FAQ for Providers

Here you can find many useful questions and answers about your provider business-account and the provider-list-entry.

If you don't find the right answer to your question here please send us a message through the contact-form or send an email to mail@stokers.surf.

How can i register as a provider?

If your are a provider of a surfcamp, surfhouse, surfshop, surf-camper rental, or a surf-bar, you can register for free with the following link:
// Register as Provider

What are the advantages of a provider-entry on stokers.surf?

As a provider, you have the advantage of having your surfcamp, your surfhouse, your surf-camper rental, your surf shop, or your surfbar displayed directly in our location-based directory on the map and in the directory lists. Each provider entry also has its own details page, which contains additional information about your surfcamp or your business. You can complete your entry with your logo, a description, prices and bonus campaigns, all contact details, and a small slideshow with 3-10 pictures.

Thats how you can reach via our "Surf Trip Planner" many potential new customers who are looking in their region, for example, a suitable surfcamp, surfhouse, or a surf-camper rental for their next surfing holiday.

The Stokers Surf Portal receives high visitor access and also has additional special keyword-optimized country pages. on "surfing in europe" and "surfcamps and surfhouses in europe". This marketing effect is for you as a listed provider in our Surftrip-Planer gold worth and you will receive many new customer requests on the Stokers portal.

With this service we offer surfers from europe and all over the world the complete overview of all surfcamps, surfhouses, surf-camper rental, surfshops and surfbars.

What information does the provider list entry contain?

Each provider can specify the following information for their list entry:

  • Name of the surfcamp, surfhouse, surfshop, surfbar
  • Your logo
  • Pictures of the surfcamp, surfhouse, surfbar or the surfshop
  • Even your own full-width background-image is possible (optional)
  • Your description
  • Contact details incl. email, telephone, website
  • Prices
  • Special Offers / Bonuses
  • Surfing lessons bookable?
  • suitable for beginners? Familys? Advanced surfers?
  • Your homepots
How much does the provider list entry cost?

Your provider list entry is completely free of charge as a starting offer till the end of july 2018.

After this free start-period, we will charge a small service fee for each provider list entry. We will inform you about this as a provider in advance in good time with all details by email. Of course, you can always delete your provider list entry and business account at any time, or just renew your provider list entry for another year for a low service-fee.

The Stokers Surf Portal receives high visitor traffic from Germany and also from whole Europe and also has additional special keyword-optimized landing pages like "Surfing in Europe", "Surfcamp Finder" and "Surfcamps and Surfhouses in Europe". The marketing effect for you as a listed provider in our surf trip planner is worth gold and you will receive many new customer inquiries via the Stokers portal. Thus, the service fee charged by us is ridiculously low compared to this valuable marketing effect.

We do not want to charge overpriced fees for our marketing-service, but rather want to create a great and extensive online portal for surfing with a large community for surfers. Nevertheless, we also have to charge a small service-fee for our efforts and the special targetgroup-oriented marketing service for your business.

But we want to keep the annual fee for each provider list entry as low as possible, so that also the smaller providers can afford it and can keep their provider list entry with us in the surftrip-planner.

Annual service-fees for each provider list entry:

  • Surf camp list entry = 95 € / Year
    (each additional surf camp list entry = 50 € / year)
  • Surf house list entry = 85 € / Year
    (each additional surf house list entry = 50 € / year)
  • Surf-camper rental entry = 85 € / Year
  • Surf shop list entry = 65 € / Year
  • Surf bar list entry = 65 € / Year

The billing is done via direct debit from the bank account stored in your business account. Of course you will receive from us a written invoice in order to post the costs as advertising costs for your company.

How does the search of the surftrip-planner work?

Our online-tool "Surftrip-Planner" is made for surfers who are searching for the best surfcamp or surfhouse fitting their needs.

On the "surftrip-planner" page, users can search for providers in a specific country and also find the results according to the provider filter "surfcamp", "surfhouse", "surfshop", "surf-camper rental", "surf-bar". The Tool also provides many additional filter options like the surf-level, surf season, free wifi, yoga, airport transfer,... to simplify the users search.

All provider entries are also displayed on a large map and can be clicked directly over the various markers on the map.

Each provider entry also has its own detail page, where users can read all information about the provider and can get to the providers website for booking. This detail page is linked both from the big map and from the search result lists.

How do I create my provider-entry?

Once you have registered a provider business-account, you can log in with your access data via the login button.

After the successful login with your provider business-account you will see in the upper right corner a small new settings-button (provider settings). By clicking on this button you will get to the settings page of your provider account. Here you can edit your account details, create a new list entry, or edit your existing list entry.

I would like to edit my already EXISTING provider-entry, but I am not registered yet!

It can be that we already created your provider entry for you as a provider in the system, so that also your surfcamp, accommodation, surfshop, surf-camper rental, or bar is listed in the Stokers Surftrip planner.

If you now want to edit your already existing provider entry but have not yet registered a providers business-account with us, please proceed as follows:

  1. Register a business-account as a provider using the following link: Register as a Provider

  2. Wait for some hours or max for one day until your new providers business-account is automatically linked with your already existing provider list entry. You will also receive a confirmation email from us, if this is done. Now you can log in with your login data at the top right with the login button.

  3. After the successful login (with your business account) you can see a little settings-button in the upper right corner of the website. Click at this settings-button to go to your personal provider-settings-page. Here you will find all your options as well as the link for editing your existing list entry.

IMPORTANT:
Do NOT simply create a second (duplicate) list entry, since it wont be released by us anyway, if the corresponding provider with e.g. the same surfcamp already has a directory entry in the system.

What language should i choose for my provider entry?

All contents of this website, as well as all provider entries are available in german and english language.

Simply write your entry in the language of your choice and it will be translated into the other language (e.g. english) by us one time for free.

This first translation of your description and details is free and inclusive. Any further subsequent translation can eihter be done by yourself with your business-account, or can be ordered by request and at a small aditional service charge.

 

How is the list order of the provider entries done?

The order of the displayed provider entries in all the lists of the surf trip planner is created at random. This ensures that all providers are treated equal and will be shown sometimes further up and sometimes further down in the lists. Because we do NOT want a paid order as in other portals, where only the providers with paid extra option sit generally at the top of the lists and the other providers are disadvantaged. We want our users to see the whole colorful variety of providers and thus also be aware of slightly smaller but sympathetic providers.

Please note that the displayed random order of the provider entries is always recreated after the automatic deletion of the website cache. The website cache is renewed automatically approximately every 1-3 hours and thus every time the random order of the displayed provider entries is recreated.