UseROSS has a constantly growing list of booking channels it’s connected to, encompassing the largest and best selling accommodation sites in the world.
What Is A Channel?
A channel is a website that guests can book online. Each channel will have store availability and rate updates from UseROSS and process bookings directly on the site which UseROSS will then pick up and adjust your overall availability.
How Do I Connect To A Channel?
Each channel is it’s own company (although they can have sub-brands that they also sell rooms on, e.g. Connecting to the Expedia channel will mean you’re sites are also listed on Hotels.com, which is managed by Expedia). In order to connect UseROSS to a channel you first need to contact the channel and make an account with them. Once that’s done you enter the log-in details onto the channels page of UseROSS, link the rooms in the Rooms Page, copy the settings across using the Copy Tool, and you’re done. If you need any assistance with this the support team at UseROSS are always happy to help.
What is a Rate Plan?
A Rate Plan is a way of selling a room on a channel. Channels do this so they can sell your room in multiple ways, e.g. Standard Rates, Packaged with Flights, to Corporate Groups, to different companies, etc. A rate plan will display beside the Room Name in brackets on the Inventory Page.
What Is A Channel Aggregator?
A channel aggregator is a website that collects the rates on various channels and displays them to the guest in one area. Examples of channel aggregators are TripAdvisor, Trivago, HotelsCombined and Google Hotels. The key difference is that an aggregator doesn’t process the booking of the guest, they’ll instead direct the guest to a channel where the guest will make the booking.
Growing list of booking sites
|Channel Name||Stop Sell||Avail- ability||Rates||Min Stay||Rate Plan||Commission||Channel Contact Info||Payment Confirmation|
|Booking.com||12%||(+61) 2 9255 9280 / email@example.com||UseROSS VCC|
|Expedia QuickConnect||12% - 15%||(+61) 2 8031 8467 / firstname.lastname@example.org||Channel VCC / UseROSS VCC|
|Book Now Button||0%||(+61) 3 9784 4111 / email@example.com||UseROSS VCC|
|ARRA Corporate||10%||(+61) 3 9784 4111 / firstname.lastname@example.org||UseROSS VCC|
|ARRA||5%||(+61) 3 9784 4111 / email@example.com||UseROSS VCC|
|Agoda 4.0||15%||(+61) 2 8257 4527 / firstname.lastname@example.org||Channel VCC|
|Lido (AADX)||13%||1300 023 453 / email@example.com||Invoice as per Bookings / Collect on Arrival|
|The Hotel Network||10%||(+61) 2 9414 4900 / firstname.lastname@example.org||Channel VCC / Monthly Invoice|
|Flight Centre||10% - 12%||(+61) 7 3170 7998 / email@example.com||Monthly Payments through Direct Credit|
|Bookeasy||10% - firstname.lastname@example.org||Periodic Payments as per agreement|
|NeedItNow||10%||(+61) 7 3535 4420 / email@example.com||Invoice as per Bookings|
|Jetstar||10%||1300 558 610 / firstname.lastname@example.org||Channel VCC / Payments through Direct Debit|
|AA Travel (NewZealand)||0% - 10%||0800 224 843 / email@example.com||Weekly Payments through Direct Credit|
|AtlasCRS||As per Agreementfirstname.lastname@example.org||Monthly Payments|
|BookIt (NewZealand)||15%||(+64) 4803 2700 / email@example.com||Weekly Payments through Direct Credit|
|Orbitz||15% - firstname.lastname@example.org||Channel VCC|
|JetMax||?||?||?||1300 538 629 / email@example.com||?|
|Stay247||10%||(+61) 7 3891 5544 / firstname.lastname@example.org||Bi-Weekly Payments through Direct Credit|
|Rates to go||?||?||?||?||?|
|AAA Tourism (Australia)||?||?||?||?||?|