Whether you are a part-time vacation rental host with a full-time job or running a full-scale vacation rental business, the check-in process can be time-consuming and repetitive, requiring lots of manual work. What if you could automate these tedious tasks to save you time and, in turn, money while also improving your guests’ experience?
Well, we are here to tell you that it is possible. With a little help from our partner Chekin, you can easily manage all your check-ins and leverage their multitude of features to make them a breeze for you and your guests.
The platform offers a variety of solutions, including guest registration forms, automatic sending to authorities, tourist tax calculation, rental agreements, digital signature, identity verification, upselling and remote access options to help streamline the check-in process and ensure legal compliance.
What is Chekin?
Chekin aims to help vacation rental owners and property managers save time and money by streamlining the check-in process and, through doing so, creating an easier check-in experience for guests. The platform imports your reservation information and guest details so automatic triggers can be set to send your guests the information they need for a smooth check-in.
Chekin also has several integrations with local police in Europe and remote access solutions so that you can send guest information to the police automatically and give your guests the option to self-check in. Moreover, Chekin launched an Upselling feature designed for hosts, so getting extra revenue is easier than ever!
How can Chekin help you?
With all the features Chekin has to offer, you might be wondering how using Chekin can help with your specific needs, well, let’s take a look.
Guest Registration & Legal Compliance
Many European countries have imposed tourism restrictions that require vacation rental owners to register their guests with the police. Chekin has an easy solution: sending your guest the registration form and collecting this information, then automatically sending it to your required local police through their integrations. You will also receive a copy as a digital guestbook for your records.
Guest ID Verification & Rental Agreement
Want to have peace of mind about who is staying in your rental? Chekin offers a guest identity verification tool asking your guest to scan their ID and take a selfie to verify their identity. The platform will automatically import your guest details from your Lodgify account and send them an email with the request and a link to complete the online check-in form. You can also attach a rental agreement and request a digital signature from your guest to agree to your rental rules.
Tourist Tax & Online Payment
Across Europe, it is required for tourist accommodations to collect a tourist tax, but calculating the amount can be a headache. The taxes vary widely depending on the country and city where your property is located, but also on the rental type and even the age of your guests. And as if that weren’t complicated enough, the tax amount has been increasing over the years, meaning you need to keep a close watch on any changes in regulation.
With Chekin, you can set your property details and guest information so that the tourist tax is automatically calculated and a payment request is sent to your guest via email. Your guests can even complete the payment through the platform so that no additional steps are required once they reach your rental.
Remote Access & Self Check-in
Probably the most time-consuming aspect of managing a vacation rental is meeting your guest at check-in to give them access to your rental. Chekin has integrated several remote access solutions that will allow your guests to self-check in, so you no longer have to trek across town to meet them. They offer three types of solutions:
- Virtual Key: Guests get access to a unique pin code or virtual key that resets for every reservation, allowing them to access your rental only during their reservation period.
- Key Security Box: Guests can stop by a security box located near your rental and collect a physical key from the box using a unique access code.
- Key Pick-up: Guests can collect their physical key from a nearby store or collection point you’ve hired to store your key.
Guest experience & Upselling
If you are looking for an exceptional guest experience on your rental. You can go a step further with Upselling!
Not only does this feature improve your guests’ stay, but it also allows you to sell experiences at an extra cost, resulting in a boost in revenue. You can choose from a variety of already existing experiences to offer, from local tours and attractions to vineyard visits. You can also create your own experience and monetize them for your guests without the added stress: Early check-in, late check-out, stay with a pet fee, transport to the airport, etc.
How much does Chekin cost?
Chekin understands that every vacation rental business is unique, so they offer flexible pricing options to accommodate your specific needs.
Chekin offers three pricing tiers, including the Starter, Basic, and Pro plans, with monthly and annual pricing options available. The pricing for your rental business will depend on the plan you choose and the number of properties you manage. But with each tier, you can access different levels of their platform’s features, such as automated document signing, ID verification, and payment collection.
The Starter Plan offers basic features for smaller rental businesses, while the Basic Plan includes access to more advanced features like automating the reporting process to local authorities. The Pro Plan offers comprehensive features for larger rental businesses, including advanced reporting tools and integration with external software.
All plans come with 24/7 email support and a 14-day free trial, so you can experience the benefits of using Chekin firsthand. Plus, with their flexible pricing options, you can choose the right plan for you and your business without breaking the bank.
How does Chekin work with Lodgify?
Lodgify and Chekin have a direct API integration to automatically import your property and reservation data into Chekin. Your property and guest details are populated in the Chekin platform, which allows for calculating tourist taxes and automatically sending guest registration forms to your guests.
To start using Chekin, sign up for an account here. You can find more details on integrating Chekin with Lodgify here. If you’re ready to connect, check out the Knowledge Base Article here to view a comprehensive list of steps for automating your vacation rental access.