Creating New Website
Website Builder helps to build your own direct booking website. You can create your website with just a few easy steps and get bookings without paying any channel commission. Moreover, you will not get any double bookings since your website will be synced to your calendar on Your Porter App and other connected channels.
It is also possible to automate guest communication for your website. All of the active automation rules will be effective for direct bookings on your website.
What is better than Website Builder is how easy to create your own website with it! In order to build your website, please follow the steps below:
Menu > Website Builder > Create New Website
First of all, you need to start with deciding your website’s name (only you will see it to make tracking easier) and domain. You have two different options in this section: our subdomain (*staydirectly.com) or your own domain.
Please keep in mind that using our subdomain (*staydirectly.com) is covered by the Pro-Host subscription plan without any additional fee while activation of your own domain requires our self domain package. Please contact us or simply make a request with your own domain for further instruction & details regarding self domain package.
You will be required to enter your contact details in the next step. Your contact information will be shown on the footer of your website. You can enter your name, address, phone number, and email address in this section.
In this section, you basically need to select the listings that you want to include on your website. You can simply click on select all to include all of your listings.
Rates & Payments
Rate markup sets the percentage that you want to put on top of your Airbnb rates for your website. The markup rate can be negative if you would like to offer a lower price than Airbnb.
In order to get reservations from your website, you have four options:
Email inquiries work like Airbnb inquiries. You will receive an email regarding the reservation from your guest. After that, you need to handle the payment if you accept it or simply reject the request. You can also choose the option of blocking the calendar for the reservation period.
If you would like to get direct bookings and accept online payments, you need to link your Stripe or PayPal account. This option will give your guests the opportunity to book your place instantly.
You can add your Stripe account by clicking on the ‘Add New Stripe Account’ if you haven’t already added it to your account; also can enter your email address registered to your PayPal account.
Also, you can decide on your pre-payment plan and final payment if you want to accept online payments. For instance, you can charge your guests 50% of the payment first, and then receive the rest of it 10 days before check-in date.
We automatically get your photos and description, so that you can start getting direct bookings from your website. After you confirm your website settings, we will be notified about that you are ready, then activate your website and let you know in a few hours.