How do I set up the Airbnb integration with SuperControl?
New to Airbnb
If you’re new to Airbnb, please follow the guide by starting with step 1. You’ll first create an Airbnb account.
Then you’ll connect your Airbnb account to your SuperControl account. Finally, you’ll use your SuperControl listings to create new Airbnb listings.
Already list with Airbnb
If you already have an Airbnb account, please skip steps 1 through 7. Your starting point is step 7 -- Connect your Airbnb account to SuperControl. Once connected you will map your SuperControl listings to your Airbnb listings.
1. Go to Airbnb.com and click “Sign up".
2. Fill in your information and click "Sign up".
3. Accept the community commitment and terms of service.
4. Add your photo and click Continue. Then confirm your phone number. Airbnb will send you a verification code by SMS for you to confirm - enter this in the field provided.
5. Click "Next - 1 step left"
6. You will receive an email from Airbnb to confirm your email address. Click the "Confirm email" button in the email to do this.
7. Log into SuperControl and go to Integrations > Channel manager > International > Airbnb then click "Click to begin the connection process".
8. Click "Connect with Airbnb".
9. Sign into Airbnb using your email address and Airbnb password then click "Log in".
10. Tick to agree to Airbnb terms or service then click "Allow" to proceed with the connection between SuperControl and Airbnb.
11. Click "Return to SuperControl".
12 (a). Click "Settings" to set your default values for all properties. This will save you time having to re-enter information multiple times for each property.
The "Settings" page allows you to choose what fields populate your data on Airbnb from SuperControl with a click of a button.
For example, you can pre-populate "Directions" from your "Location information" field in SuperControl (if you already have this completed). If you don't have information in SuperControl that matches the same description in Airbnb then leave as "Default (None)" and you can fill them out individually per property when you come to step 15.
12 (b). Next you MUST enable webhooks to ensure that there are no caching delays for availability updates. If this is not enabled there is a 15 minute delay in availability updates sync to Airbnb.
To enable booking webhooks:
Once there you want to click the 'Authorise' button in the 'Booking Webhooks' column:
Note: You need to make sure that you're logged out in Airbnb or logged into the right account as it follows the same process as first connecting. You will click authorise and then will need to grant access in Airbnb which will then redirect back to SuperControl.
13. Each property listed will show an "On/Off" toggle to the right. To enable the property connection with Airbnb slide to toggle right to reveal "On".
14. If you only want to send rates and availability tick this box, otherwise jump to step 15.
15. If there is missing data in SuperControl to build your listing in Airbnb you will be prompted to complete these. Click on the buttons to work your way through each page. Ensure you click Save once completing each section.
16. When you have completed all information from Basic details to Amenities go to Integrations > Channel manager > International > Airbnb. You’ll see a button prompting you to Get Listing ID
17. Click the button to get your Listing ID.
This can take 1-2 minutes. Once you have your Listing ID, the listing will appear in your Airbnb account.
18. Log into Airbnb, from the home page click on Host > Listings:
19. Click on SuperControl Sync:
20. If you are an existing user of Airbnb you may want to map your listings to your properties in SuperControl.
To do this tick your property and from the "Airbnb listing" heading you need to map this property to the same property is SuperControl. Otherwise, if you don't already use Airbnb just keep "New listing".
21. Select "Sync settings":
|Your sync options||What does this sync do?||Anything else I should know?|
||Listing details, booking settings, pricing,
availability, messages, and reservations will all be managed via SuperControl.
You can view these things on the Airbnb website but you will only be able to edit them using SuperControl.
|If you have chosen to “Sync everything” and you map your existing SuperControl listing to an existing Airbnb listing, the listing descriptions, photos,and amenities of the Airbnb listing will be replaced with the information from SuperControl.
Your Airbnb reviews and ratings will remain.
||Only your pricing, availability, messages, and
reservations will be managed via SuperControl.
Your listing details and booking settings will be managed via the Airbnb website.
This option is great if you want to customize
your listings description, photos, or booking
settings to appeal to Airbnb guests.
|If you have chosen to “Limited sync” and you
map your existing SuperControl listing to an existing Airbnb listing the listing descriptions, photos, and amenities of the Airbnb listing will remain.
Your Airbnb reviews and ratings will also remain.
Note: Instant book will be turned on for all synced listings. Learn more about Instant Book on Airbnb .
21. Once you have set everything up correctly click the “Publish” button in the top right. You can also sync individual listings using the "Publish" button on each row.
By clicking the Publish button, you are turning all selected listings live on Airbnb and will begin to receive messages and bookings from Airbnb guests!
For more information on how to make the most of your Airbnb listing watch this webinar.