Your Booking Calendar
Your comprehensive, fully featured online booking calendar and payment system is included within our Advanced Package. It is extremely feature rich and flexible and the system is unique in that there are no monthly subscriptions costs either!
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With your website we can present your bookings in a calendar or sync to an existing calendar (Owners Direct, Air BNB for example)
Your calendar is highly configurable and allows visitors to your website to: View Availability, Make Booking Enquiries or Make Instant Bookings / Payment.
What makes this service unique? We provide it without charging any additional fees - no monthly fees, transaction fees or renewal fees. Your calendar and booking system is entirely included within the one-off price of your website!
Your guests can see your availability and pricing just by selecting start and end dates on the calendar in front of them.
After entering their details they can be prompted to request a booking that (subject to the holiday home owners preference) will arrive to the holiday home owner in an email or they can immediately book and pay online.
Select your calendar from the Dashboard and click on the 'Booking Options' tab.
Here you can add your pricing, block-out dates, set minimum nights, include additional charges and choose how you would like your website visitors to be able to book their stay (by email request to yourself or by booking and paying directly online)
Select ‘YES’ to allow your clients to book nights on your calendar. (default)
Select ‘NO’ to allow your clients to view the calendar only.
DEFAULT PRICE PER NIGHT
Your standard (most common) nightly rate.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF NIGHTS
Your standard (most common) minimum number of nights.
OFFER WEEKLY PRICE / WEEKLY PRICE
If set to ‘YES’ this allows you to set a standard (most common) weekly price
OFFER MONTHLY PRICE / MONTHLY PRICE
If set to ‘YES’ this allows you to set a standard (most common) monthly price
TAXES PER STAY
Default is 0. Allows you to add a supplemental tax (fixed or %) to your rates
MAX. GUESTS NO.
Set the maximum number of guests permitted at your property
CHARGE EXTRA AFTER GUESTS NO.
Enter number of guests included within above room rates. A surcharge can be made to additional guests (see below)
EXTRA CHARGE PRICE
Surcharge per additional guest
EXTRA FEES Section
This allows you to charge for extra items if applicable such as parking, a damage deposit, a cleaning fee, or any other supplemental fee that you need to charge.
This allows you to set special prices that apply only for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights. Please note, Seasonal prices (below) will over-ride these prices.
This is very important and will be the section you will need to update as and when you update your prices.
Clicking ‘Add More’ gives you the option to increase (or decrease) your ‘Price Per Night’, your ‘Weekly Price’ and your ‘Monthly price’ for particular days/weeks/months)
This section also allows you to change for this period of time only, the number of minimum nights you permit guests to book.
You can set as many of these as you like.
This relates to ‘Taxes Per Stay’ (if you select this option) and allows you to choose between charging your guests tax as a % or as a fixed fee (£)
Choose between Stripe, Paypal, Both, or None.
If you choose Stripe, users will be presented with a section to enter their credit card details on checkout.
If you choose Paypal, then the user will be presented a "Pay by Paypal" button that allows them to complete the checkout.
If you choose both, then the user will be presented with two buttons "Pay by Credit Card" or "Pay by Paypal".
If you choose none, then the user can book without paying. In the later instance, you may wish to be sure to enable the option below ‘Allow admin’ otherwise users can book time without any interaction by the admin and without paying.
If you wish to take payment by other means, such as a cheque or cash on arrival, we recommend you select the "none" option where you can contact and work out other means of payment with your guests.
If you check this then you can set a certain amount to be collected at the time of booking, and a certain amount to be collected X number of days before the stay begins.
The default setting is to collect 100% at the time of booking, but if you use this feature then you can collect whatever percentage you like, such as 50% at the time of booking, with the balance collected 30 days before their stay begins. The user will get an email at 30 days reminding them to pay their balance, but after that you will have to check manually that they paid.
You can also manually send out a payment reminder (see the Booking Details Tab).
REQUIRES ADMIN APPROVAL
Don't want your online visitors booking online without your approval?
Setting this option to "Yes" will generate an email to you whenever any guest requests a booking. You will then have to either review and approve or deny the booking before the guest can continue on to payment.
If it is set to "No", then guests can immediately move on to the payment screen after making a booking request. Caution: If payment method is set to "None", and admin approval is set to "No", guests can immediately book timeslots without paying and without admin approval.
Be sure to use the "Save" button at the bottom of the page to save changes before leaving the screen.