Connect Your Airbnb Account

In order to start using Your Porter App, you need to connect your Airbnb account first. No worries, it is a super easy and fast process!

Since Your Porter App is an Airbnb-dependent platform, you need to link your Airbnb account beforehand. If you go to Menu > Channel Manager section, you will see Airbnb to start with the channel manager connection.

Menu - Channel Manager - Airbnb

Here, you should click on the Connect Airbnb Account button to link your account and import your listings to Your Porter App.

Connecting Airbnb Account

A warning pop-up will appear before you are forwarded to the Airbnb website to approve the connection with Your Porter App. If you have already logged into your Airbnb account on your browser, please make sure that it is the account you want to connect to Your Porter App. If this is the case, you can click Continue to proceed.

Airbnb Login Warning

You may need to validate the account that you want to connect by entering the related Airbnb credentials, or if you are already logged in, you will be headed to the confirmation page directly. Please mark the checkbox and click Allow to connect your Airbnb account to Your Porter App.

Airbnb API Verification

Once the verification process is completed successfully, you will be directed to Your Porter App again. Here, you can continue with importing your Airbnb listings, or you can do that later on if you wish.

Airbnb Account Connected
Airbnb API Listings

Import Airbnb Listings to Your Porter App

After clicking Listings on the right-hand side, the listings belong to the related Airbnb account will be listed. You can click Import and easily integrate this listing to Your Porter App.

Airbnb Import Listings

While importing into Your Porter App, you are able to give a nickname and select a group for your Airbnb listing. You can even create a new group easily by clicking Add to New Group option below.

Listing details while importing

After you click Continue at the bottom of the page, a pop-up will be opened. Please thoroughly read the items on that list. As stated there, native connection leads to some changes for your listing on Airbnb.

Since these changes are related to the channel manager structure of Airbnb, you should have a comprehensive understanding before the connection is established.

  • Instant book will be turned on
  • 3rd party iCal links on Airbnb calendar should be imported to Your Porter App to be able to maintain the sync with those channels for future reservations
  • Listing level early bird and last-minute discounts will be removed

Please note that you will be able to add 3rd party iCal links and set up discounts from scratch via Your Porter App.

Airbnb native sync changes

After you click Confirm, you will be directed to the list of your Airbnb listings, and you will see that Your Porter App is IMPORTING the Airbnb listing you confirmed.

Airbnb listing importing

When the import process has finished, you will see the status of your listing as Connected. Then, you can adjust the settings about your listing by clicking Edit on the right-hand side.

Airbnb API Listing Connected

Here, you can control the Sync Status of your listing, you can change it to Disconnected whenever you want to stop your Airbnb listing’s sync.

Airbnb API Sync Status

After the connection is established successfully, you can continue with adjusting rates and availability settings, you will have a powerful control over your Airbnb listings through Your Porter App.

Grouping your listings

When you add your listings to Your Porter App, we ask you to group them together. Groups can be very useful especially for hosts with multiple listings. The listings under the same group will be visible next to each other on the calendar and have the same color.

You can group your listings according to the location, owner or type.

Groups can be edited anytime by clicking edit on the header of the group in Your Listings page. You can change the name and the color of a group. If you want to move a listing from a group to another, just click More next to the listing and choose Move.

Next Step: Adjusting Rates & Availability Rules for Airbnb

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