The rental products functionality is useful when you want to create a website allows customers to book rooms and hotels. This feature is also can be used for a website that offers clothes such as wedding dresses, camping stuff, children toys and more for rent.
Let's say you wish to create a website provides wedding dresses for rent.
Which functionality will be useful in this case?
One of the most important feature is to allow customers to choose rent period. In nopCommerce, it is allowed to choose the start date and end date, as on the screenshot below:
nopCommerce also allows the store administrator to chose rental period and rental period length. For example, you want to give the wedding dress for rent for 3 days minimum. In this case a customer will see the following on the product details page:
Use checkout attributes to allow a customer to specify return time when a carrier should pick up the dress: Read more about checkout attributes here.
If you already learned how to set up a common product learn how to make this product rental in the section below.
Set up a rental product
To create a rental product, go to Catalog → Products. Click Add new, fill up the common product fields and tick the corresponding checkbox in the Rental panel.
Define the following details:
- Rental period length is a rental cycle length, minimum billing period. Price is specified for this period.
- Rental period in Days, Weeks, Months or Years. It defines units time rental period will be measured in.
When buying rental products, customers have to specify the rental period in the public store. The amount to be paid is calculated automatically.