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How does {BUPAY} actually work?

Maria M
Jun 23, 2022 12:54 AM
Joined Jun, 2022 9 posts

Hi,

I am new to OwnerRez and I am going through system messages and a few of them are related to sending payment links to guests for deposit, 1st payment, final payment and so on. I plan to use direct API integration with Airbnb and Vrbo. I have already set up integration with Stripe as credit card payment processor and use Price Lab for data driven spot pricing.

Assuming direct API integration with Airbnb and Vrbo already established, how will system messages related to sending payment links work? Won't Airbnb and/or Vrbo handle payment? What will OR actually use for populating {BUPAY}?

Ken T
Jun 23, 2022 11:21 AM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 847 posts

Generally, the system knows that Vrbo platform bookings and Airbnb bookings are not paid via OwnerRez, and so does not send payment messages with links.

Vrbo API bookings are paid through OwnerRez, so those would be sent where appropriate.

Maria M
Jun 23, 2022 9:20 PM
Joined Jun, 2022 9 posts

That makes sense. Thank you Ken T!