Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower rate"

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innexpress
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Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower rate"

Post by innexpress » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:37 am

I noticed that Daily pricing with "Do not allow lower rate set" always selects the highest price no based on number of occupants.

My problem is I have double rooms set up with price for 2 persons and +5 for extra persons. The base rate is linked to the OTA channels and the OTA adds the +5 for extra persons.

My rates are setup with allow lower rates.
My daily price is set to "Do not allow lower rates".
My daily price overrides the lower rate for the OTA channels.

The problem is the Beds24 rate (walk in and web) will always pick the 4 person rate from daily prices no matter what the occupancy is because of the "do not allow lower rates".

Walk in or web site will calculate correctly if no daily price is set and be based on the rate plus extra persons, but it will show the highest daily rate if a daily rate is set.

Is it possible to calculate the local and web rates the way I want and keep the OTAs the way they are?
Could we get a check box to have daily rates follow occupancy even if "do not allow lower rates" is set?

lesleywoermeijer
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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower ra

Post by lesleywoermeijer » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:50 am

Hello,

When you go to your Daily price, you can now select where the Daily Price should be used, Channels and Beds24.com booking page.

Open your Daily Price and scroll down to 'ENABLE' and 'untick' Booking Page > www.beds24.com and this will stop the Daily Price being applied for your booking page.

markkinchin
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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower ra

Post by markkinchin » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:58 am

innexpress wrote: Could we get a check box to have daily rates follow occupancy even if "do not allow lower rates" is set?
The "do not allow lower prices" setting and using daily prices for occupancy pricing are not compatible with each other. "Do not allow lower prices" is intended for room pricing.
Daily prices need to be set to "allow lower prices" when used for occupancy pricing.

We are investigating if a solution can be created to combine "do not allow lower prices" and occupancy pricing.

innexpress
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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower rate"

Post by innexpress » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:21 am

What if we had a select like "do not allow lower rates, allow lower daily price". ?

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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower rate"

Post by annettemorgenroth » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:30 am

What if we had a select like "do not allow lower rates, allow lower daily price". ?
Rates will override daily prices if they are higher than the daily price.

Generally we recommend you make your highest price always available and override it with a lower price if required.

innexpress
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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower rate"

Post by innexpress » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:15 pm

I understand how the system works currently. We are suggesting ways of implementing more flexibility. You need to read the whole thread to understand what we are trying to do.

Another method that may work is add a minimum number of persons to the daily prices.

markkinchin
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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower rate"

Post by markkinchin » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:26 pm

Unfortunately the do not allow lower and occupancy pricing do not work well together because the hiest price will be used and not allow a cheaper one for lower occupancy.

If possible, try to design your pricing setup for occupancy based pricing without using the do not allow lower prices setting.

innexpress
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Re: Occupancy based Daily pricing and "Do not allow lower ra

Post by innexpress » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:37 am

markkinchin wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:58 am
We are investigating if a solution can be created to combine "do not allow lower prices" and occupancy pricing.
Mark,

This would be a great feature. As I read through the forums there are a considerable amount of users that could use this feature. I for one. We cannot use the booking widget without setting up multiple offers based on occupancy and the number of "Guests" pull down becomes useless at that point.

We would be showing 5 or more rates for just two room types. If we add a room type we could be showing 8 or more. On a mobile device this would be overwhelming to the guest. it is also quite frustrating for us to not be able to "override" our rates based on occupancy.

I think a simple solution, that would be welcome to those of us that can benefit from it, would be to add a Occupancy field to the daily rate configuration.
if left at zero the system would function exactly the same as it is now. If the number of guest matched the occupancy field this would allow for occupancy based daily prices while using "do not allow lower prices".

example:
<?php

if ($argc !=3) {
echo "Simple occupancy baised daily rate.".
PHP_EOL."usage: $argv[0] guests occupancy ".PHP_EOL;
break;
}

$numg=(int)$argv[1];
$occ=(int)$argv[2];

//---------------
$allow=false;
if($occ == 0) {$allow=true;}
if($occ == $numg){ $allow=true;}
//----------------

echo "Guests: $numg, minguest: $occ, maxguest: $maxg Daily Price ";
if ($allow){ echo "allowed";}
else {echo "not allowed";}
echo PHP_EOL;

?>

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