"Rates starting at"

#1

Hello!

Since listings display one price (that likely does not fit all events/productions) it might be helpful on the public facing listing for the largely displayed price to indicate something like “rates starting at $X” instead of leading the guest to mistakenly believe that price applies no matter how large their group/impact is.

Even better would be a few options for this text that the host can choose, in case other hosts are pricing differently than we are. ie. “rate will not exceed $X”, “as low as $X”, etc. Better yet, hosts could customize a short clarifying message next to the instant book icon (not to exceed X characters).

We have TONS of detail in our “About the Space” section, but find that few guests read the pricing for larger groups.

Thoughts?

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#2

Thank you. I was running into this problem. It’s an amazing idea. Now if I can only get a template. :thinking:

#3

Great idea. I have slightly higher pricing for larger groups explicitly detailed in my rules section and no one sees it because they don’t read. Same with security deposits. They are shocked when I bring it up.

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#4

I have thought the same, thank you for bringing it up. “Rates starting at” would be a great start, and having a custom field is a cool idea.

Also agree that nobody reads. I especially love these inquiries: “Can you tell me about your space?” Would be nice if the software could ensure that all information had been displayed (read) before they can message the host.

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#5

Initially I had this issue but most of guests read the description and if not I provide the custom quote and in the details I write “please read our description”

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#6

Peerspace has instructed me to consider ‘The Listing’ as ‘The Contract’. Yet almost none of my Guest bother to read much past the first paragraph. I know this for a fact because I receive endless email messages (asking one question at a time) about things clearly spelled out in The Listing.

I just went through a most recent batch of messages for a one (1) day standard Offsite meeting with nothing special or out of the ordinary happening. Between the Guest, her boss, and her assistant the total number of real email messages and Peerspace messages was 122!!!

In trying to be a nice and accommodating Host, I end up spending countless hours answering questions that are already in my Listing! This is something I would expect from a high-school kid, not adults working for a corporation! People don’t read “The Contract”.

PS needs to come up with a system to ensure that “The Contract” is read. Like CHECK BOXES where the client acknowledges important CALL OUT ITEMS as determined by the Host at the time of sending the Booking Request.

How are other Hosts managing endless email messages, unread listing details and requests for multiple site visits where the Guests wants to come back “just one more time” to bring “another important co-worker for a walkthrough…”.

If I add any more RULES to my listing, then Guests will need to hire an attorney to go through it!!

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#7

@Vic_F I feel your frustration!
Once the guest inquiries and I feel like it will take a long time to respond by message, I ask for the number and a date to discuss ALL items they are interested in knowing. If they need additional time to discuss again I would after they have booked.:grinning:

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