New features released 3-16-2011

This release

Velolet Certified Concierge (VCC) additional services

  • VCC’s now have the ability to offer select services to their Renters – pickup and delivery service, minor fittings, pedal changes, helmet rental, and bike bag rental
  • VCCs set their own prices and restrictions (i.e, delivery radius) for additional services and Renters can view and add them at the point of securing their reservation with payment.

New Profile Page!

Improved notifications about your rentals!

  • We’ve added emails notifications that go out the day before your rentals, remind you that a payment is due, or that you need to login and rate a completed rental.  Be sure to add no-reply@velolet.com to your safe list to prevent any notifications from accidentally being placed in your Spam folder
  • In the future, we will provide specific “opt-in” options on notifications

Bike Importer

  • For bike shops with significant inventory to add (i.e., more than 10 bikes) we now have an import utility and can load these items for you.  Contact us at contactus@velolet.com and we can work with you to get your inventory of bikes listed.
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New release features and updates

This release

  • Added Velolet Certified Concierge (VCCs) feature available to Bike shops, bike organizations and bike companies to earn income by offering pickup/dropoff storefront services and/or bike delivery services.
  • Added the ability to upload photos to a user profile (limited to 1 for now) This shows up on your bikes userpage or custom url landing page. It also shows up on the maps for any VCCs
  • Added “Public Profile Name” as an optional field for a user profile. If entered, it will take over for display in emails, pages on velolet.com

Next release:

  • Bike Rental Rates – Adding hourly and weekly rate options to the current daily rate
  • Bike Shops/VCC’s Admin toolbox – ability to create rentals for Renters (i.e, in-store rentals); provide “override reservation rate” allowing an override of standard published bike rental rates for a particular reservation.  Minimum fees still apply

Today We Went Live

At 5.05pm cst on December 18, 2010 we went live.  We did it.  It was a lot of work to get here and we’re happy but what we realize immediately is that its just the beginning.

We’re off to turn Velolet – The Bike Rental Hub from a website into a successful venture.  Spread the word.

Pre-launch checklist for Velolet – The Bike Rental Hub

We are almost there with Velolet.  Ready to make this unique Bike Rental Hub – OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

If you see any problems, we’d appreciate the feedback.

Thank you!