Event Rental Systems has added the ability to change the Schedule Profile of an item based on the selection of an Order Option. Essentially, if a certain option is selected during the checkout process, then the pricing and availability rules (created by a Schedule Profile) of an item is changed.
Creating an Order Option
The following Order Option is created in Admin>Order Config>Order Options. This Order Option must contain specific choices that are selected by the customer. In this example, “Homeowner” and “Contractor” are used to determine the Scheduling Mode being used. Ensure that the Order Option is placed in the "Group" named "Start".
Note: To add the Order Option to your ordering steps and checkout process, please use this link to contact Technical Support. The link will ask them to add a Start Step to your Folder which will prompt your customers at the beginning of the ordering process to choose between the options you've created with your Alternate Schedule Profiles.
Configuring the Schedule Profile
The Alternate Schedule Profile must be added to the current Schedule Profile that is used. Essentially, whichever Schedule Profile is assigned to the item is the default. If a certain Order Option selection is made, then it will alternate to a different Schedule Profile. To add this functionality:
- Navigate to Admin>Products>Schedule Profiles.
- Find the “Alternate Schedule Profile” field.
- Select the Order Option from the first dropdown box.
- The “Option Value” must match the exact choice within the Order Option.
- Select the alternate Schedule Profile to use in the “-- Alternate --” dropdown.
Currently, the “Homeowner” Schedule Profile is used on all items. If, during the checkout process, the customer selects “Contractor” from the “Homeowner or Contract” Order Option, then the “Contractor” Schedule Profile is used.