New markets are opening up for you and for those who already work with them, our international agreement brings you immediate savings.
The SMARTBOX group owns Smartbox, Bongo, Cadeaubox, La Vida es Bella, Dakotabox, Emozione 3 & Buyagift brands is the European leader in gift boxes and marketing for experiential stays.
My trip to Dublin and the meeting with the group's teams (750 employees) helped to create an agreement on 3 levels:
1) All the establishments already working with SMARTBOX and belonging to one or more boxes see the commission rate decrease from 30% to 27% since May 1st, 2019. This is a 3% discount on all volumes made with them that you can you recover immediately. It's a hundred of our hotels that immediately benefit from this.
To give an example I realize between 25 and 35 000 euros a year with them on my hotel and I recover between 750 and 1050 euros immediately.
Do not forget that we have the freedom to accept the boxes when we want and I realize 100% of my turnover with them outside July and August.
The more we participate in one or more boxes, the lower our overall commission rate. It could drop up to 25%.
2) SMARTBOX will create for us a gift box in the name of "Charme & Caractere" at the estimated price of 149 euros and in which we will select 250 establishments that can offer at least one room in B & B, even only in low season at this price (refunded approximately 109 euros).
This box will allow our brand to increase our notoriety and will be sold on our website and trade shows.
We will send you shortly information on your participation in this box that we want the most massive possible. If we select you, we will let you 10 days to decline your participation. Once again you will be free to accept or not customer requests and to open or not rooms for sale.
3) SMARTBOX will open to all hotels participating in one or more boxes the possibility of creating specific and sometimes punctual offers for their databases. Via their interface you can create offers that will be relayed on their media and to their customers.
This partnership is an incredible partnership and opportunity with one of the market leaders who recognizes Charme & Caractère as a valued partner and offering quality homes.
Working with them can only bring in customers and turnover. You remain master of reservations. It's a chance and a new strength for us.
I hope you will seize this opportunity.