What is the pay-per-booking model?
Pay-per-booking listings give you the option to pay only for the bookings you receive instead of paying an upfront fee for an annual subscription. Choosing the model that is best for you depends largely on the number of bookings you intend to accept each year, your average rates, and your desire to influence your search position.
All bookings and payments must take place through HomeAway Payments. Subject to any risk reviews, payments (minus the booking commission) are typically disbursed 24 hours after check-in and typically available in your bank account 5 – 7 days later. The availability of funds in an account varies by banking institution.
If you are a property manager managing your HomeAway.com listings from within your own software, the pay-per-booking model allows you to list more of your inventory for free and only pay for the bookings you receive so you can maximize your exposure without additional upfront costs.
If you are a property manager managing your HomeAway.com listings from within your own software, pay-per-booking allows you to list more of your inventory on the largest vacation rental network in the world without the upfront cost of a subscription. Plus, you continue to manage your pay-per-booking reservations in your software as you would with any other e-commerce transaction.
Do I have to change from a subscription to a commission-based listing?
No, pay-per-booking is completely optional. You can convert from pay-per-booking to an annual subscription at any point, and can switch from a subscription to pay-per-booking upon renewal.
Subscriptions listings require an annual fee and allow for unlimited inquiries and bookings. Pay-per-booking listings require no upfront fee but pay a commission of up to 8% per booking (Pay-per-booking customers do not have the ability to influence search ranking by purchasing subscription levels and are required to use HomeAway payments and online booking.
If you are a property manager managing your HomeAway.com listings from within your own software you are required to provide 100% inventory connectivity. Pay-per-booking is a great option if you do not anticipate bookings totaling more than $3,500 per year per listing.