Virtina is a favorite for many brands around the world when it comes to WooCommerce development services. Recently, we completed a project for a leading travel company in Iceland.
The client sought an expert WooCommerce developer to streamline their online vacation booking process with a custom booking calendar. The project presented several challenges to our developers. Below we explain how our experts overcame all the challenges and delivered a robust WooCommerce store to the client.
Booking Calendar Implementation on Product Listing Pages Via Custom Bókun Integration
The primary task Virtina undertook for the client, a leading travel company in Iceland, was to implement an advanced booking calendar. We suggested the client use Bókun's tour operator software to implement the booking calendar feature. Bókun is a software that helps thousands of travel companies worldwide to run their business better and is an efficient alternative to the native WooCommerce solution.
We analyzed the client's unique requirements, including their need to display the available book dates on the booking calendar. Our experts quickly understood that the native WooCommerce solution the client was using could not support the required capabilities. We designed a booking calendar to collect and relay the necessary information to Bókun without error.
As a result, the users can quickly feed in the date they want to purchase vacation packages and the available dates for the booking. The simple feature significantly enhances the user experience and streamlines the booking process. Moreover, the custom booking calendar we implemented for the client's WooCommerce store acts as an efficient filtering mechanism for the user.
Custom Product Variation Feature for Tour Packages
Besides the custom booking calendar, our experts implemented a custom product variation feature for the client's WooCommerce store. Users can click on the date and tour package to view the appropriate product variation on the front end. The system can suggest suitable options by specifying the dates and tour packages.
However, the booking process is only complete if the user can provide the necessary details, like the number of people and their pickup location. Our experts implemented a custom product variation feature that lets users specify variable elements, such as the number of people. Besides that, the user can also provide other details for booking their desired vacation packages.
Users can also find a dropdown list below the custom booking calendar interface for providing the other details for the booking. The details users can provide using the dropdown list include the pickup location. Users can even add "Extras" to their booking, such as hiking boots rental and single-room supplements for solo travelers.
WooCommerce Option Plugin Integration for Convenient Tour Bookings
The expert team at Virtina also implemented a successful WooCommerce Option plugin integration on the client's website. We customized the Option plugin as per the client's requirement. The custom plugin integration involved adding custom fields in the product (tour package) pages for a seamless booking experience.
The custom integration enables users to provide the number of people traveling. Users even have the option to view the number of seats left for specific dates. The interface we developed for the client lets the user specify or categorize travelers into three groups: Adults, Teenagers, and Children. We also displayed the age group for each category in brackets to minimize confusion.
The customized WooCommerce plugin also helps the client help collect other variable data from the user. For instance, the user can choose the pickup location from the dropdown list below the traveler count option. The result is a fully optimized WooCommerce sore for booking travel packages.
Deposit Plugin Integration to Facilitate Payment Deposit for Tour Packages
The client wanted to allow travelers to make a deposit and book their slots with a percentage of the tour package cost. It will enable users or travelers to plan their vacations earlier without worrying about the vacant slots running out. The feature significantly enhances customer convenience and effectively helps the client to boost their overall sales and revenue.
We used a WooCommerce Deposit plugin to implement this capability on the client's WooCommerce store. Virtina is well-familiar with plugin integrations and even creating WooCommerce-approved plugins from scratch. It was child's play for our expert team to implement the integration and ensure it worked seamlessly with the client's existing system.
WooCommerce Store Plugin Update and Optimization
The expert team at Virtina did a holistic update and optimization of the plugins used in the client's WooCommerce store. We found the client was using several outdated WooCommerce plugins in their store, stopping the site from performing optimally. Our experts quickly identified the plugins that need an update to ensure enhanced capabilities for the store.
We analyzed the client's WooCommerce store holistically and updated all the plugins to the latest version. Besides that, we had to ensure that the updates worked seamlessly without compromising the WooCommerce store's features and functionalities. The optimization provided an uninterrupted workflow in front and backends.
Holistic QA Process to Ensure Seamless eCommerce Capabilities
One of the things that make Virtina the number one choice for their WooCommerce projects is the utmost quality we maintain. Regardless of how big or small a project is, our QA team goes out of our way to ensure that the highest quality is maintained.
Our expert QA team checked all the customizations and integrations we implemented on the WooCommerce store worked flawlessly. The result is a fully-optimized WooCommerce store that facilitates convenient booking capabilities via a customized calendar.