How-to: Choose the right Booking Style - Checkout Flow (Before or After) vs Register to Pay

Do you prefer to have your Travelers pay their deposit immediately before being distracted by the trip details? Then Checkout Flow is the Booking Style for you! Perfect for a CTA on a Landing Page or email marketing.

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Choosing a Booking Style

When to use each style

SUMMARY: Checkout Flow BEFORE Trip Page is designed to work with existing landing/trip/sales pages on external websites - so that Travelers do not see the YouLi Trip Page content until AFTER they have booked.

You may prefer the Register to Pay option if you are using the Trip Page to market the Itinerary.

Or Checkout Flow AFTER Trip Page to get the best of both worlds!

Register to Pay

    • Capture leads and follow up to convert
    • When you want to invite people to register & book onto your trip
    • Keen leads will be able to pay immediately
    • Planners get an email when a registration is completed so that you can take action immediately
    • Good option if you have an application process

Checkout Flow

NOTE: With Checkout Flow, you have 2 options to choose from - before or after viewing the Trip Page.

WARNING: Checkout Flow is not designed to use for sending invitations. If you send invitations from "Manage People" in this Booking Mode, your invitees will instead see their Trip Page in the Register to Pay mode. 
  • Checkout Flow BEFORE Trip Page
    • Single-page checkout experience
    • Ecommerce style provides a clean customer experience
    • Don't clutter your Trip CRM with people who aren't ready to book
  • Checkout Flow AFTER Trip Page
    • When you want your visitors to see the HIGHLIGHTS & ITINERARY before checking
    • But you also want them to register and pay their deposit immediately, to secure their spot!


Watch a video walkthrough of Checkout Flow BEFORE Trip Page [8-min]


What Checkout Flow looks like for your Travelers

Demo Checkout flow

All in one page with only the essential details that you configure as the Planner.


Checkout Flow Features

  • Travelers can register and pay in one step before showing the Trip Page
    • Travelers cannot just express interest using this flow (they must actually pay their deposit)
    • Great for eager travelers who don't need the Trip Page itinerary before booking
  • Accept Stripe payments (other gateways coming soon) & no-fee payment methods
  • Collect email & phone number from extra travelers
  • Select optional add-ons per Traveler
  • Selected packages pre-select the right number of travelers based on the minimum for the room
  • Headings use your primary brand color
  • Integrates with external deck plan selection


If you have this feature enabled, look for the Booking Style to select this flow

TIP: Checkout Flow can be set as the default during integration and changed per Trip. We recommend trying out each Booking Style to see which is best for your ideal customer experience.


How to change your Booking Style 

  1. From your TRIP PAGE MENU, click on UPDATE TRIP > PRICING
  2. Make sure your TRIP is in BOOKINGS MODE
  3. Find the BOOKING STYLE (see below) and select the best option for you from the dropdown


Configure as Default Booking Style

Check under ACCOUNT -> SITE SETTINGS to set the default for all your new trips.

WARNING: This does NOT change the setting on existing trips.


Watch the full webinar [40 min]



Why is the standard "Register to Pay" Registration Form showing up for me, when I have Checkout Flow enabled?

"Checkout Flow BEFORE/AFTER Trip Page" is only available from the public SHARE TRIP LINK.

If you have your Trip in Checkout Flow and add a Traveler in the Trip CRM then send an invitation to your Trip. when they click the CTA BUTTON in their invite email, it will open the standard "REGISTER TO PAY" form.

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