Do you want to sell tickets to an upcoming conference / event? Or have a rental venue available for booking? You can showcase and sell them all as bookable products or services in your Joomla website. The best conference registration and event booking extension for Joomla, J2Store Booking and Reservations, can help you sell the event tickets or conference hall easily and efficiently.
With Booking and Reservations, you do not have to worry about what kind of bookable items or rentals you can sell. You can sell anything that can be reserved or booked, be it a party hall, conference hall, travel tickets, movie or event tickets, and so on.
This article talks about the features of the extension and how you can use it to suit your website. Let’s have a quick look at the features of the extension and then move on to discuss how to use it for different booking and reservation purposes.
Features of J2Store Booking and Reservations
Flexible booking slot
You can create fixed or customer defined booking slots. That is you can provide a block of dates or time slots on day/hour/minute basis or leave it to the customer when they want to book your offering. All of it can be customised.
You can create bookable products based on date, time, a combination of date and time, or by month, or configure it to be customer-defined. The bookable products can be anything from a flight ticket to a rental, bridal gown.
Person types - Adult & Children
Your customers do not have to be all adults. Multi-person bookings can be made. For example, 2 Adults and 3 Children. The pricing could be defined separately for adults and children.
Configurable dependent options
The app lets you implement configurable options for the bookings. That is, an option that depends on another option is loaded only when the parent option is selected.
You can define when a booking is available. For instance, you could mark a hall available only for 3 days.
You can manage the bookable inventory in days or time slots. As soon as a bookable slot is full, it will not be available for the customers to book.
Booking Multiple Days
A product can also be set as bookable for multiple days. You can let the customer choose either separate dates or a start date, and the booking is made for a preset number of days from the date. The predefined number of days can be configured.
Custom-tailored booking costs
You can define the costs per booking, block, people and also for the duration of the booking made. The price adjusts accordingly.
The dates can be visually chosen using the Calendar View.
This app works to keep both the seller and the buyer comfortable during the entire process. From the admin side, you do not have to do a lot of work to manage the bookable products / services. The interface of the app helps you manage everything in a very easy and hassle-free manner.
Now that you have seen what the app has to offer, let me show you why Booking and Reservations is the best extension for event booking in Joomla.
Why Booking and Reservations?
J2Store is one of the best eCommerce solutions available in the Joomla community. The Booking and Reservations app is also built by the same team to be the best in class, feature rich extension that can do whatever you want it to do. Noticed how I call it an app and not extension?
We, at J2Store tend to call our extensions as apps because they themselves are complete solutions. That is, our apps not only extend J2Store’s functionality, but they also provide a complete selling experience with their rich interface and easy to use feature. So, want to know how the booking app can enhance your selling experience? Here goes.
- As mentioned earlier, the Booking and Reservations app lets your customers book or rent any of your bookable products / services based on date or time.
- Creating and managing the bookable items is a much easier task because of the app’s simple yet powerful nature.
- It is integrated to native Joomla and J2Store in such a way that its performs just like you are working without an extension.
- Although the app handles a lot of advanced functionality, you don’t have to spend any time figuring out how to use it. It is that simple.
- The app comes with J2Store’s exceptional customer support. In case you are stuck somewhere, we are here to help you.
You do not have to do much of a work to enable this seamless procedure. All you have to do is, install Booking and Reservations on your Joomla website and you will be ready to sell in just a few minutes.
So, why Booking and Reservations? In a nutshell, it has everything an event booking extension needs + it offers comfort.
- Easy to use and feature rich
- Zero learning time
- Simple and neat interface
- Sell bookable items like tickets / venues on date and time basis
- Tightly integrated to Joomla and J2Store
How to sell with Booking and Reservations?
Now that you are convinced about the simplicity and effectiveness of Booking and Reservations, let’s go ahead and learn how to start selling a bookable item, shall we? Let’s take an example of how to create a conference hall booking to continue from here.
So, to get started, complete the installations.
- Install J2Store on your Joomla site if you haven’t already.
- Install Booking and Reservations app in J2Store.
- Create a Joomla article, provide a title and description (optional).
- In the J2Store cart tab, select “Treat as a product”, and choose the product type as “Booking”. You now have a bookable product. Simple, isn’t it?
- Now, configure the item using the multiple tabs. Your page would look something like this:
You can then try out the options in each tab like General, Pricing, Availability, Images, etc., to fully customize the item.
You can define the basic features like booking duration, calendar display mode, whether the booking can be cancelled or not, etc., in the general tab.
Define the pricing in the pricing tab and then move on to the customize the Persons and Availability. In the Persons tab, you can define the minimum and maximum values, and create person types such as Adults and Children. The person type can be anything else also. For example, Local resident, Foreign national, and so on.
The availability tab can help you define options like when the item is available for booking, maximum and minimum block schedules, available range.
You can ignore the tabs like Shipping. So, after the customization, save the product and you can see it in your website.
As easy as that. In the same way, you can create and offer any kinds of appointments, services, tickets, bookings or rentals in your Joomla website with J2Store Booking and Reservations.
Selling a reservation can’t be made much simpler than this, while still being so effective. At J2Store, we aim to deliver the most seamless solutions to our customers. Each of our product reflects simplicity and ease of use. So is the booking app.
Isn’t it tempting to try out such a simple solution right now? If you want to try it first hand before installing, then check out our demo store. Find Booking App Demo, login, go ahead and use the app.
Looking for a helping hand? Reach out to us any time!