It helps us maintain rate parity between similar listings.
It allows you to set the min/base/max prices, and date-specific customizations on a parent listing, and they will be copied over to the child listing(s)
We bill at a reduced rate for mapped listings. Once you've mapped listings together, we also don't double charge you.
You can use this feature if these two conditions are satisfied:
1. The listings that need to be mapped are in the same location
2. You want the listings to have identical rates and settings, as mapping ensures that all your pricing and customizations are copied over to all the mapped listings.
Note:- Same PMS mapping feature needs to be enabled from the backend. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enable it for your account.
Example of a use case for Same-PMS mapping: If a certain user has an apartment with four separate rooms, which are individually listed on Airbnb, they can map these rooms 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 listing.
Before we start mapping things it would be helpful to know the difference between a parent and a child listing:
Parent listing is your main listing on one portal and will be the primary listing when using PriceLabs
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!
Do note that to map two listings together they need to have the same location parameters (their lat/long should be same). The Lat/Long information is set in your PMS.
Head over to the Manage Listings page.
In order to map two listings together click the Map Listing button for any list that isn't already mapped to a parent, this listing will be the child listing. Be sure to take a look at the location details for the listings you are planning to map together, they should match or be with one or two digits of each other. If the latitude and longitude of the listings aren't close enough, you'll need to adjust the location settings for your listing in your PMS before mapping can be done (see here for instructions on finding the correct lat-long for your listing).
Once you've clicked the Map Listing button, the listings from all other systems will pop up and you can assign your child its parent by selecting the parent from the available listings shown. Do note the tick boxes at the top of this pop-up, unless these are unticked, settings from the parent listing will automatically copy to the child listing once the Red "Map Listing" button is clicked.
A Mapped Listings heading will appear on the page and child listings will show directly beneath the parent listing.
If you head back to the Review Pricing page, you'll see the child listing in italics there as well.
On this page, you can also set the base, minimum, and maximum prices for all of your listings from one location. Bonus!
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. You can also request to have the pricing offset option added to your account.
To adjust base, min, or max prices. Click review prices for the parent listing and on the left panel, next to the calendar, you will see an option to copy prices to child listing.
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 button is clicked while this box is ticked then all customizations set for this listing will copy from the parent to the child listing
To copy over custom price changes, set the custom prices on parent listing and you will see the option to copy the custom prices to child listing.
Note that all of the copy boxes shown above are checked by default.