names (red room, blue room ..) or number (101, 102 ..). These are added to rooms. Do you want to know how to get a certain room at the top of your booking engine? Click here! Specific Roomtypes Curious to know how to add descriptions to a room,
All about add-ons & up-selling
Add-ons are a great way to increase revenue for your hotel or B&B. As the name suggests, you and your guests can add extra charges to a booking. We like to think of the way RoomRaccoon PMS handles add-ons as one of our best features! So stick with us and read this article. It will help you to increase your revenue as well as your guest's experience. Adding & managing add-ons Navigate to the add-ons tab in your property settings. Here you can add a new add-on or manage the exciti
Room type description
RoomRaccoon Cloud Hotel Management is all about driving more direct bookings. While setting up your room types in your RoomRaccoon PMS, you can add an appealing description. This will help your guests to make a choice. A few things to keep in mind Your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine is linked to your website of your hotel or B&B. We advise you to use your website (not your Booking Engine) for a very detailed description of your different room types. In your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine
The booking confirmation is very important for the guest. Once a guest has received the confirmation, they will know that the booking has been made successfully. You can also use the booking confirmation to add a personal message. Find our tips here: Tip: Do you have an accommodation with different room types or even an accommodation in a different location? Change the address in the confirmation! You can create the booking confirmation by room type. Tip: Would you like to
Creating your Add-ons
To get to your Add-ons, you can click on the room key icon. Navigate to Add-ons. Add-ons can be created and displayed in the Booking Engine by clicking on the ‘+ Add Add-On’ You can also choose whether Add-ons should be visible on the breakfast list
Can I use a different rate for booking channels/OTAs?
Many hoteliers choose to use a different rate type on booking channels in order to compensate the commission costs. This is no problem with RoomRaccoon, let us show you how to set this up. _ NOTE: Many booking channels have a lowest price guarantee that you probably have agreed to. You might risk that booking channels exclude your property if you are in conflict with the agreed up on lowest rate. _ Setting up rates for OTAs (online travel agencies) Add in your RoomRac
How do the pricetypes work?
Our links with the external channels mainly run through the price types. It is therefore also very important that all your external channels are set up in the same way as your RoomRaccoon account. If you have rates at Booking.com Non Refundable and you want to keep them, then this must also be created in RoomRaccoon. All you need to know about pricetypes, you can find here. How can I setup my city tax
Add a room
To set up your rooms click on the room key icon at the top left of your screen. Here you can log in with the administrator password. Once this page has opened, click on the 'Rooms' tab. If you want to add a room, click on the + room button at the top right. A number can be entered, a name of the room that is only visible to you in the PMS and a category to which it must be linked. [Setting up your rooms](https://support.roomraccoon.com/english/property-set-up/how-do-i-set-up-my-ro
Can I use Package Deals?
Use your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine to offer more value to your guests. This does not necessarily mean that you need to give a discount. Think about great combination deals and work together with local partners such as restaurants, the bowling alley or the cinema. Add a package deal A package deal is in fact a rate type. Navigate to the rate types tab in your room type settings and add a new rate type. Give your package deal a catchy name and add a unique selling point that high
Can I add a conference room?
One of the best features of your RoomRaccoon PMS is that you can keep track of bookable rooms that you do not want to sell via your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine. Add a new room Add a conference room just like any other room via the rooms tab in your property settings. Give your room a recognisable name and use the room numbers to influence the sorting order for your agenda. Room type: none In the drop-down menu, you are now asked to assign the room to one of your r
Adding prepayments to my ratetype
You can (if you work with a payment provider) have your rates set up to ask a partial or full amount prepayment. Click on the key figure at the top left of your screen Under the roomtypes tab, you will find all your ratetypes per roomtype Click on the name of the ratetype you which to add the prepayment to. Add the desired amount prepayment (10% to 100%)
What is the use of the grey rooms in my calendar?
One of the best features of your RoomRaccoon PMS is that you can keep bookable rooms that you do not want to sell through your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine. How you do that, you can read below: Add a new grey room Click on the room key icon on top left corner Open the rooms tab Click the green button on top right corner "New Room" Give your room a recognizable name and use the room numbers to influence the sorting order for your calendar. This can also be notes or comments !!
Connecting add-ons to a ledger
Is your accounting software integrated with RoomRaccoon? If so, it is necessary to link your add-ons to a ledger account so that it is allocated correctly in your accounting journals. The ledger accounts supplied are created by RoomRaccoon. After they have been created, the ledger accounts can be linked to their relevant add-on/s! Click on the room key icon at the top left of you
Which document options do I have and how do I activate these?
A common feature of the RoomRaccoon system is the automatic templates. Just a little reminder of the documents being sent: Reservation confirmation: The reservation confirmation is sent at the time of the booking. Returning guest confirmation: When the email address is recognized, the system sees the booker as the returning guest. NOTE: A guest can sometimes be recognized but if this guest books via Booking for example, Booking will always generate a new email address so the system will n
Giving your guests a nice goodbye using Post-departure mails
The after departure offers many possibilities to contact the guests after the stay. Feedback: Ask your guests for a review. You can add a link to a specific portal yourself. Offer the guest a discount for a new visit: The email will be sent to each guest, including guests who have booked through an OTA. Offer them a discount to book directly on their next visit. This saves your weather commission costs. You can set up this mail here under the tab "[Documents]([https://support.roomra
In many cases, it can be useful for guests to be able to check-in online before arrival. This saves time at check-in and serves as additional security that the guest will arrive. In addition, the exact arrival time can be specified. The online check-in can be set up in the document section of your settings as a pre-arrival document. (https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/3d93d2a06fbab400/814d3bea-f444-4d93-9f4e-c8ea3b_16g4byw.png) On the right-hand side of the custom co
How do I upload my pictures of my room types?
Drag and drop 4 images per room type. Your pictures will be used in the image slider of your Booking Engine linked to your website. RoomRaccoon PMS will resize your images automatically, ensuring that your rooms look great on any device. Having trouble uploading pictures? Please make sure that the file size does not exceed 2MB. The file types that you can upload are JPG or PNG files. Not the right file type or size? Are your pictures too large or not the correct
How do I set up a pre-arrival and post-departure mail?
Pre-arrival emails can be used to remind your guest that they have booked an overnight stay and what time they can check in, but also to provide them with useful and fun tips. For example, send them an email with information about upcoming events, the closest sights and parking facilities, or alert them to the Add-ons you offer. This will show you that you are going for extra service. You can use the post-departure mail to get positive reviews and feedback. With RoomRaccoon's PMS you can se
How to customise the confirmation?
You use the automatic templates, but you prefer to make a small adjustment to them. For example, that there is a reference to the booker's name instead of the guest? That's possible! You can use our templates to edit them, in this article we will explain how. Please note: As soon as a custom template is created, it will no longer be included in the live updates. We are also unable to provide support for this and these will need to be updated by the hotelier him or herself.
It is possible that you want to change something in your roomtypes or add something, you can manage your roomtypes from within the system. Click on the key figure icon at the top left of your screen. Look for the roomtype you would like to change Underneath the name of the roomtype, click on the manage roomtypes button. Make your adjustments and press save
Setting up City Tax
Every country, province and city handles city tax in a different way. In the UK you probably do not have to worry about a city tax, but in other countries you might find city tax as a charge per person per night or a percentage over your logies revenue. Therefore, RoomRaccoon PMS must be very flexible to be able to serve all those different needs. Click on the gear icon at the bottom left of your screen On the account page, you will be able to choose the city tax type on y
How do I add a rate-type?
Maybe you are working with the system for some time now and you would like to add some more ratetypes later on. This is possible and can be done quick and easy in a few simple steps. Click on the key figure icon at the top left of your screen. You will now enter your overview of all your roomtypes. Ratetypes are created per roomtype, so we will be adding them on this screen. Under the name of the roomtype you will have the option to add your ratetype by clicking on New Room Rat
How do I set up my rooms?
After setting up room types in your RoomRaccoon PMS for your hotel or B&B, you are ready to add some rooms. If you want a room to be bookable via your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine, it needs to be assigned to a room type. Add a room Navigate to the rooms tab in your property settings. Here you can add a new room or manage exciting once. Room Number Room numbers influence the sorting order of rooms in your RoomRaccoon agenda. Also, the room number is used for the in
When does my guest receives a booking confirmation
You can set the booking confirmation via Documents. This can be done in several languages and you can personalize it by adding your personal text in the box additions. But when exactly will it be sent? When will it be sent? For bookings that come in via the own website (Booking Engine), a booking confirmation is automatically sent to the guest. Booking.com bookings are confirmed by both Booking.com and RoomRaccoon. For bookings via other XML channels, except Bedandbreakfa
How to create a package deal
A package is a combination out of one or several add-ons and a rate type. Follow this 5-step method to create your own package deals! 1. Create your add-ons that you want to include in your package 2. Create a rate type and give it the name of the package !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/61587d0079e73400/screenshot-2020-03-20-at-09434_1dy1
Adding registration form
Dear %guestname%, Welcome at ............. Guest | %guestname% Details | %bookerdetails% Room | %room% Arrival | %dateofarrival% Departure | %dateofdeparture% Subtotal | %grandtotal% excl. %citytax% toeristenbelasting Date ……………………………………………………… City ……………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………… SIGNATURE We wish you a pleasant stay!
Package included or excluded on the invoice:
Do you have a package deal? You can choose whether you want to see it broken down on the invoice or whether the add-on is included in the price. Click on the room key icon at the top left of your screen. Click on the rate type to which the add-on is linked. When you have opened the rate type, you will notice the package linked on the right side. Here you can select if you want to show the package to reflect separately on the invoice (per add-on) or as a package.