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Hotel Pull Sellers API Development Roadmap & Timings

Find out what the Hotel Pull Sellers API onboarding looks like and what you can expect in terms of timing, so you can plan the development accordingly.

Starting a new development is always a tricky task due to the lack of information surrounding the project and the difficulty to estimate the resources and time required. That lack of information leads to an - under or over - estimation of the resources needed and consequently to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the project planning, as well as a waste of time and resources.
At TravelgateX we want to ease that process by providing all the necessary information, roadmap and timings, to effectively calculate the amount of resources and timing that will require the Hotel Pull Sellers API development.

We've also created a Prize Program in order to motivate the Hotel Pull Sellers API development, check it out here. 

The Hotel Pull Sellers API onboarding process is composed of 5 milestones:

Account configuration

Configuring your TravelgateX and Slack accounts is very simple. By following the steps explained here, you will be able to access to our platform, search for information in our knowledge base and post dev questions on our Slack channel #platform.

It will take you approximately 5 minutes.

Hotel Pull Sellers API development

At TravelgateX we like to break projects into smaller tasks, as the saying goes: "a small step at a time". That's why we split the Hotel Pull Sellers API development into 3 phases:

1. The Content Phase

This is the phase where all the static content methods (Hotel list, Room list, Mealplan list...) are implemented. 

On average, the Sellers developing the Hotel Pull Sellers API spend approximately 9 days in this phase.  

2. The shopping phase: booking flow

Composed of three methods:

  • Avail
  • Valuation
  • Reservation

    The shopping phase takes, on average, 14 days to our Sellers.

    3. The Reservation management phase

    Composed of three methods:

    • Reservation Read
    • Reservation List
    • Cancellation

    Our booking management methods took, on average, 7 days to our Sellers.

    *You will find more information on each of the phases here.

    Adding up the three phases, it makes a total of 30 days to develop our Hotel Pull Sellers API. Obviously, the total time will depend on the amount of resources allocated to the project and the methods implemented (here you will find a list of the methods that are required).

    *Click here to visit the Hotel Pull Sellers API documentation.

    Hotel Pull Sellers API certification

    In order to certify that the Hotel Pull Sellers API has been developed and all the implemented methods work correctly. We will need you to provide a set of information, so we can perform all the scenarios required (more information here).

    On average our sellers spend 15 days approximately to certify with the Hotel Pull Sellers API.

    Buyer activation

    Thanks to our automatic activation process, connecting a new Buyer takes on average 2 days.

    Live

    Here the buyer should perform the mapping work and the testings prior going live, so it has a noticeable impact in the total onboarding time (more information here). Resulting, on average, in 7 days.

    Adding up all the milestones timings, it makes, on average, a total of 54 days to fully develop the Hotel Pull Sellers API and go live with the first Buyer.