Category Setup

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Category Types

Category Setup

Add the packages (Category/Types) that your potential clients can choose from. This is what your customer books.

  • The combination and use of Types, Items and Extras are what makes Ezibook so versatile. Your use of these functions gives Ezibook the ability to work for almost any type of booking.
  • Promote single items (EG Pizza Oven)
  • Can contain mutliple items as a package.
  • Set your pricesper Day/Hire Period
  • Set Seasonal Prices
  • Set Discounts/Insurance/Bond/Deposits
  • Set Minimum Hire Times

The Type is a total hire package available to a client. It can range from a single MAJOR item or a group of items placed together to form for example a “Holiday Package” which contains multiple items.

Category Type does not include specific items such as the registration number of a particular car etc (This is done under “ITEMS”).

Once you have entered the Type details and hit Submit, you will then have to select the new Type and select Activate located directly below it.

Below demonstrates two variations to setup Category Types 

Package Example

  • TYPE NAME – DIAMANTINA PACK
  • TYPE DESCRIPTION – This great pack includes an Off Road Caravan and a 60 Litre Engel Fridge/Freezer.
  • BOND – The amount you want to charge for this particular Hire Package.
  • TYPE IMAGE – Select an appropriate picture that best highlights this Hire Package.

This small picture is displayed on the frontend booking form (if in use) to provide a visual  representation to the hirer.

Singular  Type  Example

  • TYPE NAME – Pizza Oven
  • TYPE DESCRIPTION – Gas fired with bottled supplied on 6×4 Trailer etc etc
  • BOND – The amount you want to charge for this type.
  • TYPE IMAGE – Select an appropriate picture that best highlights this Hire Type

This small picture is displayed on the frontend booking form (if in use) to provide a visual  representation to the hirer.

 APPLY GST on this item – Yes or No

The DEFAULT PRICE is a price that you set that if a hirer wants to hire an ITEM from you and the hirer picks a date (EG books something 2 years in advance where you haven’t assigned a costing as yet), the default rate will be used.

RATES  – The RATES allow you to place a price on ANY period of the year.

IE If you want to charge more for holiday periods, then place these dates etc in the rates.

DISCOUNT CODE – You can set discount codes for prizes, giveaways, specials. These discount codes are only known to you and are only publicised to specific people or where you deem appropriate. This works hand in hand with ADD DISCOUNTS below. An example of a discount code could be DISC10, showing a 10% discount for the time you specify.

PLEASE NOTE:

When adding Rates, you cannot overlap dates. For example: if one time period runs from ‘1st January 2010’ to ‘1st March 2010’ then you cannot enter the same duration twice. You also cannot enter a duration such as ‘1st January 2010’ to ‘1st February 2010’ in the same type as you have already entered the duration ‘1st January 2010’ to ‘1st March 2010’.

The same applies to the Discount section.

  •  As a helpful hint – use a hard copy calendar to ensure there is no overlap and then transfer these dates to the Ezibook Rates section

 Whenever entering new Rates or Discounts please ensure you click the ‘Submit button’ at the top, otherwise the new rate will not be applied.

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