Including rental information and workflows on your own website site can be tricky. You are likely promoting a lot of things on your website such as events, programming, classes and fundraising campaigns. Rentals are often just an aspect of all the amazing things your organization is offering. It can difficult to build out the rental workflows you want on your website, and updating information or adding photos isn't always easy without website administrator help. A practical solution is to integrate your SpaceFinder rentals listings into your own website.
By linking your SpaceFinder listing, you can easily direct potential renters to everything they need to know about booking your space. Even if you already have information for your site available, it's easy to link directly to the Space Request Form so when a renter does contact you, they'll have already provided the information you need to rent your space.1. Link to your accounts "Rentals Homepage"
The most straight forward method is to create a direct link on your website to your SpaceFinder listing.
Your Rentals Homepage displays a list of all your available spaces with a short description and photo. From there renters can click on an individual space to get more detailed information.
2. Link each space on your site to the corresponding listing
If you have some rental info on your site, you can still link through to the calendar so renters can deeper details, like availability.
Many spaces already include a list of their inventory on their site that includes basic information. From that list of spaces, it's easy to link directly to the detailed information about each space so renters have access to the nitty-gritty without it taking up room on your own webpage. This is a great way for renters to check out your calendar and see when the space they want is available.
3. If a calendar is already embedded on your website, link directly to a space request form.
If you already have a calendar and information about the space on your site, you can direct renters to fill out the rental information you need.
Instead of the usual email back and forth between renters and venue managers, you can use the Space Request form to make sure you get all the info about the rental you need right away. Using the Online Booking approval system, you can also receive payment upfront for the rental. You can also automate sending reminders about upcoming rental and copies of your rental/cancellation policy so you'll know they are informed.