Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

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We’re introducing over 50 new features in the coming weeks, including a new set of tools that offers you more flexibility when adding fees and considering discounts.

 

Specifically, you can include a pet fee, preview the price guests would pay—and your payout—before they book, and choose to offer a different cleaning fee for short stays. Each tool is designed to support you as you fine-tune your pricing strategy to meet your financial goals.

 

Have you tried any of these tools? Please let us know what you think—or go to the Resource Center to learn more.

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Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

So, we finally got a pet fee after.. how much? 10 years of begging. Oh yeah. Hallelujah!  Hosts around the world are dancing the dance of joy tonight. We will celebrate St. pet fee day on November 9. every year.  🙂

The only problem is - some hosts charge it per stay and others per night so.... what now?

 

But, I never heard or read that anyone was asking for a "short stay cleaning fee".

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Florence, Canada
Level 10

Now I know what to call the dance I did. The St. Pet Fee Day dance. Thanks, @Branka-and-Silvia0 ! 🙂

I'm booked up, with new dates blocked while I work out my schedule, but I almost want to take a chance and open up a few dates just so I can watch the pet fees roll in. 

A bit worried that ESA excuses will roll in instead, but you never know until you try.

 

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Alberta, Canada
Level 10

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
KCMO, MO
Level 2

I've been a host since what, 2012? I'm an OG hoster, only private rooms in my home that I live in. What I have always wished I could do it set up my rooms to not allow anyone to check in on a holiday. I can't just mark my room as unavailable on said holiday, because then the room won't show up for someone who wants to stay a month that includes that holiday. I have two vacancies right now that I need to fill, but I can't mark Thanksgiving as "blocked" or no one can ask for any stay that includes Thanksgiving day. I don't mind having someone HERE on that day, if they arrive before. I just do not want to worry about checking someone in on that holiday. Does that make sense?

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

@Amy93  switch to "professional tools" and you will be able to select the dates on your calendar and add a "rule set" for these dates. One of the options is to not allow check-in or check-out on specific dates, and set the minimum and maximum stay on specific dates

https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/2499/how-can-i-use-professional-hosting-tools

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
KCMO, MO
Level 2

How have I missed this????? Thanks. I have it all fixed now!

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3

I was very pleased to see a pet fee introduced but unfortunately I don't have the facility on my Airbnb account to add one.

 

When I asked customer services yesterday where I would find it, they said the Pet Fee facility wasn't available and I'd have to go through the resolution centre for each booking with a pet.    

 

So how are people able to add pet fees, and why don't I have that function.  Superhost for three years.

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Stuttgart, Germany
Host Advisory Board Member

@Victoria696 - I guess, it still needs a couple of weeks until all new features are rolled-out for all members:

 

"So, in the coming weeks, we’re introducing some features you’ve requested to give you greater control over your pricing and fees."

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

Level 1

Ciao Victoria, the same is happening with my account 😞

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

Online Community Manager in
London, United Kingdom
Online Community Manager

Hiya @Victoria696 ,

 

As @Till-and-Jutta0 says, for the Pet fee it will be rolling out within the next few weeks. And AirCover is available now!

 

Thanks


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Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

Level 1

Hello @Stephanie  So happy that we can now set a pet fee.  I have been a host for 10+ years and I am a superhost.  I allowed pets a few years back as suggested by AirBnB to increase bookings and so far I've had a few guests with pets.  There is a little extra cleaning and sometimes some maintenance to goes with allowing pets in your home.  Just to confirm... I've been selecting the hyperlink to take me to the section to allow me to add a pet fee, but nothing there.  So I understand this section is still in development and will be available soon?  Right now, I can't find the section to add a pet fee.  I assume it will be in the same section as "cleaning fee" etc?

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Corning, NY
Level 10

Please help me think through the reasons a host would charge a smaller cleaning fee for a 1-2 night stay? 

I do all the same cleaning for a 2-night stay that I would do for a 5- day stay. I suppose with a longer stay, I might find more crumbs, but I still need to thoroughly vacuum either way. And changing out & laundering all the bedding, cleaning bathrooms, and all is pretty much the same, no matter how long the stay. 

Is there an option for, say, a cleaning fee once per week, on a month-long or longer stay? That I could understand. 

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

@Linda3345  I agree with you. Some guests make more mess in 1 night than others in 2 weeks and besides, the cleaning fee is, in fact, a "short-term fee" or "long term discount" so to lower it for short stays doesn't make any sense. Whoever came with this idea obviously has no hosting experience.

 

A cleaning fee per week for longer stays would have more sense. Now I just compensate it with a lower or no discount.

 

 

 

Re: Have you discovered these new ways to fine-tune your price?

in
Sioux Falls, SD
Level 2

Agree wholeheartedly! I would like to have the option to add a required cleaning every few weeks of long-term stays without having to collect it manually. 

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