Dear peerspace! I love you! You made a huge difference in my business over last 3 years. 500+ bookings were amazing. However, lately, I see a significant drop in inquiries, a very significant drop. My space sits pretty much vacant for the last few weeks with some exception of weekends. Not sure why.
I decided to research the market and check whether there is some new better value space nearby. I thought of maybe dropping the price or adjusting my listing in some other way to make it more competitive. To my surprise, I could barely find my listing at all. It was on page eight among some spaces with no reviews. Who keeps scrolling to page eight? The only price filter available for guests is “under 100 dollars”. My space is 60, so if I listed it at 50 it would make zero difference. There is no filter for “instant book” or “top rated” or “power host” or “response time”. In other words, there is no way for my space to stand out thanks to its good record. No reward for being a successful host.
Moreover, I reached out to support and was advised that
"Our teams are currently running some tests on sort order. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline on when the tests will be completed, but your listing placement will shift around during this time. "
Could you please update us on the testing mentioned above. Its unfortunate that hosts have to sit and wait and loose income due to testing, especially if there is no timeline. Also PS fees raise for guests to 9% is not helping as it does make our listings more expensive and therefore less attractive.
Guests started finding my space on other platforms, which had rarely been the case before. So i am turning my attention to those platforms and to finding new platforms.
Has Peerspace considered more filtering options like “instant book”, “power host”, “top rated”, “shortest response time”, etc, etc . Is there a business reason why there are so few filtering or search options? Same about smaller price increments in search? Wouldn’t it be helpful for guests to just enter “from” “to” price range or make price increments smaller?