Bookinglayer

Bookinglayer

Full software suite designed for camps and retreats.

4.7/5 (53 reviews)

Bookinglayer Overview

Bookinglayer is a reservation and online booking management software with tools for managing and automation workflows. The cloud-based solution allows businesses to sell online bookings, manage reservations, report accurately, organize bookings, communicate seamlessly, and make workflows simpler. Businesses can manage their listings and connect to Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and more channels, as well as Stripe, Paypal and many other local payment gateways.

Pricing

Starting from
US$110,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Bookinglayer Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
98% positive reviews
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Niall C.

We have had a great experience with Bookinglayer - I would highly rate the support which we received

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

- confidence about our booking engine
- no need to build our own
- quality suport when we needed it
- working with a company who clearly care about their product and their customers
- lots of front and back office functionality
- ability to grow into the software functionality as we scale our business

Pros

1. Support - very good quality support was made available to us from day one. At all times the Bookinglayer team have been very attentive to our specific requirements and have made some bespoke amendments for us, which is greatly appreciated.
2. Functionality - there is a lot of really good functionality included as part of the Bookinglayer product. In fact, we are probably only using a proportion of whats available to us, but its good to know that we can expand into the product as we grow out business.
3. User interface - the user interface is very well designed and integrates really well with our website. Customer feedback to date has been excellent, with limited or no problems with the booking engine (which is probably rare).

Cons

1. Set up time - I guess it is a feature of all software, but there was more set up and configuration time required than I had anticipated.
2. Features - as the software has clearly been designed for activity based properties (such as surf camps) it took a little bit of work to configure it correctly for a property like ours (which is a small boutique style accommodation without onsite activities). I needed to use a few work-arounds to suppress some of the standard functionality which wasn't appropriate for us.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Anna B.

Bookinglayer experience since the beginning.

Reviewed on 2015/10/26
Review Source: Capterra

We started with booking layer as one of the first. In general we are happy with booking layer. Of course, as with any system, there are advantages and disadvantages to it:

Some advantages are:

* Good customer management
* Good overviews with regards to the bookings
* Email templates to quickly answer your customers and save time
* Really clear booking form and procedure, changed this year to meet the newest internet hypes etc.
* Lots of options for payments and good control of payments
* Allows you lots of detailed info about how your bookings are going compared to previous seasons.
* Keeps being updated to the newest standards and is always developed further to meet the newest trends. (can also be a disadvantage of course as relatively frequent changes are made)
* The owner is very helpful if there is a problem or if you are not happy with something, need a tailored solution etc. and tries to think with all of us to find the best solutions for us all.

That already brings me to one of the disadvantages:

* It is a product for many camps, therefore not everything might be the way you would do it if you would buy/make your own bookingssystem and there might be a few features which are not interesting to you (we, for instance, do not use the option to also plan the surflessons with it but still do that by hand, so have no experience with that). At the same time it might not be possible to implement some solutions which are important for you or the focus will be on something else at the time since you are the only one asking for it.
* For us BL is not yet detailed enough when it comes to making bills. We still use a different system for that, as regulations in France are quite difficult. Therefore we still need other software for some solutions. Of course it is hard to say how that would be for you.

Like I said, for us bookinglayer works well and it was definitely a good choice to start working with it. We are happy with it, however it is hard to say how it would tailor to your business.
From our experience the owner is always happy to look at it together with you and will try to honestly tell you if his solution will be suited for you or not.

Rating breakdown

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Sarah O.

Our experience with Bookinglayer

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

We have had exceptional service from start to finish (and ongoing!) with Bookinglayer. The team could not be more helpful and what we are currently loving about them is that they are continually developing their software, so anything we feel we need to work differently for our unique market - a quick chat and they look at ways to find solutions. I have worked with many booking management packages over the years, but in a new role as Business Development manager for a Retreat business in Ibiza, I put Bookinglayer to the test. My product and packages are not the easiest to decipher, or formulate, but the team at Bookinglayer made it beautifully simple and massively effective. I highly recommend you invest in the set-up package they offer. We had Daniel - one of their 'Support Heros' to come and stay with us on site, and the way he grasped our business model and made it work for us within the programme was exemplary. So much so that I have other friends in other rental / reservation businesses on the island of Ibiza that now want to go with Bookinglayer. Don't buy some 'off the shelf' reservation package with minimal after-care or post purchase support. These guys are great, and I am so happy I have used them (and am continuing to use them) for their after-care service and excellent online 'Knowledge Base' to move my business forward in such a stress-free and friendly way. No hesitation in singing their praises so highly!!!

Pros

Adaptibility

Cons

Nothing so far!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Evert J.

Great bookingtool and super userfriendly!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/06
Review Source: Capterra

We started using Bookinglayer beginning of December 2017 and have spent one entire year-cycle with it. Beginning to end we are very pleased on the results and I would recommend Bookinglayer to all who are looking for a pleasant booking software for their business!

Pros

Very easy to setup yourself with flexible and to the point customer support! Useful partner software integration and clear calender / booking overview. Plus: the possibility to extract all booking- and customer-data into an excel or csv file.

Cons

- Limited in rule setting for automated emails, but apparently more progress on this soon
- Not yet the possibility to create reseller accounts.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tono G.

Can't imagine using any other system!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/05
Review Source: Capterra

Bookinglayer is the most suitable booking software for my kind of business. It doesn't only help me to manage my logisctics, but also get many more bookings.

Pros

It's amazing how they adapt their features to the real needs of these types of businesses. The booking experience is ideal and helps us get many more clients.

Cons

At first it can seem a bit difficult to configure but once you get some experience with the system you realize how thoughtful its configuration is.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Bookinglayer Pricing

Starting from
US$110,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

1% commission per booking with a minimum of $110/month. Tiered Pricing and Premium Support packages on request.

Bookinglayer Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • CRM Integration
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Database
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Integration
  • Mobile Integration
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration

Additional information for Bookinglayer

Key features of Bookinglayer

  • Accommodation booking
  • Activities booking
  • Activity dashboard
  • Booking management
  • Booking notes
  • CRM
  • Central reservation system
  • Custom fields
  • Custom packages
  • Customer history
  • Customer management
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Discount management
  • Electronic payments
  • Email templates
  • Event triggered email
  • Facility management
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Front office management
  • GDS / OTA integration
  • Guest management
  • Housekeeping management
  • Invoice management
  • Itinerary creation
  • Multi-currency
  • Multiple rate plans
  • Newsletter management
  • Online booking
  • Online booking integration
  • Online registration
  • Online registration
  • Price management
  • Program management
  • Rate management
  • Real time updates
  • Reminders
  • SMS integration
  • SSL security
  • Search functionality
  • Single / group reservations
  • Staff management
  • Third party booking
  • Third party integration
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Your website visitors can book your holiday packages by themselves.

  • Payments are collected for you.

  • Your staff can do the job.

  • You make better decisions.

  • You have time for the things you love doing.

  • Bookinglayer FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Bookinglayer.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bookinglayer offer?

    Bookinglayer offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$110,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    1% commission per booking with a minimum of $110/month. Tiered Pricing and Premium Support packages on request.

    Q. What are the main features of Bookinglayer?

    Bookinglayer offers the following features:

    • Accommodation booking
    • Activities booking
    • Activity dashboard
    • Booking management
    • Booking notes
    • CRM
    • Central reservation system
    • Custom fields
    • Custom packages
    • Customer history
    • Customer management
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Discount management
    • Electronic payments
    • Email templates
    • Event triggered email
    • Facility management
    • Financial analysis
    • Financial management
    • Front office management
    • GDS / OTA integration
    • Guest management
    • Housekeeping management
    • Invoice management
    • Itinerary creation
    • Multi-currency
    • Multiple rate plans
    • Newsletter management
    • Online booking
    • Online booking integration
    • Online registration
    • Online registration
    • Price management
    • Program management
    • Rate management
    • Real time updates
    • Reminders
    • SMS integration
    • SSL security
    • Search functionality
    • Single / group reservations
    • Staff management
    • Third party booking
    • Third party integration
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Bookinglayer?

    Bookinglayer has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Bookinglayer support?

    Bookinglayer supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bookinglayer offer?

    Bookinglayer has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Bookinglayer support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Bookinglayer supports

    Q. What other apps does Bookinglayer integrate with?

    Bookinglayer integrates with the following applications:

    Google Analytics, Joomla, Mailchimp, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Stripe, Twilio Communications Cloud, Wix, Wordpress, Xero, Zendesk

    Q. What level of support does Bookinglayer offer?

    Bookinglayer offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support