Be it an apartment, cottage or a villa in the countryside, all you have to do is open a marketplace app like OLX or Airbnb, type in your location of interest, scroll down through the myriad of options and click on your convenient place and book it after choosing a payment mode. It’s that easy. Gone are those days when one would go scanning over the newspaper classifieds or seek references from their kith and kin. These applications come to our rescue and make our lives easy and convenient. Now you know, why these on demand marketplaces are booming and encouraging entrepreneurs around the world to join this arena of business.
If you are an aspiring enterpriser who is dreaming to become the next giant like OLX or Airbnb, then this page is for you. Read till the end to get all the know-hows of creating an application for e-hospitality and rental services.
Around 150 million people use Airbnb
There are around 2.9 million hosts and 6 million Airbnb listings
Airbnb is active in around 81000 cities and 191 countries
In 2017, Airbnb was valued about 31 billion USD
Around 94 countries use OLX
54% of OLX users access it through the mobile app
Being the most popular application in the field of e-hospitality and rental services, Airbnb and OLX have triumphed over the industry for a while. This platform has changed the way people sell or buy apartments or any short-term accommodations. Due to its highly advanced, interactive, user-friendly and extremely easy-to-use features, the users can effortlessly resort to their accommodation needs through these applications
These applications let its users reserve apartments, condos, or villas independently without the help of any travel agency. All they have to do is:s
By reshaping the face of the travel and tourism industry, these applications have been a head turner in terms popularity and productivity that it has gained. Other prime players in this industry are Flipkey, Homeaway, Roomorama and Housetrip who are also leveraging the on-demand economy to another level. These applications have three associates; Hosts, Guests and Admin
The marketplace applications make revenue mainly through the following ways:
Being a global technology service company, Artoon Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is immensely experienced in the field of mobile app development. With our years of expertise, a marketplace app development would be nothing less than a cakewalk. We can effortlessly build an Airbnb-like application in both iOS and Android platform. As discussed above, these kinds of applications have three major layers:s
Let’s take a look at the basic features that each layer can access
We can let your users have a real feel of the place they are about to book with the 360-degree view using virtual reality technology. One can visualize the whole place by just a few taps on their mobile screens. This technology can make your application more reliable. Customers can gain trust and confidence in your business as well.
Rental marketplace application development with this technology can let your users to book their favorite rooms by asking Alexa, Siri, Google assistant or Cortona to do it on their behalf. By integrating voice commands, our Alexa skill developers or Google home developers can give your application a leading-edge.
Online marketplace application development with Chatbots can let your users experience a completely new level of customer engagement. The chatbots built by our chatbots developers will make your application more user-friendly and pave way for more sales and revenue.
Finding the perfect squad for your required application development is not easy. Wondering who all should you hire for a mobile application development like Airbnb or OLX? Read on:
Looking for reasons to hire our team? We will give you plenty.
A Marketplace mobile application monetizes through:
We can integrate payment gateways that are accepted in your region. Like in India, PayTM is the most prominent payment system. Stripe and Paypal are widely accepted for a global marketplace.
These days almost everyone has a Smartphone. People are using Smartphones for anything and everything in their daily lives. Statistics show that a mobile app can increase the business revenue by 20-60%. So we do recommend you to build an app for your marketplace.
This application comprises of two important layers i.e. guest or buyer and host or seller. Downloading separate apps for each user is not advisable. So we can incorporate both the profiles in a single app. User can log in to the buyer app or the seller app from the homepage based on their requirements.
Keeping a refund policy for purchases in regards to e-hospitality and rental services is not advisable. Yet again, the decision is all yours.
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