If you have a live account with need it now you can now automate availability, rates and bookings by interfacing/connecting your iBex account to need it now.
Need it now updates rates and availability to a number of affiliate sites including the ones below. Please contact your need it now account manager for more details.
- Go Stay
- Best Rates
|Please read the important notes (bottom of page) about interface limitations.|
Set up the connection yourself FREE OF CHARGE using our self help instructions below.
|Note: If you would like Seekom support to make the connection for you, a charge of $110 per hour (+tax) will apply with a minimum charge of $50 (+tax).|
|1||You will require your need it now property ID – instructions below:|
Login to your iBex account.
|From left menu select Sales Channels > Add a sales Channel|
|4||At the pop up window titled ‘New Sales Channel’ click the button Register Available Sales Channel|
|5||Enter ‘need’ into search field at top right of window and press enter on your keyboard.|
Matching results will be displayed – see example screen image below.
|6||If this the first and only connection to need it now click the green plus icon adjacent to need it now (see above example).|
If this is an additional connection select need it now (Connection 2 or 3) as appropriate. Refer Important Notes section below.
|7||Optionally update General section fields as required.|
Notes are private. Refer sample example screen image below.
|9||Click Register Sales Channel button.|
You will progress to the Channel Mapping tab.
|10||Enter your email address at iBex Notification Emails To field.|
|11||It is recommended that iBex Email on New Booking are set as follows:|
|12||It is recommended that iBex Booking Email Rule is set to ‘Do not send emails’.|
|13||At Channel Property ID enter need it now AccommId as obtained at step 1.|
|14||At Channel Operator ID enter your need it now user ID.|
|15||At Channel Password enter your need it now password.|
|16||It is recommended that Send Rates is set as ticked.|
|17||Set Allocation Handling field as required (we recommend Total per Room).|
This is really only relevant if you will be mapping a single room type from iBex to multiple room types at need it now (eg. for length of stay price variations, etc).
|18||Click Save button.|
|19||Room and rate mapping will now be set – refer sample screen image below.|
|20||Complete each room mapping row as follows:|
|21||Click Save button.|
|22||Click Save & Update Channel button.|
|23||Wait a few minutes and click View Log button.|
If the Remote Service Log Viewer indicates queued updates are pending, wait a further few minutes and click the ‘Refresh’ button.
|24||If you have performed the connection successfully you will see OK messages for inventory & rates uploaded.|
See example below:
need it now receives the base room rate only from iBex – you will need to maintain any changes to extra adult/child prices directly at need it now.