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AbiquiuVacation
Registered: 4/14/18
Add-ons/Packages

Is there a way to create add-ons on the reservations page that people can add to their reservation - for example, a cake for anniversaries/birthdays, packaged deals, etc?

Paul W
Registered: 6/9/09
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Hi Abiquiu,

Yes, you can do that. Those are called "optional surcharges". Go to Settings > Surcharges and create one, select optional surcharges and then fill out the rest. Lot of options there, so let me know if something is confusing. Depending on the criteria you select, the guest would then be able to select those during the quote acceptance process (ie. when booking).

For instance, here's a quote where someone has added things like Bounce House and Wedding Events to be selected. This is what the guest sees when they're accepting the quote and booking.

Each add-on/optional item can also have a full rich-text description with pictures. For instance, in the above example, if you click on the "what is this" link next to the bounce house, the guest would see this.

JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Is this outside of OTA functionality, ie your own website, or does it work on Airbnb, etc

Paul W
Registered: 6/9/09
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Apologies! I just saw your reply. This is functionality that only exists in the OwnerRez booking process (ie. Book Now widgets, hosted website, accepting a quote, etc). If the guest books on a channel, these add-ons aren't available unless you have them on the channel somewhere too. I don't know of any channels that support add-ons but there might be one I don't know about.

JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Okay, I did a little digging

This might be a cool new feature for you, perhaps wired to your own functionality. I certainly would be interested.

I didn't check the others, but in AirBnB, it basically seems to be through the Resolution Center > Create a New Resolution > Request Payment for Extra Services. This would be in concert with mentioning the extra services.

A couple useful links for your perusal (how tos):

https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Hosting/The-Resolution-Center-A-Community-Help-Guide-Request-or-Offer/m-p/8580#M1669

https://www.airgms.com/property-management-software/making-money-with-airbnb/

Linda C
Registered: 1/29/19
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Hi, we offer guests the choice of things like catered dinners or archery etc. How do I create the option to add in extras? And flexible numbers of people taking them up?

JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Re: Add-ons/Packages

On the Amenities Page, please add "Trundle Bed" to Bedrooms > Beds. That is the type of bed that pulls out from underneath another one. To save room, you can change the heading to Bunk Bed/Trundle Bed. They are essentially doing the same thing - 2 beds in one small area.

JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Re: Add-ons/Packages


"Hunting Nearby" in the blank area to the right of "Fishing Nearby". We have many seasons - antlerless deer, black powder/flintlock, turkey, bear, deer season, etc. State Gamelands are nearby. Mostly late autumn. It is a good way to fill spaces during a shoulder season.

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: Add-ons/Packages

@Linda you can do optional surcharges based on number of guests on the booking, but not with a separate number of guests. For that you'd need to edit the charges.

@Ross I'd recommend doing a trundle as two singles -- that's what it ends up being, right? Just a specific storage method for a single bed. Then put that it's a trundle in the notes. The reason for this specific list of types is based on what the channels support.

JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Can you consider the "Hunting Nearby" Amenity above? You have an open space next to Fishing Nearby

JTVRs
Registered: 6/25/18
Re: Add-ons/Packages

FWIW, having a bunkbed is frowned on by some insurance companies, including the VR companies. I am shopping around, and they ask "do you have a bunk bed (ladders, etc)?" I have one, so I am calling it a modular kids bed! And not putting pictures of any bink bed in the listing photos. I am sure the insurance companies occasionally eye our listings for compliance!

Linda C
Registered: 1/29/19
Re: Add-ons/Packages

Hi, would it be possible to put in an extra this way: '1 x 3 course meal @ £10 per head' and then add up the number of people wanting it and put the total in the box? That way, I could get the accurate figures for diners in the total.

Paul W
Registered: 6/9/09
Re: Add-ons/Packages

@Ross - Good suggestion on the hunting nearby field. Makes sense. No promises, but noted down.

@Linda - We have plans for that (quantity on add-ons and more) but no ETA yet.

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