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Karen&John



Joined: 13 Aug 2017
Posts: 46
Location: Norfolk

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:53 am    Post subject: adding a3rd party booking thinggy to PMP Reply with quote

Trying to find a more professional look (than std PMP) to booking on our (soon finished) website.
I would like to have a drop down from the calendar with the holiday price.

I have a month`s trial of bookalet.
After much maths, managed to get it to price our short breaks,
( 2days @ 70%, 3@75% , 4@80, 5@90% of week rate) .
All good but when you go to the booking page it then looks very confusing to the customer - e.g.base price 2400 discount 1980. Amount due 420.

Does anyone have a booking system that will handle different rates for different length of stay?
Best,
J&K
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite suer why you find it confusing - except that from the example quoted, you seem to be offering an 80% discount to the price rather than the cost of the stay being 80% of the base price.
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Karen&John



Joined: 13 Aug 2017
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Location: Norfolk

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, me not being clear.

The only way bookalet can handle 4 nights being 80% of a weeks rate is to make the nightly rate the same as the weekly rate (in this case 600). You then set a discount so that the (4 x 600) is reduced to 480.

I feel that this is confusing to the customer as they will see base price 2400, discount 80%, amount to pay 480.

Does anyone use a booking widget that will simply let you set 2 nights, 3 nights 4 nights etc as a percentage of the weekly rate?

Struggling with this web site now Sad
J&K
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e-richard



Joined: 17 Oct 2004
Posts: 5006
Location: Algarve, Portugal

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: adding a3rd party booking thinggy to PMP Reply with quote

Karen&John wrote:
... price our short breaks,
( 2days @ 70%, 3@75% , 4@80, 5@90% of week rate)

Does anyone have a booking system that will handle different rates for different length of stay?

PIMS will price up a 2,3,4 or 5 days stay exactly as you have described, but the widget in your website doesn't quite work as you suggested.

Guest will complete a simple form with start and end dates (plus whatever else you choose to ask) and then come back with a fixed price quote and an (optional) offer to book (i.e. complete a full booking form) at that price for those dates.

You can see this in action at https://holidayrentalmanagement.com/pimsdemo/

Booking at Balmoral calculates each day at 1/7th of a week
Booking at Sandringham uses your short break plan calculation
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