The Host Co. is a retail solution designed to help Hosts generate additional revenue by selling products in their short-term rental spaces. Simply create a store, personalize it, and begin selling instantly. The Host Co is 100% free to use and takes only a 7% processing fee from hosts. 93% of every sale you make goes straight to your pocket.

Wow your guests by offering a variety of options from concierge services to forgotten vacation items.


The Host Co. offers 3 plans

Basic Plan

  • Free
  • 7% flat fee on your store sales
  • 5-10% host commission on local services sales*

Pro Plan

  • 0% Flat fee on your sales
  • VIP onboarding
  • 5-15% host commission on local services sales*

Enterprise Plan

  • 0% Flat fee on your sales
  • White Labeled stores
  • 10-15% commission on local services sales*

* Local services such as private chefs, massages, local tours, etc.








How does it work?

  • Build Your Store: Add your own services, local services, or physical products to your store.
  • The Host Co. takes care of scheduling services, inventory, and theft prevention.
  • Share your store link with guests. No downloads or hardware are needed.
  • Start selling – Guests make purchases via the link you shared.
  • The Host Co. takes care of guest receipts, sales tax, and payouts to you and vendors.
  • Guest Fees –  In addition to collecting taxes and credit card processing fees, your guest will be charged an 8% commission fee for processing your payment with The Host Co.


Online Store – Hosts and property managers can put local services, and/or physical products in their stores.

Examples of popular store items:

  • The Host Co. curated local services available in over 50 US cities to connect local vendors (massages, in-home chefs, meditation & yoga, tours, etc.) to guests through their host’s store.  The list of curated vendors is continuing to grow.
  • Pre-arrival services like fresh flowers
  • Mid-stay clean
  • Early check-in or late checkout
  • Firewood
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Sunblock
  • Bottled water
  • Items guests forgot: Phone chargers, toothbrushes, q-tips, deodorant, umbrella, and intimacy items.
  • Popcorn
  • Single-use spa face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gifts: wrapped local soap, t-shirts, tote bags, and candles.
  • Anything that gives your guest a memory to take home.

Customizable Dashboard

  • You can customize your store name, photo, and address.

Commission Rate and Payout Schedule

  • You set the price of items you stock.
  • Hosts receive 5-15% of service-related commissions (tours, chefs, massages, yoga, etc.)
  • Sales tax and convenience fees (5-8%) are charged to guests during checkout.
  • Host payment is on the 7th day of each month for the calendar month prior.
  • Payout via PayPal.


  • Host stocks items and manage them with their store dashboard.
  • Some hosts prefer to sell items that don’t need stock such as scheduled services, or items and services from local vendors.

Unpaid stocks taken by guests

  • They have a four-layer theft prevention system, starting with technology that only provides the products’ location on the guest’s email receipt.

Purchasing Information

  • Guests will receive an email receipt of their purchase and instructions on accessing the items.

Mobile App: Yes

Refund/ Returns

  • Contact The Host Co Support for return and refund assistance and they will ensure your request gets processed.

Additional Information

  • The Host Co. handles the collection of sales tax for you

Customer Support

  • Email


  • The Host Co. stores are free to set up.
  • You are in complete control of what is in your store.
  • You keep 93% of product sales revenue and 50% of service affiliate profits (such as grocery delivery).
  • The Host Co. handles the collection of sales tax for you.
  • They have a four-layer theft prevention system.


  • Hosts who stock physical products will need to determine the best place to store the products and be responsible for replenishing stocks. (The Host Co. can provide best practice suggestions).

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