Topic: Hoseasons Website - Not Impressed.


Boatboy    -- Sep-24-2013 @ 3:27 PM
  OK, these may not be recent changes as I haven't visited their website for some time, but I have to say as a sales tool for selling boating holidays it's about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

Search results are grouped by boatyard and remain so even if you select to order by price high - low or vice versa. The results screen shows no boat images so unless your name is Dan Horner or Graig Slawson you have no idea what type of boat you are looking at until you click on it and open it's page.

The filters are not much use either. The regions, price and sleeps filter will only accept one selection and are not adjustable, so you cannot combine two price ranges or select more than one starting location on the same search.

The features filter does at least let you select more than one option, so I can opt for a dog free boat with multi toilets,four poster bed and DVD player but strangely options such as pets allowed or upper steering helm are not offered.

Sliding canopy can be slected but that's about it in style terms. No selecting aft cockpit for example.

Not wanting to be over critical but if someone set out to design a totally rubbish search engine then they hit the jackpot at Hoseasons.

Regards
Paul - "Unsuspecting Tyro"
Since 1985.

“Rivers know this: there is no
hurry. We shall get there some
day.”


Boatboy    -- Sep-24-2013 @ 3:46 PM
  Meant to add, for the dates I'm looking at in October 2014 already some heavy discounting, most notably from Summercraft.

Regards
Paul - "Unsuspecting Tyro"
Since 1985.

“Rivers know this: there is no
hurry. We shall get there some
day.”


The Norfolk Broads Forum : http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk
Topic: http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=32&Topic=32127