We at HousingAnywhere have made it our mission to create tools to help you take control over your payout preferences. Payout routing is developed for our advertisers to link listed properties to different payout methods. This means you can pick a specific payout method for a specific listing.
We have made an informative video to show you how to use this feature.
How can I add multiple payout methods?
From your HousingAnywhere account click on the drop-down menu over your name and select “Payout Settings”. Once there, you will see your payout methods overview and on the top right corner the option to “add new”.
The first payout method you create will be automatically the default and will be linked to all your listings. If you wish to have more payout methods, then you can click again on “add new” and follow the steps.
All new payout methods that you add must first be verified before they can be used for routing. If you see in your payout method overview that a method is ‘Pending’ then it can not yet be routed. Please make sure to check your email and verify the methods to proceed with routing.
What is the difference between default and other payout methods?
The default payout method (usually the first one added) is the one used to send all the payouts for all listings that have not been linked to any of your other methods.
The “other” methods will not be used unless you explicitly rout listings to them. Then, all payouts related to that specific listing (booking payouts, payment requests’ and payment plans’ payouts) will be sent to the linked method.
How does payout routing work?
To rout listings to payouts you need to go to your payout method overview and you should have all your payout methods already saved. From there you just need to follow these easy steps:
- Click on “# listings routed” or on the chain icon on each payout method.
- Click on “add listing” either in the middle of the screen if the payout method doesn't have any routing yet, or on the top right corner of the screen if it already has some routed listings.
- Use the search bar to filter through your listings or directly click on “add” in the initial overview on the listings you want to rout to that payout method. You can search per address, alias, listing id, city, etc. and add all the results immediately by clicking on “add all listings” below the search bar.
- Click on “Confirm listings”
- Your listings are now routed to the payout method.
- Repeat with each payout method as necessary.
Can I rout payment request payouts?
Yes, when creating the Payment Request, you have the option to select in which method you want to receive the payout. In case you don’t select an explicit payout method, we will apply our Smart Routing:
- Send the funds to the payout routed to the listing or,
- If there’s no payout routed to the listing, we will send it to the default method.
For example, if you want the payout of the Deposit to go to one payout method, but the monthly rents to be sent to a different one, you can first create a Payment Request with an explicit routing to the Deposit’s payout method, and then create a Payments plan for the monthly rents using the Smart Routing.
It is important to note that when selecting an explicit payout method, this will be kept unchanged even if you alter the listing routing.
For more information on Payment requests, check this video
Can I edit the routing of a listing?
Yes, you can edit the routing of your payouts by linking and unlinking listings from the payout method overview.
Please keep in mind that all changes you make will affect upcoming payouts for bookings and payment requests linked to the specific listing. The payout will be sent to the method confirmed at the time of payout.
Can I edit the payout method of a confirmed booking?
Yes, it is possible to edit the payout method even after a booking has been confirmed. To do so, you simply need to re-rout the listing to the payout method you want to use. Make sure to do these changes at least 24h before the payout date.
Can I unlink a listing from the default payout method?
It is not possible to have listings without routing to either the default payout method or one of the others. If you wish to unlink a listing from your default payout method, it must be re-routed and linked to another available payout method in order for the unlinking action to be completed. Likewise, if you unlink a listing from a non-default method, it will be automatically linked to the default method.
What happens if I delete a payout method with routed listings?
If you delete a non-default payout method, all the listings linked to that method will be re-routed to the default method. If you wish to delete your default payout method, then you must first select another method as your default.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions.