We are happy to announce that one of the most anticipated features has been deployed — Secret Codes and Gift Cards!
You can now generate your own discount codes to be used on LockTrips.com and share them with your family, friends and others! By doing so, you will not only spread the word about LockTrips and save your loved ones money, but you will also get rewarded!
Step 1: Generate your Code
The first step is to generate your code, for which there are two options to choose from. Option 1 is to generate free discount codes (or secret codes). These offer your referrals a percentage-based discount ranging from 1% up to 6%. Half of the discount will be financed from your affiliate commission and the other half will be sponsored by LockTrip.
Hint: Discount codes can only be used during the first booking. This means that your affiliate commission will not be impacted on subsequent bookings.
The second option is to generate paid gift cards, which can be bought at any fixed value. You can for example buy a $50 card as a birthday gift for a friend.
Secret codes and gift cards can be printed as shown below, shared as a code (OPMBZ) or in the form of a link (https://locktrip.com/?secretCode=OPMBZ). Anyone signing up with one of your codes will automatically be assigned to you as a referral and you will enjoy a 3% commission on the bookings made by the person — for a lifetime.
Step 2: Using your Code
Once you have shared your code, potential referrals will be profiting from it in various ways. As you know, prices on our marketplace are hidden and can only be seen by logged in users. However, not everyone will be signing up just to see prices.
This is where the codes come into play. Entering the code will instantly uncover pricing on our marketplace, allowing newcomers to compare pricing without having to sign-up. Below is a screen of how it looks when someone makes a search for the first time.
The moment the code is entered, prices will be revealed, including the additional discount provided by the discount code. The picture below shows an example for a 6% discount and a minimum booking value of $100 (this can be customized during code creation).
As you can see, the code does not apply for the $98 booking, since the minimum requirement for the code is $100. The entire process is once again shown in video format below.
Step 3: Tracking and Analytics
As soon as someone has signed up, you will be able to spot it in your affiliate dashboard. Although no personal information is provided, key data points are gathered in a simple and clean interface. You will also see at first sight whether the newest registrations are level 1 or level 2 referrals.
For more indepth-analytics, we have built a dedicated analytics tab. Here you can analyze the performance of various campaigns in terms of sign-ups, unique visits, bookings, booking revenue and your net commission.
The charts can be adapted to display performance for each of your campaigns, for example by selecting the individual discount codes or hyperlinks used in your campaigns.
Many of our users are already familiar with the referral code and some have even experimented with appending their referral ID on various sites of our marketplace. For this reason we have built an affiliate-link generator, which is now available in your Affiliate Lab on Locktrip.com.
Here you can enter any search destination for any dates, which will return you the matching hyperlink with your referral code integrated automatically.
You can use this to send referrals directly to search results and save them a click. No more worries about whether your referral cookie has been attached correctly!
In addition to this, we have installed an omnishare-widget on hotel pages. Clicking on it allows you to share a link to the currently viewed hotel through your social sharing apps. Similar to the above case, your referral link is integrated automatically.
In order to further prepare the marketplace for the mainstream audience, we have removed the LOC quotes from the search results page, together with the LOC price ticker at the top of the marketplace. Customers who are not into crypto will no longer be confused and the displayed price has a much cleaner appearance.
As part of our effort to enrich the user experience, we have started to show the distance of each listing from the center of the search. Expect more steps towards “relevant” information with the next versions of the marketplace.
Support for USDT and EURS
It is now possible to pay with the popular stablecoins USDT and EURS! This is on top of our existing lineup, which grows the total list of supported coins as follows:
Today’s deployment also includes a major upgrade to our payment infrastructure, which is now prepared to onboard various coins and tokens more efficiently.
A Historic Day for LockTrips
Over the past 2,5 years we have benefited a lot from the feedback, loyalty and support coming from the community. But at the end the project was always dependent on a comparably small team of 15 people, who — although working day and night — are just 15 people.
This has now changed. With today’s deployment, our team has grown by the thousands, many of whom have been with us since the ICO and many of whom will be joining us over the coming months and years.
No longer is the project resting on a few shoulders, but will from now on be carried by an army of highly motivated enthusiasts and affiliates, supported by a truly shared economy. We can’t wait to see the results!
- Your LockTrip Team
6% discount code — OPMBZ