Ability to split payments for reservations
Would love to have the option for our guests to use the link to pay any amount like when two guests split the bill in two or more, or when they can pay a certain amount at a time, instead of the strict amount based on our reservation payment policy (50% deposit, 50% balance. That said, when we send them the payment reminder, they can use the link in there and enter "x" amount.
Thank you for submitting this idea. We have considered this in the past but this behavior comes with complexities. The question is whether we consider a property as booked on the first split payment and block the calendar or not:
- if we do: a guest could pay $5 on a $1000 payment and the calendar will be blocked with a payment that does not meet the reservation amount threshold (putting the PM at risk)
- if we do not consider it as booked until the whole $1000 is received, the PM could end up with 4 payments of $200 and the property is still available. Someone else could then end en booking the property and the PM is left with having to process 4 refunds.
So this feature is definitely interesting but requires that particular threshold rules to be defined and the system behaviour to adapt to them.
April Mai (work email) commented
I want guests to be able to pay installments, split payment for a specific reservation and pay with 2 different credit cards using the same payment link.
What might work here is to just allow "partial" payments at any time.
Anyone can use the payment link to pay whatever portion they're responsible for.?