Overview: What are we talking about?
In this article, we are going to cover how to create multiple dog discount pricing rules in your app. In Gingr all pricing rules apply per pet. This means that the system is not able to distinguish first pet or second pet. Despite the pricing rules applying per pet we will show you how to achieve the same combined total.
This article includes:
- Create a Multiple Dog Discount
- Calculating the Amount
- Percentage Discounts
- Multiple Pet Discounts on Estimates
- Test Your Rules
Helpful Hints: Before you begin.
- Important! There is no separate "First Dog", "Second Dog" or "Additional Dog" rate. Multiple dog discounts MUST be split equally among family dogs.
- The method of the discount is different, but the total charges are the same.
- Discounts must be written as a negative number.
Video Tutorial: A helpful tour.
Set it Up: Let's get started.
Create a Multiple Dog Discount
- Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
- Select the Location and the [Reservation] Type.
- Click Add Rule to create a new discount for each amount of additional family dogs.
If boarding costs $45 per night for a single dog, but for 2 Dogs it costs $75 ($40 for the first dog, and $35 for the second), this is a $5 discount that must be split between both dogs in order to come to the $75 total ($-2.50 for each dog). To continue with this example, if we had 3 dogs, and 2 of them were getting $5 off per night, this would be a total discount of $10 which would then need to be split among all 3 dogs ($-3.33 off of each dog). Here is how you would set that up:
|2 Dog Family Discount||Number of Additional Animals||1||Dollar||-2.50|
|3 Dog Family Discount||Number of Additional Animals||2||Dollar||-3.33|
There are two other rules that are very similar, and are set up the same way:
- Number of Additional Animals in the Same Lodging: This will apply to all pets checked in for the same reservation type.
- Number of Additional Animals Across Reservation Types: This will discount family members who are simply checked into the facility on the same days regardless of the type of reservation or lodging assignment.
Calculating the Amount
The math seems confusing at first, but it's actually quite simple. For each rule, you will need to take the total discount and divide it among each amount of dogs checking in together.
Here is an example:
If you usually charge $40 per night for the 1st Dog, and $35 per night for additional dogs, you are giving a total nightly discount of $5 per additional dog. Instead of giving a $5 discount off of only the additional dog, the total nightly discount must be split.
If you charge this way, this is how the math will break down:
|Number of Dogs||Non Discounted Rate||Discounted Rate||Total Discount||Amount entered in Gingr|
|1||$40||None||None||No rule needed|
|2||$40 x 2 Dogs = $80||$40 + $35 = $75||$5 / 2 dogs||-2.50|
|3||$40 x 3 Dogs = $120||$40 + $35 + $35 = $110||$10 / 3 dogs||-3.33|
|4||$40 x 4 Dogs = $160||$40 + $35 + $35 +$35 = $145||$15 / 4 dogs||-3.75|
The same math is true for percentage based discounts. If you give 50% off of the additional dog, you will need to add up how many 50% discounts are given per day/night for each amount of dogs and split that among how many dogs are checking in together.
If you give a 50% discount off of each additional dog this is how you will figure your Amount.
|2 Dog Family Discount||Number of Additional Animals||1||Percent||-25%|
|3 Dog Family Discount||Number of Additional Animals||2||Percent||-33.33%|
Multiple Pet Discounts on EstimatesThis is how your pricing rules will appear on customer estimates. It's important to point out that the discount is being applied across all pets so that the customer understands that they are receiving the full discount promised.
Test Your Rules
As with any setup item, once you have set up your multiple dog discounts, it's important to make sure they are working correctly. To test your discounts, go to Left-hand Navigation: Reservations » New Reservation.