Xola Vs Origin

The only bugs Origin users deal with are the ones outside. Stop settling for glitchy software like Xola and grow with Origin’s innovative technology.

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Simple Yet Powerful Software

Xola requires complex coding to embed its activity booking software. Their users describe the platform as “gitchy” and it’s been known to overload and shut down. Not to mention the fact that Xola’s website integration kills your SEO. Origin is a simple copy-and-paste link. You’re ready in minutes.

No Refund Reserves

Xola holds your money in its reserve. It controls refunds to maintain a positive account balance. Origin doesn’t touch your finances. Instead, you’re connected directly to your Stripe account because that’s how it should be.

No Implementation Fees

Xola charges $199 Implementation Fees on top of service transactions and payment processing fees. Origin sets you up for free.

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Service Fees
6% or starts at $199/month
Payment Processing Fees
2.9% + 30¢
1.9% + 30¢
Setup Fees
Email Notifications
Built-in CRM
Real-time Availability
Free Digital Waivers
SMS Guide Notifications
Individual Guide Schedules
Custom Trip Booking Pages
No-Code Setup
Types of Support
Email, Live Chat, Blog Posts
24/7 (live rep) Email, Phone, Chat

Ability To Set A Guide’s Schedule

Origin’s activity booking software makes updating a guide’s schedule simple and quick. Guides have their own Origin accounts to accept or reject trips, view upcoming trips, and set their schedule.

Xola only allows you to block off availability for your business. There are no options for an individual guide’s availability.

Reviews For Trips, Your Company, And Guides

Your clients will read reviews before paying for your service or product. They want to know if they’re making a good decision and if they can trust you. When a visitor can’t read reviews through your Xola widget, they’ll go elsewhere for social proof.

Origin lets your guests leave reviews for your trips, your company, and your guides. Xola doesn’t.

Built Alongside Guides

When Xola’s users ask for new features or voice their concerns, they’re left disappointed. One Xola user said, “They give the impression that these things won’t be changed for a long time, and maybe never.”

Origin builds and improves upon our platform alongside guides. You’re the ones using the activity booking software. We care about what matters most to you. You’re not an escape room. You’re rafting through whitewater and flowing through singletrack.

We push the boundaries of reservation technology to get you back outside.

Assign Guides Based On Their Rank And Maintain Safe Group Sizes

Put safety and effectiveness at the forefront of your trips. Admins on Origin have more control over group sizes and which guides lead them.

You can assign guides to trips based on their experience or however you rank your guides. Our software automatically assigns your guides according to their priority.

Instead of max seats, guide ratios define how many people a guide can take. Origin automatically configures available seats based on available guides making your job that much easier.

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