Hosts can earn additional income selling items and experiences to guests during their stay.
Getting started is easy, first sign-up, add your vacation property and create your marketplace. Now you can add any items you wish to your marketplance and guests can also book local experiences right away.
The marketplace is your personalised store available to guests during their stay at your rental property. Using a unique QR code, guests can purchase items you list for sale as well as tickets to local attractions.
First, create an account. Once you do your marketplace is already live and offering your guests local experiences. Using the mobile app or the BnSellit Host Portal, you can begin adding inventory to your marketplace. Once you are happy with your marketplace, print and display your unique QR code in your property for guests to interact and purchase.
Once you create your account and display your QR code, your marketplace will automatically begin showing guests a curated list of local attractions and things to do. Guests can purchase tickets to these experiences and you’ll receive 7% of every sale. These will always be available to your guests alongside your marketplace items for sale.
When you add your property on sign-up, you can either print your own unique QR code which is linked to your marketplace or request your free welcome kit. Your free welcome kit includes your unique QR code along with additional info on how to get started.
When guests purchase products or experiences in your marketplace, you can choose your method of payment on your app or using the Secure Host Portal.
BnSellit is a free service. There is no monthly fee to use the platform. Hosts receive 100% of the sale of items sold in their marketplace.
To add an item to your marketplace, select the inventory option in your Secure Host Portal. Next, tap manage inventory for the location of your choice and next, add inventory. First, add an image of the item, then choose the item category. Add a name, a price and a quantity and you’re done!
You can post anything for sale in your marketplace! The most popular items to sell are living essentials, food and beverages, souvenirs, art and decor or anything your guests can take with them after their stay.
Our hosts earn the most from food and beverage items and forgotten essentials like toothpaste, sunscreen and shampoo.
Once you’ve displayed your QR code at your property, guests can scan it to access your marketplace and make a purchase using their credit card. You can display as many as you’d like or anywhere you have an item for sale.
It is important to place your QR code displays beside items that are for sale. A tip we always advise hosts to do is place items that can be placed together, together; whether on a tray, shelf or small table to make it easy for guests to purchase.
As with all short-term rentals, there is a level of trust afforded by the host to each and every guest. Hosts rely on this trust to avoid damage to the property or stolen items like kitchenware or pillows during every new guest’s stay. In addition to the insurance already in use at your property when offering your short-term rental which covers stolen or damaged property, our hosts are also covered for marketplace items up to $200 USD.