The lowdown on Uplisting rates
There are 3 types of rates on Uplisting
Lead time rates (last minute discounts)
Spot (nightly) rate
Rates have a hierarchy to maximise flexibility and value.
1. Spot (nightly) rates
Spot rates can be set by directly entering a price on a calendar cell, or using the Update Rate feature to change rates for multiple date ranges, for one or more listings.
This is the best way to change rates on Uplisting. Any rate you set directly on the calendar or using the Rate update feature will always override whatever rate is already present.
2. Lead time rates
Lead time rates will overwrite spot rates if the rule is triggered. However, you can overwrite a lead time rate with a spot rate.
Why does it work like this?Lead time rate rules save a lot of time changing last minute rates, that's what they are there for. This works perfectly 99% of the time.
However, on a peak date like New Years Eve you most likely look to achieve a higher rate. In this scenario, the lead time rate rule will overwrite the spot rate for New Years Eve (eg. 28 days away), however, you can then set a spot rate to your desired price.
3. Base rates
If no lead time rates or spot rates are configured, base rates are set in place by default.
Why does it work like this?
If base rates overwrote spot or lead time rates then any custom rates you set would be reset. This is not a desired outcome.
How to update spot rates directly on the calendar
Select the take home rate you wish to update (eg. 400 on 27th of December above).
Enter the new rate on the update rate panel and confirm
You will see the new rate on the calendar within a few seconds
How to update spot rates in bulk
Show the Rate Update panel by click on the 'Update rate' button on the top right of the screen
Select a date range (from one day to a three-year span)
Enter rates for one or more days
Select the properties you wish to update the rates for
Click 'Update and Sync Rates'
How to set lead time rates
How to set base rates
Select the 'base price' tab on your property settings panel
Update daily rates as desired
What rates/dates are affected?
Any dates without a spot or lead time rate in place will be updated.
A spot rate is one where you have either set a particular rate for the date on the Airbnb or Uplisting calendars, or have use the Rate update feature on Uplisting (detailed below).