(0:52) It is wise to handle your discussion with an unhappy boater out of the public arena. This provides you the opportunity to research the problem and to turn the boater around, or at least to convince him to give you a second chance. Remember, boaters can update a review. It is not uncommon to see a review improve simply because the marina took the time to hear the boater and to understand his problem.
(0:35) The ActiveCaptain website provides a capability to send a personal message to an ActiveCaptain user from any review. Personal messages are powerful tools for communicating with boaters in positive ways. Use this capability any time your marina receives a review - thank the boater when the review is positive and work to make things right when it is not.
(0:27) To send a personal message to an ActiveCaptain user, follow these simple steps:
- Click on the Captain name that appears at the top of the review. A pop-up menu will appear.
- Select "Send private message."
- Enter a message title and the message text in the window.
- Select "Submit."
(0:10) Remember to keep your communications professional and relevant. ActiveCaptain messaging may not be used to SPAM or solicit users. Arguing or harassing a captain is always bad. Use messaging sparingly and appropriately and it can be a powerful marketing tool.
(0:02) And that's the marina minute.