How Zeevou’s Channel Manager Benefits Your Vacation Rental Business

Channel managers are a crucial component of a short-term rental property manager’s tech stack. They automate the distribution of listings on multiple online booking sites and increase properties’ exposure. And most importantly, they reduce the risk of overbookings. However, not all vacation rental channel managers are developed the same; you should carefully check which tool suits your needs perfectly. Let’s explore how Zeevou’s Channel Manager works and what it can do for your Airbnb business!

Why Do You Need a Vacation Rental Channel Manager?

You may think paying a subscription fee to channel management software and commissions to OTAs is unreasonably expensive. Nevertheless, even a slight increase in occupancy and revenue can exceed the cost of employing an Airbnb channel manager. 

The following are some benefits of using vacation rental channel management software.

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1. Save Time

From a single dashboard, you can manage all your listings and push your nightly rates to your connected channels without having to set them up in all your accounts. Therefore, updating inventory data is significantly faster when using a channel manager.

2. Avoid Double Bookings

Double bookings can be very costly and time-consuming for property managers. Hosts may have to find alternative accommodation for the displaced guests, which can be difficult and expensive, especially during peak season. They may also have to refund the guest’s booking, which can damage their reputation.

“According to Booking.com, 25% of their partners will get a double booking during their first year on this platform.”

A vacation rental channel manager offering API integration can update your channels in minutes. Hence, it keeps your calendars on listing platforms up-to-date and syncs your availability in real time to avoid double bookings. 

3. Minimise the Risk of Human Errors

There will be no errors when it comes to entering rates and availability with an automatic distribution system. No need for manual updates!

4. Enhance Online Visibility

There are a number of reasons why enhancing online visibility is a pain point for property managers. First, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest online marketing trends and best practices. Second, hosts often have limited time and resources to devote to marketing. Third, there are a number of different listing platforms and channels that property managers need to use to reach potential guests.

Employing a channel manager allows you to get listed on distribution channels that you have never considered but are ideally suited to your business. Thus, it significantly increases your online visibility and brand recognition.

5. Increase Occupancy and Revenue

Besides broad online exposure, you can adjust smart pricing management settings across all booking platforms and efficiently maximise your profit.

6. Scale Your Business

As your business grows, a vacation rental channel manager adapts easily to accommodate more listings. When adding more rooms and apartments to your portfolio, a robust channel manager scales effortlessly. So, it allows your business to grow without operational constraints.

Keep your calendars synced across various distribution
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No need to switch between screens and windows. Never get double-booked again.

Why Zeevou’s Channel Manager?

Zeevou is a PMS (Property Management System) and channel manager suitable for all hospitality accommodation operators with units across multiple locations. As a leading channel manager, it releases new features regularly to address the pain points the Partner Hosts face in their day-to-day management tasks.

By employing Zeevou’s Channel Manager, you will take advantage of:

2-Way API Integration

Using APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), vacation rental channel managers can communicate seamlessly with booking sites and update all channel calendars accordingly. 

Zeevou maximises your reach by offering 2-way API integrations with over 200 channels. So, your rates and availability will be distributed swiftly to all partner channels. Consequently, the unit will no longer be available for booking on your own or any other sites you have connected with, reducing the chances of overbooking.

When a booking is made on either the channels or your direct booking website, it flows directly into Zeevou and initiates our 5-Step Booking Confirmation Process. So, you may streamline your booking process regardless of the channel through which a booking was made. 

iCal Support

We also support the import and export of iCal calendars in case you want to synchronise with less popular listing sites.

If a booking site does not provide API integrations, iCal is a good alternative. However, the frequency of updating a listing availability on iCal depends on the receiving system. Most OTAs do not pull iCal updates more than a few times a day. This may increase the risk of receiving a double booking. Moreover, iCals do not allow for the synchronisation of rates between your PMS/Channel Manager and the listing platforms. So, you still need to change your rates manually on the target site each time you make a change on your central reservation system.

Multi-Unit Calendars

Would it be helpful if you could see all of the information about your vacation rental business at a glance? No matter how many listings you manage or channels you’re connected with, Zeevou’s Multi-Unit Calendars come in handy, allowing you to keep track of your daily hosting activities.

Accordingly, our team has built two multi-unit calendars, one for bookings and one for displaying rates and availability. So, you will have a more precise visual overview of bookings at various properties.

Smart Pricing Management 

Software, today, is all about connectivity. Different platforms must communicate with one another in order to deliver a seamlessly integrated tech stack.

Zeevou’s Channel Manager integrates with various software, including dynamic pricing tools like Beyond and PriceLabs. Using these integrations, you can automatically set prices for your Airbnb, grow your revenue, and make sure you are maximising occupancy. Zeevou also offers a free Dynamic Pricing feature that enables you to receive dynamic rates within a minimum and maximum rate boundary. You can specify the rate plans you want to apply rates to for 30 days rolling. 

This channel manager also offers the Rate Rules feature. It enables you to control prices on all booking platforms and set rules to automate pricing without manual intervention.

Zeevou’s Channel Manager allows you to add a channel markup when linking up third-party OTAs and booking platforms. This is useful when you want to adjust your pricing on each channel to compensate for the extra commission retained by the agent. You can add a percentage, a fixed amount per night per channel, or a blend of both. This allows you to make consistent earnings from every booking, regardless of where the booking comes from.

An All-in-One Tool

Zeevou is a world-class vacation rental channel manager and PMS that automates the process of managing your Airbnb business. Providing a unified system, Zeevou ensures that your distribution and marketing efforts are aligned. Therefore, there is no need to check the flow of information between your PMS and channel manager.

Selecting a unified system also eliminates the hassle of dealing with multiple companies. It means one-on-one communication with one partner, one support team, and one global community. 

Personalised Onboarding and Support

For you to make the most of the software on your own, you must become familiar with all of its features. Besides free demos for non-users, Zeevou’s skilled staff are available to take new users through the setup and training.

Time is of the essence when facing an issue with your channel management software or having a technical question. If there is a problem on our side, a couple of dedicated staff members will be there to support you. Thus, you’ll know who to contact whenever you have a concern. 

Once you have set up your channel manager, you can start optimising your online distribution with the confidence that all the channels are always fully synced.

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Every vacation rental owner needs to use a channel manager to build an efficient multi-channel distribution strategy. As a leading tech company, we strive to enable our Partner Hosts to have more control over their businesses. And we believe Zeevou’s Channel Manager can help your short-term rental business become more proficient.

Do you still need more information? Book a Free Demo to get answers to all your questions.

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