Using Credits on Owners Villas

Our credits system allows property owners to purchase credits and then use them to pay for services, such as listings, featured listings, etc on Owners Villas. Credits can be used in a number of different ways. Click the links below to go to the relevant section of the guide:

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Credits need to be purchased before you can use them:

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Once you've bought your credits you can then use them to pay for your property listing or for paid upgrades to your listing:

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For you to use credits for listing packages or upgrades you will first need to buy sufficient credits for the required service. First you need to be logged into your OwnersVillas.net owners account. From your dashboard you need to click the 'payment' tab and then the 'buy credits' link from the drop down options.

You'll then be presented with a form that has two fields. The first field is where you type how many credits you want to buy. Credits are bought at the rate of £1 GBP for 1 credit, so if you wish to buy 25 credits this will cost you £25 GBP. The second field, 'system', has a drop down menu with the payment options available. At present we only accept Paypal so simply select this as the payment option. Once you have typed the amount of credits you would like to buy and the payment system you then need to click 'buy', at which point you'll be transferred to the PayPal website to complete the transaction. You don't need to have a Paypal account to pay so there's no need to worry....simply pay with a credit/debit card via the Paypal website.

We use PayPal as it's the most trusted and widely used online payment system available. We may add more payment choices in the future.

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Once you've bought your credits you can use them to pay for a listing package or upgrade your existing package. If you already have a listing and you wish to upgrde it to either highlighted or featured, then you need to click the 'listings' tab then 'manage listings' from the menu below. Click the 'edit' icon to enter your listing and then the 'paid services' tab. This tab will feature a list of all the upgrade features available to you at the time. To upgrade simply select the feature and then click 'edit paid services'.

Nb. You can buy and run featured and highlighted upgrades concurrently.

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When listing your property with OwnersVills.net you have a choice of listing options available to you dependent on advertising period.

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You can also use the credits you have bought to upgrade your property listing for a predetermined amount of time (one or three months). Upgrading to a featured listing means that your property will be displayed prominently on the front page of the website. Your listing will feature in rotation with other featured properties. We only allow a maximum of 8 featured listings on the front page at a time so it will be seen!

In addition to being featured on the front page your featured property listing will also be displayed at the top of all search results, again in rotation with all other featured properties.

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Another upgrade option for your property listing is to have a 'highlighted listing'. Highlighted upgrades last for 3 months, cost less than a featured upgrade, and are distinguished from standard listings by having an orange menu bar in search results, as opposed to the default blue one. Highlighted listings will also appear higher in search results than standard ones.

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The credit system is very easy to use but if you have any questions please email us at: info@ownersvillas.net

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