As a campground owner, create a new user account as a 'Campground Admin' user type. As a campground admin, you can then create, setup, and configure a campground.
Next, add all of the campsites, rental items, and store items that are available at your campground.
You can also specify which campsites are reservable, which rental items are available for rent, and which store items are for sale and in stock.
Customers will then be able to start placing orders and making reservations online.
Campsite Reservations collects funds from purchases and distributes the amount owed to campgrounds (Sale Amount - PayPal Fee - Campsite Reservations Fee) each week on Monday's through PayPal.
It is true that the Campsite Reservations system is provided to campgrounds at no cost. However, we do collect a PayPal fee and a Campsite Reservations fee for online purchases made by campers.
When setting up a campground, Campsite Reservations has some concepts that are worth mentioning. First, the concept of 'campground' refers to the uppermost object that will store everything else underneath it.
For a smaller campground, this would be the campground name. However, for larger campgrounds such as State, Regional, or National Parks, it would be the park name.
Underneath campgrounds are 'Campground Areas' which are a way of grouping campsites or rental items within a given area.
For a smaller campground, it is recommended to just have one campground area and name it 'Main Campground Area'.
You also have the option of hiding the campground area name so that sites and rental items just blend in with the main campground page.
Larger campgrounds, such as State, Regional or National Parks, may have several campground areas that are geographically dispersed. For this reason, each campground area can have its own address and information.
Within campground areas, you can setup campsites and rental items but you will need to first specify what campsite types are at your campground such as Electric Campsite, Non-Electric Campsite, Cabin, Group Campsite, etc.
You will also need to specify rental item types if you want to add rental items. Some examples of rental item types include: picnic shelter, kayak, canoe, boats, paddleboards, bicycles, etc.
You can specify different rates and settings for each campsite type and rental item type.
Next, add campsites and rental items and associate them to their relevant types.
If you need help setting up your campground or have a large campground with a lot of sites, we can help! Just email us at email@example.com.
Other things to setup with your campground include adding employees, adding any discounts you would like to offer customers, and adding holiday dates.
Dates that are designated as holidays allow you to charge a different rate. You can also specify any amenities that your campground and campground areas have.
Some amenity examples include: beach, playground, fishing, golf, showers, etc.
Now that your campground is all setup and ready to go, decide if you want customers to shop and reserve directly at CampsiteReservations.com or
if you want to add the reservation system into your website.
It's really easy to add the reservation system into your website using the plugin feature. To learn how to do this, check out the plugin page which explains how.