AUTOMATA & SIGNATURE NOW OUT OF BETA

Hi everyone,

We hope that you've enjoyed your beta experience with Automata and Signature. Both products will be coming out of beta on September 24th and you will be required to subscribe to each product in order to access the applications from that date. You may subscribe to both products on the "My Billing Info" page within your Tokeet account starting September 24th. Starting October 1st Automata will stop firing all triggers for accounts without subscriptions.

If you have any questions about Automata or Signature please let us know by contacting support.

Thanks for being a Tokeet user.

Tokeet Support

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW AGODA API

Agoda API Synchronization Is Now Available


We're excited to announce that you can now connect your Agoda listings to Tokeet via API. Agoda and Tokeet have partnered to bring you a seamless, fast, and reliable connection between Tokeet and Agoda. Connect your Agoda account to Tokeet and receive real-time reservation notifications. Rates and availability synchronization is also available so you can be sure that your price and calendar are always updated instantly. Click here for instructions on connection Agoda to Tokeet.

We've been working hard to provide you more options to connect with Tokeet from the top distribution channels around the world. Agoda is another step in making Tokeet the obvious choice for any property manager in any market globally.

Please let us know if you have any questions, we're always happy to help. Thank you for being a Tokeet user.

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW AIRBNB API

Over the past few months we’ve been in discussions with Airbnb on a formal partnership agreement that will bring our companies closer together and allow a deeper integration between our two products. These discussions started in February and now, after 5 months of development, we’re happy to announce that Tokeet is an official partner of Airbnb. Even more exciting, we’re also officially announcing the release of a new Airbnb integration in Tokeet. This integration, which has been in beta for the past week, is faster, more powerful, and vastly more reliable than the previous Airbnb connection.

I understand that many of you have been affected by recent and frequent outages relating to the previous API connection with Airbnb, for this I sincerely apologize. During these outages we’ve been feverishly working with the Airbnb engineering and partnerships teams on a new integration with the sole purpose of improving the experience for you, our users. Today that new integration is available to you in your Tokeet account.

We plan for every customer to eventually move over to the new API and will ultimately discontinue the previous API connection. If you’ve ever had any issues with your Airbnb API connection then I recommend you make the switch immediately. It will only take a few minutes and instructions for switching are below.

We have more exciting announcements to make in the near future, but that’s all for now. Thank you for being a Tokeet user.


Switching to the new Airbnb API

Tokeet's new Airbnb API connection is live. This is a faster, and more reliable connection between Airbnb and Tokeet. Please follow the steps below to migrate your Airbnb accounts to the new API.

First disconnect the Airbnb API (OLD) accounts following the steps in this guide.

Disconnect a Channel Account

Then reconnect with Airbnb API (NEW).

Connecting to Airbnb API - New

Please let us know if you require further assistance. We're happy to help.

OUR PRICE IS CHANGING

Two years ago I purchased my second vacation rental home, and just like you, I needed a system to help me manage it. I began researching all of the popular solutions and was surprised at how expensive and unusable many of them were. As a developer, I knew that a better solution was possible. So after much deliberation, I decided to leave my existing job, build a team, and start Tokeet with my own money.

On January 1st, 2016 Tokeet came out of Beta and we began advertising to the public. At the time we had a basic reservation manager and allowed only iCal synchronization. It was a simple product that some found useful, but many of you wanted more. We’ve worked tirelessly over the past 16 months to grow the product from these simple beginnings into an extensive platform filled with many of the features you need. 

It’s been a crazy period and we’ve moved fast, breaking a few (many) things along the way. We implemented your feedback quickly, often times the same day, and listened intently to everything you had to say. Our staff is filled with mostly engineers, even our support staff, and we simply love building things. We provided real-time customer support for every user, even the free accounts, and now have 24/7 real-time support with team members in 5 countries.

Tokeet has become popular in a big way. We’ve been growing rapidly, bursting at the seams, and simply cannot keep up without further significant investments. We’ve considered outside investors-- most of our competitors have already gone down this path, but every investor wants to change the way we work. Either by drastically increasing our price to match our competition, limiting our support and features, or focusing the company on larger customers. These are all contrary to what we believe and stand for as a company. Tokeet must remain a PMS for the masses and we don’t plan to compromise on customer support.
So now we’re forced to change the one thing which we’ve never changed: our price. We’ve kept the same pricing from the start, even after adding 4 new products to the platform. 

In most cases, Tokeet is 10% - 25% the price of our closest competitors. We plan to double our pricing on average to 20% - 50% of the competition pricing. This new pricing will take effect on May 1st and you can see it on our new pricing page.
This price change will allow us to continue in our current direction and expand our products and features. If you think we’re great now, wait till you see what we have for you in 2017. We plan to completely change this industry forever.

For those of you who have been with us from the beginning, you’ve seen us grow and helped us get better. All of you have been a part of our journey, and we’re immensely grateful to have you as our customers. We would like to reward your loyalty by offering you the chance to keep your existing pricing for the next year or two, no matter what else changes.

Customers who subscribe before May 1st may keep their current plan for the next 1-2 years by purchasing special one or two year plans which are billed one-time and upfront. These special yearly plans are not available online, so email us directly to inform us of your interest. Simply reply to this email. If we don't hear from you then you will automatically be switched to the new pricing after May 1st.

I personally thank you for being a part of the Tokeet journey and I am excited about our future. If you have any questions please ask our support team. Our best is still ahead of us.


Kwesi Steele
Founder, CEO, Vacation Rental Owner