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5 steps to get started with online sales

The Internet offers many new opportunities to introduce and promote your property that were once unimaginable to attain. Today it is unfortunately impossible for properties to survive in the accommodation industry that do not benefit from such opportunities of digital era. A majority of your rivals have been already using the Internet as a marketing and sales channel. And those yet to start using it for such purposes will be doing so very soon, for sure.

You should be able to benefit from similar opportunities as well as keep up with the digital age in order not to lag behind the competition. What’s more, you will not have to be stuck in endless technical details while doing so.

Today, it is only a matter of minutes for you to launch the online sales of your property without installing any software on your computer and needing any technical knowledge. Furthermore, it takes only 5 steps to achieve this…

1- Create your HotelRunner account

The first thing you need to do is to create your HotelRunner account. By visiting this page you can create a new account or log in via your Facebook or Twitter. Each stage of your activities on HotelRunner, including creating a new account, has been designed in a way to save you time. Therefore, you can be part of any offers HotelRunner provides by creating your account within seconds.

2- Create a website for yourself

Creating a website used to take months and cost quite a lot especially for hotels. However, we are now witnessing significant changes. You can create your website with the help of HotelRunner which boasts state-of-the-art features of technology for which you will not need any technical knowledge. By checking the theme catalogue, you can choose which design to use for your website and customize it in any way you would like to. Moreover, you can simply request a special design. Besides, by choosing one of the available themes and then switching to a different design later on you can launch sales without losing any time.

3- Insert prices and room details

Once you log in and choose which theme to use for your website, you can create room types to launch sales. Just write and save the description and details of the rooms, adding photos for each room type.

4- Create channel connections

Without needing any other programs or services, you can connect prominent tourism portals of the world, and your newly-created website can be your gateway to the whole world thanks to the reliable infrastructure of HotelRunner. Therefore, you can launch the sales of your property on more than 50 channels from Expedia to within a short time.

 5- Promote your property

HotelRunner has all the features you need to promote your website online in the most practical manner possible. Your property can garner international recognition in a short time with the help of advanced search engine optimization (SEO) features, social media, Google Hotel Finder, Google Shopping, Google Analytics integration and social coupons.

All you need to do is to follow the abovementioned steps from the beginning and create your HotelRunner account for free if you would like to enjoy all these features and even more. Afterwards, you can rest assured that you’ll see your sales growing.

Cihan Coşkuntuncel

Director of Sales and Business Development

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