Inventory is the foundation of your Lodgix account. Inventory can be imported from HomeAway, copied from other properties or entered manually.
Details like seasonality, rates and rules are necessary for inventory setup. Please have that data handy.
Importing Your Properties from Homeaway / VRBO
If you already have existing listings on HomeAway / VRBO, Lodgix offers a slick and efficient tool to import properties (and reservations and reviews) from HomeAway into Lodgix. This can save a great deal of time in the initial setup process. Full instructions on this tool can be found here: Creating Properties on Lodgix from HomeAway / VRBO Listings.
Setting Up Your First Property
You will setup your first property from the "+" icon on the List All Properties page. Our setup wizard with guide you through the process. It is in your best interests to be as thorough as possible when setting up your properties... especially the first property.
Much of the property setup info is optional, here is a snapshot of all the data required for each property:
Are Your Properties Single Units or Multi Units?
Lodgix differentiates between different types of properties for two primary reasons: occupancy and calendaring. How you set up your properties can make a big difference in how the application works for you. Typically the choice is very simple.
If you want the guest to be able to choose which property or room to rent, then your properties should be set up as single-unit entities.
If you want the guest to reserve only a "room type" (e.g. one bedroom oceanfront), and have the system (or the property manager) assign which property or room the guest is assigned, then your property should be set up as a multi-unit entity.
Note that even if your units are all located in the same building, a single unit setup is often the correct option. Multi-unit setups are typically reserved for larger hotel-style resorts with interchangeable rooms. Additionally, multi-unit listings will not integrate with many of our channel partners.
Lodgix provides the option to set your rates individually for each property, or create rate templates that are then assigned to multiple properties. Seasonality templates offer a method for setting and updating your rates and rules across multiple properties simultaneously.
Those with smaller number of properties will most likely want to simply set rates for each property individually, unless all properties have very similar pricing. The following article explains how Seasonality Templates work, and can help you decide which method is right for you.
Adding Additional Properties
When creating additional properties you will have the option to clone an existing property and then edit the details, rather than starting from scratch each time.