How payment rules help
Offering guests a payment plan reduces friction to book. Guests may be more inclined to book your property when they only need to pay 50% upfront (for example).
More future bookings
According to Airbnb, paying less upfront encourages bookings further in advance. Compared with ordinary bookings, the Pay Less Up Front payment option led to bookings with nearly double the lead time, helping hosts to secure and manage bookings more easily.
Payment rules also reduce your transaction fee burden if a guest needs to cancel. It's cheaper for you to cancel a booking where you only collected 10% as opposed to 100%.
Payment rules are limited to direct and Vrbo bookings.
Your guest sees how much they are due to pay now, and how much is due later.
Your guest can always see the amount due and when on their booking confirmation page.
Easily see the status of each booking as the payment status is shown on the booking summary tab and on the booking price tab.
Updated about 2 years ago