To get started with the registration, go to the page https://platform.hostfully.com/sp/onboarding/signup.jsp and provide an email address and password for your account:
Once in the registration flow, provide information about your business and the service your provide:
Defining your service and commission level
Define your service as it will appear on the marketplace (name, price, image etc).
You can then define your commission rate: this is how much commission you're willing to give back to the property management company that sends you leads:
Providing your payout information
In the 3rd step, you will be asked to provide your payout information. This is essentially the way by which you will be paid when a Hostfully host up-sells one of your services with a vacation rental reservation. We use the Stripe payment processor as payout service. Just click on the Connect button to start the Stripe connection:
From there, 2 options:
- If you already have a Stripe account, click the Sign In link at top right, and just log into your Stripe account.
- If you do not have a Stripe account, just fill out the form to activate an account:
After one of the 2 steps above is completed, Stripe will ask you to confirm that you're like to "connect" your Stripe account to Hostfully, in such a way that Hostfully will be able to send you payments from the sales generated on the platform on your behalf:
If you agree with the terms, just click the Connect my Stripe account button.
You will then be registered as a service provider on Hostfully, and you will be able to track sales from your service provider dashboard. You will also be emailed a notification every time one of your service is paid for on the platform.
Connecting with local property management companies
This is where things get interesting. Once you're registered as a Service Provider on the Hostfully Platform, all the property management companies in your area will be able to find your business in the service provider registry and add your business to their marketplace, and can start promoting your service to their guests.
Whenever a guests books one of their vacation rental and buys your service, Hostfully will notify you and a payment will automatically be paid out to your Stripe account.