Flipkey Channel Manager
FlatsWire is a certified FlipKey Channel Manager and provides a 2-way connection.
FlipKey robots access directly our database and pull or update regularly all info on properties : descriptions, pictures, availability calendar and pricing.
When a request is placed on FlipKey on one or several properties, the API generates a request on FlatsWire displayed in the dash-board. You can simply answer the request with email template and provide payment solutions: the Flipkey Channel Manager automatically creates the booking without any manual intervention.
FlipKey is part of the TripAdvisor Galaxy, including Holiday Lettings and Housetrip.
Main Features settings
Managers sign a distribution agreement with FlipKey and declare FlatsWire as their Channel Manager. FlipKey will automatically push ad on Tripadvisor and Holiday Lettings. FlipKey will only provide Requests.
Once linked, description, pictures, price and calendars of a property are automatically pulled by FlipKey.
Properties can be generated from FlatsWire on all FlipKey Galaxy websites.
If your properties are already on FlipKey, we will organize with Flipkey the linkage between the 2 databases.
Set your conditions from FlatsWire (deposit/balance) to manage customer payments
When a request is placed on one or several properties from FlipKey website, FlatsWire is notified and generates a booking in a “Request” status. This status leaves the apartment calendar available, while waiting for your confirmation.
Booking main Features
When a customer wants to confirm his booking, he may connect on your website to his customer space to directly pay online.
When a customer sends a request on an apartment for specific dates, a booking is automatically generated in an Option status (not blocking the calendar). You can easily answer through template emails or through the HomeAway back-office.
Customer due payment lines are generated automatically and can be processed from the back-office with the credit card info.
From FlatsWire, you manage the inventory you display on HomeAway group websites.
You simply disactivate the connection of each property.
Dynamic prices are automatically shared with Homeaway allowing you to push promotion, last minute prices, early bids…