Lodgix now integrates to a variety of different booking channels including Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor. These channels have no mechanism to collect a signed digital signature on a rental agreement. That creates a problem for property managers that require a signed rental agreement with every booking, regardless of where it originated.
Currently every invoice without a signed rental agreement would have to be use our manual digital signature process to request that the rental agreement be signed.
However today we launched a new trigger condition that will automagically detect invoices without a signed rental agreement and send out a preset signature request to the guest. Here how it works:
In order to configure a trigger that requests a guest to sign a rental agreement for HOMEAWAY reservations only , please use the follow configuration:
Invoice Status “changed to” Unconfirmed
Rental Agreement “Equal To” Not Signed
Don’t apply the trigger to the following channels: EXPEDIA, BOOKINGCOM, AIRBNB, LODGIX
(We’ve added a new channel (LODGIX), so manual and online reservations made on Lodgix can be excluded from the trigger.)
The only reason you might want to exclude certain channels is if your rental agreement contains rate specific data in it, which could vary from channel to channel. Or perhaps you have different rental agreements depending on the channel. In an era where property managers are now expending to many different channels, we always advise to keep your rates, fees and rental agreements as simple as possible to assure that only one rental agreement is needed and can be easily used across all channels.
I recommend every one make use of this new feature to assure that signed rental agreements are in place for all reservations, regardless of channel.