Yentna was created to correct an extremely fragmented industry. Until now, anglers and sportsmen were burdened with a cumbersome and outdated booking process. There was no solution to consolidate the public marketplace, provide quality reviews, and offer a convenient booking process. This made it especially difficult for hunters to make an informed decision and plan a trip. Other sites offered space to advertise and drive leads, but that’s where the experience ended for both parties. These same sites charged high percentage fees to guides, which forced those professionals to increase their prices. Guides, outfitters, and lodgers grew frustrated with the old ways. This is what inspired us to create Yentna.Our solution?
Yentna provides a lite version back-office software that is free to guides, plus an upgraded, high-quality back-office software that costs guides one low monthly fee. Our software helps them streamline their business and calendar systems and run their services much more efficiently. This allows them to focus on what they do best—serving as a top level guide and delivering an unforgettable experience. We also provide a public marketplace to offer their services at no additional cost.
With Yentna, everybody wins. By offering a low-cost, online solution that allows guides to run their business operations easier, they’re able to pass those savings back to you. The Yentna process is organized, streamlined, and extremely easy to use for both parties. The guides who list trips on our site don’t have to increase their costs to make up for a large service fee. Our guides are happy to do business with our customers because their booking fees are 100% their own, whether they book 1 trip or 30 trips.
Moreover, guides on Yentna are held to a higher standard. Yentna staff verifies all guide listings and profiles before they are allowed to go live. We also monitor reviews and police bad actors. We expect guides to deliver on the experience that they promised when they listed their services on our site. Guides who are utilizing our “Instant Book” feature are required to have a business PayPal account. All transactions are processed and protected by PayPal. PayPal uses bank-level security to ensure your financial information is always secure. Yentna does not see, hold, or manage any of your private information—everything is sent straight to PayPal as soon as you input your information.