Availability Modifiers

Channex has some special settings that can affect the availability of rate plans

Max Sell

This setting will close the rate plan for sale when you hit a certain number of bookings.

Example: You set to 1 booking for the Booking.com rate plan. Once one booking happens on this rate plan it will put a stop sell on the channel and close it for sale.

Typical Use Case:

  • You want to limit sales on an expensive sales channel with high commission

  • You have a special offer rate and only want a a maximum amount of bookings from it per day

Max Availability

This setting will limit the availability for the rate plan

Example: If you have 10 rooms and set Max Availability to 5 then the channel will only see 5 rooms available even if you have 10 total.

If one room is booked and now 9 total is left the channel will still get an update to show 5. It will work like this until the total available is less than the max available rooms and then it will work as normal.

Typical Use Cases:

  • Limit rooms available so you don't get large group bookings

  • Limit rooms available so rooms look more scarce on the channel

Availability Offset

This setting just applies a negative amount to the availability, you don't need to enter a negative sign.

If you set "2" to the offset and you have 10 double rooms total then you will have 10 - 2 = 8 rooms to sell.

Once you have 2 rooms left you end up with 0 rooms left (2 - 2 = 0)

Use Case:

  • Stop giving availability to some high commission channels when only a few rooms left

  • Give last room availability to selected channels or own website

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