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couple of enhancement ideas

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BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
couple of enhancement ideas

1. can be done pretty easily since OR already provides payment link. Offer "payment plan" i.e ability to split payments for reservation at least x months away into 3 payments or monthly, with a small 'convenience" fee , say $5, for each.

2. Ability to use a field in post departure email that reflects "service fee" guest paid to OTA. There is a field already where owner can record an OTA fee, I suppose could be re purposed, but not available to use in template. i want to be able to send something " Please remember to book direct next time! If you booked direct instead of booking via {VRBO, AIRBNB etc}, you would have saved yourself ${service fee amount}.

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: couple of enhancement ideas

#1 is a good idea. We have a to-do list item we're calling "payment schedules" that would allow creating that list of amounts and due dates rather than just the first and second payment as it is now. If you're using credit cards, you can sort of hack around that for now by scheduling payments on the booking -- you can make however many scheduled payments you want. But we're planning to officially support that so it shows up on the checkout and works for other payment types.

#2 if you're pushing it into a template, what about using a custom field on the booking? It wouldn't be on the charges page, but you would be able to populate it and use it in the template.

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: couple of enhancement ideas

Chris Hynes said:



#2 if you're pushing it into a template, what about using a custom field on the booking? It wouldn't be on the charges page, but you would be able to populate it and use it in the template.

yes that would work, I have to add a custom field on booking level and populate it time of booking ? then it will be visible to be added to the email template?

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: couple of enhancement ideas

Yep! As long as you populate it on the booking before the email goes out it'll be included.

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: couple of enhancement ideas

Chris Hynes said:

Yep! As long as you populate it on the booking before the email goes out it'll be included.

is there a field I can use in templates for "Listing site"? i see it on imported bookings but don't see it on booking fields list?

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: couple of enhancement ideas

We just added this for you. Now you can use {BSOURCE} to pull the name of the listing site set on the booking in email templates and renter agreements.

Also added {ISOURCE} for inquiries.

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: couple of enhancement ideas

Chris Hynes said:

We just added this for you. Now you can use {BSOURCE} to pull the name of the listing site set on the booking in email templates and renter agreements.

Also added {ISOURCE} for inquiries.

Great, thank you so much!

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