origin vs. The Flybook

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Origin
The Flybook
Founded
2020
2006
Owned By:
N/A
Fullsteam Payments
Service Fee
5%
Hidden Pricing
Monthly Subscription
$0
Hidden Pricing
Setup Fee
$0
Hidden Pricing
General Admission Tickets
Personal Guide Schedules
Automatic Guide Assigning
First-Party Reviews
Included E-Waivers
SMS Guide Requests
Simple No-Code Installation
Types of Support
Email, Live chat, blog posts, help center
Email, Live chat, blog posts, help center
Origin
The Flybook
Founded
2020
2006
Owned By:
N/A
Fullsteam Payments
Service Fee
5%
Hidden Pricing
Monthly Subscription
$0
Hidden Pricing
Setup Fee
$0
Hidden Pricing
General Admission Tickets
Personal Guide Schedules
Automatic Guide Assigning
First-Party Reviews
Included E-Waivers
SMS Guide Requests
Simple No-Code Installation
Types of Support
Email, Live chat, blog posts, help center
Email, Live chat, blog posts, help center

Why businesses are switching to Origin

Intuitive And Powerful

The Flybook’s outdated user interface confuses clients. Their customers need to ask for tutorials because the setup is so confusing. Origin is easy to set up and if you’re confused or short on time, we’ll set it up for you.

Better for seo

The Flybook’s iFrame pop-ups sabotage your website’s discoverability in Google search results. Because of this, you won’t rank for any content within the iFrame. Plus, you might not be able to track conversions.

Built for Guides

Origin was built for and alongside guides and businesses. The Flybook is built around simple ticket sales and hasn't evolved over time, which leave tours susceptible to overbooking and can lead to confused customers.

Flybook doesn’t have customer-specific profiles, but we do

The Flybook doesn’t merge your client’s information into one profile.

Instead, Flybook creates a new customer profile for every booking, leaving you with multiple profiles for the same person.

It’s redundant.

It makes it harder for you and your guides to locate important information about a client. You’ll have to rifle through several profiles to find recent injuries, ailments, their shoe size, and waivers.

It’s mind-numbing, and not a good use of technology for booking software.

Origin supports the complexities of adventure guiding businesses

Guide assignments are still very much a manual process in The Flybook. According to one Flybook customer, “Overall, the number of phone calls on the system frontend is not helping us like we had hoped it would.”

Flybook assigns trips to unqualified guides and doesn’t sync to a guide’s personal calendar.

Administrators must notify guides of their assigned trips. There’s even been instances where there was no guide to lead a scheduled trip.

In Origin’s adventure booking software, guides have personal accounts, update their schedules, and claim trips. Automatic guide assignments use your guide prioritization so you don’t have to assign and notify a guide manually.

The booking and schedule software works while you’re away from the computer. How it should.

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Free online Liability Waivers for your guiding business

Waivers are crucial for adventure guiding businesses.

You need tour scheduling software that lets you create multiple waivers. It must notify you, your clients, and your guides of any unsigned waivers pre-trip. And it should export waivers in a PDF format.

To get this kind of waiver support with The Flybook, you need to pay to use Smartwaiver. With Origin, we provide all of this at zero cost to you.

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