In the last few months, we have been looking at what makes a successful advertisers on Goboony. We have found that all different kinds of motorhomes are booked, and the best indicators of a successful listing are clear information, and good communication. This might not make for the most exciting read, but following the following tips and procedures is guaranteed to help your listing, your chances of taking more bookings and will allow you to spend less time managing things on a case by case basis.
Can I change dates on an accepted booking?
You cannot change a final booking, however contact us and we can do it for you. We make sure that both parties agree to the change, then do it right away. This change of the date will be shown in the booking automatically.
Setting and amending your rental fee on Goboony
We all know our ideal rental price, for our special motorhomes, but the holidaymakers will also have a budget to stay to. Therefore, it’s vital to have an appealing price. If you haven’t had any requests after a while of advertising, it may be wise to consider a price reduction. If you compare your prices to other listings on Goboony and you think your is fine, we suggest a thorough description and 6 clear photographs. Lower prices receive not only more bookings, but longer bookings too. Remember, the most adept Goboony users typically have seasonal rates and have all of their booking information clearly displayed on their listings.
If you’ve already put seasonal rates on your listing, that’s brilliant! Users with mid-season and low-season rates are 10 times more likely to receive bookings throughout the year. The summer months are the most popular time to hire a motorhome. However, people’s thirst for adventure is there all year round! When it comes to seasonal rates, and rates in general. It is your responsibility to make sure they are up to date and accurate. The rates that the holidaymaker see are the ones that you set. Seeing as bookings happen all year round (even January!), it makes sense to have several seasonal rates. It also makes your listing look more comprehensive and lets people know you have really thought about the hiring procedure. Remember, the holidaymaker sees the rate for the dates they wish to book, so bookings for summer made in winter will have your summer rates.
Updating your Calendar
Have you ever had to tell someone trying to book that your motorhome is unavailable then? If so, you need to update your calendar!
At Goboony, we appreciate that you may also take bookings outside the platform. This is great and we expect it, however, it’s extremely important that you block off these periods in your Goboony Calendar. This is so that your motorhome is clearly unavailable then. You go to ‘my motorhome’, ‘availability’ and then scroll down to 'add blocked period'. There is no point replying to requests that you cannot take and it is disappointing for people to believe your motorhome is available only to find that it isn't or not to get a response. Completing the simple task of updating your calendar means you save plenty of time, for both you and holidaymakers. Ultimately, the calendar feature on Goboony was designed to make the whole process smooth, it's there to be used!
Clarifying House Rules
You can also choose if your motorhome can go to festivals. The default option is no, but by making it yes, you increase the chance of requests. If you’re nervous about misuse, you can set the age higher. Furthermore, you can always decline the request if you don’t feel comfortable! Remember, you can also set seasonal rates for festival dates which some users do during Glastonbury etc. The same applies for taking the motorhome abroad, allowing pets, and all the other house rules. If you allow or do not allow something make sure that you specify that, it is so much easier for people to know these things before they approach you to hire.
Details for Insurance
It is not only useful to have this on your motorhome bio, if you require the hirer to obtain their own insurance it needs to be outlined on your listing. Having the information required outlined on your motorhome listing ensures that they know what they will need to get over to you before they confirm the booking. If you have been given specific criteria by which you are allowed to hire out your motorhome, make sure this information is presented to holidaymakers when relevant. This will save any confusion, and make getting the relevant documents sorted much easier for both parties. Ultimately, we require all your hires to be covered by insurance and clear information makes this easier to do. A top tip of ours would be to specify on your listing that you need a DVLA share code. This will allow your hirer to share license information with you to know that your insurance will cover the rental.
As with all of these procedures to make using the site easier, we are more than happy to help if there is anything you do not understand, please contact us and we will help you become a Goboony guru!