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    Multivendor Marketplace for Shopify- Booking App Integration

    Multivendor Marketplace- Booking App Integration

    Multivendor Marketplace App has come up with a new feature app called “Booking Product” which is now integrated with the “Booking App by Webkul“.

    This feature app helps both admin and sellers to add bookings to products available on the marketplace. You can create booking slots as per the availability & customers can select their preferable slot at the time of booking.

    Using this app, you can select any of the 6 booking types as per your business needs & add bookings for multiple professions such as car rentals, salon appointments, live music concerts & so on.

    Additionally, you can set the “Multi-User Booking” option so that multiple customers can book the same slot at a time.

    Customers can request the admin to “Reschedule” or “Cancel” the bookings.

    Please Note:– This feature app is FREE of cost but this integration will add a USD 18 per month in addition with your existing Multivendor plan.

    Suppose you have selected the Pro($45/month )plan of the multivendor app and enabled this featured app which is integrated with Booking App by Webkul (costs $18/month) then you need to pay the monthly charge of $63/month ($45+$18).

    Features

    • Admin and Sellers can now add bookings on products available on the marketplace.
    • You can create slots for your booking product and customers can choose their preferable slot at the time of booking.
    • Additional information about your booking products can be added and displayed on the product page.
    • Also, you can add custom fields for your booking products.
    • More than one customer can book a slot at a time.
    • The customer can request the admin to reschedule his booking.
    • Also, the Customer can anytime cancel his booking.
    • Admin can approve, reschedule or cancel the bookings requested by the customers.

    Installation

    To make this app work, first of all, you need to visit the “Feature Apps” section of the multivendor app. There you will get the “Booking Product” feature app.

    Now once you click on the “Enable” button you will be asked to install the “Booking App by Webkul” app first. And as soon as you agree with this condition you will get the Booking App installed on your store.Thus, this Booking Product feature gets enabled on your marketplace.

    Workflow: Admin Panel

    Once you enable the “Booking Product” feature app on your store, you can now select any product from the “Product Listing” section of the Multivendor app, choose it’s variant and then add booking on it.

    First, visit the Multivendor Admin panel>>Products>>Click on “Products Listing”>>Select any product from the list>>visit “Action” menu>> Click (…)>>Click on “Add Booking“.

    Now by Clicking on the “Add Booking” button you will be straight away redirected to the Booking App section of your Shopify store. From here you need to choose a variant of your selected product and then click on the “Proceed” button to add booking on that product. Once you click on the proceed button you will be reaching to the “Edit Booking Product” section. From here you need to enter your booking product information, specify your service location, create slots for your booking products, add custom fields and much more.

    From this section, you can provide an option for multiple customers to book a slot at a time.

    If you have selected the Booking Type as “Multi-User Booking” then you need to specify the Customer limit for that booking. Now Moving on to the next section i.e. Location.

    Here you can specify your preferred location where you want to provide the booking service to your customers.

    From the Availability section, admin can choose the booking type as per his/her business needs whether it will be Appointment Type booking, Concert type or Rent Type booking and create the slots accordingly.

    you can choose booking types and create the slots for your booking products.

    Here, you can set the dates between which your bookings will be available and also select the days on which booking product will be available.

    Overwrite Specific Days

    In this feature, You as an admin can close booking for some specific days or time period of any of his created slots. All You need to do is just create slots on some specific days or time duration that will overwrite the previous slots created for the booking product.

    Custom Fields:

    In case you want some additional information from your customer, you can add custom fields with the booking products from this section.

    Custom Information:

    From this section, You can display extra information with the Product or Service You provide on the store’s product description page.

    Now, once you click the Save button, the booking will be added to the product.

    To make the bookings & slots visible to the customers on front end, you need to add the codes to their respective liquid files.

    Frontend Configuration

    To configure the app’s frontend, you need to visit the “Configure Front” section of the app. There you can either auto inject the code or manually copy the code and paste it to their respective template files.

    To display the Timezone Selector on frontend, click on Auto code inject button.

    In order to display the customer’s booking details, either auto inject the code or copy the code and paste it to its respective template file.

    In this way, the admin can configure the app front end.

    How it appears on Front End:

    This was about the appointment type booking system.

    In case you want to add bookings for different booking scenarios, you can select any of the six booking types from the availability section and add bookings to your products.

    Let’s discuss the six different types of bookings in detail.

    One Day Booking

    If You want to offer any service for a day, you can choose this booking type. Thus, customers will select the slot and book the service for a day.

    Now, Let’s take an example: One Day Cab booking service: You as an admin can set a duration and the customers will select a slot to book for a day.

    Visibility on Customer End:

    Appointment Type Booking

    If You want to offer appointment booking service then, select this booking type to create time slots in basic as well as advance slot management.

    It allows you to select the time duration between which the booking product will be available. Also, You can set the Per booking timings as well as the rest time after each booking slot.

    Per Booking Timings: It is the time taken for each booking slot.

    Rest Time after per Booking Slot: It is the rest time available after each booking slot.

    Visibility on Customer End:

    For Example:- Dentist Booking System, Doctor’s Appointment.

    Rent Type

    If You own rental business then, go with this type of booking. You can set a duration for Your service and customers will select the slots to rent the product or service.

    For Example:- Venue Booking Service

    Important Note:- While adding rent type booking to any product, please make sure that the inventory policy of that product is “Don’t track inventory” from Shopify end.

    Visibility on Customer End:

    Rent Type with Time

    To offer rental service for some specific date and time, You can go with this booking type. In this, You need to set duration and per booking timing i.e the time to be taken for each booking slot.

    For Example:- Rent a bike, Rent a Dress

    Important Note:- While adding “rent type with time” booking to any product, please make sure that the inventory policy of that product is set to “Don’t track inventory” from Shopify end.

    Visibility on Customer End:

    Concert Type

    In this type of booking, You can create day-wise slots irrespective of the time and let your customers book the slot. Click here to know more about how to add the day-wise booking to products.

    For Example:- Auditorium booking, Booking Halls for Seminar.

    Visibility on Customer End:

    Concert Type with Time

    Additionally, You can create date time slots for your bookings and let the customers book their preferred slots with date & time.

    For Example:- Ticket booking for Live Musical Concerts, etc.

    Visibility on Customer End:

    Also, you will also get an option to add day-wise booking on products simply by choosing Concert Type booking.

    Click Here to know about Day-wise booking in detail.

    Configuration

    Backend Configuration

    Admin can configure the booking details from the Configuration section of the app such as organisation name, email ID, timezone and currency used in this app.

    To configure all your booking details, visit the booking section.You can also configure the email templates within the app.

    Admin can display or hide the timezone selector button which is displayed on the frontend. Once the admin enables this feature, the customer needs to select the timezone at the time of booking any product.

    You as an admin can configure all the labels to be displayed on the frontend.

    Seller End

    Similarly, sellers registered on your marketplace can also add bookings on their products using this app. Once the admin enables this feature on his/her end, sellers will get an option of “Add Booking” in the action menu of the product section in seller panel of the Multivendor app.

    A seller needs to follow the below-given procedure to add booking on existing products at your Marketplace:

    Seller Panel of the Multivendor App>>Products>>Products Listing>>Action>>Click on Add Booking>>Choose a variant(if any)>>Proceed to select a booking type & add booking to the product.

    Clicking the Booking Dashboard, the seller can view the list of all his/her Booking Products & Customer’s bookings.

    Clicking the “Add Booking” button, the seller will be asked to choose either all the variants or a variant to add booking(s) to it.

    Clicking the proceed button, sellers will be redirected to Edit Booking Product page from where he/she needs to fill the following details to add a booking to that product:

    Product Information: Select whether You want Single User or Multiple users to book a slot at a time.

    Location: Sellers can specify their preferred location to provide service to the customers.

    Availability: Seller needs to select a booking type from the 6 different types & Create Slots for the customers.

    Customer Information: Add additional information to your booking products which will be visible on frontend.

    Custom Fields: Get extra information about your customers by adding custom fields.

    Booking Products Listing

    Once your seller adds the booking products from the seller panel of the Multivendor app, all the added booking products will be visible in the Booking Products section here like this:

    This is how the products added by the seller appears on the front end:

    Customer can simply select their preferred slot and book the service.

    This is all about the seller end.

    Once the customer book any product, admin can view the complete booking details from the “Orders” section of the Multivendor app.

    Follow the procedure to view the customer’s booking details:

    Admin Panel of the Multivendor app>>Orders>>Order Listing page>>Click on View button (in Action menu)>>Click on View Booking Details button to view all the bookings of that Order.

    ADMIN PANEL

    Clicking on the “View Booking Details” button you will be redirected to “Edit Booking” section. From here the admin can approve the customer’s booking request.

    Now if the customer requests to reschedule the booking, the admin will receive a mail regarding this and he/she can reschedule customer’s booking request from “Edit Booking” section. Admin can also Cancel the booking request of the customer.

    At the Same time, Seller can also view the Booking Details of the customers from the Order Section of the Seller Panel.

    Seller Panel of Multivendor app>>Orders>>Order Listing page>>Click on View button (in Action menu)>>Click on View Booking Details button to view all the bookings of that Order.

    SELLER PANEL

    Once the Seller clicks on View Booking Details, he/she will be straight away redirected to the Booking Details page. From there, he/she can view the complete booking details of that customer.

    From there, the seller can approve, cancel or reschedule customer’s booking as per the request received from customers.

    In case the “Auto-approve” tab is enabled from the Configuration menu, the customer’s booking request will get approved automatically.

    Customer End

    Customer can view the booking details from their respective “My Account” section.

    This is all about the Booking Product feature app of the Multivendor Marketplace app for Shopify.

    Demo

    Follow the below link to use the demo of Multivendor Marketplace-Booking app for Shopify:

    https://multivendor-booking-demo.myshopify.com/pages/demo

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