Posted: January 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm
Our annual awards banquet has four intersecting price options: member price and non-member price + a 10% discount on either for purchasing a table of 10.
Member integration didn’t fit because logged in users are not necessarily members; and non logged in users are not necessarily non-members. With this add-on installed, only two options would show at a time (member ticket and member table for logged in, and nonmember ticket and nonmember table for non logged in).
Next I added the multi-event add-in, disabled the registration page, and embedded a link to the shopping cart. This, combined with the Volume Discount plugin, does nearly everything we need. Two tickets are displayed (member and non-member), and chosing 10 tickets automatically adds a table discount. Unfortunately, the seating chart disappeared.
Before I give up on including a seating chart, I wanted to see if I’ve missed anything.
Is there a way to use the shopping cart and also use the seating chart add-in at the same time? (I don’t really need the multi event plugin active if there is another way to use the shopping cart.)
Is there a way to offer member and non-member price on tickets to logged in users at the same? While also offering a 10% discount for a table of 10? And including a seating chart?
Yes, use the WP User Integration (members) plugin and set two tickets for both the non member and members and set the prices to be the same. That way both logged in/out visitors will see two tickets.
Volume discounts is what you need, as you discovered.
And here’s the hiccup. Volume discounts only works with Multiple Event Manager (MER) and Seating Chart doesn’t work with MER. Also the Seating Chart can only take one price at this moment in time.
As such I would say that dropping the seating chart might be best for your set up.
Dean, thanks. But the real compatibility issue seams to be with Seating Charts.
I originally tried using the member plugin and set up four tickets (two member and two non-member) so two options would be visible whether or not visitors were logged in. That worked fine until I activated the Seating Chart Plugin.
The seating chart has values for member price and non-member prices. With the member plugin active, EE sets the price based on whether or not the user is logged in. With the member plugin inactive, EE just defaults to the nonmember price even for users who are logged in. Either way, the Seating Charts add-on doesn’t seem to have a way to offer the same seat for two different price options.
Unless I’ve missed something?
“With the member plugin inactive, EE just defaults to the nonmember price even for users who are logged in. ”
Correct, the default core Event Espresso plugin does not differentiate between logged in/out members, which is why we have the WP User Integration plugin.
“Either way, the Seating Charts add-on doesn’t seem to have a way to offer the same seat for two different price options.”
That is correct, it is a current limitation of the plugin.
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