Creating a prepaid voucher or package
  • 10 May 2024
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Article Summary

A service voucher is a prepaid voucher which can be redeemed for an existing service. It can also be used to bundle up multiple services into a package - often for the purposes of applying a discount. They can also be restricted based on location depending on your setup and plan. e.g. if you charge more for a bundle of lessons in a certain location.

Some examples of prepaid voucher and packages are shown below:

Product category

Product type (system defined)

Product name

Vouchers

Prepaid - services & bundles

Prepaid voucher for 1 x 1 hour remedial massage

Vouchers

Prepaid - services & bundles

Prepaid voucher for 1 x 1 hour manual driving lesson

Packages

Prepaid - services & bundles

Prepaid voucher for 5 x 1.5 hour manual driving lessons

Packages

Prepaid - services & bundles

Prepaid voucher for 5 x 1 hour auto driving lessons

Packages

Prepaid - services & bundles

Prepaid voucher for 5 × 1 hour auto driving lessons and 1 x defensive driving course



Prepaid/voucher terminology

Please note that you can choose what terminology, prepaid or voucher, is set up within your system.

This can be changed by navigating to Setup > Business Detail > System tab and finding the Prepaid Voucher Terminology label.

This name will be reflected in any of the screens that display prepaid/voucher information, hence some screen captures will show the different terminologies, and is also reflected in the product type name as well: Prepaid - services & bundles and Voucher - services & bundles


Building packages

Multiple services after often bundled into a package - usually for the purposes of applying a discount, and helps to encourage the client to book multiple sessions. 

For example:

  • 1 hour manual driving lesson (normally $70)

  • Package 5 x hour manual driving lessons for $300 (works out to be $60 per lesson)

Understanding packages

When you're looking at bundling existing services into packages, it's important to note that you will be eventually applying each of these to equivalent bookings of these specific services that you've selected when creating your bundle.

For example, a package for "5 x 1 hour auto driving lessons" bundle can only be used to redeem 5 of the 1 hour auto driving lessons. Not 1.5 hour auto driving lessons, and not 1 hour manual driving lessons. This is how the prepaid vouchers are displayed on the client’s account once the package has been purchased.

Packages - view prepaids


Using 1 hour prepaid vouchers for 2/3 etc hour lessons

Please note that several 1 hour prepaid vouchers can be used for lessons that are 2, 3, 4 etc hours long. As long as the 1 hour duration fits equally into the lesson duration.

The same also applies to using 1.5 hour prepaid vouchers for lessons that are 3, 4.5, 6 etc hours long.

If the client wishes to change the services within package after they've purchased it (e.g. rather than 3 x 1 hour manual driving lessons they want 2 x 1.5 hour manual driving lessons), please see the Editing purchased prepaid vouchers article which steps you through how to make this update and ensuring your financials remain accurate.

Individual service values in packages

When you're bundling existing services into packages, it's important to ensure that you assign the correct Individual value of each service, often this would be the discounted rate of this service because it's been bundled.

The individual value represents the true value of the prepaid voucher based on the package price, and is responsible for setting the prepaid voucher value, refund amounts and commissions. These individual service values are added into your Liability/Prepaid voucher report once the bundle is created so you know how much money has been paid, although the service hasn't been provided yet.

Retail price / Quantity of services = Individual value

In the below example, the package costs $295 and it consists of 5 x 1 hour auto driving lessons.

  • $295 (Retail price) / 5 (Quantity) = $59 (Individual value)



    Packages - setting up

Note 

You should always ensure your individual service values add up to the retail price of your voucher. This is because these impact refund amounts and commissions and will appear in your Liability/Prepaid voucher report.

If you update your package price, then ensure you update the individual service values accordingly so any future purchases have the correct price reflected.



Creating a prepaid voucher or package

Steps

  1. Navigate to Setup > Shopping > Products & Packages

  1. Click Add Product


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  1. Enter the Product Name

  2. Enter the product Category

    1. See Creating product categories for more information on adding product categories

  3. Under Product Type, select Prepaid - Services & Bundles (depending what terminology is set up for you)

  4. Enter remaining product details, including Retail Price

    1. See Prepaid voucher expiry date for more information regarding expiry dates

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  1. Scroll down to Bundled Services

  2. Select the service the voucher is for

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  3. Select the Quantity

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  1. Enter the individual Valueof the service when using the voucher. 

    1. Always ensure your individual service values add up to the retail price of your voucher, please see the section regarding individual service values in packages earlier in this article.

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  1. Click Include Additional Service if you'd like to include more than one service type in your package or voucher and repeat the previous 2 steps. Again ensuring all the itemised services add up to the retail price of your package.

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  1. Click Save

Please see the Viewing and redeeming prepaid vouchers article for information on how to view and redeem these prepaid vouchers.


Restricting a prepaid voucher or package based on location

This feature is available on these plans (view pricing)

Kick Starter
Nail & Scale

A prepaid voucher or package can also be filtered based on a client's location. This means when the client selects their suburb, they will only see prepaid vouchers and packages that are valid for that location.

Please refer to the Filtering your products page by location article for more details. 

Steps

  1. Navigate to Setup > Shopping > Products & Packages

  2. Select the relevant product. You may wish to name it with the location name included to distinguish it from the other same packages valid for other locations.

  3. Select Valid at to the location you wish it to be valid for



  1. Click on the Requires the 'Filter shopping cart by City list' option turned on under Setup / Business Detail / Locations tab text or navigate to that section

  2. Select the Filter shopping cart by suburb list option 

  3. Click Save


Restricting how often a prepaid voucher or package can be purchased

This feature is available on these plans (view pricing)

Kick Starter
Nail & Scale

The number of times a prepaid voucher or package can be purchased by a client also be restricted. For example, if you have a special introduction offer that you only want a client to be able to purchase once, then you can set the purchase limit to 1 per client.

Note: a service can also have a Booking Limit set up on a service on this plan.

Steps

  1. Navigate to Setup > Shopping > Products & Packages

  2. Select the relevant product

  3. Select the Purchase Limit you wish to enforce

  4. Click Save



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