Daily Price enhancment.

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innexpress
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Daily Price enhancment.

Post by innexpress » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:58 pm

New Feature request.

In order to mix rates and daily prices and have better flexibility I propose this feature.

Add a column to the Daily Price table for Minimum Guests. Initialize the column to zero.

Add a select option, in "Settings > Properties > Rooms >Daily Prices", to the Daily Price rules "Minimum Guests".
Modify the code, that iterates over Daily Price that determines if the daily price is disallowed due to max occupancy, to test for minimum occupancy also.
E.G pseudo code:

if(($DailyPriceMaxGuests <= $NumberofGuests) && ($DailyPriceMinGuest >= $NumberofGuests)){
$dailyprice='allowed'; } else { $dailyprice='not_allowed'; }

If the "Minimum Guest" is left at zero the daily prices should function as it does now. This way we can select the number of guests we want the daily price to be valid for.

It may be necessary to have a setting for "do not allow rates" also when daily price exists.

Then we can set the daily prices to have different prices based on occupancy. We desperately need functionality like this.

markkinchin
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Re: Daily Price enhancment.

Post by markkinchin » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am

You can use different daily prices for different occupancies.

For each daily price, set the maximum occupancy it is valid for, it will only be available for booking up to that many guests.

innexpress
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Re: Daily Price enhancment.

Post by innexpress » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:57 pm

markkinchin wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am
You can use different daily prices for different occupancies.

For each daily price, set the maximum occupancy it is valid for, it will only be available for booking up to that many guests.
Mark,

The Highest price is always the Maximum occupancy price and therefore the price that is shown for any occupancy less than or equal to maximum occupancy.

With 2 Daily prices set for 2 persons and 3 persons. and a rate set for room price of $53 up to 2 people and extra person +$5.

Daily Prices
Daily Price strategy is do not allow any other rates
2018-08-14
• 54.00 (Queen Price)
• 59.00 (Queen 3 Person)
Results in $59 for 1-3 Adults
Daily Prices
Daily Price strategy is allow lower prices
2018-08-14
• 54.00 (Queen Price)
• 59.00 (Queen 3 Person)
For 2 Adults results in the lower rate of $53 for 3 Adults results in the lower rate of $58.

Daily Prices
Daily Price strategy is do not allow lower prices
2018-08-14
• 54.00 (Queen Price)
• 59.00 (Queen 3 Person)
For 1-3 Adults results in $59.

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Re: Daily Price enhancment.

Post by markkinchin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:54 am

The daily prices work fine for occupancy pricing if you use the default strategy, not if you use "do not allow lower prices"

innexpress
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Re: Daily Price enhancment.

Post by innexpress » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:51 pm

markkinchin wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:54 am
The daily prices work fine for occupancy pricing if you use the default strategy, not if you use "do not allow lower prices"
"allow lower prices" seems to work only if the rate is higher than the daily price.
"do not allow any other rates" does not work, the highest price selected.
"do not allow lower prices" of course does not work.

There is no configuration that will allow occupancy daily pricing except not having a rate that is lower than any of the daily prices.

That is why I have suggested the "Minimum Guests" feature for Daily prices.

If this was combined with:
"do not allow lower prices" it can work on occupancy based or as it functions now.
"do not allow any other rate" it can over ride a lower or higher rate and still be occupancy biased.
"allow lower prices" can still be locked to occupancy but allow a lower price or rate.

The minimum guest feature could be disabled by default and not shown unless enabled in booking rules->Daily Price Strategy to avoid confusion or even enabled up request to support.

This feature would add so much more flexibility to Beds24 pricing and rates.

markkinchin
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Re: Daily Price enhancment.

Post by markkinchin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:37 am

innexpress wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:51 pm
"allow lower prices" seems to work only if the rate is higher than the daily price.
This is as intended, if you have a lower rate, it will be offered instead of the daily price.

I understand your request about making daily price occupancies work in combination with do not allow lower price strategies but this is not currently supported.

innexpress
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Re: Daily Price enhancment.

Post by innexpress » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Hence the feature request.

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