WooCommerce Bookings Add-ons – Booking Availability Search Widget

In this article, we will cover one of the widely used functionalities in online bookings – Booking Availability Search, where the customers can perform a quick search based on their preferred date and see all the available bookings between the date. This article will help you provide the same functionality on your WooCommerce store with the help of the Availability Search Widget Add-on for WooCommerce Bookings and Appointments plugin.

Availability Search Widget Add-on plugin

What does it do?

This plugin introduces a widget on your website which customers can use to search for a suitable booking within a specific date range. The add-on allows customers to enter the date (From and To Date) and search for all the available bookings for that range. The plugin then lists all available bookings to make it convenient for the customers to find what they are looking for.

*Note: The Widget will be available only on the Website Home Page and Shop Page

Pre-Requisites:

Where can you use it?

The availability search widget add-on is a perfect tool for Hotel Bookings where you offer a different type of rooms. It becomes a tiring task to check for the availability of each room based on your preferred date. Besides, if customers can’t find what they are looking for within a couple of searches, there are high chances that they will end up looking somewhere else.

The Availability Search Widget add-on for WooCommerce Bookings and Appointment plugin provides an intuitive and easy way for customers to find a room. All they need to do is search for the dates and the plugin will display only those rooms which are available on that date.

Business Case: Allow customers to rent a room that is available throughout a particular week (7days).

I provide rooms on rent and most of the time our rooms are booked. We need a mechanism where the customers can just enter the dates they want to book a room. Based on the dates, they can see all the available products that they can book.

Solution:

Follow the steps below to set up Room Rental based on the scenario above.

  • Download the Availability Search Widget Add-on plugin from here
  • Install the plugin on your WooCommerce store
  • Visit the Appearance => Widgets to enable the widget and add it to the website
  • Click on Booking Search widget and choose where you want to place the widget
    availability search
  • Click on Add Widget
  • Enter the name that you want to display for the widget, for example, Check Booking Availability, and click on Done

Using Booking Availability Search

Once the plugin is installed and the widget is set up, you can visit your website shop page and find the search option there.

You can enter the date based on your preference in the From and To section, as shown below.
Booking Search

The plugin will get you the bookable product which is available for the dates that you entered.

Booking search results


Final Thoughts…

WooCommerce Bookings and Appointments plugin is a one-stop bookings solution when it comes to WooCommerce store owners. The plugin supports multiple bookings scenarios and additional customized solutions, one of which is discussed in this article.

If you have any queries regarding the plugins discussed above, or you have a complex booking scenario, feel free to contact our support team. We will try our best to help you find a solution and set up your online WooCommerce store.

Last Updated On August 14, 2019