Learn what instant book is, the benefits of it, and the most frequently asked questions about instant book
Instant book allows guests to confirm booking requests for your vehicle instantly without waiting for your approval. Resulting in confirmed reservations with paid Reservation Deposits.
How does it work?
When you enable Instant book on your account, all future booking requests will be automatically confirmed. The system will charge the guests card for the initial amount, you receive a confirmation email with the booking details, and the reservation details will automatically be available in your dashboard.
What are the benefits of Instant Book?
Instant book gives guests the fastest and easiest way to book your vehicle – they are only one click away from a confirmed booking. Instant book encourages guests to book your vehicle, rather than shopping around, which increases overall bookings.
Will Instant Booking cause me to rank higher in search results?
Yes, many factors determine your rank in search, including your Instant book status.
Attract More Travelers
Your vehicle will display a lightning bolt icon on search pages to make it stand out. Renters who know what they want and are ready to book are aware clicking these listings results in the smoothest booking experience.
There’s no need to review and approve each booking request manually. You can still communicate with a guest after they have booked, and you can cancel a reservation if the guest doesn’t meet your rental rules.
How do I enable Instant Book?
Go to your dashboard and
- select the “Account Settings” option from the left-hand menu
- select “Reservations Preferences”
- scroll down to the “Instant Book” section
- From the drop-down menu toggle on Instant book
- modify your cutoff times (for example, no same-day bookings)
(In “Reservation Preferences,” you can also modify your turnaround time to make sure that you always have time to prepare your vehicle for the next renter.)
What if I change my mind and want to return to requiring approval for bookings?
You can quickly switch from Instant book to require approval for all reservations in your dashboard. Just follow the directions above to change your “Reservation Preferences.”
Can I cancel an Instant booking reservation?
Yes, you can cancel an instant booking reservation if the guest does not meet your stated rules, policies, or terms and conditions. If you need to cancel the booking for one of these reasons, do so right away and communicate with the renter.