Direct Connect Program
ExpressITech makes it easy and convenient to capture targeted travel search engine traffic, through the Direct Connect Program.
What is Direct Connect?
Direct Connect uses travel-specific search engines which play a major role in the tourism industry. It helps online vacation planners find the perfect car rental, flight or hotel. Our reservation sources search inventory from thousands of car rental operators like you, every day. Being found through Direct Connect means more brand exposure, more click-thrus, and more reservations for your company.
ExpressITech’s Direct Connect Program enables your company’s vehicle inventory to be searched and displayed at world leading Car Rental search engines, like KAYAK. The Revolution™ Reservations maintains the technical connection between your company’s vehicle data and the search results, allowing the renters to book on-line without delay.
How Does it Work?
When the renter chooses your company’s rate quote from the travel search results, they link Directly to Revolution™ Rental Center, where the renter completes their reservation with your company. Revolution™ Rental Center also contains informative web pages with your agency’s logo, locations, vehicles, rental policies and more to ensure high conversion from click-through to sale. All your company data is entered by you in Reservation Manager. If you are set up for CarRentalExpress.com – CRX, your vehicle data is ready to go.
The Direct Connect Program uses primarily a pay-per-click (PPC) model, to help you generate optimum profits. Each click-through is highly qualified traffic; the web visitor has chosen your company and vehicle for rental above the competition. There are no reservation charges, no base monthly charges and no percentage commission fees.
Pricing Options: Standard or Private Label
The Direct Connect Program at EIT has two pricing options. In the Private Label Option renter’s click-thrus go directly to Revolution™ Rental Center on your private website. In the Standard Option renters are directed to a page with your company name and logo, on a central Revolution™ Rental Center web site. Your agency profile, fleet and policies appear there too.
|Standard Option||Private Label Option|
|Compare Options||View Sample||View Sample|
|Integration Level||Branded with your company name and logo||Seamlessly integrated with your website|
|Core Modules (Rental Center, Vehicles, Locations, Rental Policies)|
|Other Pages||Complete access to all features and information of your website.|
|Reservation Manager Administration|
|Pay-Per-Click Cost||$2.45 / clickthru||$2.85 / clickthru|
Private Label Advantages
The Private Label option sends search results traffic directly to Revolution™ Rental Center on your website. You therefore have total control of the renter’s experience, and a higher chance of converting the click into a reservation. This option increases your site’s traffic and gathers repeat-renters, who may visit your website directly next time.
If you do not currently use Revolution™ Rental Center on your website, but choose the Private Label option, you will also need to purchase a software license for Revolution™ Rental Center. You then have the option to use Revolution™ Rental Center on your own website, at no additional charge.
How to Succeed with Direct Connect
It is a simple fact that some agencies do better in Travel Search Results than others. Are you competitive? Up to date? Located at an Airport?
Please note that not agencies who apply for the Direct Connect Program are automatically accepted. Participation in the program is discretionary and may be based on agency location, service history, size of fleet or other factors.
How Do I Join the Direct Connect Program?
Applying is easy. Simply contact our Sales team and they will set-up an order for you, to fill in your contact and secure credit card information in Revolution Manager. If you are a new customer, you will be introduced to Reservation Manager, the user interface which enables you to add your company’s vehicle data to our system and generate reports.
Contact: Sales@ExpressITech.com or 1-888-557-8188, ext 508
Once you are signed up in Manager, You will also be prompted to go to Network Settings and to Enable the Pay-Per-Click program and select the Standard or Private Label option for payment. You will also be prompted to purchase a block of Clicks and can do so right away or wait for activation. We will set up your account for testing with Direct Connect channels meanwhile.
After you have enabled the program, we send your listing information to Direct Connect partner sites on the first of the next month, to integrate into their search engines. This process is entirely controlled by our partner sites, as fits their business plans. We will advise you when activation has taken place, so that you can purchase clicks.
Participation in the program is discretionary and may be based on agency service history, location, pricing value, size of fleet or other business factors.