Vacation Rental Channel Manager

The most robust platform on the market

Choosing a channel manager is an important decision for your business. We understand this very well and this is why, over the last 6 years, we continuously refined our state-of-the-art software to become the preferred partner of the largest industry players.

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Rentals United Channel Manager gives you access to

Nº of active rental properties distributed by Rentals United in June 2020 (Total 163.548)

Nº of active rental properties distributed by Rentals United in June 2020 (Total 163.548)

Why Choose Rentals United as your channel manager?

1. Because you don’t want to settle for second best

We’re the industry’s preferred partner:

We’re the industry’s preferred partner:

Major OTAs run programmes to recognise and promote their best partners. Rentals United is the only vacation rental software company that is a top-tier partner with each OTA we work with. This gives you piece of mind that you work with the team that OTAs recommend as a reliable partner.

All our connections are certified: 

All our connections are certified: 

Rentals United has a valid contract with each service we connect to. All our connections are done via API and undergo restrictive certification processes before going live. Your business is too important to rely on scraping or other unofficial connections.

With us you get priority support:

With us you get priority support:

Rentals United is the only company in the world to be top-tier connectivity partner for all OTAs out there. Our staff have priority support lanes available to them. In case there are issues with your connection, it will be solved with Rentals United faster than elsewhere.

2. Because you own it all

You own your listings!

You own your listings!

Listings created and managed by Rentals United are yours, that means you’re the contract holder (even though we facilitate contract signing) and the reviews you get are yours. If you decide not to work with us anymore your contract with the OTAs will not be affected.

We help you sign!

We help you sign!

Signing a contract with a large channel can take weeks. Because of the sheer amount of rentals we distribute, our customers receive priority treatment over those coming from other software providers.

Existing listings?

Existing listings?

If you already work with a channel that we support, you can connect to it via Rentals United basically on the first day of using our service. Quick channel connections - quick route to your ROI.

3. Because it works

Get perfect real-time synchronisation:

Get perfect real-time synchronisation:

Our state of the art event-driven architecture ensures that all changes to your availability, pricing or restrictions are transferred to your connected channels in real time.

Get all the latest API tools:

Get all the latest API tools:

we’re first to implement the latest API tools that OTAs make available to us. No other software updates their connections as often as we do. We specialise in channel management.

Single Property and Multi-Unit too:

Single Property and Multi-Unit too:

Rentals United supports OTA distribution for both individual and multi-unit properties, so that you shape your distribution according to your requirements.

Build high performing listings

Complete listings - RU ensures that all important, conversion driving property data is transferred to channels.

Full listing content

Images, descriptions, amenities, key details - all important details that drive conversion are syndicated to sales channels. We work closely with the largest OTAs to identify the key conversion drivers to ensure you get the most bookings.

  • Image number and size requirements
    RU will show you where you to improve to be accepted by OTAs and unlock listings’ full potential

  • 100% OTA amenities / feature values supported
    Different OTAs have different amenities and feature values to choose from to present to travellers. Rentals United supports all of them incl. security, accessibility and views.

  • Set up bedding configuration
    Guests want to know what types of bed are available in each room of your property. RU allows you to add this for your listings easily.

  • Fees & Taxes
    Recreate your fee and tax structure for 100% price consistency between your property management system and OTAs

100% compliance

100% compliance

Transfer of data required by local registration regulations is covered

Achieve profitability with all pricing models support

Achieve profitability with all pricing models support

Per day pricing, length of stay pricing, occupancy based pricing, last minute discounts, length of stay discounts, extra guest pricing - you name it and RU has you covered.

Listing Quality Report

Listing Quality Report

When you join RU you get access to our unique tool that checks your listing content and provides actionable advise on what to improve. Follow the advice and enjoy high rankings in the OTAs. Our tool analyzes channel requirements and best practices and gives them in an easy to understand report, which you can have generated on demand.

Take payments

Take payments

Use our Stripe payment processor integration to accept payments and automate your VR business. No need to carry a terminal with you - charge your guests online with RU. And our solution is SCA/PSD2 friendly.

FAQ

No, they're not. Some listing sites add their commission on top of the prices you save. These channels want your net rates. Other channels will charge their commission from the prices you save. For the later, you have the possibility to mark your rates up to cover for their commission. We inform you in details how the channels work after you sign-up.

Learning resources by industry experts

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