5 Reasons You Need to Switch to Tab

Looking to take card payments but don't know where to start? Here are 5 reasons you should start using Tab to take bookings and get paid!
1. Earn more from OTA bookings

Do you struggle taking payment in advance from OTAs like Booking.com and Expedia?

Tab offers you the option to charge Booking.com and Expedia customers directly using our Tab Ahead feature for advance bookings!

And if your customers haven't provided their card details, or have made their booking through a different OTA, Tab lets you send your customers a secure payment link so they can pay in advance.

By taking payment in advance, not only do you give your customers the peace of mind of a confirmed stay, but you can rest easy knowing that the deposit is guaranteed in case of a cancellation or no-show!

2. Get more direct bookings

If a customer gets in touch via email with an enquiry, it's easy to respond with a Tab Ahead payment link, which gives you and your guest the peace of mind of a confirmed booking.

We also offer the possibility of direct website integration with Tab Sell, so your customers can book and pay directly on your website.

3. Save money on card payment fees

Tab Instant lets you take in-person payments using the Tab app on your phone or tablet, instead of using a POS or card terminal. The Tab for Business app is free to download, available across iOS and Android, and works with poor Internet connection, so you can take payments wherever you are!

Our multi-currency payment network supports over 100 different currencies, so your customers can pay in their own currency with any major card at no extra cost to you.

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4. Reduce no-shows

Tab lets you take payments in advance using Advance Bookings, to guarantee your customer's booking and reduce the chance of a cancellation or no-show!

Businesses like Hospedaje Blue Ocean in Máncora have really benefitted from charging bookings in advance:

“When we started the business, we had a lot of no-shows. We were not able to charge clients' credit cards in advance—we could only charge the cards once they had arrived. So Tab helped us a lot as we can charge the customer a deposit in advance—and the cooperation with Booking.com was a great advantage. We have no no-shows any more!"

Read the interview with Marlen and Marco to learn more!

5. Help your customers

With Tab, your customers can pay by card in their local currency. This has multiple benefits for your customers: it's easy for them to pay by card, and they can pay in their local currency which helps them avoid hefty bank fees for foreign exchange and foreign usage.

Consumers across all markets are moving away from cash payments and increasingly towards card/online/smart device payments. It's important for tourism businesses to keep up-to-date with the latest technology, making life easier for both sides and giving travellers another reason to choose your business!

Giving your customer the opportunity to pay in advance also reassures them that their booking is confirmed, and is the first step in creating a great impression of your business!

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