Having full control over your pricing is essential to making your marketplace work the way you want. The latest Sharetribe Flex update brings you a completely rebuilt pricing functionality that gives you even more freedom to design your ideal transaction flow.
The new pricing functionality allows you to:
- Continue to implement pricing schemes like seasonal pricing, discounts, add-ons, taxes, and more. Now, these customizations are easily done through editing Flex Template for Web (FTW).
- Control how the marketplace commission is defined. For example, you can now allow your providers to offer commission-free add-ons or build a dynamic commission model.
- Extend your transaction flow with secure custom checks and integrations.
Customize your pricing easily
Customizing your pricing has already been possible through editing your transaction processes in the Flex backend. However, the process wasn’t always straightforward, and we’ve received feedback on it from many of you.
The latest FTW-daily and FTW-hourly releases support the new pricing functionality and offer a great starting point for building your pricing logic. You can find step-by-step instructions for customizing pricing in the Flex documentation.
Define your commission freely
Flex’s new pricing functionality gives you considerably more freedom to determine how you calculate and collect your marketplace commission.
For example, you can now define your commission dynamically. This means you can have different commissions for different listing types or set a discounted commission for bookings exceeding a specific sum.
You can also allow your providers to offer additional services that won’t be included when you calculate your commission. In the screenshot below, for instance, the marketplace takes a 10 percent commission from the booking but excludes a cleaning fee from the commission base price: