Here is the toolkit to develop your Hotel Marketplace Platform

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Looking to build a Hotel marketplace and apps? Here is the toolkit to launch any marketplace without writing a single line of code.

Tradly Platform has a simple user interface to build any marketplace like Hotel marketplace and can be managed every feature in a dashboard (Super Admin Panel)It is a complete white label solution…

The marketplace can be built on any platform, whether it is Android or iOS. Along with this option, you also get a web app template to get started.

Here is an example of how you can configure the catalog, listing fields in your marketplace…

Hotel

Hotel: Listing Categories

CategoryInformationSub Category
Popular Hotel TypesThese hotel types are the most common, and you can find them all over the world.Independent Hotel
Resort
Airport Hotel
Motel
Chain ScalesThe hotel industry uses “chain scales” to categorize hotel brands.Luxury Hotel
Upscale Hotel
Midscale Hotel
Economy Hotel
Star RatingsStar ratings give travelers information about the level of quality at a given hotel. Generally speaking, hotels with higher star ratings can sell higher rates3-Star Hotel
4-Star Hotel
5-Star Hotel
7-Star Hotel
Niche Hotel TypesThese niche hotels cater to a particular type of traveler or embody a certain theme.Beach Resort
Eco Hotel
Business Hotel
Family Hotel
Regional AccommodationsPeople can get a taste of local culture at a region-specific accommodation.Country House Hotel
Casa Particular
Bunkhouse
Albergo Diffuso
Unique Hotel ConceptsThese innovative accommodations prove that there’s more to the hotel industry than the big-box chain hotel.Capsule Hotel
Castle Hotel
Hotelship
Hotel Barge
Hotel AlternativesThese alternatives put a twist on the vacation experience with options available for every budget and style.Cabin
Campsite
Farm Stay
Guesthouse

Listing Attributes

Attribute GroupingsAttributeExample ValuesApplicable for
General AttributesBooking Date
4/10/2021 – 7/10/2021All
Room Type
SuiteAll
Room Cleaning Service
Twice a DayAll
KnowledgebaseAbout Our Service
We offer exceptional Hotel Booking Services for Hotel Booking in India and Abroad.All
FAQDo I have to eat breakfast at the hotel if it is included in the room price?
No, you are not obliged to do so. You can always decide at your destination whether or not to have breakfast.All
How does the “Top Quality Hotel” seal work?The “Top Quality Hotel“ seal offers our customers an additional orientation while in search of the right hotel.All
  • You can charge a commission-based revenue model.

For Example, You can charge a certain amount of percentage when each sale is made by the seller…

  • You can collect payment using Stripe, PayU, Credit Card, etc. For more info, you can contact our team.

Looking to build a marketplace? but don’t know how to start… This Video Tutorial will guide you on how to build a marketplace


Checklist from start to end on what you need to build a marketplace using Tradly Platform.

Tradly Platform solution is catered to different groups separately

  • For developers: Headless API solution. Using the API solution, developers can build apps on top of it
  • For non-coders: A simple toggle based SuperAdmin Panel to configure features in the already pre-built apps (also called as storefront, front end apps, templated apps).

For developers#

  • Signup for a free sandbox account
  • Get the API keys in the SuperAdmin > Settings > API section = Refer the API documentation to start building the app

5 Steps for non-coders#

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  • Signup for a free sandbox account
  • Prototype your app using our SuperAdmin builder
  • Visualise your app through test apps.
  • When you are ready to launch, Subscribe to our plans and get a white label app build

There will be 5 types of works you will be doing to configure the app to work fully functional for an MVP launch to the market.

1. Signing up the Sandbox (Selecting mandatory informations)#

You will be asked to enter this information when you signup, read the below reference link for each part when you are stuck.

  • Default things (Example: Appname, currency, Language, registration method, country you want to launch, )
  • Choose your business Model (Product Marketplace, Service Marketplace, etc)
  • Choose Revenue Model : See here for the available revenue model for your business and how it works
  • Choose Delivery Method: Available delivery methods and how it works
  • Choose Payment Gateways
  • Choose Location & Map if you are planning to have location specific features

NICE! When you reach the SuperAdmin home page, you will be able to find your APP-NAME. That’s the APP-NAME you should be using to experience your test app via Tradly Test apps. Whatever the type of marketplaces, mostly these are the fundamental blocks you should need to configure. The rest of the steps are mostly according to your business

2. Platform Fundamentals#

You must configure the below things for the system to be able to open accounts, submit listings and make purchases.

  • Configure accounts: Settings > accounts(categories, attributes)
  • Configure listings: Settings > listings (Setting up listings information to be collected. Categories, attributes)
  • Stripe/other payment gateways configuration (under native integrations)
  • Configure revenue model, commissions: Settings > commissions OR Settings > Subscriptions OR Settings > Special Fees

3. Configure 3rd Party integrations#

When you don’t set up this, the below features may not work.

  • Configure email if you want the emails to be whitelisted
  • Configure domain if you want good deliverability of emails
  • Chat setup via Firebase ,
  • Optionally referral / sharing features via Branch
  • Optionally later legal informations (privacy, terms, etc)

4. Customising your look and feel of the App#

When you request a build from us, whatever branding and customization you have configured in mobile config (under SuperAdmin) will be available for you.

Settings > mobile app config > add app-related informations

  • App Name
  • Choose your app colour
  • App Icon
  • Splash launch images
  • Onboarding images , Onboarding Text
  • Registration Text
  • Sell Icon (optional)
  • App title in Home Screen (Default will be app name) And others

5. Appstore / Playstore related informations#

If we are helping you to launch apps on the play store and app store, we need the below things to be ready. For Appstore, we need access to send the build to your account.

  • Appstore access & Provisioning
  • Playstore access & Provisioning

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