To open the Package Builder:
1. Access the Packages tab in the Inventory module, then click on the three-dotted menu to edit the package,
2. Scroll down to the Package Configuration section and click on Open Package Builder.
You will find three sections:
The items that you add here are included in the package by default. The booker has no option to change they are part of an item group.
If you also define Optional Items then it is recommendable to hide Base Items from your Booking Engine to not overload the booker.
Items that you add here can be optionally selected by the booker. Per item, you can decide which level of freedom the booker has in configuring the item.
You can set dependencies for the items that you add here. Imagine a wetsuit rental to show up only if the surf lesson was chosen. Moreover, you can upsell the items added to the cross-selling section. Read more about upselling here.
You can create groups of items for your bookers to be able to choose between one of the alternatives. Item groups are available at all item levels. This is thoughtful if you have activities that can't be combined if booked together (e.g. beginner surf lessons and surf guiding).
To create an item group click on the three-dotted menu of one of the items that will be part of the group and then "add item to this group" to add other items to that group.
Note: it is not possible to combine a group item configured by quantity with other group items on day configuration.
You can set when items are scheduled/bookable in a Booking Engine booking. There are four ways to configure this, lets review each:
You can set items to be bookable on
Arrival date (check-in date)
Normal day, every day other than arrival and departure
Departure day (check-out date)
Unscheduled. This option will unselect the previous ones. Your bookers will be able to choose from a dropdown menu the quantity they want to book. Items will not be placed on a date.
Bookers will be able to select items for the days of the week you determine here.
You can configure a pattern and set on which day an item is bookable according to its position.
Similar to the unscheduled option, bookers will be able to book from a minimum to a maximum number of items you set.
Default items are always included in the booking in the way you have configured them. In case there is a group of default items, your booker will be able to select between one of the group items, yet it will still follow the configuration you have set. One of the items will always be marked, so the booker will always carry a default item.
Optional configurable items allow the booker to select when they would like to book the item choosing from the available days of their stay you have configured
Optional non configurable items allow the booker to select an item that you have already configured when it will be scheduled in his stay.
Configurable vs. non configurable
Optional items give the opportunity to be set as configurable or non configurable in Booking Engine. This feature can be turned on ( green = configurable ) or off (red = non configurable) by clicking on the calendar icon.
Configurable items will give the booker the chance to select the item day by day, or session by session, according to the configuration you have set.
Non configurable items, when selected, will add the item to the booking for all the days of the stay you have set in the item configuration.