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Earlybird pricing

Ben — Jun 17, 2016 08:50PM MDT

Hi Abel,

Do you have any suggestions for implementing earlybird pricing? As I see it, there are 2 options but both have downsides:

1. Simple change the amounts on the existing prices to the full amount when the earlybird amounts expire. The downside of this is that if people pay offline AFTER the amount has changed, although the registration shows the correct amount, if you enter a payment for that amount, upon saving, it reverts to the new amount and shows a balance due for the difference. If you then send a confirmation email to the attendee, it shows a balance due.

2. Create a duplicate set of prices with the full amount that starts the day after the earlybird prices expire. The downside of this is that is people pay offline AFTER the amount has changed, you have to reactivate the earlybird price (by changing the expiry date) so that you can enter the payment as if you try to enter a payment without the price being active, it disappears off the registration.

Can you suggest any other ways to implement earlybird pricing without the above hassles?

Thanks,
Ben


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Abel - Jun 20, 2016 at 05:22PM MDT

WP Events Planner Agent

Hi Ben.

The only other option is setting up an automatic discount that expires on a certain date. But even that has a drawback. There is a bug in the plugin that I have fixed in 2.1.0.6. Basically, with the new version, you can use #2 and then hide the price after the fact. Then when you modify a registration in the admin, the price will still be visible and available for you to select.

Thanks, Abel

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Ben - Jul 21, 2016 at 07:21PM MDT

Thanks Abel. Sounds like the fix in 2.1.0.6 would do the trick but we're still using 2.1.0 and I've made so many customizations that I daren't change it now until after the event.

Will have to persevere with it as it is unless it was an easy fix that you can tell me how to make it in 2.1.0?

Thanks,
Ben

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Abel - Jul 21, 2016 at 07:23PM MDT

WP Events Planner Agent

Hi Ben.

Very sorry, the fix will take too long to explain.

Thanks, Abel

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