Rental Platform Development
CollegeWeekends.com connects alumni, fans, parents of students and other travelers with short-term lodging and vacation rentals in college towns across the country. Their goal is to help visitors rent short-term lodging and maximize their college town visit experience. Their platform no longer supported this goal due to a cumbersome web experience and transactions occurring entirely offline. CollegeWeekends.com needed to completely revamp their platform and digital experience.
Fuel Digital supported the CollegeWeekends.com relaunch from beginning to end. Our team worked with stakeholders and users to define key features and functionality for the new platform. The website was redesigned mobile-first for users on the go, with robust search functionality, filtering, and easy online booking. Our team created interactive mapping capabilities to allow users to pinpoint lodging options relative to college town attractions.
The platform supports a two-way rating system between property owners and renters, in-app messaging, and a suite of administration dashboards for the platform administrator. Owners are able to sync their listing calendars across platforms and a payment processing integration streamlines the rental process and ensure transparent pricing for both renters and owners.
The reinvented CollegeWeekends.com experience is now a robust online rental platform that acts as a comprehensive resource for college town visitors and property owners.