NOTES:
  1. Admin receives all payments (deposit and remaining balance).
  2. Admin can be a single owner or choose specific “owners” to have submission rights (help – https://help.wprentals.org/article/how-to-allow-only-certain-users-to-submit-properties-in-front-end/) OR can let users register to add their listings too.
  3. Property owners manage booking requests and calendar availability

User: Sends booking request

By default, users submit a booking request after they login/register. The register / login step is required to book or send messages in WP Rentals. More here  https://help.wprentals.org/article/why-register-is-required-to-book-or-send-messages-in-wp-rentals/

If you use WooCommerce to process payments, set a deposit required and enable Instant booking for a listing, the login/registe and the payment for deposit are done at the same time. Help https://help.wprentals.org/article/install-woocommerce-and-use-woocommerce-payments/ 

booking request

APPROVE BOOKING & ISSUE INVOICE. REJECT BOOKING. CANCEL BOOKING.

The user who submits properties (property owners) will receive an email notification when a new booking request is received from another user.

You have received a new booking request on http://yourdomain.com!  Go to your account in "Bookings" page to see the request, issue the invoice or reject it!

The user who submits property (owner) will see all bookings made for his property in User Dashboard -> My Bookings.

From here the owner can:

  • Reject Booking,
  • Issue Invoice and approve booking, or
  • Cancel a confirmed booking.
Rejected Bookings will be deleted automatically from the user dashboard and admin.

The user will be notified via email that his booking request was rejected or canceled. But the booking request will no longer be available in his dashboard either.

Below there are screenshots with all possible status for booking requests received in User dashboard -> My Bookings (property owner)

Pending Booking Request

If an invoice is issued, but the user has not paid yet, the owner can delete the invoice and issue it again, or reject the booking request and delete it from your My Bookings page and user My Reservations page.

Confirmed Bookings

A confirmed booking can be confirmed, but not fully paid or confirmed and fully paid.

Confirmed by not fully paid means Site admin set a deposit value less than 100% and the deposit is mandatory for booking to be confirmed. The remaining balance can be paid through the theme at any time, money goes to the site admin, and it is an optional step.

Confirmed and paid in full booking status shows when a user pays the total amount calculated to site admin.

Owner made bookings

 

Approve or reject a booking request. The admin fee is set to 0.

When a booking request is received, the user submitting the property (property owner) will be asked to issue an invoice or reject the request.

Issue invoice by the property owner is the first step in confirming a booking.

If the admin fee is set to 0 by admin, the issued invoice will show Deposit 0. Booking request is confirmed when the property owner clicks on the Issue Invoice button

This means that the booking will be confirmed by the user who submits the property (owner) when he sends the invoice.

Approve or reject a booking request. The deposit fee must be paid before booking is confirmed.

If a deposit fee will be asked by Admin, then the user submitting the property will have the possibility to:

  • issue an invoice,
  • add invoice details,
  • delete the invoice and generate a new invoice,

All these BEFORE payment is made by the user who submitted the booking request to admin and have his booking request confirmed.

The deposit can be a % or a fixed amount and can include or not Admin Service fee too. Read more about Deposit and Service fee here https://help.wprentals.org/article/1-20-how-to-work-with-deposit-fee-and-service-fee/

When issuing invoice the deposit is visible in invoice details:

In this case, the invoice can be deleted and generated again (BEFORE DEPOSIT IS PAID)

All the invoices generated by a user who owns the property (who submits the property) will be visible in User Dashboard -> Invoices

Multiple Booking Requests for the same period

If 2 or more booking requests are sent for the same date/property – 2+ invoices were issued,  the theme will allow only the first payment to be processed.

booking caanot be paid

User: How to pay Admin Deposit request for booking to be confirmed (after owner approves request).

The user who submits the booking request gets the notification that an invoice was issued and he needs to pay the deposit fee before booking is confirmed.

pay the fee

When you add the Deposit fee, there will be a reminder email to make the remaining payment before the beginning of the booking. The remaining payment can be done from My Reservations page at any time (money go to admin) But paying the remaining invoice is optional!

Related Reading: 

https://help.wprentals.org/article/1-20-how-to-work-with-deposit-fee-and-service-fee/

https://help.wprentals.org/article/how-to-confirm-a-booking-when-admin-fee-is-0/

https://help.wprentals.org/article/pay-invoice-fee-to-admin-confirm-booking/