We have released a new PrestaShop Hire Module that adds hire/rent management functionality to your PrestaShop store.
Compatible with PrestaShop 1.6.x
– Sell and hire products from your store
– Customer Email Notifications. Customers can register for email notification when stock is returned and available for hire
– Hire Manager Screen. Manage returns, change hire status, send due email alerts, record return satchel number for tracking, private merchants notes
– Color coded hire statuses that support multilingual.
– Schedule due date email reminders to customers via cron program
– Module includes full installation instructions and help manual.
Products are hired out on a first come first serve basis. This module is not a booking or reservation system.
The product is hired out to the first person that confirms their order.
A particular product that is available for hire can only have a quantity value of one. It is assumed that each product that is available for hire is unique and no two products are the same. For example if you hire TV’s then each TV is identified by a serial number and If you have more than one TV available for hire, then you would need to create a new product for each TV you have available for hire.
The serial number or reference number makes the product unique. The hire module has been deliberately designed this way so that the merchant can easily manage hired products.
We do custom modifications, please contact us with your custom requirements, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
Purchase Module from our module store: Buy Hire Products PrestaShop Module
Hire Days Product attribute group
When the hire product module is first installed it automatically creates a Hire Days Product attribute group with sample values. You can create a new hire group with your own values.
Hire Status Configuration
The product hire module comes with six default hire statuses. These six statues are fixed and cannot be removed. You can however add new and edit existing statuses.
Functions of each of the statuses:
Out On Hire: this is the status that is set when the order is complete. The ‘Out On Hire’ status automatically disables the product so that it can not be hired again until returned.
Due: the cron progam automatically changes the status to ‘Due’ when the product on hire has not been returned by the due date.
Returned: When the order hire record is changed to ‘Returned’ the product is automatically enabled again for hire. It also triggers customer notification emails for customers that registered to be notified when the product is back in stock.
Damaged: This status automatically disables so the product cannot be hired
Repair: This status automatically disables so the product cannot be hired
Lost: This status automatically disables so the product cannot be hired
With the hire management screen you can see all product hire orders on one screen. The hire management screen allows you to update hire statuses, send email reminders, download order invoice pdf, delete a order hire records, enter return sachet tracking number, and enter private merchants notes.
The cron program performs two functions.
1. It changes the hire status to “Due” if product has not been returned by the due date.
2. It sends out email reminders to customers n days before the due date.
You can place the following URL in your cron scheduler, or you can click it yourself regularly.
Customer Notify me when available feature
A ‘Notify me when available’ button is displayed on product pages when the product is out on hire.
When the product is returned the module automatically sends out to email notifications to customers who have registered to be notified.