Single Property Calendar Design Update

Progress has been a bit slow, as we decided to recode the calendar completely, rather than modifying our existing code.

To refresh your memory, our existing single property calendar looks and functions like this:

Our new sine property calendar, which is still under development, currently looks and functions like this:

The advantages are many:

  1. Optimized and coded to work very well on mobile devices.
  2. Quoting will be displayed within the calendar, eliminating the popup window and tooltips.
  3. Additional rules like arrival and departure day rules are displayed and enforced within the calendar.
  4. Extensive flexibility to match color scheme to your website.
  5. Will incorporate ability to display last minute and length of stay discounts within the interface.

Overall, it should be a real nice improvement and function much better across all browsers and platforms than our current calendar.

Once the single property calendar is complete and launched, we will move on to the multi property calendar, which is also in dire need of some great design improvements!

By | 2017-11-30T18:14:57+00:00 November 7th, 2017|New Features|0 Comments

Lodgix Airbnb Integration Has Launched

READ THE DOCUMENTATION!!!

Our integration to Airbnb has launched.  It may still require a bit of tweaking in the next couple of weeks (July 2017), but we felt it was close enough to warrant it going live.

Airbnb REQUIRES that a new Airbnb account be established for the integration.   Lodgix will then populate your new Airbnb account with the property data on Lodgix.   THERE IS NO WAY TO USE YOUR EXISTING AIRBNB ACCOUNT.  Once the new account is populated, your Airbnb account manager will migrate your reviews to your new account.

Initially Lodgix will be charging an additional 1% on every booking originating from Airbnb once integrated.   This fee may be reduced, capped or eliminated in the future.  However right now we really have no idea as to the support costs that will be required to maintain this channel.

The integration setup and settings page can be found at:
Settings > Channel Management > Integrations > Airbnb tab

 

 

 

By | 2017-07-27T13:03:30+00:00 July 19th, 2017|New Features|0 Comments

Custom Invoice Variables Have Launched

Custom property variables have been a part of Lodgix for a long time.  Custom property variables allow for custom fields like for example, wi fi codes, gate codes, directions to property, pool instructions, special notes, etc..  These fields can then be referenced using merge tags in guest communications, rental agreements, etc.  Super convenient and flexible.

Over the years many have requested the additional flexibility to allow for invoice variables.   Invoice variables might encompass fields like “airline”, “flight #”, “pickup instructions”, “auto license #”, “identification number”, etc..  That sort of information is specific not to a property, but to a specific guest and invoice.  Custom invoice variables are now live on Lodgix!

Once the invoice variable has been created, it will appear in a new “Custom” tab with the guest control panel.

The contents of the new field(s) can be accessed by using merge tags to place the content within any dynamic document or email.

 

There will be additional options in the coming weeks to allow these fields to be displayed during the online booking process.  Currently they are available to the property manager for manual input only.

By | 2017-06-06T20:29:53+00:00 June 6th, 2017|New Features|0 Comments

Arrival Report Changes

The arrival report has been cleaned up and enhanced a bit.  Previously there were separate columns for invoice notes, services and housekeeping notes.  We’ve combined all into one column with an identifier showing what sort of notation is being displayed:

When an invoice has both arriving housekeeping notes, invoice notes / block reasons, and a service, all of those items will be itemized and noted for easy reading:

There are filer options within the arrival report to display (on / off) the arrival notes as some accounts may not wish to display invoices notes on the arrival report.

By | 2017-05-30T14:10:06+00:00 May 30th, 2017|New Features|0 Comments

Housekeeping Report Enhancements

Housekeeping notes have been split up into two fields:

By splitting up the fields the notes for the departing guest can now be displayed on the housekeeping report:

The arriving guest notes will continue to show up as before.

Owner block notes / reasons have also been added to the reports.   These will show up for arriving guests only and look like this:

By | 2017-05-22T14:55:08+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|New Features|0 Comments