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Animal Based Pricing Rules

Kathryn Hamilton
Kathryn Hamilton
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Overview: What are we talking about?

Examples of animal-based pricing rules would be if you charge more for a pet based on them being young, or old. Maybe you charge more for unaltered pets because let's face it, they can be a handful! Or perhaps you would like heavier dogs that require more attention to be charged a higher rate. There's a rule for that!
 
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Set it Up: Let's get started.  

 

Animal Age (Months)

Discount/charge if the animal is within a specified age range. This value rounds up when the date passes the mid-day of the month.

  1. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
  2. Select the Location and Reservation Type that you want this rule to apply to.
  3. Create a new pricing rule group to tell the system when you would like pricing to take effect. Or select an existing pricing rule group.
  4. Click Add Rule to create a new charge/discount.
  5. Select the Animal Age (Months) rule type and enter a label for how you would like the rule to be shown on estimates or invoices. 
  6. The age in which you would like the pricing rule to begin applying should be expressed in the value field in months
  7. Enter in the amount you would like to surcharge or discount, and the method (dollar or percent).

 

Example:

Let's say that you charge more for puppies, between 0 and 6 months. In Gingr, you will want to create two pricing rules so as to create a range.

First Rule - is where the charge/discount starts. 

Second Rule -  is where the charge/discount ends. Note that the charge/discount will be ending here so leave the Amount as 0. 

 

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Animal Birthday

Discount/charge once on an animal's birthday.
  1. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
  2. Select the Location and Reservation Type that you want this rule to apply to.
  3. Create a new pricing rule group to tell the system when you would like pricing to take effect. Or select an existing pricing rule group.
  4. Click Add Rule to create a new charge/discount.
  5. Select the Animal Birthday rule type and enter a label for how you would like the rule to be shown on estimates or invoices. 
  6. There is no value input available with this pricing rule type because the system will pull the date of birth as entered on the animal profile
  7. Enter in the amount you would like to discount, and the method (dollar or percent).

 

Example:

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Animal Breed

Discount/charge each unit of a reservation if an animal is a specified breed.

  1. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
  2. Select the Location and Reservation Type that you want this rule to apply to.
  3. Create a new pricing rule group to tell the system when you would like pricing to take effect. Or select an existing pricing rule group.
  4. Click Add Rule to create a new charge/discount.
  5. Select the Animal Breed rule type and enter a label for how you would like the rule to be shown on estimates or invoices. 
  6. The breed for which you would like the pricing rule to apply should be expressed in the value field by searching the drop down list. 
  7. Enter in the amount you would like to surcharge or discount, and the method (dollar or percent).

 

Example:

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Animal Species

Discount/charge each unit of a reservation if an animal is a certain species.

  1. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
  2. Select the Location and Reservation Type that you want this rule to apply to.
  3. Create a new pricing rule group to tell the system when you would like pricing to take effect. Or select an existing pricing rule group.
  4. Click Add Rule to create a new charge/discount.
  5. Select the Animal Species rule type and enter a label for how you would like the rule to be shown on estimates or invoices. 
  6. The species for which you would like the pricing rule to apply should be expressed in the value field by searching the drop down list. 
  7. Enter in the amount you would like to surcharge or discount, and the method (dollar or percent).

 

Example:

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Animal Weight

If you charge or discount pets based on the weight of the pet, Gingr can automatically reference the weight on the animal’s profile and charge for their reservation according to the weight categories you set. 

Helpful Hints

  • Before you get started, it is important to understand the weight categories you charge for (if at all) and how much each weight category costs. Examples of weight categories might be:

    1-25 lbs = $30/night (base rate)
    26-50 lbs = $40/night
    51-99 lbs = $50/night
    100+ lbs = $55/night
  • Think about how your facility charges for boarding and how you might categorize these weight ranges. If you are unsure, then please reach out to your onboarding specialist.
  • When setting up these automated pricing rules, we will begin by setting the base rate of the reservation type to the cheapest weight category. Then we will create pricing rules for each of the progressively more expensive weight categories.

 

Step 1: Set the base rate

  1. Identify the structure of your weight-based pricing.

  2. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Reservation Types and Services Configuration.

    • You should already have created a reservation type for boarding at this point. If not, click here to learn how to set up a boarding reservation type.

  3. Click the icon and confirm that the base rate amount is set to the lowest weight category price you offer. If not, set the price and click save.

Step 2: Configure pricing rules for other weight categories

  1. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
  2. Choose your Location and your weight-based boarding Reservation Type that you want to create automated weight-based pricing rules for.
  3. Add a pricing rule and configure the rule with the following information:

    • Label: Name the pricing rule as you want it to appear on estimates, the shopping cart, and receipts (e.g. “Medium Dog (26-50 lbs)”).

      • We are starting with the second cheapest weight category because the base rate of the reservation type is already set to the cheapest weight category.

    • Type: Set the pricing rule type to Animal Weight.
    • Value: Set the value to the animal’s weight where this upcharge should take effect (e.g. If I start charging for “medium” dogs at 26 lbs, then I will set the value to 26).
    • Method: Set the method to either a dollar amount or percentage depending on how you upcharge. Choosing a percentage will upcharge an amount based on the set percentage of the base rate.

      • “Dollar” is the most common method for this weight-based automation.
    • Amount: Set the method to the amount increase from the cheapest weight category (the base rate) to the weight category you are creating a pricing rule for.

      • If I charge $30/night for small animals, then this is my base rate; if I charge $40/night for medium animals, then the amount I enter for this pricing rule is 10.00 because I want to charge $10.00 in addition to the base rate.
  4. Repeat this process to create a pricing rule for each of your weight categories (e.g. Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)

Step 3: Repeat

  • If you have any other weight-based boarding reservation types, repeat steps 1 and 2.

 

Example:

Let's say that your smallest dog rate is $30, which is the base rate that you set above. From there you charge an additional fee per weight class. The Value entered is the weight at which that rule should start to take effect, at the beginning of the weight class. The Amount is what will be added to the reservation if the pet meets your set criteria. Here is what that might look like:

 

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Animal Altered

Discount/charge if animal altered or intact past the number of months indicated in the altered by months setting found in Left-hand Navigation Admin » Animals » Animal Icons.

  1. Navigate to Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Pricing Rules.
  2. Select the Location and Reservation Type that you want this rule to apply to.
  3. Create a new pricing rule group to tell the system when you would like pricing to take effect. Or select an existing pricing rule group.
  4. Click Add Rule to create a new charge/discount.
  5. Select the Animal Altered rule type and enter a label for how you would like the rule to be shown on estimates or invoices. 
  6. The value input will be either Animal Altered, Animal Intact, or Animal Intact (over x months) with x being the altered by months system-wide setting found in Left-hand Navigation Admin » Animals » Animal Icons.
  7. Enter in the amount you would like to surcharge or discount, and the method (dollar or percent).

 

Example:

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