Click Product > Add New
Give your product a name and add a description in the same way that you would for a normal WooCommerce product. In the Product Data section, choose Booking for the product type. You’ll see some new options appear.
Use the following options to configure your booking:
- Booking units
The booking unit is the basic duration unit that your booking is measured in. Choose from either day, night, or week.
- Booking start day
If you wish, you can specify a day of the week that each booking must start on. This works well if you are renting a property that always has the same check-in / check-out days.
- Minimum and maximum booking lengths
You can define minimum and maximum durations for bookings. These are measured in the same unit as the main booking unit so if you’ve chosen days, then you will be defining minimum and maximum booking lengths in days too.
- Buffer period
You can enter a value here to add an optional buffer period between bookings. Buffer periods are always measured in days.
- Standard cost
In the standard cost field, enter the default cost per booking unit. If your standard cost is $50 per night, ensure you have chosen ‘night’ as your booking unit and enter 50 in this field. If your standard cost is $275 per week, ensure you choose ‘week’ as the booking unit and enter 275 here.
- Last bookable date
You can set a date here as the last date that you are taking bookings. If you only want to take bookings up to the end of the year, use the calendar in this field to select the date. You can change it at a future date if you’re ready to take bookings beyond this date.
- Non Standard Costs
Click the ‘Add Date Range’ to set a new date range where you might be charging more or less than the standard cost. You can add as many date ranges as you like. If any dates overlap in date ranges then ranges that are higher in this list will take priority over ones lower down. You can drag and drop ranges if you wish.
Non standard date ranges are designed to allow you flexibility in pricing. Maybe you want to charge more over holiday periods; or you want to charge less during quiet times.
You can also make some dates unavailable in the calendar. Perhaps you have a villa that you want to use yourself for a couple of weeks. Just add a new date range and enter 0 as the cost to block it out in the calendar and prevent it being booked.
When you’ve set up your product, click Publish and it’s live.