If you’re in the process of furnishing your short-term rental, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the seemingly never-ending list of items you need to buy. Not only are you picking out bathroom amenities, mattresses, sheets, and pillows, you’re also buying furniture and stocking a full kitchen.
This is where Minoan comes in. Minoan is a new company (founded in 2019) with a platform for STR hosts and other hospitality pros to streamline their purchasing process.
You can apply for a free Minoan account, and start shopping their 200+ brands once approved.
Here are a few of the key benefits of using Minoan:
Seamless Checkout Experience: Multiple Retailers—One Cart
With Minoan, you can purchase everything you need in one place—from linens, to mattresses, to kitchen items, to furniture, and more. Purchase items from your Minoan dashboard or use the Chrome extension to add items from partner retailer websites to your Minoan B2B cart or wishlist.
Plus, you can track shipping for all items from your Minoan dashboard, and get customer support from Minoan for issues like damaged items and returns.
Steep Discounts on 200+ Brands
Not only can you keep track of all your purchases in one dashboard, but you’ll also get steep discounts—so you don’t have to pay retail prices. Here are just a few of the 200+ premium brands that have partnered with Minoan Experience:
Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Arhaus, Parachute, Purple Mattress, Polywood, Wayfair, Anthropologie, and many more.
Earn Commissions from Your Guests’ Purchases
With Minoan, you can turn your property into a shoppable experience for your guests. Place a Minoan sign in your property with a QR code that takes guests to your custom ecommerce website. So your guests can shop the items in your property, and you’ll get a commission on anything they purchase.
Here’s an example of a Minoan website.
How to Get Started with Minoan
Getting started with Minoan is super easy—and free.
- Apply for a free account. Use the Floorspace referral link to receive a $25 credit.
- Once approved, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to shop using Minoan.
- Shop the 200+ brands offered by Minoan, and add the products you want to your Minoan cart.
- Once you’re ready to purchase, you’ll “request quote” from Minoan. Their team will get back to you with delivery dates, shipping costs, and discounts (usually very quickly, and almost always within 5 hours).
- Review your quote, and purchase your items! You can then track all your items through your Minoan dashboard.
If you’re furnishing an Airbnb or short-term rental, we definitely recommend checking out Minoan. Not only do they offer a fun way to let your guests shop your space (earning you commissions in the process), but they also enable you to shop over 200 brands at steep discounts—all from one convenient dashboard.