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Getting Started

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Overview

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Quotes

Guests

Rates

Rules

Reviews

My Account

Messaging

Security Deposits

Insurance and Damage Protection

Taxes

Renter Agreements

Payment Processing

Dynamic Pricing Integrations

Widgets

Listing Site Integration

Property Management

Technical Stuff

Hosted Websites

WordPress Plugin

Door Locks

OwnerRez API

Other Integrations

Reporting

Email Template Library

Data Management

QuickBooks Integration

Privacy & Security

Channel Management

Payment Processing

Testing

Change Log

2021

2020

2019

Channel Bridge - When it's needed, by channel

When you are connected to Airbnb or Vrbo via iCals, you will need to regularly use Channel Bridge to bring in information about your bookings and guests that the channels don't send by iCal.

Once you're connected to the channels using our API integrations, you will no longer need to use Channel Bridge for certain things. But, even when using APIs, you'll still need Channel Bridge - just, for fewer things, and less often.

This chart breaks down exactly what you need to use Channel Bridge for when Pre-API vs API connection.

Green - Use Channel Bridge

Red - No Need For Channel Bridge

Pre-API/iCal Connected

  Airbnb Vrbo
Bookings Channel Bridge used to pull in guest information such as full name, email address, and all financial information Channel Bridge used to pull in guest information such as full name, email address, and all financial information
Reviews Channel Bridge used to pull in reviews Channel Bridge used to pull in reviews
Rates Channel Bridge needed to push rates from OwnerRez to AirBnb Channel Bridge needed to push rates from OwnerRez to Vrbo

 

API Connected

  Airbnb Vrbo
Bookings Channel Bridge used to pull in payment info, as Airbnb API does not pass payment data No longer needed, all booking data comes through API.
*Note Channel Bridge will still need to be run to update any bookings made prior to the API Connection going live.
Reviews No longer needed, reviews come in automatically via API Channel Bridge used to pull in reviews, as Vrbo API currently doesn’t pass review information
Rates No longer needed, all rates are passed to channel automatically via API No longer needed, all rates are passed to channel automatically via API