What does it cost?

 

 

Cost

No bookings, no pay

There are no fixed monthly fees whatsoever. Some have extraordinary requirements and we map these out upfront.

For Product Owners

Once-off set-up fee

All businesses are subject to a once-off set-up fee that is charged per service, starting at USD$150; the average set-up fee is $280 per business or product.

This fee gives you a white label, turnkey, ready-to-go booking platform where your customers can book your products and services, as well as those of your preferred third party suppliers, to build their itineraries. 

Commissions payable

No bookings, no payment. Our model works on a commission basis, where each channel attracts a different commission structure.

We will refund commissions earned on bona fide, uninsurable cancellations where the business owner’s refund policy will guide our own refund process. Credit bookings’ commissions will be collected at the end of the month in which the service to the guest was initiated. 

Depending on your type of business and volumes, we have a sliding scale with earnings caps. Our starting point is a fraction, usually 1/3 of agents’ commissions. Our rate scale reduces as turnover climbs, with a cap being implemented. 

For the Travel Trade

Platform cost

For Agents, Tour Operators, and DMCs: from $1760.00

Tools
  1. White label platform, turnkey
  2. Custom emails and vouchers
  3. DPO Integration
  4. 100 Hotels, 20 Activities, 100 point-to-point transfers, daily vehicle, and driver hire up to 25 vehicles and flights at EasyOTA rates
  5. 15 B2B agents 
  6. 3 User Licences

Transact

Payments

Online, or internet-based, payments are managed by specialist companies usually known as payment providers or payment gateways. 

All eCommerce websites are linked to a payment provider. When a buyer is ready to pay, the payment provider asks for various details such as Visa, MasterCard, Amex / mobile money / PayPal, and then proceeds to ensure that the details are correct and that the funds are available to meet the purchase amount (this amount may only be a deposit; it does not have to be the full amount). 

Payment providers also do fraud checking. Once the payment is cleared, funds are distributed. 

EasyOTA uses Direct Pay Online or Pesapal as its payment processor / provider. Importantly, Direct Pay Online has the added advantage of being able to settle multiple parties to a given transaction instantly, via their x-Pay network. You, as the product owner, are liable for the payment processor fee on each transaction. Payments are made in real time once the customer payment is confirmed by the payment processing company. The inventory owner, you and EasyOTA each receives their due instantly. 

DPO is the fastest growing and regionally dominant payment providers with thousands of customers in East Africa alone. They carry the highest safety and security classification available globally. DPO customers can transfer funds between themselves instantly and at zero cost. 

Adopting DPO is preferable as this ensures that your monies are received by you instantly. If not, EasyOTA will manage the settlement of monies due fortnightly. 

All you need to know

About the details of the EasyOTA booking engine, what it can mean exactly for you, the importance of e-commerce for the travel industry and the basics of online business.

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Office

Impalala DSTV Building
Saba Saba Road
Arusha, Tanzania

Email

consult@easyota.com

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+255 (0) 766 796 685

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