Custom booking site markup

Automatically markup prices when syncing to Airbnb, Booking.com and Vrbo

Quick introduction to smart rates

By default, Uplisting add's 15% to Airbnb (as Airbnb automatically set you to their host only commission setting, which you can reset), 15% to Booking.com and 8% to Vrbo (Homeaway) when syncing prices. We call these Smart Rates. You can learn more about Smart rates.

Why markup booking site rates?

Each booking site offers different commission structures. Booking.com charge a host commission (~15%) on the rate you set, whereas Airbnb offers the option to a. split the commission between the host (3%) and the guest (6–20%), or b. for the host to pay all the commission (15%). Vrbo (Homeaway) charge 5% commission to hosts and 4% to 9% to guests (but their model is always changing!).

How Uplisting booking site markup can help

Set and forget. Enter your desired markup and Uplisting will automatically add that extra % to the rates synced to each booking site. Ensure service and 'extra hassle' charges are accounted for and experiment with prices.

How to set booking site markup rules

You can override the default commission levels on the Channel Markup screen. This allows you to ensure service and 'extra hassle' charges are accounted for and experiment with prices. For example you could set +35% for Booking.com and -10% for Airbnb.

How does customer markup work?

It's simple, whatever custom markup you set will be multiplied by the Smart Rate you enter as a base rate, calendar rate or using the bulk update rate feature.

Example calculation

You set:

  • 20% custom commission for Airbnb
  • 10% for Booking.com

Entering a value of $100 as a Smart Rate will result in:

  • $120 synced to Airbnb
  • $110 synced to Booking.com

The Channel Markup screen has a helpful calculator so you can easily see the rates that will sync to each booking site.

How do I know what rates are synced?

Assuming you have connected to Airbnb (at least), you will notice a 'hidden rows' button on the right-hand side of the calendar toolbar. Selecting this allows you to show and hide booking site rates (and other information), as shown below.

I don't want any markup on my rates

Just enter 0 and no commission will be added on top.


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