Mews Payments

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  1. Automatic settlement is a great tool for automating payment collection from guests, however it is not currently possible to apply more than one settlement rule. Properties may rather prefer to add several rules that work together for a custom payment scheme. For example, take 20% of payment upon creation, 30% one week before arrival, and the remaining 50% on the reservation start date.

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    16 comments  ·  Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there Mewsers!

    You have asked and we’ve listened!

    I am happy to share the news that we have started to work on adding more flexibility to automated payments!

    Our focus is to add more payment settlement rules that will reduce the manual time spent on payment processing and increase the flexibility around charging that your guests will love!

    Let me know if you’re interested in having beta access to this incredible idea!

    Best,
    Mews Team

  2. People are using the same credit card for different profiles (fraudulent bookings). We want to blacklist a credit card.

    73 votes

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  3. We welcome guest that stay more than a week inside our properties. Preauthorizations get cancelled automatically after 7 days which creates an issue for us, in case of broken furnitures in the property or unpaid bills. For this purpose we should be able to create preauthorizations of more than 7 days.

    72 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    The reason for us holding the 7 days preauthorization is because the usual time frame for holding a pre-authorization before either capture or releasing of the funds can range between 7-14 days from time of processing the pre-auth. Also, the time the pre-authorization is held prior to capture is up to the issuing bank to determine and it’s at the total discretion of the issuing bank, unfortunately.

    But I am moving the feedback to the level of the “idea to upvote” and keeping it open for any additional upvote, discussion, or add on you might have!

    Many thanks,
    Jovana

  4. It would be very helpfull to have a option to send a secured payment link to guests or companies, this In order to avoid chargebacks and makes it easier for external companies or persons to pay someones reservation via credit/debit card. This also helps whenever a guest doesnt have the credit card of they room payment with him.
    Like this you fraude can be eliminated.

    61 votes

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    released  ·  Aneta responded

    Hi Mewsers!
    I am happy to announce that the payment request feature was released just now.
    Payment request is friendly and convenient way how to collect payments from your guests or bookers. The best thing about it is that you can send requests directly from Mews Commander. :-) Learn more about the feature in our Help guide: https://help.mews.com/en/articles/4245457-send-a-payment-request-by-email .

    Please let us know how do you like it and we are looking forward to your ideas for improvement here in feedback portal.

    Have a great day,
    Aneta

  5. Many properties prefer to take payment card details at check-in but to then charge all accommodation fees at the time of checkout. Therefore, it is very important that these card details are accurately and securely stored. With the capability to automatically transfer card details to customer profile, properties can help reduce human error and also ensure that guests feel their information is protected.

    57 votes

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    Hi all,

    Thanks to the current feedback, we decided to move back this idea to be upvoted.

    We did release Mews Terminals, however, due to security reasons, we will not store that card for future use.

    Most of the upvotes mentioned that they’d like that functionality – even though the current Mews terminal is a huge step towards automation – providing the possibility to charge or pre-authorize a card without the need to ask a guest to give you card details & where you’d need to type in manually back information to Mews…

    Looking forward to hearing more about this!

  6. Add notes to CC. So they can label a CC as to not use yet and wait for customer they will use another card

    36 votes

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  7. "For chains, it is helpful that customer profiles are shared between properties, however some of that data is not always included. Payment card information would be especially helpful to include in shared profiles, as it will keep records more complete and prevent properties for asking guests each time."

    30 votes

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  8. Since credit card fees are often inevitable, you could eliminate some of these costs by including an extra percentage cost for customers who choose to pay by card. One solution is to extend your Merchant with automatic credit card surcharge fees, which would cover the cost of any extra unwanted fees and help manage your property's revenue goals.

    27 votes

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    Hi All,
    Happy to announce that surcharging is released in Australia and New Zealand, now you can set up fees by yourself and recover expensive payment card costs!
    Looking forward to hearing from you at some other idea!

  9. When a booking is made we would like to link it to the reservation the guest made the payment for. Now if a guest makes more bookings we can not see which bookings are paid yet. we can only see what the total amount is

    26 votes

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  10. When a guest enters new credit card details (for example because we couldn't charge their credit card and asked them to provide another one), it would be helpful if MEWS gave us a notification. We now manually have to check if new details were entered.

    24 votes

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  11. 16 votes

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    released  ·  Mews Product Team responded

    Even though the idea was released, due to some technical difficulties, we have stopped working with this type of service. But we will provide a new solution very soon!

  12. Option to enter amount that we want to assign as the credit limit for the payment method. And then have the option to report all guests whose current balance is greater than the credit limit assigned to the payment method.

    Would be great to receive an automated email from Mews when credit limit has been reached.

    15 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    It is unlikely that we will be working on creating new report, however currently there is a way to check credit limit of the pre-authorized amounts for guests that are staying at the hotel. And that is, the Guest-in-house report. Sharing the read about it, in order to see the balances, in display options tick off the box “Balance” (https://help.mews.com/s/article/guests-in-house-report?language=en_US).

    I am more curious what would help you to enhance that report. Feel free to drop a comment or create a new idea of the current problem you’re facing while using the aforementioned report.

    Kind regards,

    Jovana
    Mews Product Team

  13. With the possibility of 3D secure payments failing, there is a chance this payment is missed and not followed-up.
    It would therefore be convenient to receive a notifcation e-mail of failed 3D secure payments. Alternatively, a task could be set (automated).

    14 votes

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    released  ·  Mews Product Team responded

    Hi all,

    Happy to announce that we released your idea! Now, emails will notify you that the 3DS payment has failed. Looking forward to hear more from you!

    Sincerely,
    Merchant Mews Team

  14. 13 votes

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  15. Currently, only online payments should marked in Mews with a badge, however for properties that prefer manual terminal payments, it seems that any payments with a matching identifier appear in a confusing way, as they are then marked with a badge. For this reason, it could be very beneficial to create a more noticeable way to distinguish these two types of payment in Mews.

    13 votes

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  16. It will be easier when the (Stripe) Merchant commision will be shown in the bank transaction/ payout. At this moment you need to check the fee in Mews (seperately for each property) when you proces a bank statement in the financial accounting systems.

    12 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your feedback. It is unlikely that we will be showing the commission fee on the bank statement. For that reason we introduced the split in the Merchant Balance report where you can see the payout amount, by expanding the payout identifier in this report, you will be able to see its breakdown.

    Also, we are currently working towards providing more information in the Merchant balance report export, where reconciliation with your bank’s payouts will be even easier!

    Kind regards,

    Jovana
    Mews Product Team

  17. I'd like to see the balance on the payment window. Include on "Amount" the default payment amount that could be modify if you're not charging the total amount at one time.

    10 votes

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  18. The button is to attempting and it happends a lot that staff uses this button to early. No corrections can't be made on the same bill anymore. Please make it possible to chose if you want to use this button or not.

    10 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Even though there’s a privilege for charging cards online, I’ve decided to put this feature in the unlikely section of our ideas. If we see that this feature is something you are very interested in, we will get back to it.
    Thanks!

  19. With higher volumes on Merchant being processed we need to give more clarity to clients on how the settlement amounts are calculated and be able to keep deposits to lower the risk in case of negative balance on client's account.

    10 votes

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  20. It would be nice to be able to correct a wrong input of payment by just being able to modify or delete it.

    Perhaps with a time limit of 24 hours or less.

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for providing feedback! Today I’m getting back to you on the idea about deleting payments and bills.

    As we are thriving in focusing on an easier and automated customer journey, unfortunately, it is unlikely that we can solve this problem. The reason is that, if the payment is already taken and sent out to our payment processors it is impossible to revert it without the actual additional trigger. We need to make sure that every action is correctly recorded and aligned with regulations. Also, closed bills cannot be deleted due to regulation as well that is not allowing correction of bills that are already closed – please see our help guide on how to modify bills https://help.mews.com/en/articles/4245422-correct-a-closed-bill

    Thanks a lot and hope to see you upvoting more and more ideas!

    Regards,
    Jovana

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