75,000 One Stop Shop (OSS) and Done Card outlets across 28 states, 7 union territories and 325 cities:
that is the immense reach of the OSS retail network. With a wide range of services on offer, ranging from Travel, Finance, Entertainment, Household Services, Bill Payment and Mobile Recharges, the OSS Retail Channel Partners and Business Partners have the pulse of the Indian market. By using HotelsAvenue's hotel room inventory feed, these OSS retail and Done Card outlets will now earn a new stream of income at no incremental cost. HotelsAvenue will provide the complete technology along with the contracting services with the hotels and the hotel room fulfillment services. This will be an immense value-add to the retailers who are a part of the OSS Retail and Done Card network as they now get a powerful online hotel room booking application that gives them the power to book hotel rooms at over 1,00,000 hotels
What makes HotelsAvenue special is that it is not only an end-to-end solution, but it also brings in inventory of hundreds of one star and two star stand-alone properties all over India. This inventory is not available with anyone else online. With HotelsAvenue, OSS and Done Card can now offer a tremendous value add to its 75000 strong retail network, which is present across 28 states, 7 union territories and 325 cities
Today, over 75000 OSS retail and Done Card outlets across India
offer rail tickets, air ticket and bus ticket booking services along with other services like bill payments, mobile recharge, entertainment services and conference calling services etc. With the addition of the HotelsAvenue hotel room inventory feed OSS retail and Done Card outlet partner can increase his revenue and widen his market reach and relevance. Any customer can walk into an OSS retail outlet anywhere in India and instantly book a hotel room in any place ranging from New Delhi to New York, Chennai to Chicago, Cuttack to Copenhagen. What's more, the room can be booked at rates that are so competitive, that a regular customer would rarely have access to such low rates.
The end-to-end technology for the hotel room inventory feed to the outlets will come from HotelsAvenue, a brand owned by Avenues, India's biggest eCommerce company. HotelsAvenue will take care of the technology, contracting with the hotels and fulfillment of hotel rooms and packages. It will provide real time hotel room inventory of over 100,000 global hotels
, which includes the highly elusive instantly bookable hotel room inventory of small to medium hotels in India. HotelsAvenue will be the sole provider of hotel room inventory for the OSS retail and Done Card network. With this tie-up, HotelsAvenue easily outreaches every other competitor in this fragmented market space and achieves immense depth of penetration in the country.
Here is what Mr. Subhash Jewria, CEO, OSS Retails
had to say: "The OSS Retail team is always looking out for opportunities to add value to our Channel Partners and Business Partners so that their business prospers. The hotel room booking market is very lucrative and by joining hands with the right partner, we are confident that we will earn our Channel Partners' appreciation for our efforts."
Vishwas Patel, CEO of Avenues
says, "Clearly, OSS Retails is the most aggressive player in the B2B services market today. With the energy and the drive, we have seen from them, we expect them to increase their retail outlet base from 75,000 outlets to 1 lakh outlets by the end of the year. This will help us achieve our objective of making our hotel rooms available in every nook and corner of the country. Now the HotelsAvenue inventory will be available all over India at over 1,00,000 Travel Agents through ITZ Cash World Outlets/ Oxigen Outlets/ Done Card Outlets and OSS Franchisees."
Maximizing room occupancy levels is the key goal of every hotel and achieving a widespread inventory distribution network is vital. HotelsAvenue, India's biggest hotel room consolidator helps hotels by developing an extensive and expansive distribution network to sell its affiliated hotels' room inventory. In the past few months, Avenues has aggressively tied up with organizations such as Yes Bank and ITZ Cash to develop a widespread distribution network in India. With this exclusive tie-up with OSS Retails/ Done Card, HotelsAvenue will enjoy a deeper penetration across India. Over 75,000 OSS Retail Outlets will actively sell room inventory of all the hotels connected to the HotelsAvenue inventory feed
OSS Retails/Done Card also benefits from this exclusive agreement as it adds a new and highly profitable source of income for its distributors. They will be able to access and sell hotel room inventory for over 1,00,000 hotels and Done Cardholders will also be able to book accommodation a globally situated hotels with ease.
"Now the HotelsAvenue inventory will be available all over India at over 1,00,000 Travel Agents through ITZ Cash World Outlets/ Oxigen Outlets/ Done Card Outlets and OSS Franchisees."
About OSS Retails/ Done Card:
OneStopShop is an innovative service, which aims to bring you all types of services and products to consumers when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it. The founders of OSS incorporated Done Card Utility Limited in 2006. Done Card is authorized by the Reserve Bank of India to issue and operate Prepaid Cash Cards in India. It offers safe and easy payment option to Indian consumers without compromising on their privacy with one - stop shop solution. It is a multipurpose prepaid cash card or a stored value card that is predominantly used for online payments such as Online Shopping, Hotel room, Rail ticket, Air ticket, Bus ticket, Cinema ticket booking, Mobile recharge and Utility bills payment, etc. Unlike Credit/Debit Card transactions, Done Card transactions are carried out without accessing any banks' interface.
Incorporated in the year 2001, Avenues is a zero-debt company that has been profitable from its inception. Avenues is India's biggest integrated eCommerce company with its headquarters in Mumbai, India. It has subsidiary companies and offices in USA and Singapore. Avenues has developed several innovative, cutting-edge ASP hosted solutions that are used by thousands of eMerchants globally. Beginning as a single product company that catered to the local market, Avenues has become a multi-product company that operates on a global scale. The Avenues support and development center is based in Mumbai, India. The total strength of the Avenues team is currently 125 persons spanning across all offices. Avenues has three Business Units namely - Avenues Commercial Services, Avenues Travel Industry Services and Avenues Community Related Services. For more information, log onto: www.Avenues.info
HotelsAvenue addresses the travel agents, online intermediaries, portals etc. aspirations of having live feeds of instantly 'bookable room inventory' of over a hundred thousand global hotels on their own websites. HotelsAvenue
will also have live feeds of hundreds of hotel properties based in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, UAE and Egypt that are using the Avenues' 'ResAvenue.com
' Solution on their branded website. Working together in tandem, this combination of solutions will create immense value for the travel industry. For more information, visit: www.HotelsAvenue.com