BookingSync Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BookingSync

Reservations & channel management for vacation rental businesses

4.59/5 (44 reviews)

BookingSync overview

BookingSync is a reservation and channel management tool that helps businesses manage clients and synchronize vacation rental bookings with portals. The platform's core features include a
property management system (PMS) that allows users to centralize and store all information on multiple properties, as well as keep track of all managerial activity such as rentals (pictures, descriptions, features), clients, bookings, and communication with travelers.

BookingSync helps organizations create a powerful landing page, photo galleries, a professional blog, or an online store, included with the website. Users can help travelers choose their vacation rental according to their search criteria and boost SEO targeting niche markets. Show rentals on a map and help travelers find the best house close to their favorites activities and spots in the area.

Control all activity from one place using BookingSync's channel manager with official connection with major OTAs, providing a safe and fast synchronization of the rentals calendar, prices and more. Users can synchronize rates per night, week, or month prices, and advanced pricing is also synced on common OTAs.

Offer a smooth booking workflow to customers with electronic payments, including instant booking for a fast and secure way to organize their stay. Users can clearly track each booking payment and manage downpayment, balance due, security deposit and extra services. Personal contracts can be automatically edited and sent to travelers after payment and updated after each booking step.
www.bookingsync.com

Pricing

Starting from
€87/month
Pricing options
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French
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BookingSync reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  3.7
  3.9
  4.6
  4.7
Kenan Giguere

Great product and great service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

What I like most about BookingSync is the ability to customize it (most of it) for our needs; including synchronization to other distribution channels and websites, pulling data into our backend database with their free API and using Apps such as Notifications to automate communications with our guests and owners. Plus having complete control to customize our website as we see fit is a huge benefit. There are a few features that are missing, such as a advanced property management, a more in-depth guest management and housekeeping, but their list of Apps is growing and hopefully in the future they will offer something. In the mean time, we are able to get around this with their data synchronization to our in house applications. The fee for the service is a fair monthly fee based on number of properties in your account, which I feel is a much better method vs taking a large commission from our bookings like some competitors do. Their support - even while being through a messaging app without the ability to call in, is also top notch. I feel their documentation for some features, such as the Notifications app for example needs improvement, but they are quickly adding features and I know they will update their documentation in the future. Overall, they have been a great team to work with and have helped us out when needed. I highly recommend bookingSync for any vacation rental company or individual home owner of multiple units. The common features are easy to use and quick to setup.Ability to customize it for our needs. The biggest winner is the ability to customize our own website as we see fit.

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Andrew Campion

Everything we needed, and there's plenty more to come!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

We are another one of the ex-Kigo companies that got abruptly put out of work due to platform failure last year. In hindsight it was a blessing. In our search to find another platform I came here to Capterra and looked through all the reviews, studied each one, did a trial version of several and eventually settled on Bookingsync. We've never looked back. The first thing about Bookingsync that struck me was the ease of use and intuitive nature of the dashboard. Setting up a booking platform from scratch is a daunting prospect but I found myself very easily navigating around and getting setup with the minimum of fuss. When I did need help, there a chat box right inside the dashboard with staff ready to answer questions immediately. The customer care is awesome! We have 175+ properties across several cities and we like to push the boundaries of what's possible with technology so I had a lot of questions. Even though I'm a whole time zone away (I'm in South America, they are based out of Europe) I get excellent, timely responses to all my questions. When things get technically challenging, like our recent site migration, the CEO of the company personally handled my case and sat through the process with me over Skype. Support doesn't get much better than that! One of the things I like the most about the product is the way that is gives your the basic tools for running any sized business, then gives you the option to add applications as you need them. You can choose to add a website, channel management, revenue management, an owner portal and many other options, but only if your business needs to use them, otherwise it stays as a lean, simple to use product for a single home or a large property management company like ourselves. I especially like the Zapier integration that allows us to push booking data into Salesforce and seamlessly work with third parties. I really can't recommend them highly enough, and the best thing is they are still a young company that are developing more tools and integrations all the time. It's also cheaper than what we were paying for Kigo, for a much better product in my opinion.Ease of use and getting setup quickly Excellent customer support Flexibility of add-on software and integrations Great looking website out of the box with excellent SEO functionality built in

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Leonard Carroll

Super system (Very well designed)

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

Ive been in the Travel business the last 20 years and since the last 10 years, I have opened up an apartment house. But having found booking sync , it really has been great. I am young and fairly fluent with Computers and checked and tested numerous booking software ( and used Kigo for over 2years). With booking sync they are fairly priced (fee is fixed, not like others charging per room per night) The service is great , as the chat function is within your system which is handy and its partially 24hr. I had a lot of technical issues due to migrating my bookings, which the team resolved easily and now offer a service to make this easier for new customers. (they are also thinking ahead)The beauty about the system is its automated from payments to notifications, to synchronising with channels. It really has given me more time to concentrate with my second job. When I get a booking, I know its safely imported and payment is taken automatically and notifications have been issued. There website builder is great(clean and modern !) and it cost very little per month) The other thing I like about the system is they have an app store , which means there is always something new in the pipline ! Along with a you tube channel and froms, I couldn't ask for more. Thanks Maud,Delia, Aline and all the team.Its Affordable. Service is great. Website builder is easy to use. It works fluently and covers all aspects off rental price structures.

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Paul White

BookingSync ...... "The Best Find of 2016"

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-02
Review Source: Capterra

Whilst looking to update our website in early 2016, we stumbled upon BookingSync. At that point, naively, we were only looking for a flexible website format. However BookingSync were able to offer the complete website, booking, invoicing, customer database and channel managers all in one package. After a successful trial, we adopted BookingSync immediately, and have never looked back. The team at BookingSync customised our website at no additional charge. Since adopting BookingSyc, more than 30% of our bookings now come directly through our website. Something we were hoping for, but never really expecting, when up against the big Corporate giants. The Customer Service is faultless & impeccable, and they are superbly supported by the technical team. We now have 3 Channel Manager Agreements now in place, and they are all managed by BookingSync. We cannot believe our growth since teaming up with BookingSync, and it really was our greatest find of 2016. Thank you.The user friendly interface The flexibility & simplicity of the pricing

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Anonymous

25 Days of Nightmares and Counting - Vacancy Rate Skyrocket to 60% and still increasing

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

In conclusion, if you are ready for a real challenge specially if you manage several properties, I only manage 16 and it has been a challenge for me, I hope at the end I can come back here and update my review to say it was worth it but so far I unfortunately can't say that, I just now was with Airbnb on the phone for an hour because guests are trying to book my properties but they are getting an error saying that the property is unavailable. I looked at my booking.com account rates to make sure it was good since no bookings are coming thru and to my surprise they are showing very old and really high rates, so my rates are not updating on booking.com either. I am spechless right now, specially because my setup was "COMPLETED" around Dec 1st as previously mentioned, I opened a ticket, attached the appropriate print screens, I requested to speack with the head of the company, and since I know they will take a few days to respond and honestly at this point with my vacancy rate increasing like never before I decided to document my experience on here to alert others who are planning to sign up to know what to expect and to also get the attention from the executives of BookingSync and hopefully ALL this issues can finally be resolved, and someone needs to be held accountable for all the revenue I have lost this month due to all these errors preventing me from getting bookings. Thank you-Friendly staff like -Several nice apps to extend functionality -Connection available to main channels -Their new inbox is a great feature (Only avl for airbnb and HomeAway) -Easy to connect with zapier to extract your data and connect other tools.

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BookingSync pricing

Starting from
€87/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Contact BookingSync for detailed pricing information.

BookingSync features

API
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Calendar Management
Channel Management
Electronic Payments
Invoice Management
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (34 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (34 other apps)
Billing Rate Management (32 other apps)
Booking Management (67 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (44 other apps)
Multi-Channel Management (28 other apps)
Online Booking Integration (47 other apps)
Price Management (35 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (41 other apps)
Reservations Management (48 other apps)
Room Booking (45 other apps)
Website Integration (28 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for BookingSync

Key features of BookingSync

  • Payment processing
  • Fee / commission management
  • Property search
  • Property database
  • Guest reviews / ratings
  • Owner statements
  • OTAs channel distribution
  • Channel manager
  • Categorization
  • Geolocalization
  • Template editor
  • Seo management
  • Multilingual
  • Social media optimized
  • Newsletter management
  • Synchronize calendars and rates
  • Availability management
  • Listing content management
  • Contract management
  • Security
  • Third party integration
  • Electronic payments
  • Notifications
  • Customizable branding
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Benefits

Channel Manager: Keep all calendars, rates, descriptions, photos, locations etc. up-to-date on Booking.com, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, HolidayLettings by TripAdvisor, and HomeAway.

Website Builder: Build a personalized vacation rental website with BookingSync.

Notifications: Streamline communications with guests, owners and everyone on the team.

Owners: Provide owners with access to view their calendars and block dates.

Invoices: Generate professional invoices with custom content and format in one click.

Zapier by BookingSync: Connect BookingSync with popular apps and platforms such as MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, and more.