We already used an online room-rentals agency as an example to illustrate key terms and approaches in hospitality industry. Now let’s break the functionality of a Booking.com-analogue into basic components and estimate how long this would take a team of 6 development people to build these.
Want to set up an online travel startup but feel hesitant where to start? Novices in hospitality field are often overwhelmed and puzzled with the variety of industry-specific terms and possible workflows. Here’s a crash course and a brief picture of how things work in hotel-n-OTA world. We’ll use an online room-rentals agency as an example to illustrate key terms and approaches in hospitality industry.
Previously, we have explored what is takes to build an Upwork-like platform or a Pinterest-like application. Let’s have a shot at Booking.com now. In our new article series, we’ll talk about hospitality industry in general and show what it would take you to build an online travel agency from the ground up.
One more article in our series of “What Does It Cost to Build” describes online fitting rooms types and functionality. It also shows the reasons to build-in a fitting room into your e-commerce website and estimates the costs needed for the simple online fitting room development. This topic would be of interest to fashion retail companies thinking to bring part of their customer journey online.
The first article in the series about marketplaces described how you could build one with a minimal features set. Now let’s have a closer look at further stages - maintaining and managing a marketplace - which are often overlooked or underestimated by business owners, and especially startupers. We still use Upwork.com, a global marketplace connecting service buyers and service providers, to showcase some best practices.
We continue the series of “what does it cost to build” articles in our blog. We analyzed multiple platforms popular in the web today and shared our findings and takeaways on how to develop and maintain a marketplace. The first volume specifically focuses on the definition of a marketplace, its typical features set and timing to build it.
Sometimes even a simple idea needs the Muse. Is it possible to create a source of inspiration? If so, what is the cost of it? This article tells about the purpose and features of a Pinterest-like app, discovers its costs and offers minimal essential functionality. It would be of interest to retail and advertising startups and companies’ CEO who are looking for new marketing and business development ideas and inspiration.