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If you finished with setting up some of your most important Advert Types and Categories, you can now create your Advert.
All of your adverts are stored in Adverts tab.
After clicking New, first step is choosing the right Category. If you have multiple subcategories, you will need to choose the final sub-category. Categories are linked to certain Advert Type so when choosing a category you directly choose its Advert Type and there for you set all the pre-defined Additional Contents, Additional Costs and Specific fields (Advert details) assigned to that Advert Type earlier.
Please notice that it is important to choose a right category (and therefore the Advert Type) from the start so you won't need to change it later since that could cause the loss of data you entered in your Advert (if you choose a category that is assigned to different Advert Type, all the fields in Additional Contents, Additional Costs and Specific fields will change).
Figure 6: Creating an Advert – Choosing Category
Advert Details: To be able to save your advert, you will the minimum of Advert Title, Category and User.
Ref # (reference number) is a combination of numbers and/or letters which will make it easier for you to search and organize your Adverts (for example app1, car01 and similar...)
Sale Type is a set of pre-defined options which you can use for better overview of your adverts. This input will be visible in the frontend Advert View (if not disabled).
Price – this is a default price for your advert. You can insert the price in a form of a number (currency is set in Settings). In case this price is with discount, set the Original (higher) price below. In case you don't want to show the price, you can check the option so that the sign "Call for price" will show next to your advert.
Regarding the various number of reservation options (days, minutes) you can also set you price by Minute, Hour, Day, Week, 14 days, 30 days, Month or set a Fixed Price. This sequence is also a hierarchy by which the discount's logic below is organized.
This prices are valid for all days and they do not depend on the day of the month or a period of the year. If you want to set prices for specific periods, days, seasons, weekends and similar, you can override these prices with Date range groups.
EXAMPLE: If you set your price unit per Minute as 10€, if a customer takes this service for an Hour, you offer a discount, and then a minute price is 5€. Therefore, you set:
Price for Minute (Price Per Minute): 10
Price for Hour (Price Per Minute): 9
If you do not set price per Hour, calculation for 60 Minutes would be 600€. But if you set hour price to 9, then the price for 60 minutes would be 540€.
If you set your price unit per Day as your starting price, you will now have a chance to set your (special) price for Week, for 14 days, for 30 days, for Month (but not for Minute or Hour)
Figure 7: Setting up prices for Advert
In case you don't offer any special prices regarding the period of using you advertised item/service, you just enter the price once and you don't need to set all the prices for all time units.
Fixed price – use this if you want to set the price of your Advert, regardless of the time of using your advertised item/service, for example if you are using Koparent as a catalogue for selling items/services.
Use Google map to position your Advert or your company address. Enter the address and all other necessary details and Google Map will (try to) set the location. In case the address is not sufficient, you can drag and drop the marker and use Latitude and Longitude numbers to navigate.
List of available details depends on the category (and therefore the Advert Type) you chose before. Many of them are predefined by installation but you can modify them or create new ones in the Advert Specific Fields. If you don't want some of the details to show on front page, leave it blank or don't select anything from drop down menu.
Additional contents also depend on category you chose. Many of them are predefined for specific advert type, but you can add new or edit existing ones through Additional contents management. Only checked ones will show in front end.
Before deciding you want to use reservations for this advert, this option has to be enabled in main Koparent Settings globally, for the entire system – turning this option on or off will decide whether the calendar will be shown in each Advert. Here you have, once again, a possibility to disable reservations for this specific advert.
You can also set up minimum and maximum days a person can book at once as well as a number of reservations which can be made for each time unite (for example, if you are taking reservations for a seminar, you set up the maximum number of participants which can book the same day/hour or other time unite you use).
The list of Additional costs also depends on a category (Advert Type) your advert is in. They can be added or edited in Additional costs settings. You need to set the price for specific Additional costs that you want to use and set if the price is one-time or per day/time unit. If you leave price to 0.00 that Additional cost will not be shown in the Advert view.
In case your prices depend on the period of the year, a day of the week, season, weekends, or similar, here you need to assign a Date range group to this specific Advert. Date range groups are here only assigned to the Advert, but they are created and modified in Date range group tab.
After you already created Date range groups and have them available to be selected, first you need to choose suitable Date range group form a drop down menu. Below you can set the prices which will apply only to this group and all date ranges this group consists of. You can set normal price (depending on the price unit you are using for this specific Advert – day/hour/minute...), and then all the prices follow the hierarchy logic about pricing. When you set the prices, click on Add Date range. All info you inserted is now shown below. You can change the values by selecting the same Date range group from drop-down menu, change (override) all the prices you have and click Add Date range again. This will not duplicate the Group, it will just update new prices. If some of the dates from two separate Date range Groups overlap, you can use the ordering tool to set up which one of them has the higher priority. Use the arrows to move Groups up or down.
Figure 8: Adding Date Range Group to an Advert
In the Gallery section, you can edit your already uploaded pictures, or you can upload new ones. Click the Gallery icon to add new pictures. You get a pop-up screen with a number of possibilities for uploading the pictures. When uploading the files you need to check if your Upload Directory is created and writable – status is shown below upload boxes – both present/writable have to be yes/yes and in green colour. Otherwise, you need to create folder or make it writable.
On the top right side you can set your image and thumbnail width, height and quality for this Advert.
On the lower part of the screen you can assign or manage your already uploaded images.
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