How to use TourCMS @TourCMS #WebToolsWiki

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Maintain just one customer and booking database
Single source for product availability ensuring you don’t overbook when selling via multiple channels
Link repeat customers with multiple bookings
Customer payments sales ledger
Manage content on your website
Store HTML layer templates in TourCMS but serve from your own hosting / domain name
Keep product / date / price information on your website consistent with latest information
Use our WordPress plugin, XML API or tag based CMS system
Track and report on your marketing
Track PPC advertising such as Google Adwords
Manage travel agents including balances (sales ledger) and commissions
Provide an off the shelf agent login system via the TourCMS Marketplace
Create new marketing opportunities for you to promote your products
Feature your tours/products as a tab on your Facebook page
Promote your products on 40+ travel websites via the TourCMS Marketplace
Use JavaScript widgets to easily feature your products on your partners’ websites
Allow your partners to build advanced integration with your product data using our XML API
Launch your own affiliate network
Overview of all marketing opportunities and ways YOU can use TourCMS
Take credit card payments
Incorporate credit card payments into your booking engine
Save card details & bill later or send emails to customers requesting payment
Operate within payment card industry security standards by using PCI DSS compliant payment gateways
Produce templated documentation and emails
Send emails to agents, customers and suppliers incorporating booking / customer information
Create documents (such as MS-Word / RTF) documents (e.g. invoices, pre-departure information packs)
Configure your own SMTP outbound email server
Multi-language support
Maintain content such as product descriptions and email templates in multiple languages
Sell in one language and send booking information to suppliers in another
22 languages supported
Support complex commercial setups
Create a single website pulling products from multiple TourCMS accounts (ideal for CVB / DMO websites)
Support multiple channels (brands) within a single TourCMS account
Configure multiple product types (activities, villas, itinerary based tours, hotels, tailor made) so you can, with confidence, group a few like minded companies together all on the same system
Well supported and active customer community
Active and vibrant TourCMS forums
Small Fish Big Ocean – for general travel ecommerce / marketing discussion
Say hello on Twitter to @TourCMS, @sfbo, @AlexBainbridge, @PaulSlugocki
Prices based on your company size (not % of revenue or a per transaction fee)
Use your own web designer – no need to pay us any professional services
Web based – no need for any capital expenditure for servers etc

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