Full day or 24hr mode

How do you define a day's rental in your business?   

There are 2 ways to do this:

24 Hour Mode

Some people have a policy that you can rent a bike from this time today until this time tomorrow, for a fixed price.


14:00 Wednesday -> 14:00 Thursday = 1 day price (which is really your 24hr price*)

* of course you're really saying you'll give them up to 24hrs for the same price, for many reasons they may want to return early like:

14:00 Wednesday -> 11:00 Thursday = 1 day price (or your 24hr price)

Full Day Mode

Other people treat each day independently.  e.g.:
14:00 Wednesday -> 14:00 Thursday = 2 day price - Weds & Thurs.
This counts as 2 full days of hire.

You set this in your settings here, in the Application Configuration panel:

System -> Settings -> Shop Setup tab -> Application Configuration:

This setting has a couple of implications:

  • Firstly on the time-range when checking availability
  • Secondly on the pricing

For example if I have 24hr mode set, and I go to make a reservation I will see the following:

Please Note - in this mode a 3 day rental spans 4 days.

  1. First of all you will note that you have the 24hr radio button available to allow you to select in that mode.  If you ever want to rent for just a full day, or half-day try pressing those radio buttons.
  2. The second thing you'll note is that a different pricing model is applied if you have 24 hour mode.
For example if you make a reservation that spans 2 days, but is still less than 24hrs it will simply apply the 1 day rate.

If you don't want 24hr mode, then simply choose full mode.

What about durations less than 1 day?

okay, so hopefully you now understand the distinction between full & 24hr modes.  But what if you want to have one price for up to 8 hours and then another price for 24hrs.  No problem.This is taken care of in the pricing of your fleet. You define your pricing profile for each price group.  A price group is simply a way of pricing up your assets, and you can assign as many assets as you like to a price group.

For example, lets say I want price UP TO 8 hours, and then another price from 8-24 hrs.

you simply add a price for 8hours, that is less than the 1 day price.  In the above example 8 hours is the shortest duration we recognise.

However what if you want even shorter like the following?

here, we are saying that we let people rent:

  • upto 4 hours for 14 USD
  • upto 8 hours for 20 USD
  • upto 24 hours for 25 USD
  • upto 48 hours for 40 USD

And you define your pricing profile in your settings here:

System -> Settings -> Shop Setup tab -> Application Configuration:

In the above example we're saying that we want to set prices for up to 4 and up to 8 hours. 

(as well as  price points for 1 to 14 days, and 30 days)

See also:

setting up your Price Points

setting up your Price Groups

visual indicator for billable day