When a user puts a down payment on a unit, how do they return to make their final payment at a later time?
Each booking has a "My Booking" page that can be used to make further payments. The link can be sent to the client automatically in response to the initial online booking or you can send it manually if you prefer.
Can a customer make an online booking by promising to pay but without actually paying anything at the time?
Yes, you can configure Payage to accept "offline" payments, which can create provisional bookings. You then set the booking status to "booked" once you receive payment. The Notifier plugin automatically cancels any bookings that remain provisional for moore than a (configurable) number of days.
Is it possible to show availability for a property on a page without the property selection list?
Yes. In the availability page menu item parameters, you specify a unit ID. You can leave this set to blank or zero, or you can set a specific Unit ID. If the unit ID is blank or zero and you only have one Unit, Rentalot Plus displays its availability. If the unit ID is blank or zero and you have more than one Unit, Rentalot Plus shows the Unit selector list. If you specify a specific Unit ID, Rentalot Plus displays the availability for that one specific Unit.
On the demo site, the months displayed are not the same for all the properties (units). Why?
The menu parameters specify the start and end dates for the availability shown. However, availability is also controlled by the existence of prices. A price applies to a bookable period for a specific unit.
On the demo site, some of the units have prices for certain periods, while others don't.
A few people are using it to run very small car hire businesses, but it's not good for larger businesses, for two reasons.
Firstly, Rentalot Plus books nights, like a hotel. In other words you couldn't book a one-day hire from 9am - 5pm. Rentalot Plus would insist on booking at least one night.
Secondly, our "Units" (which can be called anything you want) are unique items. So it works well for villas, mobile homes, houseboats, etc, but it doesn't work for anonymous multiples - like a guest house that has ten rooms where people can just book a room and the system allocates one to them, leaving nine available.
We may address that in the future. If you have unique vehicles and book a minimum of one night, you can use Rentalot Plus.
I would like to read about a Unit, see its availability and book it all from the same page. Can Rentalot Plus do this?
Most certainly it can. Using the plugin, you can mix and match what you put on a page so you can show the Unit Description, availability and anything else that you wish on the same page. We have an example here on our Demo site.