Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

HomeAway and YapStone

Posted by Adam Zippin on Mar 18, 2011 2:53:00 AM

YapStone, Inc., the largest electronic payments-as-a-service provider focused in the property management industry, has announced a technology partnership with HomeAway, Inc, the world’s leading network of online vacation rentals.


This agreement will enable YapStone’s VacationRentPayment to deliver credit/debit card acceptance, electronic check processing and integrated payment reporting to U.S. homeowners listing on and


Barefoot also has a partnership with VacationRentPayment, allowing Barefoot clients to utilize these functions through the Barefoot property management software.


YapStone was founded in 1999 to create a payment-processing platform for property managers to easily accept credit cards and e-Checks for rent payments. For more information on Barefoot’s partnership with VacationRentPayment, read this press release.


Barefoot has a link with HomeAway, but our current model is subscription and lead based.  We have been talking about adding a transactional model with them for more than a year, but have no commitment as of today.  I am confident that we will have a transactional model in the near future with HomeAway, but this new VRP and HomeAway partnersip does add options to that model including HomeAway being the record holder of the transaction.  It also concerns Barefoot that they may be moving away from their bread and butter - the subscription.  What do you think?


For more information on the YapStone HomeAway partnership, follow this link.