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Friday 26 July 2013

Our New Club Member Experience

We’re so excited to highlight the launch of our new club pages, and the many more improvements we’ve made to our clubs. Are you still not a club member? Search through over 400+ clubs on our site, and join yours now! Once you’ve joined, come back here and read all about the awesome new benefits you receive.

Enhanced trust. Joining a club makes your reputable networks work for you; you build trust as a host and as a guest when you become a verified member of one of our clubs. We verify every club member’s status through our sophisticated algorithm, so if someone is a member of a university club on Flat-Club, you can be sure that they truly attended. This works to give peace of mind to both hosts and guests alike. Being a club member is completely free, and has so many benefits - there is no reason not to join up.

Access to member’s only rentals. You’ll notice there are two maps on your club page. One of them shows you all of the flats within your club - across the world. So wherever you’re going, you can stay with a member of your network. Similarly, as a host, you can choose who can see your posting. When editing your flat, you can change the visibility to be available to everyone, only available to club members, or exclusively available to members of certain clubs. That way, you’ll know that when you get a booking request it is coming from someone you’d be happy to host.

Member savings. While joining a club on our site is completely free, by doing so you’ll save money. When you’re a club member, you can expect better prices on our service fee, with every booking you make. We’ll be implementing more discounts related to club membership in the near future, but in the meantime, it might benefit you to grow your club...hint, hint.

Locations right where you need them. Remember the two maps on the club page? The other one one shows you flats that are nearest your university’s campus. So, whenever you want to come back to campus, you can stay nearby. We’ve got you covered whether you need to plan for accommodation during a reunion, studying abroad, or if you’re visiting family and friends and want to stay with someone in your circle.

A tailored Flat-Club experience. Each and every one of our clubs has their own page now. This provides you with the ultimate in tailored experiences on Flat-Club; and it’s only going to get better as we add more! Find flats within your network, find flats near your campus, and more. We’ve also came up with a cool algorithm that sorts you into the right clubs, based off of the information in your Facebook profile. For instance, if you share your university information on Facebook, when you link the two accounts together, Flat-Club will automatically add you to your university’s club!

We’re particularly happy with how all the new features within our clubs turned out, as clubs are the cornerstone of our service. It’s our clubs that make us different, so any change to them is a change to our foundation - we’re very pleased with these changes, what do you think?

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