So I reset my properties on ABB from my hardcoded prices to taking a flyer on ABB Smart Pricing
8ish properties there and not ONE booking in 3 days during peak season.
So I ask myself - whats wrong? I went in as a customer to see my properties. Sheesh
They are asking PEAK prices for stays the next two days. Way to catch those last minute bargain seekers.
OK, I turn off Smar Pricing and need to get PriceLabs activated!
Every time i looked at Smart (dumb) prices on Airbnb, it is ridiculous. Like they suggest that I rent a 3 bd 2000 sq ft cabin for $100 a night. yes, sure, I will just drop everything and do it (NOT). I will rather let it sit empty than rent to low budget crowd.
Have you set up the "rule sets" to indicate your high vs low season? I have just tried this today, eager to see what comes of it.
I use my own seasons and prices and i generally ignore anything airbnb suggests because they are ridiculous
Airbnb's built-in "smart pricing" is pretty bad. I do not recommend using it. If you do use it, make sure your minimum amount is set pretty high or they will end up hitting it frequently.
FYI - on those "rule sets"... If you use Channel Bridge to push rates, we create those rule sets for you on the fly so that min. night rules are set to match OwnerRez over the course of the year. This includes where rules change for seasons or gaps.
Our upcoming API integration with Airbnb will do this automatically. No need for Channel Bridge pushes at that point.