Airbnb Clone Script To Build Your Own Vacation Rentals or Person to Person Website
Agriya has launched a script for travel industry. It is a fantastic, reliable and revenue generating AirBNB clone script and its a reliable rental booking script. These days online business is highly competitive and there a lot of innovations daily.
AirBNB Clone Enquiries
Now, thanks to innovate software like Agriya's Burrow, which is like an AirBNB clone script, you can be part of this disruption and directly connect people who will share their spare room or couch to people looking for a cheap or unique place to stay on their travels.
Think of it this way:
There is a major exhibition in San Francisco, the whole industry will be there. How does the travel industry react? They raise the prices and weeks before the event all the hotels are fully booked but people still need a place to stay. Now, what about all the spare rooms and couchs that are available in people's private homes? This is where Burrow (the AirBNB script from Agriya) comes in. People who have these spare rooms can come to your website and offer their couch or spare room for the duration of the exhibition, it might offer numerous benefits over a hotel such as being closer, way cheaper and if you stay with a local you know the places to go to eat.
All around the world people are looking for inexpensive places to stay or unique experiences in different cities, not something that can be offered by a cookie-cutter hotel room. On top of that, people are also looking to make a bit of extra cash (all declared to the taxman, of course!) and welcome the opportunity to meet new people.
Burrow is a P2P Website For The Travel Industry
Your AirBNB clone works by letting travellers enter the location of where they are going and between what dates. Burrow collects all the relevant results and lets the guest browse until they find a place that appeals to them. They can review the amenities on offer, photos of the accommodation and read reviews from previous guests who have stayed there.
How Does Burrow Make Money?
You can make money from running a Burrow website in several unique ways. One way is to charge a fee for listing a place to stay, for example you might charge $5 for a host to list a place. Another way is to charge a booking fee for the guest booking the site and you can even charge a success or commission fee to the host for finding a guest.
For example if you charge a 5% success fee and a 2% booking fee and someone pays $200 to stay at someones house in Los Angeles for 3 nights then you will earn $10 for the commission and $4 for the booking feed.
Another way to make money from the site is to have advertising like Google Ads or offer travel supplies as an affiliate of a travel website, for example you could promote Samsonite luggage to all the people who are going to be travelling.
Feedback Rating System Ensures Guests and Hosts are Protected
One of the biggest concerns when strangers are being allowed in to your house is the question of security. Burrow addresses this by using a feedback rating system where not just the people offering the places to stay get rated but also the guests are rated. This helps build trust within the community that the person coming to stay is not an axe crazy madman and similarly the place being offered isn't a seedy drug den!
Since a user can be both a guest and a traveller both ratings are shown on the user profile page. The host can use this to find out what sort of guest the person is (and decline their booking if needed!) and the guest can find out what sort of host the person is before they decide to book. The success rate is based on the number of times a person has booked a place to stay and gone there.
What Makes Burrow Different From Everyone Else?
At our last count there were 16 other serious sites that were offering the unique P2P accommodation service so when we created Burrow we knew that we had to create something different with plenty of unique features to help set our clients websites apart from the crowd. There are dozens of ways that Burrow is different, but here is just some of them...
- Address Level Google Maps Search
We like to take things local, REAL local! The search option in Burrow is able to go down to an address level scale which provides a far more accurate search than simply entering the town name or city.
- Twitter Feed For Area Searched
The Twitter feed is an innovative feature that Agriya introduced with our GroupDeal software where the website looks at the location being searched and then pulls relevant Tweets from Twitter to give the visitor an idea of what's going on in the area they are searching for.
- Flickr Feed For Area Searched
As with the Twitter feed, this searches Flickr based on the area the person has searched for and pulls out photos from Flickr that have been geo-tagged with the same area.
- Weather Feed For Area Searched
Not available on any other site, this unique feature gives people an idea of what the local weather will be like in the area they have searched for
- Price Negotiation
This awesome feature brings an element of bargaining in to your website and allows guests to negotiate a better rate with the host before they make the order. Hosts can select whether or not they are open to negotiation and between what percentages they'll negotiate. This is perfect for allowing your guests to get a better deal and for your hosts to get a booking when they would otherwise have missed out.
- Robust Dispute System
The system has been built to be flexible to the needs of the guest and the host. When a booking is made the payment is held for 24 hours after the check in date incase a dispute arises. If the guest arrives at the accommodation and discovers that it's not what they were expecting they can raise a dispute immediately and prevent the payment from being released. As the admin you will decide whether or not to release the payment or cancel the payment.
- PayPal With Adapative Payments
We're still surprised by how few websites are using the incredible adaptive payment systems offered by PayPal because it's an excellent system. In Burrow it allows the guest to make the payment and then it is held and released 24 hours after the check in time. Once the payment is released the script automatically makes the payment to the hosts PayPal account and the admin's PayPal account (that's you) in one seamless transaction. You can even set who pays the PayPal fee, you, the host or share the fee 50/50.
- PayPal Pre-Authorized Payments
Let's face it, it's a bit of a pain going to PayPal everytime you want to make a payment and enter your account details. This is why Burrow comes with the PayPal Pre-Authorized Payments feature which means that once the customer has made their payment the next time they book a bed they just need to click on the "Pay Now" button and the amount is debited from their PayPal account automatically.
- Incredible Affiliate Program
In order to get the word out about your website what better way than to reward your customers for every friend they get to book a place on your site? The flexible affiliate program lets you set a commission on property listings and bookings made by guests. This unique feature has not been added to any other P2P room letting service that we are aware of and is sure to give your site a massive visibility boost as people promote your site on their blogs and social networks.
- Online Wallet
Your users can pre-fund their account via PayPal so that they always have funds available to make a booking without having to pay by PayPal in the future. This makes the booking process much easier for the guest and is likely to result in increased sales.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have listed some of the questions we've received about burrow below:
1. What framework and technology is Burrow built in?
Burrow is built on the CakePHP 2 framework and is compatible with PHP 5.2+ and PHP 5.3+ and mySQL 5+
2. What payment system is integrated in to Burrow?
Burrow uses PayPal with adaptive payments to allow you to process the payment and pay the seller and the admin automatically from a single transaction.
3. What are the server requirements for Burrow?
4. Is the software encrypted?
Yes, certain licensing files are encrypted however this doesn't impact your ability to customize the software. If you contract Agriya to customize the software for you the license restrictions may be removed but it will need to be discussed with your sales rep.
5. What is Agriya's refund policy?
Due to the digital nature of our products Agriya considers all transactions to be final. However if the product has not been downloaded then a refund can be requested. Once the software has been downloaded a refund cannot be given. A full working demo is available and Agriya encourages all customers to thoroughly test the demo before making a purchase to ensure it fits your requirements.
6. Can I customize the software?
You can customize the software to your exact requirements, Agriya can assist with any customization you need along with creating a new design and design integration. Agriya can also help you integrate a new payment system. Please note that any customization by 3rd parties will not be supported by Agriya, ie. we will charge a fee to fix any problems caused by other developers who have worked on the software.
7. What support do you offer for your product?
Agriya offers 1 year of support and updates for Burrow. You can order support and update extensions from your customers area. Support is only provided via our online helpdesk, however you can purchase Premium Support which allows access to developers via instant messenger and phone.
Burrow will run fine on VPS or dedicated servers with cPanel as the control panel, however it will be fine to use it on a shared cPanel hosting server for testing and in the early stages. Agriya can provide no support for customers who choose GoDaddy hosting as their hosting service is incompatible with Agriya's software. Agriya can recommend several hosting solutions.
Demo and Pricing
Burrow is designed as a platform on which you can create a P2P travel accommodation website. If you are interested in developing such a site please fill in the form below and we will email you all the demo and pricing details regarding the software along with information on customization costs, design costs etc. Please also let us know if you have any specific questions regarding this software and we will answer them.
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AirBNB Clone Enquiries
In over a decade of web development Agriya have produced thousands of websites. Always moving with the times has kept Agriya at the forefront of the industry and to that end the clone script market has been Agriya’s latest focus. Producing highly stable scripts including the elance clone the highly sought after retailmenot clone the remarkable kickstarter clone and the incredibly successful groupon clone script. Agriya’s success has come from a high level of expertise coupled with hard work and determination. If you are ready to work with a leading web developer come to Agriya.
Please note that the use of the phrase "airbnb clone" and "airbnb script" is for marketing purposes only as this is how the web development industry refers to building a website similar to another site. Agriya certifies that the entire code and design has been completely developed and built by our own team of developers. No code, design or graphics has been used from the AirBNB website. Agriya's software enables you to run a P2P subletting website which is similar to AirBNB.