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Tariff configuration for Solidres

There are two tariff configuration modes:

  • Standard Tariff: available out of the box for Solidres FREE version, this mode allows setting price for each weekday (Monday to Sunday).
  • Complex Tariff (Rate Plan): available for Solidres paid subscriber (requires plugin Complex Tariff and plugin User to be installed), it allows setting more complicated pricing for different date ranges (seasonal pricing), different customer groups, a different number of nights/days, a different number of booked people. It has 4 main types (see below) and 2 modes (adjoining tariffs & overlapping tariffs)
    • Rate per room per night: this type allows setting prices for each weekday (from Monday to Sunday). These prices will be applied per room when guest make a booking in the front end.
    • Rate per person per night: this type allows setting prices for each weekday (from Monday to Sunday) as well as for each person. Let's say your room type "Double Room" can be used by 2 adults and 1 child, then with this type, you can set the prices for each weekday for the first adult, the second adult, and the child.
    • Package per room: it is a special type when you can only set 1 single price for a room in a specific date range. Different package tariff types can be not joined together.
    • Package per person: it is a special type when you can only set 1 single price for each person in your room in a specific date range. Different package tariff types can be not joined together.

You can choose a mode that suits your business model.

1. Standard Tariff:

By default, Solidres uses Standard Tariff, this is the simple and easy way to set your room price. It allows you to set a fixed price for the rooms that applies to all customer groups and weekday.

First, to configure the price for the room (configure tariff), go to Assets → List of room types, select the room you want to configure tariff, in the General Information tab, you can see the “Standard tariff” field.

It allows you to set tariff for all days of the week. Tariff in Standard mode will apply to all customer groups and has no date constraint.

  • Customer group: all
  • Weekdays: days of the week
  • Period of validity: infinite
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And here are the results displayed in the front end when customer reservation.

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2. Complex Tariff (Rate Plan):

To use Complex Tariff mode, you must install the following plugins: Complex Tariff and User into the system.

Downloading those plugins requires an active subscription, you can subscribe here: https://www.solidres.com/subscribe/levels

Then install & enable plugins:

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After you have installed and enable complex tariff plugin, select the room you want to configure tariff, you'll be able to set up your complex tariff in Complex tariff tab.

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The common set of fields for a tariff is as below:

  • Title: the title of this tariff, it should be a short string that describes your tariff.
  • Description: more detailed description of your tariff
  • Customer group: select Public for all customers (logged or non-logged in) or select specific customer groups. You can create as many customer groups as you want.
  • Type: Rate per room per night or Rate per person per night or Package per room or Package per person.
  • Min nights: the minimum number of nights that this tariff requires. Must be a number
  • Max night: the maximum number of the night that this tariff requires. Must be a number.
  • Min people (Optional): the minimum number of people that this tariff requires.
  • Max night (Optional): the maximum number of people that this tariff requires.
  • Valid from: the beginning date that this tariff is valid to be used
  • Valid to: the ending date that this tariff is valid to be used
  • Status (since v0.4.0): enabled or disabled
  • Limit check in to (since v0.3.0): choose which days of the week that guest can check in.

Details for each tariff type can be found below:

Rate per room per night: Prices are set for different days of the week. The cost is for the whole room and does not depend on the number of booked people.

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Rate per person per night: Prices are set for each adult and child (if available) for different days of the week. Total room cost is the combined prices of each booked adult and children.

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The number of adults and children in the tariff configuration depend on the setting "Room occupancy" in the General tab. For example, if you configured the occupancy of your room type "Double room" as 2 adults plus 1 child. Then you will be able to enter the prices for 2 adults and 1 child in tariff configuration. Note that if your room type's occupancy is changed, you need to update your tariff too.

Room price for a child is based on either child's age or the number of children, you can change this mode in Solidres Options - Child room cost. The child max age can be configured in Solidres’s Option, the default value is 17 years old.

Example for room price based on child's ages is $10 for 0-year-old to 10 years old child and $15 for 11 years old to 17 years old child.

Example for room price based on child's quantity is $10 for the first child and $15 for the second child. Child's ages will be ignored.

Package per room: It is a special type when you can only set 1 single price for a room in a specific date range. Different package tariff types cannot be joined together.

This tariff type is useful when you want your guest to book a fixed room's package. For example "Double room 4 nights with breakfast". For this tariff type, the min night and max night should be equal.

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Package per person: The same with Package per room but this type allow setting room price for each booked adult and child.

This tariff type is useful when you want your guest to book a fixed room's package. For example "Double room 4 nights with breakfast. The first adult is $35 and the second adult is $30". For this tariff type, the min night and max night should be equal.

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Details for tariff modes can be found below:

Tariff configuration

Adjoining tariffs:: This mode allows you to configure how to join 2 separate complex tariffs together (only apply for Rate per room per stay and Rate per person per stay, not apply for Package types)

For example, you are having these two complex tariffs: A (valid from 01-01-2016 to 31-01-2016) and B (valid from 01-02-2016 to 29-02-2016).

|---------------------------A----------------------------||--------------------------------B---------------------------|

With the above tariff configuration, if you enable tariff joining in Solidres Options, then when the guest search for dates that fall into 2 complex tariff's date ranges, there will be 3 options for adjoining tariffs that you can configure

  • No limit - Ignore stay length of any adjoining tariffs: with this option, the min night requirements for A & B will be ignored when joining 2 tariffs.
  • ,
  • Lowest - Use lowest min stay length of any adjoining tariffs: with this option Solidres will use the lowest min night requirement of either A or B to determine whether the guest's check in and check out dates are qualified for this tariff.
  • Highest - Use highest min stay length of any adjoining tariffs: with this option Solidres will use the highest min night requirement of either A or B to determine whether the guest's check in and check out dates are qualified for this tariff.

Overlapping tariffs:: This mode allows you to configure how 2 separate & overlapping complex tariffs showed on the front end. First, we need to define what are overlapping tariffs? Overlapping tariffs are tariffs that have the same "Valid from" and "Valid to" dates. Overlapping is useful when you want to have different pricing for different conditions in the same date range.

|--------------------------A-----------------------------|
|--------------------------B-----------------------------|

For example:

  • Summer holiday (Breakfast included)
  • Summer holiday (Breakfast not included)
or
  • Summer holiday (Free cancellation)
  • Summer holiday (No cancellation)

When your guest's check in and check out dates are qualified for overlapping tariffs, there are 3 options for you to configure:

  • Show all tariff options
  • Show the lowest tariff
  • Show the highest tariff

Since WP Complex Tariff v0.3.0, you can choose between entering prices per date or per week (available for Rate per room per night and Rate per person per night). Depends on your pricing structure, this new mode can help you to manage your pricing better in some use cases.

Since WP Complex Tariff v0.3.0, Complex Tariff plugin allows you to set "Minimum length of stay" and "Maximum length of stay" per day. Owners are now able to set different min/max length of stay requirement per single day. This new feature applies to tariff type "Rate per room per stay" and tariff mode = "Day".

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