• How to use Your Porter App

    HOW TO

    Setup and Use Your Porter App efficiently

Match Airbnb Listings with Booking.com

After you activated the connection successfully between your Booking.com account and Your Porter App, go to More -> Your Listings and click on a listing to start. Choose Add Another Channel in the menu which appears at the bottom of the screen.

You can complete this status with 3 easy steps: Link Airbnb listings with Booking.com rooms, set pricing rules for Booking.com and choose payment processor.

Add Another Channel to Your Porter App

On this screen, besides iCal sync options for HomeAway and TripAdvisor, Booking.com requires a more complicated integration. Click on Link Booking.com to start matching your listings with Booking.com rooms.

Link your Airbnb listings with Booking.com rooms

You will see all of your properties and rooms on Booking.com. Just select the room which matches current Airbnb listing.

If you have more than one Airbnb listing which stands for same Booking.com room with multiple availability, you can match multiple Airbnb listings with single Booking.com room type.

2. Set Pricing Rules for Booking.com

After you select your Booking.com room type, you will see available rate categories for this room type. If you use multiple rate categories for your listing, Your Porter App will update only one rate category by default. You need to select which rate category in Booking.com you want to update when you adjust prices.

If you use multiple rates in Booking.com, you need to set other rates to be updated relatively to Standard Rate which you update with Your Porter App. For example, you may want to offer a 10% discount for the non-refundable rate in Booking.com. In this case, you need to set the non-refundable rate less than 10% of Standard Rate. When Your Porter App updates Standard Rate, your non-refundable rate will be updated automatically. This is the best way to handle multiple rate categories in Booking.com.

Automatic rates in Booking.com

Due to differences in commission policies between Airbnb and Booking.com, Your Porter App can update your prices on Booking.com using your rules over Airbnb prices. You can create various rules and relations between Airbnb and Booking.com prices. By default, we add 15% to Airbnb prices when we update Booking.com rates. You can easily change this rules when you match your Airbnb listings with Booking.com rooms.

Please keep in mind that Your Porter App always shows your Airbnb prices and updates Booking.com prices depends on the pricing rules you created.

You can play around with pricing rules below and discover your possibilities.

Pricing Rule

Add 15% on top of Airbnb prices and update Booking.com rates.

3. Choose Payment Processor

After you match all of your listings and define pricing rules for Booking.com rooms, you need to choose your payment processor. If you are eligible for Payments by Booking.com program, please choose a related option. Otherwise, you need to link each property with a Stripe account. You can learn more about payment processors.

You can always adjust pricing rules after you create the initial connection.

Final Step to Sync Reservations and Rates

Once you link all of your Booking.com properties with your existing Airbnb listings, our team will approve your connection to start syncing your reservations and rates. At this step you need to confirm one last time from your Booking.com Extranet. After the connection is successfully activated, you can sync and manage everything from Your Porter App.

Booking.com Activate XML connection

After you have completed matching all of your listings with Booking.com rooms, click More -> Booking.com -> Push Prices and Availability.
This will take your prices from Airbnb, make necessary adjustments and push to Booking.com for next 365 days.

Next Step: Adjust Pricing Rules

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