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Navotar now supports PayPal

Navotar has now integrated PayPal into its system and allows car rental companies using Navotars’ Car Rental Software and Online reservation Plugin to receive and handle online transactions.

So, what is PayPal and why is it important?

PayPal is a widely used electronic payment gateway that allows customers to make online payments with ease. Many advantages come with using PayPal as a payment option for clients and can help improve your business online.

What are the benefits of using PayPal?

The PayPal brand name can boost the customers’ confidence in your company as they know that they can make quick payments safely. PayPal ensures that the online business does not receive any credit card or bank details of the customer, adding to the customer’s trust in your company. This can be key in attracting customers for small and new businesses that are just beginning to make their mark in the car rental industry.

The added benefit of using PayPal is that it is hassle-free for the business as well as the client. PayPal does not require a setup fee or monthly fee from its users, unlike most other online payment gateways which may require a hefty sum for their services.

How does PayPal work with Navotars’ software?

With Navotars’ Car Rental Software handling all transactions made via PayPal, Navotar customers can get an in-depth report of payments. From the time of booking to time of payment – this can be greatly beneficial for you and your business. The Online Reservation Plugin allows clients to make advanced bookings and, payments via PayPal to the rental services using Navotars’ software and is connected to the Car Rental Software in real-time.

The online car rental industry is ever growing – with Navotar supporting PayPal it will be highly beneficial in the long run and will help car rental businesses to reach a larger clientele around the world. So, allow Navotar to sign your business up with Paypal and watch your business grow!

Five factors to consider before renting a car

Booking a rental is probably the most convenient way of travelling instead of opting for public transport which is a lot of hassle and can be time consuming. Renting a car is fun and freeing – you can stop whenever and wherever you want!

However, renting a vehicle can be a bit daunting and comes with its own set of drawbacks – so here are 5 tips to help you navigate through the process of renting a car!

 

Car rental agreement and insurance

Rental agreements are extremely important as they will inform you on the company’s policies and the level of coverage for your vehicle. Make sure you read the car rental service agreement very carefully before deciding to rent from them. Most reputed companies have included their agreements on their websites for the ease of potential clients.

Most car rental companies offer a small insurance benefit however, it may not cover much ground, so make sure you have your own car insurance as it may extend towards rented cars as well. Also note that your credit card may also offer insurance for rental vehicles in the event of an accident and, theft – the car rental company may even include a towing service for your credit card.

Always check with your car insurance provider and credit card company before renting a car as you may be eligible to offers and benefits.

When and where to rent from

An advance booking is always a better option than renting a car on the spot. An advance booking will allow you to pick the exact car you are looking for, whereas if you are doing it then and there you will have to opt for whatever is available at that given moment, also airport car rentals are quite pricey.

When renting a car consider local companies as they would be cheaper and also know the ins and outs of the location you are heading to and are just as reliable as big companies. You can choose a rental company on sites like Sky Scanner where you can easily find car rentals which fit your preferences and budget.

Picking up your car

There are many things to consider when picking up the rental. Do a thorough inspection of the vehicle before signing the agreement, make sure that it is fully functional and take photos and videos of any scratches or damages present before you drive the car – this way you can be in the clear and avoid any unnecessary problems and compensation charges.

Almost all car rental agreements require the client to follow the “full-to-full” policy, be sure to re-fill the tank before returning the car to the rental company. The re-fill charges by car rental companies are pricier than the cost of fuel at filling stations, so returning an already full tank will be the better financial option – also, show the rental company your receipt in order to avoid any disputes.

Check with the rental company if they require an advance deposit, this way you can properly plan out your trip budget without running into problems at the last minute.

License requirements and additional drivers

License requirements can vary from country to country; however, your national driver’s license and passport are mandatory. Note that in the event of an accident you will be held accountable to any damages and your license will be deemed invalid.

Your age may also matter when renting a car as the policies for drivers below the age of 25 will differ between countries. Usually rental companies require the driver to be above the age of 25 to rent a vehicle –European countries allow people above the age of 21 to rent a car, however in America they require the driver to be atleast 23 years old.

If you are 25 and below, rental agencies will charge an additional fees to accommodate this policy, this will be applicable even if the driver you are switching with is below 25 years of age no matter how little they drive.

These tips will help you save on money and time. The most important thing to remember is that you should pay attention to company policies and communicate with the rental agency if you have any doubts regarding the agreement. Navotar Car Rental Software wishes you a safe and happy ride!

5 Important features to look for in a Car rental software

5 Important features to look for in a Car rental software

When it comes to selecting your partner, choose more than Google as your filter…
Car rental is playing a dominant part in many industries such as tourism. Bustling work schedules can obstruct efficient client management. The cutthroat rivalry is becoming tough to survive these days, with either global giants or newer game changers entering the market. Keeping up to the change in patterns and expectations of the customers is crucial to sustain.
We have covered 5 common challenges you may encounter, which we think are crucial, and pre-requisites of systemized management to ensure your brand stands concrete by means of service.

1.Fleet Management

Managing your inventory as your business grows can become a cumbersome nightmare that consumes time, impacting your profitability and productivity. As lucrative as the business could get, it becomes sly and tricky to manage in the meantime.

Our robust cloud-based platform allows to easily access information at your own convenience, through the web module or mobile based app. Our relentless server management and inbuilt GPS tracking services are designed exclusively to help overcome risk factors such as theft, misappropriation or even mishandling while under the care of another. In addition, our automated reminder system removes the manual scheduling of vehicle maintenance.

2. Booking Management

Customers are becoming tech- savvy and the trend of over the counter bookings are diminishing at a pace, sometimes because of restricted working hours and accessibility. Studies indicate that being present during online searches, which happens pre-dominantly during non-working hours, is a deciding factor by means of trust building and generating bookings.

Wave goodbye to your counter workload with the Navotar online reservation module plugin, overcoming the limitations of the business operation hours.

The Daily planner feature eliminates duplicated and overlapped bookings, as this is a constant trouble in manual handling.

We have also enabled live integration with world class booking engines like Sky Scanner and Kayak to allow smooth synchronization of bookings.

3. Finance Management

Circumventing instances which hold behind decision making of key stakeholders can be critical to your business.

Breaking up the silos of technological restraints and automating the system to cater to share real data and information is a key feature embedded in the Navotar car rental software. No matter what the work week looks like, you can leverage out of the key reports such as Daily Summary, Monthly financials, profit and loss and ageing report which determines the overdues on payment collection. We also customize all kinds of payment gateway integrations based on customer requirement.

4. Damage Control

Anticipating every degree of possible damage is significant in this type of business as there may be multiple unforeseen circumstances when under the supervision of another. These damages not only are costly, but also have adverse impacts on bottom line profits. Customers could vary in driving and usage capabilities, wear and tear tracking could become a tedious task, sometimes result in conflicts and ravaging customer relationships.

Maintain accurate damage documenting on the changes of vehicles during the rental process. You shall take picture or record a video of the cars while doing the checkout and check-in. By this we can ensure consistency, conformity, reliability and fair practices.

5. User Interface and User friendliness

Features of even the best designed software can be lost if the navigation is complicated for the user. The site should be crisp and clear with engaging content, easy storytelling, relevant descriptions and call to actions to alleviate any misunderstandings.
At Navotar, we have carefully crafted the usability making it effortless with concise taglines, succinct use of content and strategic visualization. Our content is device responsive to look great on all platforms. We have been recognized with accolades for great user experience by Comparecamp.com and Software suggest.
Though this industry is profitable, it has an equal share of challenges that need to be tackled by implementation of strategies and time management to run it in a better way to deal with competition. By choosing Navotar Car rental system you are keeping up the pace of digital shift and the growing stride today’s world. Contact us for a free demo before you decide, we assure you will not be disappointed. Our sales team is available just an email away sales@navotar.com

Why GPS Tracking Is Important For Car Rental Companies ?

Why GPS Tracking Is Important For Car Rental Companies ?

As a car rental company, you spend your day renting out vehicles to various clientele. Do you ever wonder where your clients take your vehicles? Do you have rules and regulations clients need to follow in terms of where they can drive your vehicle? With vehicle theft becoming so common, are you ever worried that someone may steal your vehicles? Then we recommend that you look for a GPS tracking solution.

A GPS tracking solution is software that allows you to see where your vehicles are in real time and help you ensure that your vehicles are being treated properly by clients. Navotar’s Car Rental Software offers GPS vehicle tracking, simply purchase one of our GPS trackers. Take the GPS tracker, and connect it to any car via the OBD connector found in any vehicle. And that’s all! By doing this, you will be able to see your vehicle’s position, where it has been, and where it is going by accessing the GPS section in the Navotar Car Rental Software.

It is important that every car rental company looks into GPS trackers. They allow you to set Geo-fencing which limits where your vehicles can travel. They also keep history available so if anything happens, you will know exactly where the car was at exactly what time, helping you to keep your vehicles and business safe. This feature is all about safety. With technology becoming more advanced and thieves and robbers becoming more advanced, GPS trackers can help you keep your business and your vehicles in check.

Navotar’s GPS tracking solution is special because it is integrated into Navotar’s Car Rental Software. Usually you’d have to go with another service separate from your car rental software for a GPS tracking solution. With Navotar, everything can be done in one place.

Contact Navotar today to experience the magic of our GPS tracking solution.

With Navotar now you shall publish your inventory on Kayak & Sky Scanner

 

We are incredibly honored of our accomplishments so far at Navotar. With continuous improvements and research and development in the car rental industry we are privileged and honored to have partnered with the CRX booking engine, founded in the year 2000, is an Industry-leading Distribution Network Connector & Online Reservation System (SaaS) suitable for rental agencies of all sizes. By connecting Navotar to the CRX Network, you are able to advertise your inventory to the world at the click of a button as well as manage all Network Channels in one system.

With the new collaboration between CRX and Navotar, Navotar agencies will be able to activate the CRX Booking Engine at minimal effort and see the reservations coming in directly to their system from multiple International Network Sites (including KAYAK).

Amidst countless car rental software alternatives out in the market, we are delighted to announce the partnership with CRX and we take this as the opportunity to announce that Navotar is working on other major and cool integrations that would help car rental companies to improve their income source.

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