We were able to re-send all the messages that didn’t send except for the ones that were time-based.
To be on the safe side, we went back a little extra far so some messages may have been sent twice.
At present, we are experiencing an outage in both Tokeet and Automata automated messaging (triggers) and possibly automatic invoicing. This has resulted in events not firing when they are supposed to. Our team has identified the issue, are we are currently working on a fix. We hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please manually send any messages that would have been sent with your automation since 5:36pm UTC. This will allow you to maintain timely communication with your guest. Once a fix is in place, we will follow-up with you in this chat. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.
Since dropping this e-mail overnight, quite a few of you have written in to take advantage of the subscription offers, including some returning customers.
Thanks for your commitment to our platform! We promise you our best efforts at quality and responsiveness, so post here or drop me a line any time.
I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy, and I wish for a fast turnaround to this current situation.
I know that many of you are experiencing difficult times in your businesses and have reached out for assistance from Tokeet. We are committed in our resolve to work with all of our customers and assist where we can. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can potentially affect our industry for many months. The only way for us to recover well is to work together and be good citizens in this global industry.
Tokeet came to market when most short-term Property/Channel Management Software was priced high and required long-term commitments and significant upfront expenditure. We helped pioneer the low-priced / high-value segment of the CMS industry and have established a leadership position in this segment. Since then, there have been many new entrants who seek to mimic our success by copying our price, positioning, and model – not to mention their marketing materials. We welcome these companies and are excited by the fresh energy and vibrance they add to our industry. We strongly believe that competition is good for you, our customers.
We also believe that, due to our strong and established customer base and structure, we are well-positioned to help you weather this economic storm and get your business back on track. Below are some additional actions we will be taking to further help our customers through this troubling time.
We are permanently eliminating all plans for the introduction of an invoice (processing) fee within the core Tokeet product. This fee was first mentioned in our price change email in February.
By popular request, we are reopening our yearly plan offer to all customers. This will provide an average 30% discount off current prices.
We are also introducing a two-year plan with a discount of about 40% off current prices. This new plan is immediately available to all customers.
We will soon be launching Sympl CM to help our smaller property managers who are looking for an easier, more cost-effective solution. Sympl CM is designed for managers of 1-3 properties at a price of $2.99/rental.
The best businesses utilize time during an economic downturn to become even better. I am sure many of you are taking a hard look at your models and are finding ways to be even more efficient than ever. Likewise, Tokeet is not satisfied with sitting still during this lull in our industry. In the coming months, we will be releasing a number of new tools and applications designed to further improve your operations and efficiency. In addition to Sympl CM, we are building a completely new application for creating beautiful websites to help you attract guests directly, and save on commissions. We are also building a product designed for managing your staff, service providers, and vendors. These changes ensure that you will be able to support your business with one integrated platform, rather than having to integrate multiple providers that were never built to work together. None of our existing products or features are going away.
Tokeet is here for the long term. Let’s meet the future together.
Milo, we'd love to be able to be more generous with all our customers too. However, we are a startup that's been in business shorter than many of you, and whether you exhort people to leave us or not, you must know that this virus is hurting everyone's business in the travel industry.
I'm leaving your post up to make it clear to everyone reading that we are not deleting negative posts just because it's our board.
Most of you realize that Tokeet is the least expensive option on the market with this feature set, even after our first price increase in several years. If people have to stop using a PMS for a while, we understand. I advise you to check out the Tokeet terms and conditions for our data retention policy in section 6. I'm confident that those who are determined to ride this storm out are going to be happy with the upgrades and new offerings they see released in Tokeet this year.
Thanks Irina, for your kind comments. We also would like to improve our language support in the UI, though I have no announcements to make on that front at this time. I am going to pass your name to our Tokeet product manager to follow up on the document collection and beta testing points.
Leigh, I understand your concerns and will discuss them with Kwesi on Monday. At this point I'll just ask you to understand that we know there's going to be financial impact across the industry that includes us, and we're doing what we feel we can support at this time.
If you want to send any information I can verify about what other PMS platforms are doing for existing customers I'm interested. As far as I know, everything being offered as free or discounted is for new customers only and only for a short time. I understand why they'd do that. I don't expect we will.
I suggest you lower the price for customers with 1-2 apartments - you will get more business that way without increasing cost base and it creates a sales funnel without the need to put much effort on extra marketing.
I expect you will like what 2020 has in store for Tokeet customers like you.