Optionals tab

An unlimited number of optional items can be created. These can be used to supplement the booking with amenities, occupancy (single room, double room etc.), children or adults, facilities and so forth where each selection can carry an extra cost that adds up to the total amount.

Not only can these be used for additional cost but optional items can also be in limited quantity if you choose so.

In order to create optional items, first you need to create a group, after which you add optional items to it. This design will enable you to create an unlimited number of optional items that can be represented in a list of radio buttons, checkboxes, dropdown lists and multi select lists.

1.    Set a group name. This name will also be used in the front-end as the heading for the optional items that follow, so try to keep it short, descriptive and to the point.

2.    Set a display mode. The optional items you add to the group will be based on the display mode selected. So, for instance, if checkbox was selected, each optional will display as a checkbox item.

3.    Choose how you want the cost of the optional calculated

                      i.        Add cost to total: In this case if the cost of the optional is $5, then $5 is added to the total amount when the optional is selected.

                     ii.        Multiply cost by each selected day and add to total: In this case, the cost of the optional will add up by the number of days selected. This is useful in case your booking allows selecting multiple days. So, if the optional was $5 and 2 days were selected, it’s going to be 5x2 = $10 which is added to the total amount.

                    iii.        Multiply cost by each selected seat and add to total: In this case, the cost of the optional will add up by the number of seats selected. This is useful if you allow group booking where the customer can select more than 1 seat. So, if 3 seats were selected and the optional costs $5, then it calculates 3x5 = $15 which is the sum that adds up to the total amount.

4.    Now click the “Create” button. Groups are listed in the right pane where you can order them by drag and drop.

5.    From the left pane, you can start adding new optional items to the group. Provide a name, cost and the quantity limit if that applies to you.

6.    Now click “Add new optional”. You will see it listed in the group in the right pane. To add more optional items, click the “new” button in the left pane and repeat.

As you can note, it is quite simple and intuitive to create optional items. Keep in mind that cost and quantity are not required fields, so provide them only if these values apply to what you are trying to achieve.