Uplisting updates
Uplisting updates
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WiFi message tags

You can now use wifi-details in automated messages, saved replies and custom message tags using the new {wifiname} and {wifipassword} message tags.

If you have the wifi details on your Airbnb listing we should have automatically synced those to Uplisting for you.

Go to the `Listing settings > Details > Guest resources' to see your wifi name and password.

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🕵️‍♀️ Booking search upgrade

You can now search using the following:

  1. Guest name
  2. Uplisting booking ID
  3. Booking.com booking ID
  4. Airbnb confirmation code

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[New] Closed for departure restrictions

You can now set closed for departure restrictions on both a property level (ie. for all dates) and on an individual date level. Very flexible and you can see the individual date setting directly on your calendar.

Closed for arrival syncs instantly to Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo (Homeaway) and your direct booking website.

Mark direct booking as paid

You can now mark direct bookings as paid.

Once marked as paid your guest will see the 'booking confirmation' page rather than a payment page (if they open the link, which you either include in an automated message or send manually).

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[NEW] Closed for arrival on a daily basis

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We released a big step towards you having greater control when guests can check-in and out.

You can now restrict guests from checking-in on any date - for example, New Year's eve.

Better still, you can do this directly from your Uplisting calendar. Easy! Closed for arrival syncs to Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo (Homeaway) and your direct booking website.

What's next?

Same support for closed for departure (ie. no check-out on this date) Bulk update closed for arrival (CFA) and closed for departure (CFD) so you can block guests from checking in every Friday from June to August for one or more listings at the same time (for example).

Configure Airbnb standard fees directly in Uplisting

Now you can set additional Airbnb standard fees directly on Uplisting. The new fees Uplisting supports are:

  1. Resort fee
  2. Community fee
  3. Management fee
  4. Linen fee

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Set preparation time on Airbnb

You can now set preparation time for Airbnb directly on Uplisting.

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Guest payment plans

Who wants more direct bookings? Introducing our latest feature: Guest payment plans.

Guest payment plans allow you to offer flexible payment plans to direct booking guests. Most importantly, guest payment plans = more bookings.

Why you need guest payment plans

1. More bookings

Offering guests a payment plan reduces friction to book. Guests are more inclined to book your property when they only need to pay 50% upfront (for example). When Airbnb rolled out guest payment plans, 40% of guests chose to do so, and opted for higher-value bookings on the whole.

2. More future bookings

According to Airbnb, paying less upfront encourages bookings further in advance. Compared with ordinary bookings, the Pay Less Up Front payment option led to bookings with nearly double the lead time, helping hosts to secure and manage bookings more easily.

3. Save money

Payment rules also reduce your transaction fee burden if a guest needs to cancel. It's cheaper for you to cancel a booking where you only collected 10% as opposed to 100%.

How do guest payment plans work?

Unsurprisingly, it's quite complicated. However, Uplisting does all the hard work for you (as normal!). Watch the video for a complete walkthrough.

Learn more on our Guest Payment Plan guide.

Introducing the Uplisting iOS Mobile App

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our Uplisting iOS (Apple) mobile app which allows you to manage all of your guest messages instantly from your phone.

  • ✅ Guest messages from Airbnb, Booking-com, Vrbo and direct bookings
  • ✅ Push notifications in real-time
  • ✅ Saved replies

How to download the app

Search for Uplisting on the Apple app store, or follow this link on your phone

Read more on what the app can do, here.

Bulk update minimum length of stay (MLOS)

You can now bulk update min stay for each day of the week. This is much more flexible and allows you to (for example) update the min stay for Friday and Saturday for 25 listings which will sync automatically to all connected booking sites.

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