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And the iPhone 11 Winner is…

iPhone 11 Drawing is Today!

We want to thank all of the 43 Lodgix subscribers who left us wonderful reviews over the past few weeks. We’ve entered all 43 reviewers into a drawing for a new iPhone 11 (up to $750 value).

We don’t use random number generators for these… we do it old school.  All reviewers have been added to a spreadsheet and assigned a number from 1 to 43 based upon the timestamp of your review…

We have each number 1 to 43 written on a piece of paper…

And we have a hat…

The numbers were shuffled…

And placed in the hat…

A number was drawn at random…

The corresponding number on the spreadsheet belongs to…

Kristjan Lang of Dream Stay Apartments

is the winner of the new iPhone 11!! We will be in touch next week to make arrangements to get your new iPhone 11 ordered!

Thanks to all who took the time to review Lodgix and thanks to all for being such great Lodgix customers!

By |2019-11-26T18:35:36+00:00November 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New Fee Assignment Report

Fees created in Lodgix can be assigned to multiple properties, and multiple fees can be assigned to each property. For subscribers with larger numbers of properties it can become difficult to track which fees are assigned to which properties. Fees assigned to each property can be viewed within the property setup screens, but each property must be viewed individually.

To address this, today we added a new Fee Assignment Report, which can be accessed on the page within Lodgix where fees are assigned to properties.

The report clearly charts which fees are assigned to which properties, allowing you to see all of your fee assignments from a single report. No more navigating from property to property to view fees!

This should be a huge timesaver when working with fee assignments, especially for our larger subscribers!

By |2019-07-25T18:42:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|New Features|0 Comments

New Feature – Bounced Email Log

We have just launched a dashboard widget to track bounced emails sent to guests. This identifies emails that were not delivered, providing the opportunity for alternate communication to the guest.

The Following Types of Emails are Tracked

  • Triggers sent to guests
  • Emails sent from the Communications Tab of the Guest Control Panel
  • Emails sent from the Invoice screen
  • Payment Request emails
  • Digital Signature Request emails

The Following Types of Emails are not Tracked

  • Inquiry responses
  • Triggers sent to Employees
  • Triggers sent to Owners
  • CC and BCC fields in any email

A full explanation of this feature and instructions for configuring this widget on the Lodgix dashboard can be found here: Lodgix Bounced Email Log

By |2018-04-17T18:54:35+00:00April 17th, 2018|New Features|0 Comments

Create a Reservation from an iCal Block with One Click

The newest Lodgix feature allows users to convert an iCal block to a reservation with just a single click.

Click on the block you want to convert

Click the Create Reservation button

That’s it! The block has been replaced with a reservation

The new reservation can be updated or modified just like any other. This feature is only available for blocks created via iCal. It will not work for blocks that have been created by subscribers, employees, or owners.

Most iCal feeds will not include the guests email address, and thus it cannot be used when creating the reservation. In these circumstances, Lodgix will generate a system email. This can be manually updated with the guests actual email address. If any additional information is passed through the feed (comments, etc.) it will be captured and stored in the Invoice Comments area of the guest control panel.

By |2017-03-30T18:01:58+00:00March 30th, 2017|New Features|0 Comments

Homeaway Instant Booking Now Supported

Lodgix subscribers now have the option of offering a guest the ability to “Instant Book”  on all Lodgix properties participating in the HomeAway integration. Guests prefer a property that’s instantly bookable, and properties that offer Instant Booking typically enjoy higher conversion numbers.  On HomeAway, higher conversions = higher sort order = more bookings.

Previously HomeAway only offered the option to Book it Now, which allowed the property manager 24 hours to approve or reject the booking.   Instant Booking is really not that different, except that Lodgix will immediately communicate to HomeAway that the booking has been confirmed without any action on behalf of the property manager.

Lightning bolt identifies all Instant Bookable listings on HomeAway

Within Lodgix, there is really no difference between the two options as all the processes typically required to confirm an invoice (reservation deposit payment, signed rental agreement, etc..) would still have to be completed after the booking has been confirmed. Instant Bookings can still be cancelled, however HomeAway requires that Instant Booking participants understand that too many cancellations of Instant Booking reservations will negatively impact that property’s sort order on HomeAway.

Instant bookings are a filterable item on HomeAway.

So the combination of a separate filter for Instant Book listings and the fact that Instant Book listings have higher conversions, is a pretty compelling reason to enable it for all of your listings.   The end result will be even more bookings from HomeAway as your property sort order will continue to improve versus other listings that aren’t offering Instant Book.

Participation in the HomeAway Instant Book program does require approval from your HomeAway account manager.  They will review our account to determine if your booking conversions are high enough to warrant participation in the program.

By |2017-01-04T06:38:17+00:00January 3rd, 2017|New Features|0 Comments

New Online Booking Page Editor

Your booking pages can now be customized via our Booking Page Editor to match the look and feel of your website, or to be more inline with your brand identity. This can be done under Settings > Booking Page Editor. The editor interface is very easy to use and requires no HTML or CSS knowledge.


You can now upload your own custom logo to display on the booking pages. There are also dozens of other customization options available, giving you the ability to set a custom color scheme, edit font styles, and control the placement of certain elements. We also included a booking page preview that updates in real time as you make your selections.


The page can be customized significantly in just a few minutes using only the options provided (as shown above.) However, you also have the option to customize the page beyond the options that are provided, using the built in Custom CSS field.

Complete documentation of the new Booking Page Editor can be found in our user manual here.

By |2016-09-13T13:19:25+00:00September 12th, 2016|New Features|1 Comment

CSS Buttons Can Now Be Added to Email Templates

Some prefer having a more prominent call to action button in their email templates. Below are instructions to replace the “Book Now” link in your email templates with a “Book Now” button. Email templates can be found under Settings > Templates > Email

Note that this requires basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Example code and an illustration of the CSS Book Now button is located at the end of this entry.

Current Book Now link

By default, many email templates will include a link to book now. This is created using the [PROPERTY_BOOKING_URL] merge tag.

How Guests see the default Book Now link

The guest will receive an email containing a “Book Now” text link as seen above.

Updating the merge tag

Replace the default [PROPERTY_BOOKING_URL] merge tag with the [PROPERTY_BOOKING_URL_SIMPLE] merge tag. The merge tag can be found in the editor dropdown box.

Email template – Source Mode

To add a button using HTML and CSS, switch to the Source editor. See above.

Adding the HTML

This new merge tag will generate the url to book the property. Add a hyperlink and button text.

Adding the CSS

You can add inline CSS to style the button as you wish.

How the new button will look to guests

The emails that guests receive will now contain a “Book Now” button instead of the default Book Now hyperlink.

Complete code to insert the button shown

To insert a button styled exactly as in this example, you can use the following code:

<a href=”[PROPERTY_BOOKING_URL_SIMPLE]” target=”_blank”><span style=”background: #1793db; color: #ffffff; padding: 10px 20px; border-radius: 4px;”>Book Now</span></a>

By |2015-06-19T12:52:15+00:00June 19th, 2015|New Features|0 Comments
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