Book Direct 247 is a passion piece for us. We do a lot of work with businesses in the hospitality industry through our Guests 247 brand. Guests 247 if you don’t already know offers the same services and products we do here on Brand Power 247 but tailored to fit the hospitality industries requirements. There are specific needs that businesses operating int eh hospitality need and we wanted to be able to make it simpler and easier for them to get just what they need so we created Guests 247.
The more we worked with our Guests 247 clients the more we heard about just how much it costs them to feature on OTA (Online Travel Agency) websites like Booking.com, Hotels.com, Trip Adviser, Expedia etc. It may shock you to hear on average they have to pay around 17% commission on every single room booking they get through those platforms. To put some perspective on that lets look at a typical small guest house charging around £50-60 a night for a room. This isn’t some massive corporation making millions a year but a small family run business just trying to make enough money to survive. Losing 17% of an already very small amount of money makes any profit (if any) way below what they need. You may think “why should I care so long as I get my cheap room?” well firstly these small places are going out of business at an alarming rate because they aren’t making enough money to survive. Secondly if they get more money then you will get a better experience because properties will be better maintained and the facilities will be improved more often.
So we decided something needed to be done about this, we put a lot of thought into this and several meetings to bash out a plan and we came up with Book Direct 247 which we describe as “A revolution in hotel booking sites” why a revolution? Simple, any business can list their property and rooms on our Book Direct 247 Directory for FREE. We do offer 2 paid accounts that allow additional listings with a few more features to suit the larger businesses but anyone can take advantage of our alway FREE account to get listed on the site. When it comes to booking we actually link straight to the businesses own website or booking platform so they take the booking directly which means you get the very best deal and they get 100% of the amount you pay. We never take any commission at all. Even on our paid accounts its a simple small yearly fee and ZERO commission on bookings.
This can make a huge difference to the money they have coming in – not only do they get 100% of the booking but also hey get the money instantly not weeks later when the OTA pays out.
So take look and even better why not book your next stay through www.bookdirect247.com and know you are helping a small business to survive?
Visit Book Direct 247 website
We have watched Get Gourmet grow from a little local cafe into a respected catering business that offers a true Gourmet experience. We produced their original cafe landing page and when they needed a full website to showcase their current work, list their services and gather all the details needed to provide accurate quotes they naturally came to us.
One of the most important parts of this site and one of the things we are especially proud of is the “Get a Quote” form. This goes way beyond your average contact form and really captures all the information required to produce an accurate quote on the first attempt – something that in the past could take several messages or conversations back and forth to get right. It saves Get Gourmet a whole load of time and the customers are happier because they get a price and menu more quickly and more accurate to what they require.
This actually became quite a big build with lots of really innovative features to make the user experience perfect. With a virtual assistant to guide visitors to the information they need, a recipe blog feature to pass on some great food recipes to visitors to try for themselves, galleries of the catering work Get Gourmet have completed and loads more features. Too much in fact to list here so just go take a look for yourself and if you ever need a caterer these are the guys to use!
Visit the Get Gourmet Catering Website
We have been printing jobs for our clients for years now going way back to before we became the Brand Power 247 brand and 247 group of companies so it was a natural fit to create our very own printing company so that everyone can take advantage of the highest quality printing at the best possible prices. So we created the Printworks 247 brand and then the www.printworks247.com website so that the full range of products and services are fully accessible to everyone.
The website was a very big build for us due to the sheer volume of products and multitude of different options and finishes for each and every product. But we are delighted with the results and feedback from everyone so far has been nothing short of excellent.
Go check it out for yourself!
Visit the Printworks 247 Website
Malcom Wickstead are a respected local traditional butchers who are located right by our offices. They saw our work on the Get Gourmet Catering website and were so impressed they commissioned us to produce a simple website for them to get their contact details and location online and to promote their produce and services and they needed it to be low cost.
We created a nice and simple scrolling one page site and they were delighted with it.
Stock and Barrel are a great new British brand supplying the finest traditional British countryside and country pursuits clothing and accessories. Including the very highest quality hand stitched leather wallets and belts and cashmere socks made the traditional way there is something for everyone.
Our brief for this website and branding project was to come up with something “Typically British”. We started out with he logo design that was instantly loved by the clients and by ourselves and everything else just slotted into place once this logo was completed. The requirements along the way grew as the ideology behind the brand expanded and the finished ecommerce website looks great, works well and delighted the client.
Take a look and grab yourself something “typically British” while you are there!