Setting seasonal prices with PriceLabs

Seasonal Minimum, Base and Max Price Settings



Our default pricing setup already accounts for seasonality based on market data (and you can set seasonal price and min-price settings using date-level overrides). But these new settings are a great addition if you
  1. are in a heavily seasonal area and have a higher end portfolio, and our market seasonality wasn't capturing this as well
  2. manage properties where you don't have as much flexibility in pricing
  3. you have luxury properties with very small comp-set
  4. or, you just need more control of your pricing but still want all the automation that comes with PriceLabs!
These settings can be accessed at listing, group, or account level in the customizations menu as shown below - turn on the switch, and click the edit button to start entering the information as shown in the first screenshot above!



You can even download a CSV of the seasons you create to replicate those on other listings, or make mass edits and re-upload those instead of doing it on the UI.

Deciding between modes: Fixed or Percentage?
Setting fixed values on the Custom Seasonal Profile allows you to directly configure seasonal min, max and base prices - this is recommended when using this setting on a listing level. On the other hand, when used on a group level, it is can be more convenient to set up seasons as a percentage, since listings in a group can have different min, max and base prices. In this case, the percentage value configured in the profile is applied as a "% change" to the listing-level values. For example, a percentage value seasonal base price of 20, for a listing that has a base price of $100, will result in a Seasonal Base Price of $100 * 1.2 = $120.

Can a listing have multiple Seasonal Base Profiles?
No. As with other PriceLabs' customizations, if a Seasonal Base Profile is active at the group or account level, and the listing level, only the listing applies (you can read more about our customization hierarchy here). This also means that percentage values set up on a group level are not applied to seasonal values set up on a listing level, percentage values are always applied as a percentage of default min, max and base prices configured on a listing level. 

Important Notes:
  1. You will need to make sure seasons cover every date of the year from Jan 1 to Dec 31 as these seasons are not for a specific year but will carry over year to year. 
  2. If a season's min/base/max price are left empty, the listing level min/base/max price will get used.
  3. Once you've set seasonal min/base/max prices, the listing's usual min/base/max prices will be ignored whenever the seasonal price is filled in.
  4. Our default seasonality factors (that are obtained from our market data) will still continue to apply. If you want to turn these completely off and manage everything from your seasonal settings, please let us know by submitting a support ticket.
  5. Seasonal profiles set at the listing level do not automatically copy from parent to child listings.

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