Shared inventory is the practice of selling the same physical room under multiple layouts. For more info, please read our Shared Inventory FAQ and Shared Inventory Overview articles. This article will cover the steps for conventional OTAs. For a guide on how to link with calendar channels, please read Shared Inventory Guide 4: Selling All Units of An Accommodation Type On a Calendar Channel.
How it works and things to keep in mind:
- Listing shared inventory on OTA channels is a great way to maximize revenue potential, however, it does carry some risk since you are offering the same physical room multiple times.
- Myfrontdesk will automatically update availability for linked rooms as soon as we receive a reservation for one of the room configurations.
- If two linked rooms are booked at the same time or in the same reservation, we're unable to adjust availability since we have not received an update from a channel.