Alternate Schedule Profiles allow the ability to change the Schedule Profile of an item based on the selection of an Order Option. Essentially, if a certain option is selected during the checkout process, then the pricing and availability rules (created by a Schedule Profile) of the item changes.
Creating an Order Option
The following Order Option is created in Admin > Order Config > Order Options. This Order Option must contain specific choices that are selected by the customer. In this example, “Homeowner” and “Contractor” are determining the Schedule Profile used. This is a standard setup on most DRS accounts where "Homeowner" is a fixed rental period and "Contractor" is an open-ended rental. Ensure that the Order Option is placed in the "Group" named "Start" as this will only work before an item is placed in the Cart.
Note: To add the "Order Options Start" to your ordering steps and checkout process, please contact Technical Support.
Configuring the Schedule Profile
To configure an Alternate Schedule Profile, open the existing Schedule Profile that is being used or the one you would like to modify. Essentially, whichever Schedule Profile is assigned to the item is the default. If a certain Order Option selection is made, then it will alternate to a different Schedule Profile. To add this functionality:
- Navigate to Admin > Products > Schedule Profiles.
- Find the “Alternate Schedule Profile” field.
- Select the Order Option from the first dropdown box.
- The “Option Value” must match the exact choice/phrase within the Order Option's "Options".
- Select the alternate Schedule Profile to use in the “-- Alternate --” dropdown.
Currently, the “Homeowner” Schedule Profile is used/assigned to all items (dumpsters). If, during the checkout process, the customer selects “Contractor” from the “Homeowner or Contractor” Order Option, then the “Contractor” Schedule Profile is used.