Lodgify SaaS Solution for Vacation Rentals Launches
Barcelona-based Lodgify launched its Shopify-like software-as-a-service solution for vacation rental owners.Lodgify, a technology startup based in Barcelona, Spain, has announced the launch of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for marketing vacation rentals. Lodgify enables both vacation rental owners and property managers to easily create their own Website with a "Book Now" function, centrally manage their reservations and synchronize their property information across major vacation rental portals. Lodgify has already integrated with 9flats and Roomorama, and integration with HomeAway/VRBO is currently in progress, the company said. Meanwhile, 20 additional channel partners will be included by year end. "We are doing for vacation rental owners what Shopify is doing for shop owners," Marco De Gregorio, CEO and co-founder of Lodgify, said in a statement. "In other words, we are making affordable and scalable technology available to vacation rental owners and helping them grow their accommodation businesses." "When we tell friends about Lodgify, we say that we're the Shopify for vacation rental owners," said Naveen Sharma, head of marketing and business development at Lodgify. "You can build your own vacation rental Website with a 'Book Now' function, synchronize with your Airbnbs and HomeAways, and manage it all from one place."
Lodgify is launching its product at a time when leading vacation rental portals have started offering renters the ability to directly book and pay for their reservations online, in an attempt to meet the growing demand for a more simplified booking process. Lodgify's commission-free Book Now function enables vacation rental owners to easily offer such a seamless booking experience on their own websites, allowing owners to accept credit card payments immediately or once the booking is confirmed. Check out the Lodgify video here.