Gatlinburg Mount said:Have you been able to add the multiple payments options yet? If so, where do I go to set this up, especially with channel manager?
It looks like July 2020 was the last update on this topic. Has there been progress in developing the option to schedule multiple payments?
Any status on this? Would love to see it happen; many of my guests return during the off season for six to nine months!
Looks like this is a pretty important feature for lots of people. Is it still a planned improvement?
I would just like to request that when the multiple schedule payment option is rolled out that it allows us to use it for both credit card and offline payments.
We have a lot of long term rentals now, and we would love to be able to set them up as one long 12 month rental with 12 equal monthly payments. As it is now we are having to set them up as twelve 1 month rentals and this comes with its own complications.
We would then love for there to be some new corresponding fields available for us to use in templates and triggers including fields for:
Amount of next payment due
Date of next payment
Schedule of all future payments (table that includes dates and amounts)
These additional fields would allow us to create templates and triggers to remind ourselves and our guests of their upcoming payment as well as all future payments.
Yes, this is planned, though no ETA at present.
I just thought this can be solved by sending scheduled emails with payment link. You can schedule emails at (example) 90, 60, 30 days prior to arrival and have guest pay at those intervals using the link.
Another reason why it would be nice to be able to "schedule" an offline payment is so that when we run payment reports those scheduled payments will be included on the report for future payments. As it is now, those payments are not included in the report so it is not a complete picture of ALL future payments, only scheduled payments via credit cards.
What I've learned is don't hold your breath waiting for these unscheduled features to be added. They have been talking about multiple payment and scheduled payments for about 3 years if not more. I've given up asking about them.
With the high cost of credit card fees, it would be nice to allow guests to pay via direct debit from a bank account, rather than paying with credit card. In fact, most of our snowbirds still pay with checks, not credit card.
I guess market dependent. In our market too much fraud so renter prefer to pay by CC. As far as credit card fees - cost of doing business and tax deductible. Or just build them into your rates.