Hello, I am a newbie to Booking.com I have a self catering cottage in Lancashire. I would like to take full payment from guests 8 weeks before they arrive, how am I able to do this? Thanks

BrookAve 3 years ago


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Hi Hayley 


So when it comes to new registrations and self service setup of Extranet, the Payment Method defaults to :

  • Policies - Prepayment : OFF
  • BdC Online Payments : OFF
  • Payments by BdC       : OFF
  • Direct Payment From Guest : ON


This basically means

  • You directly deal with it.
  • Guest pays you directly.
  • You take payment on arrival.
  • Your New Reservation Auto message Template needs to be written to tell the guest hoe to pay and what form and currency.


Typically in this scenario the Partner either:

  • Takes cash on arrival
  • Takes VCC/CC on arrival
  • Takes Bank Transfer IBAN payment prior to arrival.


For Card processing you will need to find a 3rd party payment gateway provider such as :


In general especially for new partners it is often recommend when you dont have any way to accept CC/VCC card method to apply for the Payments By Booking,


  • PyB - Will take care of everything.
  • Guest prepays at checkout. 
  • BdC holds the funds until after checkout
  • Commission and payment gateway % charged , and you get the balance to your IBAN bank account, every Thursday.


Thats essentially it.


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Kind Regards,

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