Packages


The package option is for a business model where the business owner has to pay a subscription price to avail of extra benefits.

Packages Home

You must log in as an administrator to perform add, edit and delete operation.

ADD: To add a package, go to Financial->Packages and click the New Package(s) tab on the top right corner. Fill the information and click the Save button.

EDIT: To modify an existing package, simply click its name under the Title column, change the information and then click Save.

DELETE: Find the package you want to delete. Mark the box to the immediate left of the ID column and hit the Delete button.

BASIC SETTINGS TAB

  • Title: Name of the package
  • Description: Add information such as a number of listings, images, videos, classifieds, duration, etc. in this field as this will be displayed to the user whenever they buy, renew or upgrade a membership. To display information in a better way, make use of <li class="list-group-item"><i class="icon-ok text-danger"></i> </li>. For instance, to display four different features in the bulleted list, use:

<li class="list-group-item"><i class="icon-ok text-danger"></i>24x7 Support</li>
<li class="list-group-item"><i class="icon-ok text-danger"></i>Five Listing</li>
<li class="list-group-item"><i class="icon-ok text-danger"></i>Unlimited Keywords</li>

  • Plan Type: There are two different plan types:

    • New: Package displayed to the user on a new membership.
    • Upgrade: Package displayed to the user on a membership upgrade. The upgrade can be configured for all packages or you can also define it for a single package. If All Packages option is selected then this package will be valid for all members. Each user can upgrade to this package whatever membership they are holding currently. If you select a particular package, only users who have that package would be able to upgrade to this package.
  • Subscription: There are four different options:

    • Free: Package is free for all users
    • One Time: User needs to pay only once
    • Subscription: Package needs to be purchased on a regular basis
    • Lifetime: Valid for a lifetime, no need to buy again
  • Duration: Number of days, the listing in this package valid for. Please use this carefully as it is used to define the expiry date of each listing. For instance, if the duration is 90 days, a listing in this package will be expired automatically after 90 days.
  • Price: This is the subscription price. User needs to pay this much amount in order to subscribe to this package.
  • Claim Price: Claiming a listing verifies the valid owner of the business that is authorized to maintain its presence on your website. The user has to pay a claiming price in order to modify the information from his/her account.
  • Make Listing Featured: The listing will be displayed in the featured block and also at the top of the results.
  • Renewable: Once the package is about to expire, an option will be displayed to the user for renewal. If this checkbox is checked, only then a user can renew a package else they have to buy a new membership.
  • Multiscale: A user can buy this package multiple times. To allow a user to buy the same package twice, this checkbox must be selected or users will not be able to buy the same package again. Most of the time, the site owners do not allow multiple subscriptions for the free package.
  • Set Default: If all packages are inactive then the listing will automatically be added under the default package. Only one package can be made default at a time.
  • Status: Make package active or inactive.

Packages Settings

SET LIMIT TAB

You can define the number of listings, categories, keywords, images, videos, products, services, classifieds and events a user can add.

  • Listings Limit: Number of listings a user can add
  • Categories Limit: Number of categories a user can add in a listing.
  • Keywords Limit: Number of keywords a user can add in a listing.
  • Keywords Length: Number of characters allowed in the keyword field. Sometimes, the user adds long-tail keywords that take more space. To avoid such a problem, you can limit the number of characters in the keyword text area.
  • Description Length: Number of characters you can add to a listing description.
  • Images Limit: Number of images a user can add in a listing
  • Videos Limit: Number of videos a user can add in a listing
  • Products or Services Limit: Number of products/services a user can add to a listing. This value limits both products and services.
  • Classifieds Limit: Number of classifieds a user can add in a listing
  • Events Limit: Number of events a user can add in a listing.

Note: Set value to 0 for no restriction.
Packages Limit

DISPLAY OPTIONS TAB

The administrator can hide certain business information from visitors. For example, to hide the details of email and phone number of listings, uncheck Email and Phone options.
Packages Display Options

AUTO APPROVE TAB

This tab allows admin to set automatic activation of a newly added listing, product, service, image, video and classified. For example, if Images checkbox is checked, then all new images added to a listing will be automatically approved, there is no need to activate them one by one. By default, all options are unchecked so that the administrator has control over each of the new information added to the website.

Packages Approve

LAYOUT TAB

This allows an administrator to define a different layout for paid business listings. The administrator can set the color scheme, border color and trusted seal to differentiate paid listings from free.

  • Color Scheme: Sets the background color of the listing block.
  • Border color: Set the color of the four sides of the listing block.
  • Trusted Seal: This image will be displayed to the visitor when they visit a listing of this package. The purpose of the trusted seal is to demonstrate to customers that this business can be trusted.

Packages Layout

HOW TO ENABLE ADD PHOTO OPTION
- Log in to the Admin Panel, go to Financial->Packages and edit your packages.
- Visit the Set Limit tab and increase the images limit under the module (e.g. Products, Blogs, Events, etc.) column (should be greater than 1) to enable the Add Photo option.

Pay As You Go

Pay-As-You-Go is a system in which a user pays for the costs of a specific module when they occur rather than before or afterward.

If you want to enable Pay As You Go as the only option, then you must set a price for the module, 0 means it will depend on the Set Limit tab settings. If a module is disabled under the Set Limit tab and the Pay As You Go price for the module is also set to 0 then the icon will not be displayed.

Set Limit tab - The Limits under this tab are included in the package price. For instance, a PLATINUM package has a limit of 10 for Listings, this means a user who subscribed to the PLATINUM package can add 10 Listings without any additional cost. If you set an amount (e.g. $10) for the listings under the Pay As You Go tab then the user can add an additional listing by paying the specified cost ($10/Listing).

Example:

Let's say that in the PLATINUM package...you want to set up as a combination of included & Pay As You Go as following:

  • 3 Listings included
  • Events - Pay As You Go
  • Deals - Pay As You Go
  • Blogs - Pay As You Go
  • 3 Properties included
  • Go to Financial->Packages and edit the PLATINUM package.
  • Click the Set Limit tab and change the Listings and Properties Limit dropdown to 3
  • Change the Events, Deals, and Blogs Limit dropdown to Disabled. Disabled means that the user can add an Event/Deal/Blog only by paying the PYG cost defined under the Pay As You Go tab.
  • Go to Pay As You Go tab and enter the price. If you want to allow a user to add more than 3 listings, add a price for the Listing else keep it 0.

    IF THE LISTING VALUE IS GREATER THAN 0
    The user can add three listings without any cost, after 3 listings, the user will be redirected to the checkout page.

IF THE VALUE IS 0
The user can add only three listings as defined under the Set Limit tab. All the limits defined under the Set Limit tab are included in the Package Price.

Similarly, you can set the price for other modules.

Member Area

  • The user can add only three listings as defined under the Set Limit tab.

  • If you set an amount (e.g. $10) for the listings under the Pay As You Go tab then the user can add an additional listing by paying the specified cost ($10/Listing).

  • On Add Your Business click, the user will be redirected to the checkout page.

  • After a successful checkout, the user can add a listing.

What is "Claim A Listing" Feature?

The “Claim a listing” feature lets users claim a listing on your site as their listing. When they claim a listing, they are prompted to pay for the listing just as if they created it themselves. You can enter very basic data and then prompt business owners to claim their listing so that they can take control of it and add the data that is valuable to them. After approval, they can take control of the listing and add photos, business hours, and other important information to the listing.

How to set a Claim Price

Set a Claim Price

  • Log in to the Admin Panel, go to Financial->Packages and edit your listing package.
  • Go to the Price & Durations tab.
  • Enter a value in the Claim Price field.
  • Also, change the Claim Status After Order dropdown field under the Basic tab as per your requirement.
  • Click on the Save button to save your changes.

Set a Claim Price

How to Claim a Listing

  • Go to the Listing detail page.

Listing Detail Page

  • Click on the Claim tab to claim a listing.
    Note: The user must be logged in and must have an active membership to proceed further.
  • A popup window will open with Claim price.

Claim Popup

  • Click on the Proceed to Checkout button for the Checkout page.
  • Fill your details, select a payment method and again click on the Proceed to Checkout button.

Claim Checkout

  • After a successful checkout, you will see a success message on the top of the screen.
  • If the Claim Status is set to approved in the Admin Panel. You will see a message similar to:

Your claim request has been approved. You could now edit the listing from your account.

How to manually approve a claim?

Claim Approval

  • Go to Content->Listings->Listing Claims to see all claims request.
  • Change the Claim Status to Approved.
  • Check the Notify Customer checkbox to send a notification to the user via email.
  • Click on the Save button to approve a Claim.

How to disable claim for a specific listing?

Claim Disable

  • Go to Content->Listings->Manage Listings.
  • Edit the Listing for which you want to disable the claim option.
  • Uncheck the Allow user to Claim this listing? checkbox and click the Save button.

Note: The claim option will not be visible to the Listing Owner.