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Peak Dates

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

Automated surcharges can be created to automatically charge a set extra dollar amount or percentage-based charges per unit of the reservation (day/night/hour), per animal, on specified dates. These are great for holidays or special events, where you may change your pricing to account for volume. 

 

Helpful Hints: Before you begin.

  • Peak date charges are per day and the same for each animal. 

     

Set it Up: Let's get started.  

Creating Peak Date Charges 

The system will automatically create a surcharge for each unit of the reservation that falls within the date range. If you charge for boarding by the night, the charge will apply to every night which falls on a peak date. If you charge by the day, the charge will apply to each calendar date with a peak date rule.

  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. Click Manage Peak Rates.Screen_Shot_2020-09-22_at_11.00.19_AM.png

  4. Enter the peak dates and charges into the form.
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Example:
Let's say that you charge $5 more for a certain reservation type during a certain time of year. Here is how you would enter that in Gingr:
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Setting Description Helpful Hint
From Date Enter the date when this charge will start in format MM/DD/YYYY  
To Date  Enter the date when this charge will end in format MM/DD/YYYY  
Type  Select dollar amount or percentage of daily/nightly base rate to surcharge.  
Amount  Enter dollar amount or percentage to surcharge (written as a positive number)  
Label  Label the surcharge as it will display on estimates, receipts, and in the cart.  
Repeating  If you wish to repeat this peak date every year, indicate so by ticking the Repeating box.  
 
If the Peak Dates Charge by Calendar Date setting is set to on in Left-hand Navigation: Admin » Reservations and Appointments » Pricing Rules » System-Wide Settings, the system will charge for each calendar day the pet is checked in, regardless of the reservation types charge by setting.

For example, if boarding reservations normally charge by night, you could still charge peak rates for every applicable peak calendar day of the reservation (similar to charge by day).

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