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How do I offer Instant Book as a rental equipment owner?
How do I offer Instant Book as a rental equipment owner?

What is Instant Book and how does it affect my rentals as an owner?

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Written by Dave
Updated over a week ago

Offering Instant Book for equipment rentals is a fantastic way to streamline the booking process and attract more renters. Here's everything you need to know about Instant Book and how to enable it for your listings.

What is Instant Book?

Instant Book allows renters to instantly book your items for any available date on your calendar, as long as the rental start time is at least 24 hours away. Once a renter makes a booking, it will be confirmed immediately, and you won't need to accept the request manually. It's a convenient feature that benefits both renters and owners.

Benefits of Instant Book: Enabling Instant Book comes with several advantages for you as an owner:

  1. Instant Book 'Lightning Bolt' badge on your listings, making them stand out.

  2. Higher ranking in search results and the ability for renters to filter listings to show only items with Instant Book.

  3. Positive impact on your Response Time statistic, showing your responsiveness to renters' needs.

  4. Less time spent messaging back and forth to arrange and confirm rentals.

  5. Increased rental bookings, thanks to the streamlined booking process.

  6. It also brings you closer to achieving Elite status on our platform.

How to Offer Instant Book on Your Listings: If you're interested in joining the Instant Book program, contact us at, and we'll consider your application.

Once you're part of the program, enabling Instant Book for your listings is a breeze. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your profile page and select the listing you want to enable Instant Book for.

  2. Look for the "Enable Instant Book" checkbox and click to enable it.

  3. If you wish to turn off Instant Book for a specific listing, uncheck the "Enable Instant Book" checkbox.

  4. You can turn the Instant Book feature on or off whenever you prefer.

Remember, to be part of the Instant Book program, keep an up-to-date calendar for all the items in your inventory. A current calendar ensures that renters can confidently book your items for available dates.

Can I Cancel Instant Book Rentals?

While we strongly discourage owners from canceling Instant Book rentals, we understand that certain situations may arise. If you are in such a situation, please take a look at our Instant Book cancellation policy to understand the guidelines and implications.

By offering Instant Book, you create a more seamless and efficient rental experience for you and your renters. So why wait? Join the Instant Book program today and enjoy its benefits to your equipment rental business!

How do I make packages Instant Book?

All listings in a package need to be instant book enabled for a package to be able to checked out as instant book.

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