What can I do as an Admin?
Marketplace admins using the Services and Rental template now have the ability to allow merchants on their marketplace to create listings that are charged based on duration and/or unit. For example, a consumer will now be able to book an identical 1-hour long cooking class for 2 individuals, having the ability to BOTH choose his ideal timeslot and the number of slots he would like in a single booking.
What are the available Booking Unit Types?
Specifically for Rental Service Marketplaces, Booking Unit Types specify which parameters the rate of the service follows. As of right now, there are three available Booking Unit Types: by duration, by unit, and both (by duration and unit).
How do I set it up?
By default, all Services and Rental marketplaces will have their booking units set to "Book by duration." In order to configure this to enable a different booking type, the Admin will have to navigate to Admin Portal "Configuration" > "Booking Settings" (red box in the screenshot below) and select the booking type for your marketplace (green box in the screenshot below). On the right side of the option to choose which Marketplace Booking Type, you can observe the Buyer's view (blue box in the screenshot below).
After selecting your desired Marketplace Booking Type, click on "Add Booking Unit" at the bottom to customize your own option. Do make sure to keep at least one option enabled at all times or else sellers will be unable to create or edit listings if there are no booking unit types.
You can then specify the name of the booking unit and what durations correspond to generic listings. There is also a toggle for possible overnight services.
You can then choose which booking types you want your marketplace to have by toggling. Click "Save" and the respective changes will affect Merchants on your marketplace.
What to do as a Merchant?
When creating a service to sell, the specific Booking Unit Type that the Admin of your marketplace has set will appear in a drop-down menu on the Item Upload Page.
You can select the Service duration (or specify a custom one), and allocate a price for your listing. That is all you need to do to choose which Booking Unit Type you want to implement for your service.