Hiding Your SPOT, As Easy As a Children’s Game

We heard from a ton of SPOTers over the course of our 6 months of beta testing that SPOT owners would like the ability to simply make their SPOT available for a handful of hours whenever they’re not home, even if they don’t have a set, regular schedule. We pride ourselves on listening to our users and making sure everything we do makes the SPOT experience better for them so we’ve made this process super easy!

For NEW SPOT Listings:

  1. After listing the location of the SPOT, the 2nd page will ask you for a photo and details about the SPOT. Below these options is a toggle switch labeled “Hide SPOT After Input” that you can turn on to hide the SPOT and make it unavailable to rent.
  2. List the availability as HOURLY and for the range of dates you’d like (we suggest picking an end date that’s a ways into the future so you don’t have to update this later).
  3. Whenever you’d like the SPOT to be available, simply head into the app’s Account page and go to My SPOTs and select the listing you’d like to make available.
  4. Since all the other info is already all set, simply click ahead to the second page and deselect the “Hide SPOT After Input” option you checked before to make your SPOT available. You can then re-hide it whenever you need it again.
The "Hide SPOT After Input" Option is located below the photo input on the 2nd page of the listing process. When it is highlighted in GREEN the SPOT is HIDDEN

The “Hide SPOT After Input” Option is located below the photo input on the 2nd page of the listing process. When it is highlighted in GREEN the SPOT is HIDDEN.

  For Current SPOT Listings:

  1. Whenever you’d like the SPOT to be available, simply head into the app’s Account page and go to My SPOTs and select the listing you’d like to make available.
  2. Since all the other info is already all set, simply click ahead to the second page and deselect the “Hide SPOT After Input” option you checked before to make your SPOT available. You can then re-hide it whenever you need it again.
  3. Make sure to click-through the rest of the editing options and click “FINISH” for your SPOT listing to save and become active.
  4. Also be sure that if your SPOT has a Daily, Weekly or Monthly availability that you deselect those options when using this feature, as “un-hiding” the SPOT will make it available to rent for all the times you have listed.

*If you’re only going to be away for a certain hours, be sure to specify and end-time for today’s date so that no one attempts to rent your SPOT hours past the time you’ll be returning. This is also why we suggest only doing this with Hourly availability so that no one rents your SPOT for a week, while you were only trying to have it available for the afternoon. Of course you can always hide any type of SPOT at anytime should you need to make it unavailable briefly 

While obviously SPOTs that are available more often get rented more frequently, we understand that your SPOT is yours for a reason, which is that you need a place to park too! Hopefully this gives you the options to make some money, and gives others the ability to #parkeasier this year.

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