Getting startedProduct API

Prerequisite: Availability and Rates API, Booking Retrieval and Booking Confirmation APIs OR Booking Notification API, Deposit API (recommended)

Introduction

The Product API is an interface that allows:

  • Reading basic property configuration
  • Reading, creating, and editing room types and rate plans

To adopt Product API, one of each of the following must be implemented: an Expedia Group booking API and Availability and Rates API. Product API cannot be implemented alone.

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The following list is an overview of features included in Product API as well as some notable features that are not included.

Included:

  • Read property, room type or rate plan information using Expedia IDs as identifiers
  • Add new room types
  • Add new rate plans to existing room types
  • Update single room types and rate plans with full overlay (PUT)
  • Update single room types and rate plans with a partial overlay (PATCH)
  • Add or update room amenities
  • Pull a list of all active room types associated with a property
  • Pull a list of all active rate plans associated with a room type
  • Read and update content including room type names, descriptions, pictures, and amenities
  • Supports multiple pricing models and pricing attributes
    • Per day for base occupancy (per day pricing model)
    • Per day for base occupancy and per length of stay (per day, length of stay pricing model)
    • Per day by occupancy (occupancy-based pricing model)
  • Supports multiple rate plan types
    • Standalone
    • Package
    • Corporate
  • Supports rate updates being interfaced as Sell Rates (gross rate paid by customer) or Net Rates (Sell Rate excluding compensation)
  • Cancellation policies
  • Value Add Inclusions - special features included with the rate
  • Extra person fees (all ages) depending on the pricing model
  • Service charges- both per person and per stay

Not included:

  • Updates by property for room types and rate plans using property’s internal codes as identifiers (only Expedia IDs can be used)
  • Tax remittance- Details about tax transactions between properties and Expedia Group are not returned
  • Modification of base allocation
  • Deposit policies are not updated with this API. Deposits can be enabled on the rate plan level with Product API, but the policy itself must be created first with Deposit API.
  • Other fees including resort fees, cleaning fees, etc.

Features not included with Product API are managed through Expedia Group’s Partner Central, Deposit API, and Property API. Some of these features can be self-managed, while others are managed by your Expedia Group Market Manager.

Note: Product API cannot be implemented alone. An Expedia Group booking API and Availability and Rates API must be in use.

Which booking API is selected depends on the connectivity solution in place. For more information, see the documentation for Availability and Rates API, Booking Notification API, and the Booking Retrieval and Booking Confirmation pair of APIs.

Contact us or your Expedia Group Connectivity Manager for further information or to express interest in adding or upgrading an integration.