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How do I integrate with PriceLabs?
How do I integrate with PriceLabs?

A step-by-step guide on connecting your PriceLabs account to Hospitable.

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The integration between Hospitable and PriceLabs allows you to use PriceLabs's dynamic pricing on all properties seen on Hospitable which can include VRBO, Airbnb, and Booking.com listings. As a bonus, Hospitable would only charge you for your Hospitable properties, rather than for individual Airbnb, VRBO, or Booking.com listings.

To integrate your Hospitable account with PriceLabs, you will need to follow the below steps on your Airbnb, Hospitable, and PriceLabs accounts directly.


On Airbnb: Disable Smart Pricing

You will need to disable Smart Pricing on your Airbnb listings.

If Smart Pricing is enabled, PriceLabs will not be able to make successful changes to your Airbnb prices, as Airbnb will override them.

On Hospitable: Match your listings together

Back on Hospitable, we strongly recommend that you start by ensuring that you are merging your Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking.com listings together if they are the same rental. This may already be the case, but if you have not done so, you should follow the instructions in this article to help you merge your properties together.

If you already connected one property to PriceLabs and recently merged it with another property and the prices from PriceLabs stopped flowing over, it might be because the property ID which was connected to PriceLabs got deleted.

You can read more about that issue and how to fix it, here.

On Hospitable: Set your markup rates

We recommend you set up your markup rates for each distribution channel or platform. This markup will be added to the price generated by PriceLabs, when we push their rates to your listings. The markup will depend on your channel distribution strategy.

  • For example, if you define a markup of 0% for Airbnb, and 20% for VRBO, PriceLabs will push a price of $100 to Hospitable, and Hospitable will push a price of $100 for Airbnb, and $120 for VRBO.

  • The markup rate can be a positive or a negative number, or zero. You can also add listing-specific markup rates, to adapt the markup for each listing. This can for example help to collect taxes depending on each city, county, state, region...

Here are the steps to create your markup rates.

  1. Click on Settings, and click on Preferences

  2. Click on Properties

  3. You can then enter your markup rate between channels, and for each platform.

On Hospitable: Generate your API keys

API keys are credentials that will allow PriceLabs to write to your calendar through Hospitable.

  1. Go to Apps.

  2. Scroll and click on API keys.

  3. Click on the + Add new button. This will generate API keys, with a Client ID and a Client secret.

  4. Make sure to select permissions to โœ… Read calendar, and โœ… Write calendar

  5. (Recommended) You can change the name of the API key to "PriceLabs" for your records.

On PriceLabs: Set up the connection!

If you are already are using PriceLabs's Airbnb integration, you will need to remove the connection with your Airbnb account from PriceLabs, so that the prices are updated only through Hospitable. As a bonus, you will not be paying for the same listings distributed on Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com.

  1. First of all, you will need a PriceLabs account. If you do not have a PriceLabs account yet, you can sign up here.

  2. From the "Add your listings" button, select Hospitable.

  3. Enter your Hospitable client ID and client secret in the corresponding fields.

For more help on PriceLabs, feel free to check PriceLabs Knowledge Base.

Lots of listings? We are aware that some hosts with a large number of listings can have rate limits enforced by the booking platforms, causing a failure to sync pricing. If you encounter this, you may be interested in setting the time at which Pricelabs runs their daily sync. Check out more on this here.


What will happen next?

  • PriceLabs will get the list of properties from Hospitable.

  • You will then be able to configure PriceLabs to manage the pricing of your Hospitable properties.

  • When you are ready, PriceLabs will be pushing rates and minimum stays settings to your properties.

  • Any rates or minimum night stays manually changed on our calendar will be overridden by data pushed from PriceLabs, so all changes should be made in PriceLabs.

  • If you update your prices on your lead listing (e.g. Airbnb), we will still be able to pick up the changes. We will display the latest pricing update we detected, whether from PriceLabs or your lead listing.

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