For those of us with variable pricing it would be very helpful to have an update on our listing that properly lets guests know that there is a price range depending on attendee size / calendar day / time of day.
Right now if you search on a desktop the search results will show a tiny “from” before the rate but when you click to go to the listing that “from” is no longer there. It’s there on mobile, but not on desktop. That’s just one aspect that should be fixed.
Overall, though, I feel that a simple small “from” isn’t sufficient. It should be more clear. Maybe “rates starting at”. That phrase will stand out more than the simple small “from”. Perhaps make it bold “rates starting at” so that it stands out a bit more. And then make it clear to the guest how to determine what those rates are.
It seems like it should be obvious for them to click on the drop-down menu to make their selections and then see the results, but… it’s not. For whatever reason, it’s not apparent and it often causes confusion and frustration for the guest.
Perhaps beneath “rates starting at _____” it should then say “make your selections below to see your rate”.
In addition, it would be great to have wording that lets the guest know whether the rate is affected by 1) Attendees 2) Calendar Day 3) Time of Day. These are things that can easily confuse the guest.
I would also love a 4th option to be added: Holiday rates. It’s much more difficult to tell a guest after they’ve messaged or put in a booking request that you are going to charge them more because it’s a holiday. If it were already part of the booking process I think Peerspace and the hosts would be much more successful in gaining that higher revenue.
One last thing… when guests click to Message Host they almost never know what the rate is or what the total is because that info is not presented to them when filling out the form. I think it may be in the email confirmation they receive or it may be on the side bar of their inbox but they usually don’t seem to notice any of that. It would be very helpful to display the proposed rate/total (and what are the contributing factors affecting the rate/total) when they fill out the form to message us, and then improve the visibility afterward for them to see it after the conversation has started.
The smoother and clearer it all is for the guests the more profitable it will be for Peerspace and the hosts.