Great news, our housekeeping report has been modified! The new format offers a more streamlined way to view departures and arrivals, as well as services, notes, pets, etc..
The Housekeeping Report is meant for use by the housekeeper to quickly and easily show which units are turning over and when the next guest is expected to arrive.
The “Depart” column shows the name, date and time of the departing guest.
The “Property” column shows the name (and unit #) of the property.
The “Other Info” column will highlight if the unit is turning over on the same day. It will contain the name of the next guest scheduled to arrive. This is a courtesy to the housekeeper so that in the event the housekeeper has contact with the arriving guest, they can greet them by name and confirm that they are checking into the correct unit.
Housekeeping Notes (derived from the Housekeeping Tab within the Guest Control Panel) will also be displayed under Other Info and are meant to provide the housekeeper with additional instructions such as “requires high chair” or “requires extra towels”, etc.
If the arriving guest has ordered any additional services, those services will also be listed under Other Info.
If the arriving guest is bringing a pet, that will be noted under Other Info.
Soon, we will be launching a new website at Lodgix.com. Our current site is getting a little dated. Within that site will feature is a widget that will allow site visitors and Lodgix subscribers to schedule training online.
To Beta the functionality, I am embedding the widget below and sending users to this blog post to try it out! Pick a date and time from the list of available times for each date and choose what type of training you desire (it’s all free).
For online training you will need to be in front of your PC with access to a high speed connection, for voice training you just need a phone. 🙂
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Many US customers have requested that guests have the ability to pay for their rentals using electronic checks. We’ve spent the last week coding e-check support with our gateway partners. It is now on our demo server and we hope to launch with support for authorize.net and the quantum gateway by late next week. PayLeap will follow soon after.
An electronic check, or e-Check, is an electronic version of a paper check, used to process a payment online. Any guest with a checking account can pay by e-Check through Lodgix. To make a payment for a vacation rental by e-Check, guests simply provide Lodgix with their checking account and routing numbers. Lodgix then debits the funds directly from the guests checking account.
Processing fees for e-checks
In general, the cost to process an e-check is substantially less than that of paper check processing or credit card transactions; e-checks require less manpower to process and eliminate incidental costs such as deposit and transaction fees that accompany paper checks. With e-checks, you can save up to 60% in processing fees over a credit card transaction.