This is an example of the reservation from Hostfully direct booking site.


1. On Dashboard tab

A lead, once generated, and not assigned yet, will appear as below (editable) on the Dashboard tab.

(It is greyed out / view-only if already assigned, and will be editable in Pipeline tab)

Now you can have below actions:

  • "Assign to me" => this lead will be moved to Pipeline tab.

  • "Edit" lead => General edit, can also assign lead here. Remember to save.

  • "Ignore" lead => lead will be greyed out, but stay in Dashboard

Note:

  • In above screenshot, the red circle means it's not available for those dates while green circle means it is.


2. On Pipeline tab


There are 4 stages of a lead: Quote | Hold | Booked | Stay

  1. Quote: can result from a "get quote" inquiry, or drop-out of book flow (unfinished payment for example).

  2. Hold: save for certain period of time, but not confirmed yet.

  3. Booked: confirmed reservation, but not necessarily fully paid

  4. Stay: the stay is happening. everything should be all set now. Status will turn to Archived after check-out.


First stage - Quote

Available options:

  • Send a Quote

    Where you can send the quote by email to your guest, there is a template email and you are able to customize:

If they click on "Request A Hold" link, the lead will move to the second stage - Hold

  • Place on Hold: Move the lead to the next stage with this option

  • Mark as Booked: Move the lead to the third stage - Booked

  • Alternative options: Open mailer with your other available options to offer

  • Close Lead: lead stays in Pipeline with Closed status, and can be re-opened

Second stage - Hold

Available options:

  • Send a Reminder: Open mailer to remind the lead on pending hold

  • Mark as Booked: Move the lead to the third stage - Booked

  • Extend Hold: keep the lead in Hold status

  • Revoke Hold: move the lead back to first stage - Quote

  • Close Lead: lead stays in Pipeline with Closed status, and can be re-opened

Third stage - Booked

Let's click on " Mark as Booked", the lead will move to the third stage

This stage is important, with available option as below:

  • Mark as Paid: if you already charged the guest outside the platform

  • Record a Payment: for payment processed outside the platform

  • Send Balance Payment Request: to settle outstanding balance

  • Send a Pre-Arrival Form Reminder:

  • Send Check-in instructions:

  • Cancel Booking:

The lead will move to the final stage "Stay" on the date your guest arrived.

Note:

  • The green check mark in the above screenshot means the booking is confirmed. It does not have anything to do with payment status (paid or overdue)

  • Leads with Duplicate status are resulted from multiple entries of a booking. They are shown on the Pipeline so that you can keep track of multiple guest requests.

  • For leads with Archived status, it comes in both blue and orange.
    Blue means all good, and orange can mean a Security Deposit is not (marked as) refunded yet.

    For more details on how to manage that, please refer to this article on Refunding security deposits.


Thank you!

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