How to create group activities and courses in Rentle (e.g. guided tours, ski school classes)
If you’re offering activities, etc., in addition to equipment rentals, such as guided tours or courses, there are a few tricks you need to know in order to get selling.
When creating a group product, the first step to pay attention to is to select the product type to be a “rental product” instead of a “service”. The inventory settings of a rental product come in handy also for a group activity or a course.
From the pricing tab, you can control the duration and the price of your group activity. The product can have either a fixed price or pricing defined by the rental period (e.g., 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days, etc.).
The inventory management settings are useful for defining the maximum number of attendees for each activity or course. When setting up the inventory, make sure to choose “bulk” instead of “individual”, as in this case, you don’t need to track any individual items – you’ll just define the number of spots available in your class. When setting up group activities or courses, there is no need to make any changes in the variants section.
From the settings tab, you get to define additional products that will be upsold along with the activity (e.g., a ski set when buying a children’s ski school class) and the type of information you need your customers to fill in as they enroll in your class.
Lastly, in the settings, you can define the schedule of your group activity or course. You can either specify an interval between the start times if your class is held every day according to your shop opening hours, or you can choose your class to have fixed start times. This means you can select diverse start times for different days of the week or define single dates when your lesson or activity is held. In this example, the beginner’s ski course is only available on Mondays, starting at 12.
Once you’ve gone through setting up your first group activity or class, it’s time to go live!