Founded in Australia in 2012, Bondi Sands is a self-tanning product line that includes suncare, skincare, and cosmetic products that have taken the Australian and international markets by storm.
Bondi Sands' business has seen significant growth in recent years, with the company expanding from its home base of Australia to selling products in over 60 countries around the world.
To keep up with this growth and manage their business travel program effectively, Bondi Sands decided they needed a technology-driven platform that suited their business needs.
When the COVID pandemic hit in 2020, Bondi Sands business travel came to a screeching halt.
But with the help of Locomote, they were able to quickly adapt their business travel program and put together a pandemic response plan that allowed them to continue to grow their business even in the midst of a global crisis.
Why Did Bondi Sands Choose Locomote?
Bondi Sands chose Locomote for a number of reasons, including:
It Suited Their Needs: Locomote allowed Bondi Sands to have all of their business travel bookings in one place, making it much easier for them to manage.
Business Intelligence Tools Gave Visibility into Travel Spending: This was important for Bondi Sands because they wanted to track their business travel expenses and make sure that they were getting the best value for their money.
Locomote Provided Support 24/7: This was crucial for Bondi Sands. Things can sometimes go wrong with business travel, and it's essential to have a support team that can help you fix the problem as quickly as possible.
The End-User Experience: Bondi Sands stated that “the end-user experience was great for us, and the platform was so easy to use.” This was important for Bondi Sands because they wanted their employees to be able to easily book business travel and not have to worry about the process being too complicated.
All of these factors made Locomote the clear choice for Bondi Sands when it came to business travel.
Problems That Need Solving
Bondi Sands needed a business travel solution that would address the following problems:
Improve Time Efficiency
Bondi Sands needed a business travel solution that would save their employees time when booking business travel. With Locomote, they were able to do this by having all of their business travel bookings in one place. This made it much easier for Bondi Sands to manage their business travel program and saved their employees a lot of time.
Cost of Bookings
Bondi Sands wanted to make sure that they were getting the best value for their money when it came to business travel. With Locomote's business intelligence tools, Bondi Sands was able to track their business travel expenses and make sure that they were getting the best deals on flights and hotels.
On-Demand Support 24/7
Bondi Sands needed a business travel solution that would provide them with the support they needed to plan their business travel effectively. With Locomote, Bondi Sands was able to get 24/7 support from the Locomote team. This was crucial for Bondi Sands because it allowed them to fix any problems that arose with their business travel quickly.
Longer Wait Time When Processing Bookings
Another problem that Bondi Sands had with their previous business travel platform was the long wait time when processing bookings. This was a huge problem for Bondi Sands because they often had last-minute business travel bookings that needed to be made. With Locomote, Bondi Sands was able to get their business travel bookings processed quickly and efficiently.
Site Crashes During Peak Periods
Another problem that Bondi Sands had with their previous business travel platform was the site crashes during peak periods. This was a huge problem for Bondi Sands because they often had last-minute business travel bookings that needed to be made. With Locomote, Bondi Sands was able to make their business travel bookings without any problems.
Changes Since Adopting Locomote
Since using Locomote, Bondi Sands has seen a number of benefits, including better visibility on bookings. They also were able to add multiple admin users in a centralised system to view all bookings. This allowed them to easily keep track of their business travel itinerary and also receive automatic updates on their business travel bookings.
Bondi Sands has also been able to take advantage of Locomote's business intelligence tools. With these tools, Bondi Sands is able to track their business travel expenses and make sure that they are getting powerful reporting capabilities.
Bondi Sands has been very happy with the results of switching to Locomote and would recommend it to any business that is looking for a business travel solution.
Evaluating Locomote for Business Travel
Bondi Sands was worried about the usability between their previous provider and implementing Locomote into the process, especially since they had not seen or used the platform previously.
After multiple test runs, though, it was clear that the Locomote platform was much easier to use than their previous provider.