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Shops get business from short-term rental check-ins

11-Aug-2019 12:28:03 / by Kjetil Faye Lund

A boom in short-term rentals is spawning niche services that solely focus on self service check-in and managing keys for properties on Airbnb, Booking.com, HomeAway and other home-sharing platforms.

It’s a sign of how quickly the do-it-yourself business of renting out your home is becoming an entrenched segment for shops and 24/7 stores in urban areas. Online short-term rentals is an under served, but potentially lucrative, submarket for 24/7 shop owners.

The best 7-Eleven shops with Sharebox check-in service, log 30-something customers each day picking up keys and buy items on the go.

In Sharebox we put our focus on transitioning heavily to short-term rentals because it is a lucrative business for our network of shops and 24/7 stores and we saw they were making more money.

Read on: How to get a Sharebox in my shop

Entering the short-term rental market is much easier today because of the advent of new software, plug-and-play boxes and systems that can manage multiple check-ins of vacation rentals on various platforms from Airbnb to TripAdvisor.

Short explained Sharebox uses their own vacation check-in management software, to handle the host/guest communication, and processes financial data, such as how much revenue a Sharebox generates, through software processes.

One of the things is automated messaging. We are able to keep everybody informed. If someone books a lockers, they get an automatically generated email. A cleaner also gets immediately notified when a hosts use Sharebox to confirm that a person has checked out. Right now, we are making advances in the check-in process with touchscreens, more functionality in the app and better first time text messages.

The beauty of the Sharebox platform is that we enable our network of shops and 24/7 stores to grow their business and succeed.

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Topics: travel, airbnb, rental, booking.com, homerental, airbnb service, airbnb login, property, homeowners, holiday rentals, travelers, shop owner, chek-in

Kjetil Faye Lund

Written by Kjetil Faye Lund

Kjetil Faye Lund is marketing manager at Sharebox, writes blogs, press releases and texts. He provides training and video conferencing for digital customer journeys and payment solutions.

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