Same PMS mapping

Multi-unit Mapping

What is a Multi-unit?

Multi-units are properties that have the same category/room type. In order to map listings as multi-units in PriceLabs, two conditions are required:
  1. Listings have to be in the same location (example: several flats in the same building).
  2. Listings will use the same prices 

How does mapping your listings help?

  1. It helps us maintain rate parity between listings.
  2. It allows you to set the min/base/max prices, and date-specific customizations on a parent/primary listing, and they will be copied over to the secondary listing(s) -multi-units.
  3. We bill at a reduced rate for mapped listings. 
Same PMS mapping feature needs to be enabled from the backend. Additionally, if you have more than 5 multi-units, please let us know as well so we can increase your maximum child listings. Please email us at support@pricelabs.co to enable it for your account.
 
Example of a use case for Same-PMS mapping: You manage a whole building with similar apartments on it, which are individually listed. Then, you can map these apartments with each other to maintain the same rates for all of them.
 
Do note that if you opt for Same-PMS mapping, the child listings will be charged $4.49/month/child listingYou can check the detailed information on pricing here.

Parent and Child Definition

Before we start mapping, it would be helpful to know the difference between a parent and a child listing:
  1. Parent listing is your main listing on one portal and will be the primary listing when using PriceLabs.
  2. Child listing is a copy of the parent listing on other portals.


Now that we know what parent and child listings are, let's map them! 

How to Map Multi-unit listings?

With our latest update, you can now map listings on our main pages!
Do note that to map two listings together they need to have the same location parameters (their latitude/longitude should be the same). You can check our guide to learn how to update your listing location here.

Mapping listings from Manage Listings

  1. Navigate to Dynamic Pricing > Manage Listings
  2. Click the Map Listings button
  3. Select the Parent Listing from the dropdown
  4. Select your Child Listings from the dropdown. By default, you can select up to 5 listings. If you accidentally selected the wrong listing, just click the x button beside the listing name to remove the listing from the selection.
  5. Click "Map Listings"
    Note: You have the option to replace the child's minimum/base/maximum prices and/or listing level customization and date-specific overrides with the parent listing

Mapping listings from Review Prices

  1. From the Review Prices page
  2. Click the map listings  button 
  3. Select the Parent Listing from the dropdown
  4. Select your Child Listings from the dropdown
  5. Click "Map Listings"

Mapping listings from Multi Calendar

  1. From the Multi Calendar page
  2. Click the map listings  button 
  3. Select the Parent Listing from the dropdown
  4. Select your Child Listings from the dropdown
  5. Click "Map Listings"


Once you're done, you'll now see your listings under the Mapped Listings tab, and when you go back to the Review Prices page, the child listing's name will be in italic. Mapped listings are also labeled as "Parent" / "Child" on the Multi Calendar page.






You also have the option to hide the child listings by clicking on "Row Filters" and then ticking the checkbox for "Hide child listings".


Resolving Mapping Errors

  1. "Your account cannot map more than 4 child listings. " - As mentioned above, by default you can only map 5 listings together. If you have more than 4 child listings, please contact our support team to adjust the number of your child listings
  2. "No Child Listings Found" / other listings are not showing on the dropdown - Make sure that the listings you're mapping together are within the mapping radius (by default within 500 meters). You can check this guide to learn how to edit your listing location.
       

Managing rate parity

Rate parity is maintained by applying your base/min/max settings, listing level customizations, and override settings from your parent listing to the child listing. These settings automatically copy over, so please make sure to untick the boxes if you wish to have different rates between parent and child listings. 
  1. To adjust base, min, or max prices: Click the Review Prices button for the parent listing and on the left panel, next to the calendar, you will see an option to copy prices to the child listing.

  1. To adjust customizations for both listings: Simply set the customization on the parent listing and you will see the option to copy the same settings to the child listing. If the "Save Changes" button is clicked while this box is ticked then all customizations set for this listing will copy from the parent to the child listing

  1. To copy over custom price changes/date-specific overrides: Set the custom prices on the parent listing and you will see the option to copy the custom prices to the child listing. 


Note: All of the copy checkboxes shown above are checked by default.


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