Space requests are online forms submitted via SpaceFinder by a renter interested in booking your space. They are a free way to organize requests for bookings and provide the following benefits:
Streamline follow up with renter
By requiring renters to provide the info you need up front via a simple form, it makes it easier to quickly get back to a renter about their request. Renters receive automated email notifications when you approve their space request, ensuring you and the renter are on the same page with rental details, and cancellation policies.
Boost your ranking in search results
Listings with space requests enabled display a "Book Online" button in search results and are rewarded boosted ranking in search results.
Track what your space is being used for
To enable the Space Request form you are required to provide a rental rate for each different use of your space (performance, rehearsal, special event. etc.) By doing this you are empowering tracking of what your space is being used for. We provide a list view report of rentals by use, which can be sorted by date and exported for further analysis.
Gain insight from your rentals data
Using online Space Requests allows you to organize and export important data about your renters. Info gathered from the form is stored in your account, so you can track your rental trends; for example: what types of rentals your space is most being used for.
Collect and export renter contact info
Rental contact info is collected in the Space Request form and can be easily exported. This can come in handy when you have something relevant and exciting to share with renters for example offering loyal renters long term rental deals, or announcing a new membership model for discounted space.
Streamline accepting payment
Taking payment upfront streamlines the interaction on the day of the rental. The renter will input their credit card information, but will NOT be charged until you approve the request. Early payment also means security for both you and your renter. The total is calculated based on your Hourly Rates form, so make sure this information is complete.
Note: Taking payment does NOT mean renters automatically book space. All requests must first be approved by the venue manager.
Help Fractured Atlas measure impact
Space Requests are optional for a venue. If you decide you prefer a renter to call or email you, we do not put up a barrier for that option. However, there is no way for us to measure when a renter calls or emails you. By activating Space Requests, you are not only making a savvy online business choice that makes you stand out from the competition, you are also helping us measure the impact of SpaceFinder as a subsidized service. We are able to track (and celebrate) the total dollar amount of rental requests submitted through Space Request forms.
Example of Space Request form: