A great way to encourage guests to stay an extra night is to use stepped pricing.
For example, you might normally charge £100 per room per night. But if a guest stays two nights or more, the nightly price decreases to £85.
There are two ways to set this up in Inn Style.
The First Way (Using the Price Updater)
- Go to Prices at the top of the page, then Price Update
- Click Configuration, and tick the options that you'd like to add prices to
- Click Save, and go to New Price Update
- Load your prices using this guide
- Make sure to use the reuse button to save time!
Let's take a look at that in action:
Remember: If you add a 2-night rate and no 3-night/4-night prices, all stays of two nights or more will be priced at the 2-night rate. If you add a 2-night rate and a 4-night rate, stays of two or three nights will be priced at your 2-night rate, and stays of four or more nights will be charged at your 4-night rate.
The Second Way (Using a Rate Type)
This is a great way to offer a single discount for guests who stay X number of nights.
- Go to Prices, then Rate Type and click New Rate Type
- On the right hand side, tick Inherits Prices from Another Rate Type?
- Select the Rate Type you’d like to offer a discount on from the drop down list
- Tick Modify all prices by a given amount or percentage?
- Select Decrease by
- Choose if it's a monetary or percentage decrease, and add the amount
- Under Only modify stays of at least this many nights, enter the length of stay you’d like to discount
- Click Save Rate Type and Start Loading Prices
Remember: Inherited Rate Types will not show in the Price Updater or the Grid – they simply work quietly in the background. Any changes made to the 'parent' rate type will update all rate types that inherit from it.