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What is Booking.com clone script?
The history of Booking.com began in the mid-90s. Then a student of the Technical University of the Netherlands Geert-Jan Bruinsma went to Budapest. The room he booked was far from desired. There were no photographs or other data about the room.
Bruinsma had an idea - to create a hotel reservation system with offers from different hotels with detailed information and photos of rooms. Travel agencies, which at that time linked tourists and hotels, also provided favorable conditions for this. But few people wanted to overpay for their services.
Bookings B.V. was created in the spring of 1996. For its launch, it took about 50 000 euros collected by Geert-Jan’s friends. They became the first shareholders of the booking script. Bruinsma began to personally ring up hotels in different European cities and ask them to send advertising leaflets with pictures of rooms. With the help of a scanner, images appeared on Booking.com web pages.
The company immediately encountered difficulties. First, a year earlier, Microsoft created Expedia.com, a site for finding flights and booking hotels. Secondly, Booking.com relied on the Internet for its work. But at that stage it was less common in Europe, compared to the United States. In 1997, there were only a dozen hotels in the Booking.com database, although even then users could book them on their own.
A successful strategy allowed Booking.com to win a competition with American services: the company focused on small hotels. Besides the service, unlike the rest, did not charge a 30% commission, limiting only 10-12%.
Radical innovations won the loyalty of users. For example, they did not need to make an advance payment before checking into a hotel. And hotels, in turn, were entitled to quickly adjust the price for their services. Smashing success followed: already in 2005, over 7,000 hotels cooperated with Booking.com, and the financial turnover was determined by 25 million dollars.
If you wonder how to make a Booking.com clone website, read about what features are necessary for a booking clone script. On top of all, booking clone script should have the booking functionality out of the box or at least as an add-on.
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What features make Booking.com successful?Booking.com is the leader among services for independent search and booking of hotels worldwide. This status can be based on 5 main features:
- Wide choice. The Booking.com database contains 28,492,189 declared accommodation units in 131,381 destinations in 228 countries. Like joking on Booking.com, you can find a variety of options: from 5-star hotels and hostels to tree houses and an igloo.
- User-friendly interface. Booking.com is translated into 43 languages, there are many search filters and a list of additional conditions in booking software. For example, you can cut off hotels with paid cancellation or full prepayment.
- Support. Booking.com has a 24/7 support service. You can get help from it in more than 40 languages. You can ask for help both during your stay at the hotel and after.
- Guarantees. After booking a room, you will receive a reliable advocate for your interests in the face of Booking.com. For example, if the hotel refuses to settle you according to the reservation, a representative of Booking.com will be in charge of resolving the dispute.
- Real reviews. No representative of the hotel (including its owner) can buy or delete reviews. This will violate the policies that Booking.com adheres to. The authenticity of the reviews is carefully checked. And the best options for a living fall into the Privileged Program.
What Booking clone script to choose?When making your decision on what booking clone script to choose for your online hotel reservation system you should keep in mind the features listed above. They are really a must for all booking clones. Make sure the clone script you choose has at least 80% of them.
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor script provides all the features a Booking.com clone script needs to function perfectly. Besides, CS-Cart script includes:
- over 70 payment methods built-in to the clone script
- a mobile application for your booking clone
marketplaces already work on CS-Cart Clone script worldwide
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The way to create your own marketplace using Booking.com Clone Script
CS-Cart Clone Script features open source code, which means you have endless possibilities in adapting our marketplace script to your business model. But in the beginning you won’t even need to touch the code: change the look and feel of your marketplace via the built-in layout and theme editors, construct a perfect checkout right on the storefront, and expand functionality via add-ons.
Powerful Vendor Management Tools
Vendors are the driving force of your marketplace. Booking.com Clone script offers a set of tools to effectively control them: offer vendors a micro-store and a fully-featured backend panel, set up automatic money distribution, motivate your vendors to pay you in time by blocking backend panels, control vendor privileges and payouts via vendor plans.
eCommerce Software You Truly Own
You purchase CS-Cart Clone script once and it stays with you forever. No monthly payments, no obligatory fees. It’s yours. And it’s very well supported—we release new versions almost every month, adding new features and enhancing security and performance. And you’ll be getting updates for free during your first year. Official tech support is also included.
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Open your own Booking.com-like marketplace on CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Clone scriptGet Started
Vendor micro-store with its own design: give your vendors access to a fully-featured micro-store with a storefront and an ability to modify the design.
Customizable vendor panel: every vendor has their own backend panel, and you are free to enable and disable its menus and settings. It’s up to you what vendors will be able to do in their backend panels.
Vendor plans: set a monthly fee for selling on your marketplace. You can offer your vendors multiple plans with different conditions and privileges.
Responsive storefront and admin panel: admin panel, vendor panel, and the storefront are all responsive and convenient to use on any screen.
Mobile application for iOS and Android: Multi-Vendor Plus and Ultimate have a mobile app, which gives your customers extra convenience and improves their shopping experience.
Multiple languages and currencies: CS-Cart Booking.com clone script features 26 built-in translations and supports multiple currencies.
70+ built-in payment services: it doesn’t matter where your customers and vendors are from—you can offer them the best way to pay for products and services and process transactions.
8 world’s biggest carriers: offer worldwide delivery via 8 biggest delivery services such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, UPS, and others.
Convenient Money Distribution
Automatic payouts: set up automatic payment distribution among your vendors and forget about manual operations.
Manual payouts: take full control over the money flow in your marketplace—record payouts on the accounting page and pay out to your vendors manually.
Vendor debt payout: your vendors can pay debts directly through the marketplace checkout. This is a great tool to motivate vendors to pay you in time—you can simply block the vendor panel until you get your money.
Powerful Catalog Tools
45+ product parameters: each product has over 45 configurable properties, multiple images, features, and options. And you can create and setup products manually or import thousands of products via the import/export tool in no time.
Super customizable product variations: a product can have different product features and you can generate the product variations from the features. Product variations are managed as normal products and can be found in the catalog through search.
One-step customizable checkout: you can construct a perfect, converting checkout page right from the storefront, and customers will appreciate how it’s easy and fast to place orders on your marketplace.
Flexible promotions builder: create promotions with different conditions and bonuses. You’ll be surprised how flexible the promotion builder is.
Vendor’s promotions: vendors can create their own promotions as well. Plus, you can give your vendors extra freedom—enable them to use their own payment methods.
Loyalty program: reward your customers with bonus points so that they return and spend these points on new purchases.
Abandoned carts: track abandoned carts and send reminders via email.
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