At GetSpaces, we are dedicated to partnering with hosts to optimize listing conversion rates and ensure a successful booking experience for guests.
One key challenge we have identified is the issue of inaccurate listing availability, which directly impacts guest conversion rates. When guests are unable to rely on up-to-date availability information, their confidence in making a booking is compromised. This is particularly important when guests have time-sensitive booking requirements.
We understand that as hosts, manually updating your calendar on GetSpaces can be a time-consuming and challenging task. To alleviate this burden and streamline the process for you, we are thrilled to announce the release of our latest calendar sync feature.
With our calendar sync feature, you can now synchronize your GetSpaces calendar with your Google Calendar. This integration ensures that any bookings you accept on GetSpaces will automatically appear on your Google Calendar. Likewise, any new events you add to your Google Calendar will be synced back to your GetSpaces listing, blocking those time slots from receiving booking requests. (If you are using a different system to manage your calendar, reach out to your account manager to find out how we can integrate your schedule into GetSpaces.)
By utilizing this calendar sync feature, you can maintain an accurate and up-to-date availability calendar effortlessly. You no longer have to worry about manually updating multiple calendars or risking any discrepancies that may deter potential guests.
To get started with the calendar sync feature, simply navigate to your calendar page in the menu. As a host, you will find this section at the top left corner of your screen. Please note that if you are using a different calendar system, we encourage you to reach out to your account manager to explore potential integrations with your preferred calendar platform.
Follow the remaining steps to sync your calendar.
- Click on the “Edit” button to get things started.
- Click on “Add New Sync” to start setting up the calendar sync.
- Select your Google account and log in with your credentials.
- Choose the specific space you would like to sync with your Google Calendar.
- You will have the option to select an existing calendar or create a new one. The system will automatically name the calendar for you. Please make sure that each space is linked to a separate calendar to avoid any confusion – the system will not be able to recognize if there is more than one space linked to the same calendar.
- Once you have made your selection, the syncing process will commence. It may take a few minutes for the sync to be completed.
Once you have done so, the sync should be completed in a matter of minutes and your guests will be able to view the updated availability information.
Please be aware that any new events added to your Google Calendar will automatically appear on your GetSpaces calendar. This synchronization ensures that guests will not be able to make bookings during those specified timings. Therefore, it is crucial to keep your Google Calendar(s) identifiable by listing to avoid any confusion.
We hope that this new feature simplifies the management of your availability calendar, saves you time, and enhances the overall guest experience on GetSpaces. If you have any questions or need assistance with the calendar sync feature, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team through our contact page or reach out to your dedicated account manager.
Thank you for your continued support as a host on GetSpaces. We are committed to providing you with innovative tools and features to improve your listing management experience and boost your success on our platform.
[KEY UPDATE] Starting from the 3rd quarter of 2021, our search ranking algorithm will place significant emphasis on spaces with accurate availability. Rejections of bookings resulting from inaccurate timings will carry greater weight in determining your rankings on our platform. Hence, to enhance your listing’s visibility and attract more potential guests, we strongly recommend syncing your calendar and maintaining accurate availability information. This will not only improve your search ranking but also instill confidence in guests, leading to higher conversion rates and increased booking opportunities.
By taking advantage of our calendar sync feature and ensuring your availability is up to date, you can maximize the potential of your listing and achieve greater success on our platform. If you require any assistance or have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our contact page.