We encourage all owners to have an inclusive price for important items and avoid an "add-on" experience comparable to some low-cost carriers. Most hirers would expect the basics such as cutlery, pots and pans, basic cleaning items and a gas bottle included in the rate, however, there are plenty more things that you can offer at a reasonable extra price to increase the value of your booking and appeal to hirers. Be careful though, too much or too little may lead to the reverse and reduce your booking conversion. 

It is always advisable to check your listing and prices against other local owners, both to gather some good ideas on what others are doing, but also to see if your rates are competitive. A few pounds can make a huge difference. The key to a successful listing lies in three key elements: Price, Reviews and Photos.

Get a fresh perspective and ask a few friends to have a look at your listing. Do they find it expensive? Are the photos appealing enough? Would they be tempted to book the van?

Here are some ideas to add value to your offering:

Higher cost:

- Adding an extra night for free

- % discount on the whole trip

- Provide a complimentary welcome pack with wine and cheese

- Complimentary fully stocked pantry (butter, oil, tea, sugar and spices)

- Extra tents or swags 

- Gazebo

- Free delivery within 30 miles

- Free bicycle and/or bicycle rack hire

Medium cost:

- Esky with a few beers

- Free delivery to a local caravan park (within 10 miles)

- Free early pick-up or late drop-off

- Beach games or surf boards

Low cost:

- Colouring pencils and books for the kids

- Linen and bed sheet

- Board games

No cost:
- A list of camping sites in your area

- Recommendations to your hidden spots

You can also consider increasing your booking value by offering some extras for hire:

- Sports equipment (bikes, electric mopeds, surf boards, bike racks, kayaks etc)

- Camping equipment (tents or pup-tents, camping kitchenette, camping furniture, parasols, gazebos etc)

- Great extras (WiFi, barbecue, infant or child seat etc)

If you would like us to review your listing and give you more tips and advice, give us a call on 0330 808 1811.