As a vacation rental professional, you know that offering an instant booking option is crucial if you wish to get the best ranking possible. HomeAway says that “listings offering online booking receive on average 110% more bookings than the ones that don’t”.
You can set up instant booking thanks to HomeAway’s partner payment solution (HolidayRentPayment in the UK) - name may vary from one country to another, and it is powered by Yapstone.
Payments are transferred one day after the travelers’ arrival and are credited to your bank account under 5 to 7 days - time may vary depending on banks - and transaction fees will apply.
Let’s talk about European residents, for example:
1.7% for Visa, Mastercard, Electron and credit cards that were issued in the same European country as the owner
2.2% for Visa, Mastercard, Electron and credit cards that were issued in the Euro zone and the UK
- 2.7% for Visa, Mastercard, Electron and credit cards that were issued outside the Euro zone and the UK
As a BookingSync client, you can use the payment gateway that is already used on your account for your HomeAway bookings, ensuring full transparency and security!
Here is how to access the feature:
Having a BookingSync account and activating the instant payment option
Choosing and activating a payment gateway (Paybox, Stripe, Braintree, VacayPay, except for PayPal Express)
- Having a professional HomeAway account (manager) and at least 5 properties to manage
This new addition offers many advantages:
The booking process remains the same and travelers complete their bookings on the HomeAway website, as usual
Data exchanges are kept simple and secure thanks to a certified connection
Bookings, deposits, balances and contracts are automatically updated on the BookingSync platform
- You can benefit from reduced bank transaction fees - for example, up to 0.4% via Paybox if your company is based in France and if payments are made with a card that was issued in Europe
BookingSync’s platform and property hosting meet the highest standards in terms of data security, which were established by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
As of today, we are one of the few PMS (Property Management System) that offer a complete and secure integration for your HomeAway payments!