With the rollout of Premium 3.0 came lots of new benefits included with membership packages ranging from guest posting to review incentive cards, sponsored articles, advertising, lead credit and more.
One of the requests that we've received from lots of members since is the ability to have a more streamlined and centralized place to track and use their various benefits so today we're excited to rollout the all new ledger and credit system 🧮 🚀
- WHAT: New dashboard home, credits system, ledger and self service guest posting
- WHY: Make it easier for members to track, manage and use their benefits
New Dashboard Home
Along with the new ledger and credits system comes a newly redesigned dashboard home page that brings a simplified view to the ways you can leverage HTR to educate buyers, build your brand and grow your install base.
New Credits System
In order to simplify benefit tracking, benefits can now be tracked according to the type of item that they are (eg. advertising credit, content credit, posting credit, lead credit). Credits of each type can be used interchangeably for items that require the same credit type (eg. if you purchase 30 ad credits to run a sponsored retargeting campaign, you can instead decide to use those same ad credits for a different advertising product like an eblast).
Credits will automatically accrue with your membership and be valid for use throughout the duration of your membership the same as they have been.
New Ledger System
If you are currently a member or have purchased ala cart credits off platform before you know how much of a pain this was. Now, you can view your credit balances for each type of credit (eg. Advertising credit, Content Credit, Lead Credit) etc right from the settings tab of your vendor dashboard. The new ledger system is also integrated into Membership Plans so when your plan renews, transactions are automatically created logging the benefits that you received with your membership plan and you will see your credit accounts increase respectively in real time.
Self Service Guest Posting
If your company has post credits available on your account you can use them to post guest posts to build your brand as a thought leader and boost the visibility of your content to reach HTR's audience of 100k+ hoteliers each month by submitting guest posts right through the vendor dashboard.
How did my company get starting balances?
If your company has starting balances it means that either a) you have purchased items in the past that have been converted 1-to-1 into the new credits system to simplify tracking and usage or (b) you have an active membership plan that is accruing credits automatically according to your plan benefits.
Can I see my company's history retroactively?
Unfortunately no. The ledger system is setup to track all transactions (credit purchases and usages) on a go forward basis so any past purchases will not be viewable in the ledger. That said, you will have a starting balance transaction that will include your company's current credit balances as of the launch date of the new ledger system. If you have questions about your starting balances or past transactions please feel free to reach out via the on-site live chat and a member of the team will be happy to assist.
Has pricing changed with the new credits system?
No, prices haven't changed. All prices are the same as they were previously, the only difference is that now you will add credits to your account that can be used interchangeably towards various items instead of having to buy a specific item giving you more flexibility.
Have my membership benefits changed?
No, your membership plan is exactly the same and includes the same benefits as always. The only difference is that you can now use use credits accrued from your benefits on other items as well. For example, let's say your plan includes 10 press releases/year which is equal to 10 post credits. If you want, you could now instead choose to use those 10 post credits towards another type of posting like Guest Posting instead.