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The Booqable Mobile App Helps Indigo Scooters Partner with Local Hotels

Author: Nathan Crossley July 17, 2023 · 3 Min read
The Booqable Mobile App Helps Indigo Scooters Partner with Local Hotels

Indigo Scooters

Founded

2023

Industry

Scooter Rentals

Location

St. Petersburg, Florida

Key features used

  • Online Bookings

  • Mobile App

  • Integrations

Moving to a different area, whether a new city or country, can dramatically change your perspective. When Frances Pisano moved to St. Petersburg and lived closer to the beach, she wanted to explore without the inconvenience of a car. After some research, she started her electric scooter rental business and chose Booqable to manage bookings and inventory.

Indigo Scooters

In 2020, Frances moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, which was much closer to the beach than where she previously lived. Being fed up relying on cars to get anywhere, she wanted to explore the area without one. Her search led her to electric scooters. They are fast, convenient, and friendly to the environment, perfectly meeting her transportation needs.

During a trip to California, she noticed many people riding electric scooters with wide tires, and they captured her head and her heart. So, when she returned to Florida, she started to look for scooters in this style. This led her to KAASpeed, and it just so happened that they were looking for a dealer in the region, and as they say, the rest is history.

Frances set up Indigo Scooters to sell and rent out KAASpeed scooters in St. Petersburg. Not only did she set up her store, but she also partnered with a local hotel to rent electric scooters to their customers. This has been a huge boost to business, alongside attending a massive event at the Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, where she did well over 100 demos.

Online and in-person

When launching Indigo Scooters, Frances knew that online bookings would be essential to the business. In addition, great in-person customer service and booking access were also important, especially when working with hotels. So, she began searching for a solution that would easily allow her to accept bookings on her website and an excellent backend and app.

She discovered that Booqable met her needs, allowing her to easily add online bookings to her WordPress/WooCommerce website via the Booqable plugin and no-code integration. This meant she was able to offer scooter rentals alongside selling scooters. The backend handles these bookings, where she can manage them alongside inventory and payments.

Additionally, she can access bookings with the Booqable mobile app to check scooters in and out quickly. This has proven especially useful for the hotel concierge as Frances has given them access to booking information without requiring a computer. This has made it easy and convenient for hotel personnel to hand out scooters quickly, while user permissions mean that Frances can control their access.

Launch and growth plans

Frances successfully launched Indigo Scooters in the spring and is happy with how the business performs. As mentioned, she has partnered with a local hotel and plans to partner with more in the future. She hopes to expand Indigo Scooters into more states beyond Florida in the coming years. It is a very exciting time for the business, and we wish them the best of luck.

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