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[resolved] Does Booking Calendar have these capabilities? (4 posts)

  1. afinelli
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As an owner of an equipment rental business, I am trying to help the developer of our website identify a suitable booking/on-line payment plug-in.

    In the rental business being developed, each piece of rental equipment is a separate “resource” with its own availability status, and its own pricing that varies with the length of the rental period. Probably due to my own lack of technical expertise, I'm having trouble figuring out whether the WP-Booking Calendar discussed here will do all or most of the following:

    § Allow prices for each “resource” to be administratively set (and modified) by rental period. Rental periods may be, for example, by day, weekend, week, month.
    § Show the calendar availability of each resource. Each resource will have its own product description/selection page on the website.
    § Allow the customer to select and provisionally reserve on-line rental periods for rental dates that are available, and disallow reservations for rental periods and dates that are not available.
    § Provide a check-out/payment function that tells the customer what they have to pay in total to reserve one or more pieces of equipment, plus administratively defined add-ons like security deposit (or insurance fee), delivery charges, taxes, etc.
    § Accept the customer payment (or integrate with a payment system), and generate an e-mail confirmation of the reservation to the customer and the administrator.
    § Update the availability calendar for that resource.

    Would appreciate learning of the experiences of current users of the plug-in or suggested alternatives.
    Many thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/booking/

  2. wpdevelop
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    > §       Allow prices for each “resource” to be administratively set (and modified) by rental period. Rental periods may be, for example, by day, weekend, week, month.

    Right now at Premium and higher versions, you can set cost for
    specific booking resource per day, per night, per hour or fixed cost.

    Also at the Premium Plus and Hotel edition version is exist advanced
    cost management system. So cost can depends from season (for example
    higher cost at weekend or at summer and so on). Also cost can depends
    from selection of checkboxes or select boxes at booking form, like
    selection of some additional services.  In addition cost also can
    depends from number of elected days. For example if visitor select 3
    days cost per day can be higher then when visitor select 7 days.

    > §       Show the calendar availability of each resource. Each resource will have its own product description/selection page on the website.

    At the paid versions you can create booking resources. Each booking
    resource have own availability calendar.

    So then you can insert into pages or posts, which can have description
    about your resources, booking form or availability calendars.

    > §       Allow the customer to select and provisionally reserve on-line rental periods for rental dates that are available, and disallow reservations for rental periods and dates that are not available.

    Its support.

    > § Provide a check-out/payment function that tells the customer what they have to pay in total to reserve one or more pieces of equipment, plus administratively defined add-ons like security deposit (or insurance fee), delivery charges, taxes, etc.

    Final checkout page are at the Paypal or Sage site ( right now these system is integrated) but you can also at the Premium Plus and Hotel edition versions customize booking form to show cost hint, which will show cost in real time after visitor select some days for reservation or after selection of select boxes or checkboxes from booking form, which can apply to thi final cost of booking.

    > §       Accept the customer payment (or integrate with a payment system), and generate an e-mail confirmation of the reservation to the customer and the administrator.

    Right now support integration Paypal and Sage payment systems at
    Premium and higher versions.
    Email confirmation is also sending.

    > §       Update the availability calendar for that resource.

    Supported.

    You can test live demos here http://onlinebookingcalendar.com/demo/

  3. afinelli
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the prompt response. We'll follow up after trying the demo. One question now with respect to this statement from your answer above:
    "Right now at Premium and higher versions, you can set cost for
    specific booking resource per day, per night, per hour or fixed cost"

    Are you saying that as the system is currently designed, we could not set a rate (price) identified as a "weekend", "weekly" or "monthly" rate?

  4. wpdevelop
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,
    its possible but not direct entering.
    For exmaple: if you have monthly cost $90 so then you just need to set cost per day as $3, or if you have weekly cost of booking resource as $70, so then you need to cost per day as $10. This functionality is exist at Premium version.
    At Premium Plus and Hotel Ed. version you can set even more.
    You can set sepeartly dayly cost as $10 and set rate per weekend days as $25 so then cost for full week (7 days) will be 5 * $10 + 2 * $20 = $ 90.
    Or even you can set (discount or extened) cost, which are depends from number of selected days. So for exmaple if you want to have normal days cost as $20 per day, but if visitor select large amount of days for booking (for exmaple 30) you can set for this 30 days fixed cost as $500 (not as it have to be in normal way 30 * $20 = $600).
    The system is very flexible in this way.

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