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amcmendes
18-09-2006, 03:21 PM
Good afternoon,

My name is André and I'm thinking to open a company with a friend of mine. The core business is a portal site for short rent apartments.

I have been looking for similar businesses located in other countries and I have two questions.

1. Imagine that you are looking for an apartment in Rome. Some portal sites usually ask you to pay a reservation fee (3% or 4% of the total amount) and the other ones usually ask for a reservation deposit (between 20% and 35% of the total amount.) What is the difference between a reservation fee and a reservation deposit in this business model?

2. The second question is related with receipts. Is it possible to have electronic receipts for the clients?

We are going to start our business plan. Please, let me know If you have more tips about this kind of business.

Thank you in advance.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Yours faithfully,

André Mendes