What is Instant Booking?

Instant Booking speeds up the process of renting out your car by accepting the request automatically. Similar to regular bookings, Instant Booking will apply to all available dates in your calendar.

With Instant booking you accelerate the process of a rental request, which is automatically accepted when your car is available and the request meets the conditions.

Benefits of Instant Booking:

  • Fast and easy - no extra step between the request and the acceptance
  • Well considered requests - renters can filter on instant Booking cars
  • Your car is easier to find - Instant booking increases your acceptance percentage
  • No additional costs are involved

You can turn Direct Books on or off via My Cars > choose Edit Car & Calendar > Car Settings. When you activate on the feature, a lightning icon will appear with your car: instantBooking.png

You decide who will book your car instantly

When you activate the Instant Booking feature you can choose which conditions the renter must meet to be able to book your car directly.

  • How far in advance can my car available (24 hours or 12 hours)
  • Who can book my car: Standard verified renters, renters with a certain number of stars, renters with a minimum number of bookings, renters who have previously booked my car.

Conditions

There are certain conditions that apply for a renter in order to book your car instantly.

  • Rental period cannot be longer than 3 days
  • The booking must be requested at least 24 or 12 hours in advance, depending on your settings
  • Pick up and drop off time must be set, default will be between 7AM and 11 PM

Note: It is your own responsibility to keep your availability up to date. If you have cancelled an Instant Booking-request 3x you are no longer able to use it. Read more about the settings of your availability calendar here.