With Campspot Accelerator, campgrounds located in the United States can now add an additional revenue stream through seamlessly integrated offers and advertisements from premier partners across the outdoor industry.
Campspot Accelerator started as an idea to help campgrounds make more money while also bringing more value to campground customers. With Campspot Accelerator, we enable 3rd party advertising placements and ancillary products for relevant partner brands on campgrounds' consumer booking sites. A portion of the revenue generated from these placements is automatically returned to participating campgrounds via a quarterly Campspot invoice credit with no effort on the campgrounds' part.
From seamlessly integrated trip insurance products to offers from trusted outdoor brands, all advertising on Campspot is intentionally selective and thoughtfully designed to create the most value for the consumer while maximizing the potential for both the campground and the advertiser.
Note: Campspot Accelerator is currently only available to parks that meet the following criteria:
- Located in the United States
- Use Clover Connect as their Campspot payment processor
Campspot Accelerator Advertising Partners
We plan to continually test and optimize the partners we work with and the ways we display advertisements on your booking site in order to not impact conversion rate of bookings.
Sensible Weather is a climate technology and insurance company focused on helping consumers de-risk the potential for bad weather. Sensible Weather offers a product called a Weather Guarantee. Like an insurance policy for rain, a guest who purchases a Weather Guarantee will be eligible for reimbursement from Sensible Weather for the daily cost of their campground reservation if it rains during their trip.
The images below show an example of what the Sensible Weather purchasing option on the checkout page will look like:
RVshare is an RV rental website connecting RV owners and renters. Campspot will place ads in relevant parts of campgrounds' consumer booking sites that will link to the RVshare site where guests can search for and rent an RV.
The images below show an example of what the placed ads for RVshare will look like on consumer booking sites:
Below, learn more about Campspot Accelerator through frequently asked questions.
How is Campspot Accelerator valuable to my Campground?
- Your campground can easily sign up to receive incremental revenue through Campspot Accelerator; the revenue generated from Accelerator placements will automatically be applied as a credit towards your Campspot invoice each quarter
- Once you sign up and agree to the Campspot Accelerator terms, no additional effort is needed to begin receiving the quarterly revenue share via a Campspot invoice credit
- Increase online conversation by increasing customer confidence to book through offering insurance-like products including a Weather Guarantee
How is Campspot Accelerator valuable to guests?
- High value offers are seamlessly integrated in the booking experience
- Guests can protect and enhance their camping adventure through unique product offerings, like a Weather Guarantee protect from our partner, Sensible Weather
- Guests can add value to their trip investment
How do I sign up to receive my Accelerator commission credits?
In order to receive the quarterly Campspot invoice credit for the revenue generated from Accelerator placements on your Consumer Booking site, each campground will need to fill out our signup link to agree to terms and conditions here.
Is there a cost to my campground for Campspot Accelerator?
No, there is no cost to your campground. Instead of a cost, campgrounds will receive a Campspot invoice credit for their share of revenue generated from this feature.
What is the amount of commission that my park will earn?
Your campground will earn be paid 50% of the total commission that Campspot receives from the Accelerator placement advertisers. This means that Campspot and participating campgrounds have a 50/50 split of commission revenue. Campspot will return participating campgrounds share of the commission revenue via a quarterly credit to a parks’ Campspot invoice.
The revenue share for Campspot will allow us to continually invest in optimizing the program to generate more revenue for you. For example, we will invest in product enhancements such as adding the ability for campers to add insurance on your checkout page as well as negotiate better deals with participating advertising partners.
When and how do I receive my share of Accelerator revenue?
Campgrounds will receive a quarterly credit to their Campspot invoice for any revenue earned through Campspot Accelerator. In order to receive this credit, your campground must have completed the signup form and agreed to the Accelerator terms.
What types of brands will be allowed to advertise through the Campspot Accelerator program?
Campspot is committed to only working with brands that are directly relevant to campgrounds' camping audience. Additionally, we are committed to not show advertising from brands that would directly compete with any campground (e.g. advertising from other campgrounds or other lodging options).
Will I get to choose which brands are displayed or where Accelerator placements are located?
Participation in the Campspot Accelerator program requires the display of the full suite of advertisement placements. Campgrounds will not have the option to choose which brands are displayed or the location of the placements.
Campspot aims to integrate advertisement placements into our platform at scale and to leverage this scale in our negotiations with potential partners. This allows us to maximize the potential of the Accelerator program for all Campspot customers.
Are the advertisements pop-ups or placed advertisements?
All advertisements are placed and are not pop-ups.
How can we answer customer questions about their Sensible Weather or RVshare purchases?
If your guests purchase weather guarantees through Sensible Weather and have questions about their purchase, they should direct those to the Sensible Weather team. For more information about the upcoming Sensible Weather integration that will allow customers to add a Weather Guarantee at check out, please visit our support article here.
Their contact information is as follows:
phone: +1 (424) 367 1964
You can also visit their website directly here for further information.
If your customers rent through RVshare and have questions about their rental, they should direct those to the RVshare team. Their contact information can be found here.
How can I opt out of Campspot Accelerator?
If you prefer not have your campground participate in Campspot Accelerator, you can fill out our opt-out form here. After the form submission please allow 1-2 weeks for Campspot Accelerator to be disabled.