Short Stay Apartments (SSA) and eCommerce Development Agency SYSINT have joined forces to revolutionize the short-term apartment rental industry. Together, our mission is to develop a comprehensive and user-friendly platform that provides unparalleled options and value for property owners/property managers (PMs) and travelers. By offering a wide selection of apartments and innovative features, SSA aims to set itself apart from competitors and redefine the rental experience.
With a focus on transparency, flexibility, and enhanced user interactions, SSA aims to create a platform that not only simplifies the apartment rental process but also delivers an exciting and immersive journey for travelers. By embracing cutting-edge technologies and incorporating unique features, SSA aims to change the way people book short-stay apartments and create unforgettable travel experiences.
The Short-Term Rental Platform market size is anticipated to rise from US$ 4,503.2 million in 2022 to US$ 25,829.9 million in 2032. With a significant increase in travelers opting for apartment rentals over traditional accommodations, SSA has tapped into this growing trend to capture a substantial market share.
Since the implementation of the platform, SSA has successfully onboarded over XX properties and acquired a substantial client base, ranging from individual property owners to property management companies. This growth can be attributed to the platform's user-friendly interface, transparent pricing, and innovative features that deliver a seamless booking experience.
Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with travelers praising the comprehensive apartment information, ease of use, and transparent pricing. Many customers have described their experience as "effortless and enjoyable" and have expressed their satisfaction with the wide range of options and intuitive booking process.
One satisfied customer, Jane S., shared her experience, saying, "Booking with SSA was a breeze. The platform provided detailed information about the apartment, including pictures and customer reviews, which helped me make an informed decision. The booking process was smooth, and I appreciated the transparent pricing. I will definitely use SSA for my future travel plans."
Features and Benefits
Multiple Ways of Renting Apartments Online:
- Booking Request: Allows direct communication between potential bookers and owners/PMs before accepting a booking.
- Online Booking: Offers various payment models, accommodating different preferences of owners and bookers.
- SSA offers various pricing packages with fixed annual fees, enabling owners/PMs to select the most suitable package for their needs.
- Pricing transparency is provided by displaying booking fees based on the chosen package.
Must-Haves Functional in Release One:
- Multilingual Support: The platform supports multiple languages for both the interface and property descriptions.
- Automatic Data Sync: SSA automatically synchronizes apartment details, availability, and pricing information between owners/PMs and the platform. Manual editing options are also available.
- Management of Pictures: Owners/PMs can manage property pictures, including choosing a starting picture, sorting the order, and providing descriptions.
- Flexible Availability Sync: Apartment availability syncs with Core and iCal systems. For PMs without sync, manual calendar editing is available.
- Flexible Rate Plan/Price Sync: Pricing information syncs with Core, allowing owners/PMs to manage base rates and adjust prices. Manual rate plan and pricing editing is also possible.
- Comprehensive and User-Friendly Calendar: Users can easily select dates, view prices, and receive feedback on minimum stay requirements. Alternative options are offered if selected dates are unavailable.
- Search Based on Google Location Information: Users can conveniently search for apartments worldwide using Google location information.
- Detailed Apartment Information: A dedicated section displaying comprehensive and customizable apartment details and feedback ensures travelers can make informed decisions.
- Promotion Opportunities: Owners/PMs can earn promo points through various activities, such as receiving positive reviews or submitting photos and videos. Promotions can include top placements in search results or sponsored listings.
- Interactive Apartment Map: Users can view multiple apartments at a location, with the ability to zoom in on individual apartments or buildings.
- Smart Search: Users can easily view all apartments without entering specific search criteria and remove active filters. Tags are implemented to create collections of apartments.
- Transparent Pricing and Payment Options: Search results show transparent pricing, including base price, VAT, city tax, and cleaning costs. Pricing may vary based on the number of guests, which is communicated during the booking process. Payment options are tailored to the booker's preferences.
- User-Friendly Booking Process: The emphasis is on a smooth and hassle-free booking experience, without upselling distractions.
- Coupon Codes and Group Booking Features: Users can input coupon codes for discounts, and a front-end and back-end interface is provided for group bookings.
- Booking Confirmation and Additional Services: Guests receive a congratulations message after booking and can add their stay to their calendar. Additional services like airport pickup or guided tours may be offered.
Interaction is a crucial element in the success of any platform, and Short Stay Apartments (SSA) focuses on providing a comprehensive and user-friendly experience for potential bookers and property managers/owners (PMs). The home page serves as the first point of interaction for potential bookers, guiding them to apartments through search or links to selections, landing pages, or collections. They can also easily contact SSA via chat, phone, or email, sign up for the newsletter, share on social media, or access their MyShortStay profile to view bookings and payments.
For PMs, the primary goal is to request a new listing or manage existing ones through the property manager login. This portal provides extensive features such as editing and maintaining apartment information, managing availability calendars, syncing pricing and inventory, and viewing booking data.
The search function on the home page allows users to select their preferred location, dates, and the number of guests using a text box that suggests cities or landmarks as they type. Dates are essential, and SSA offers two options for selecting dates: separate date pickers for arrival and departure or a single date picker for start and end dates. The latter option is preferred, displaying two months and providing clear feedback on booking requirements and restrictions.
The calendar interaction is designed to offer a powerful and intuitive experience. The start date cannot be on the same day or in the past and should be indicated with a different color (light gray) to signify unavailability. Browsing to the next/previous month and available dates should be easily accessible. On selection, the chosen dates should be marked and the platform should update the number of nights. A clear option to clear the dates should be provided, along with pricing and restriction feedback.
Interaction is a crucial element in the success of any platform, and Short Stay Apartments (SSA) focuses on providing a comprehensive and user-friendly experience for potential bookers and property managers/owners (PMs).
For Potential Bookers:
- Home Page: The home page serves as the first point of interaction, guiding potential bookers to apartments through search or links to selections, landing pages, or collections.
- Communication Options: Potential bookers can easily contact SSA via chat, phone, or email, sign up for the newsletter, share on social media, or access their MyShortStay profile to view bookings and payments.
For Property Managers/Owners (PMs):
- Property Manager Portal: PMs can request new listings or manage existing ones through the property manager login.
- Extensive Features: The portal provides features such as editing and maintaining apartment information, managing availability calendars, syncing pricing and inventory, and viewing booking data.
- Location, Dates, and Guests: Users can select their preferred location, dates, and the number of guests using a text box that suggests cities or landmarks as they type.
- Date Selection: SSA offers two options for selecting dates: separate date pickers for arrival and departure or a single date picker for start and end dates. The latter option is preferred, displaying two months and providing clear feedback on booking requirements and restrictions.
- Intuitive Design: The calendar interaction is designed to offer a powerful and intuitive experience.
- Date Availability: The start date cannot be on the same day or in the past and is indicated with a different color (light gray) to signify unavailability.
- Easy Navigation: Browsing to the next/previous month and available dates should be easily accessible.
- Selection and Feedback: On selection, the chosen dates should be marked, and the platform should update the number of nights. Clear options to clear the dates should be provided, along with pricing and restriction feedback.
By focusing on user experience and intuitive design, SSA ensures a seamless and hassle-free interaction for both potential bookers and PMs. The platform's features and functionalities aim to enhance the overall booking and management experience, contributing to the success of SSA in the short-term apartment rental industry.
SSA and SYSINT remain committed to continuous improvement and innovation in the short-term apartment rental industry. The partnership between the two companies aims to introduce new features and expand the platform's reach to new markets. This will include further enhancements to the user interface, integration with emerging technologies, and collaborations with local tourism boards and other industry stakeholders.
Through ongoing collaboration, SSA and SYSINT strive to maintain their position as industry leaders, revolutionizing the short-term apartment rental market and setting new standards for customer satisfaction and convenience.
Short Stay Apartments (SSA) and SYSINT have collaborated to develop a comprehensive and user-friendly platform for the short-term apartment rental industry. With a focus on transparency, flexibility, and trust-building, SSA aims to become the preferred choice for property owners/PMs and travelers.
The partnership between SYSINT and SSA has resulted in a platform that meets the diverse needs of the industry. By providing innovation, seamless integration, and transparent pricing, SSA aims to become the leading platform in the short-stay rental market. Establishing trust between owners, PMs, and end-users is crucial for the growth and success of SSA in the industry.
SYSINT invites everyone to explore their portfolio and learn more about the projects and solutions they offer. Together with SSA, they continue to deliver excellence in web development and revolutionize the short-term apartment rental industry.