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Involved in Vacation Rental business? We aim at making your life easier. Save Time, Book More!
Average Ratings47 reviews
- Overall 4.5 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 4.5 / 5
- Features 4 / 5
- Value for Money 3.5 / 5
- Starting Price US$278.00/month
- Pricing Details Setup fees starting at: 690 EUR Monthly subscription starting at: 240 EUR
- Free Version No
- Free Trial No
Cloud, SaaS, Web
- Founded 2010
Advertise your properties on HomeAway, Airbnb, Booking.com, TripAdvisor...? BookingSync is for you! Stop spending hours updating all your calendars; BookingSync will keep them all synchronized and up to date automatically. Starting at 240 Euros/month ($278), it will improve your property's visibility, increase qualified inquiries and list you higher in search results on many listing sites. We work with industry leaders to help you save time and rent more. Join us today!
- Campaign Management
- Channel Analytics
- Incentive Management
- Inventory Control
- Lead Management
- Opportunity Management
- Order Management
- Partner Management
- Product Management
- Reseller Management
- Activities Booking
- Booking Notes
- Customer Support
- Group Reservations
- Promotions Management
- Rate Management
- Room Booking Management
- Third Party Booking
- Contact Management
- Fee / Commission Management
- Guest Reviews / Ratings
- Housekeeping Management
- Lead Management
- Owner Statements
- Payment Processing
- Property Database
- Reservations Management
- Vendor Management
- Work Order Management
BookingSync Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 14/02/2017
Great product and great service
Comments: What I like most about BookingSync is the ability to customize it (most of it) for our needs; including synchronization to other distribution channels and websites, pulling data into our backend database with their free API and using Apps such as Notifications to automate communications with our guests and owners. Plus having complete control to customize our website as we see fit is a huge benefit. There are a few features that are missing, such as a advanced property management, a more in-depth guest management and housekeeping, but their list of Apps is growing and hopefully in the future they will offer something. In the mean time, we are able to get around this with their data synchronization to our in house applications. The fee for the service is a fair monthly fee based on number of properties in your account, which I feel is a much better method vs taking a large commission from our bookings like some competitors do. Their support - even while being through a messaging app without the ability to call in, is also top notch. I feel their documentation for some features, such as the Notifications app for example needs improvement, but they are quickly adding features and I know they will update their documentation in the future. Overall, they have been a great team to work with and have helped us out when needed. I highly recommend bookingSync for any vacation rental company or individual home owner of multiple units. The common features are easy to use and quick to setup.
Pros: Ability to customize it for our needs. The biggest winner is the ability to customize our own website as we see fit.
Cons: Needs more documentation and a larger app section, which I know will come in time. The home owners section needs expansion, Notifications is a little confusing and needs documentation and we need more in-depth guest management (for instance fields for spouse, children, anniversaries, - more so than the one notes field).
by BookingSync on 02/10/2017
Thanks Kenan for these words. Your feedback is very valuable for us. We already started to work on our documentation improvement.
As you say, we still work on some Apps new features (Owners, Notifications).
It's very important for us to allow you maximum of customization, with your website and also through our API.
Feel free to give us your feedback, we're also working on a solution to co-create our product with our customers, stay tuned ;)
Reviewed on 02/03/2017
Everything we needed, and there's plenty more to come!
Comments: We are another one of the ex-Kigo companies that got abruptly put out of work due to platform failure last year. In hindsight it was a blessing. In our search to find another platform I came here to Capterra and looked through all the reviews, studied each one, did a trial version of several and eventually settled on Bookingsync. We've never looked back. The first thing about Bookingsync that struck me was the ease of use and intuitive nature of the dashboard. Setting up a booking platform from scratch is a daunting prospect but I found myself very easily navigating around and getting setup with the minimum of fuss. When I did need help, there a chat box right inside the dashboard with staff ready to answer questions immediately. The customer care is awesome! We have 175+ properties across several cities and we like to push the boundaries of what's possible with technology so I had a lot of questions. Even though I'm a whole time zone away (I'm in South America, they are based out of Europe) I get excellent, timely responses to all my questions. When things get technically challenging, like our recent site migration, the CEO of the company personally handled my case and sat through the process with me over Skype. Support doesn't get much better than that! One of the things I like the most about the product is the way that is gives your the basic tools for running any sized business, then gives you the option to add applications as you need them. You can choose to add a website, channel management, revenue management, an owner portal and many other options, but only if your business needs to use them, otherwise it stays as a lean, simple to use product for a single home or a large property management company like ourselves. I especially like the Zapier integration that allows us to push booking data into Salesforce and seamlessly work with third parties. I really can't recommend them highly enough, and the best thing is they are still a young company that are developing more tools and integrations all the time. It's also cheaper than what we were paying for Kigo, for a much better product in my opinion.
Ease of use and getting setup quickly
Excellent customer support
Flexibility of add-on software and integrations
Great looking website out of the box with excellent SEO functionality built in
Cons: Needs more features like reporting (but that's coming)
by BookingSync on 02/10/2017
Many thanks for that great review Andrew, we're proud to have you as a customer. Glad to see that you like our quick setup, customer support and flexibility with our App Center with great partners apps!
Reviewed on 04/11/2016
Super system (Very well designed)
Comments: Ive been in the Travel business the last 20 years and since the last 10 years, I have opened up an apartment house. But having found booking sync , it really has been great. I am young and fairly fluent with Computers and checked and tested numerous booking software ( and used Kigo for over 2years). With booking sync they are fairly priced (fee is fixed, not like others charging per room per night) The service is great , as the chat function is within your system which is handy and its partially 24hr. I had a lot of technical issues due to migrating my bookings, which the team resolved easily and now offer a service to make this easier for new customers. (they are also thinking ahead)The beauty about the system is its automated from payments to notifications, to synchronising with channels. It really has given me more time to concentrate with my second job. When I get a booking, I know its safely imported and payment is taken automatically and notifications have been issued. There website builder is great(clean and modern !) and it cost very little per month) The other thing I like about the system is they have an app store , which means there is always something new in the pipline ! Along with a you tube channel and froms, I couldn't ask for more. Thanks Maud,Delia, Aline and all the team.
Pros: Its Affordable. Service is great. Website builder is easy to use. It works fluently and covers all aspects off rental price structures.
Cons: There is none Everything is covered in this well designed Software !
Reviewed on 02/02/2017
BookingSync ...... "The Best Find of 2016"
Comments: Whilst looking to update our website in early 2016, we stumbled upon BookingSync. At that point, naively, we were only looking for a flexible website format. However BookingSync were able to offer the complete website, booking, invoicing, customer database and channel managers all in one package. After a successful trial, we adopted BookingSync immediately, and have never looked back. The team at BookingSync customised our website at no additional charge. Since adopting BookingSyc, more than 30% of our bookings now come directly through our website. Something we were hoping for, but never really expecting, when up against the big Corporate giants. The Customer Service is faultless & impeccable, and they are superbly supported by the technical team. We now have 3 Channel Manager Agreements now in place, and they are all managed by BookingSync. We cannot believe our growth since teaming up with BookingSync, and it really was our greatest find of 2016. Thank you.
The user friendly interface
The flexibility & simplicity of the pricing
Reviewed on 20/12/2018
25 Days of Nightmares and Counting - Vacancy Rate Skyrocket to 60% and still increasing
Comments: In conclusion, if you are ready for a real challenge specially if you manage several properties, I only manage 16 and it has been a challenge for me, I hope at the end I can come back here and update my review to say it was worth it but so far I unfortunately can't say that, I just now was with Airbnb on the phone for an hour because guests are trying to book my properties but they are getting an error saying that the property is unavailable. I looked at my booking.com account rates to make sure it was good since no bookings are coming thru and to my surprise they are showing very old and really high rates, so my rates are not updating on booking.com either. I am spechless right now, specially because my setup was "COMPLETED" around Dec 1st as previously mentioned, I opened a ticket, attached the appropriate print screens, I requested to speack with the head of the company, and since I know they will take a few days to respond and honestly at this point with my vacancy rate increasing like never before I decided to document my experience on here to alert others who are planning to sign up to know what to expect and to also get the attention from the executives of BookingSync and hopefully ALL this issues can finally be resolved, and someone needs to be held accountable for all the revenue I have lost this month due to all these errors preventing me from getting bookings. Thank you
-Friendly staff like
-Several nice apps to extend functionality
-Connection available to main channels
-Their new inbox is a great feature (Only avl for airbnb and HomeAway)
-Easy to connect with zapier to extract your data and connect other tools.
-Very expensive onboarding, unorganized and unfinished, declared as completed around Dec 1st, you are told that BookingSync will handle everything for you, BUT...
-2 Weeks later and my website was still not working, unable to take reservations or payments.
-Got double booked twice as the connection with HomeAway is still not completed 25d later by HomeAway and icals were not linked by BookingSync team.
-The synch connection with Airbnb takes hours to update a photo or a simple description update.
-Stripe account was not working almost 2-3 weeks later
-Small requests to update logos on the page and the emails not completed almost 2-3 weeks later
-Rates not updating correctly on Airbnb from their internal PriceLabs and Wheelhouse apps.
-Started using their rates table and after many days of playing with it I was able to get it to work.
-Some apps were showing errors 3 weeks later like their Invoice app, so I was unable to use it.
-Booking.com account still today with incorrect very old high rates.
-Bookings appear and disappear from my calendar without explanation, without names or data.
-Most support members takes around 2-3 days to get back to you about any ticket usually with more questions about the issue instead of providing us with a solution or some kind of insight, making the situation even more challenging. I must have almost 10 tickets opened already, I have used other PMS in the past and never had to open so many tickets.