@joseph-sennish I considered that but just today I texted someone a link to my welcome book and they replied asking where they would find the welcome book. And people fire a response back very quickly almost every time I text their early arrival info, so I think the odds are against them catching that. Lol.
I may create a Zapier function IF it can display as coming from a number where I can receive the reply.
@kirsten-azoulay - you might want to submit a feature request to add Guest type to the advanced filters - Owner, owner guest, or guest might all have different kinds of messages, depending upon how you handle them. In the meantime, could you add a custom field to contain "owner" (you'd have to manually update that) that would trigger different emails?
@jenny-oest In our case, we book up to 12 months out. In November, one of our municipalities raised their Transient Occupancy Tax Rate from 10% to 12% effective July 1st.
We had about 175 reservations that change applied to.
We definitely did pass the change on.
@Susan-Perry - just want to close this out after Jenny's response, which we agree with!
Although MyVR's emails are secure, it's generally always a best practice to restrict sending any personal or financial information over email.
Yes, VRBO wouldn't publicize that information. A few guests who have already booked via VRBO mentioned they saw my number on VRBO's website (I can't find anything and that can't right). It can't be in an email they've received because that's what they've been calling to request (i.e. details with address and access code). I'm stumped!
I ended up just dumping them all to a spreadsheet using the API so I'm good to go. For those who have the same issue in the future, here's how I did it:
Send a GET request to:
Add the necessary parameters. In my case, I used:
Authorization: Bearer [API_KEY]
Everything Bundle plans are available on an annual basis only, as they include the cost of an annual HomeAway listing in the bundle. Will the new property be listed on HomeAway?
You can update notifications in your Setup. Although you can't have two "Primary Notification" contacts, you can arrange notification rules:
Go to Setup > Notifications > Notification Rules and click "new rule." You could name the rule after the new property, assign it to a new contact's phone/email and check each Event box desired. Once your rule is set up, click "Create" and test using the Testing Tool.
You can send a copy of the quote to accept on the quote itself with the following steps:
Click on the Reservation > Below the Renter's picture, on the left-hand side click Quotes > Click on the quote you created > in the lower right-hand corner click on Actions > Send to Renter.
Your guest will receive an email with a link to your Reservation Details page where they can review and confirm the reservation.
Let me know if you run into any troubles!
@amber-d They are manually entering them as reservations and then choosing Owner Portal as the source. I think there was a misunderstanding about what the Owner Portal was when we started using MyVR. We don't even have one. But now we have years of data with Owner Portal as a source that we can't change, and so we keep using it. But it acts differently, lol.
So...Here's how I'm using the active links in case this helps anyone else:
I have a few custom fields that are active links:
Mapquest directions to the property
Link for HomeAway/VRBO Review
I'm going to add some additional ones.
I have a check-in document with arrival information where I am including the mapquest link. I am also automating my template to request a guest review a few days after the stay.
Any other ideas for active links in custom fields?
Existing renters within MyVR are automatically added to your contact list. If you are looking to import a list external to MyVR, that's available as a paid service.
You can view your contact list within MyVR under Reporting > Views > Contacts (or here).
To send announcements to your contacts, you can use either our MailChimp or ConstantContact integration from our App Marketplace.
Feel free to reach out again if you need additional assistance with any of the above.