Bokun Widgets – What are They?
Basically, they are ‘user-generated’ booking engines which allow online reservations to be accepted from a website. They contain code uniquely associated with each Bokun members’ account.
Why Do I Need Them?
If you have a website and want to offer bookable reservations for products from your site you will need to use Bokun Widgets. There is a specific menu within Bokun which allows you to generate widget code, depending on what you want to do.
How Many Different Types Are There?
There are actually 11 different types, but the main ones for Experiences are:
- Experience Time Selector
- Experience Product List
- Experience Product Page
- Shopping Cart.
Let’s take a closer look at each one and find out what it does!
Experience Time Selector
Can display a calendar with optional choices for time, price categories – adults, children etc. as well as Extras for up-selling and a book button. This widget works with the checkout widget. So visitors to your site select the date, make some choices and then click on the Book button. They now get redirected to your checkout page which hosts your checkout code.
The checkout widget should be added to a designated checkout page on your website where you want customers to go after they have booked a product. Settings within Bokun will allow you to add the name of the checkout page.
Experience Product List
This is a great way to display multiple products in a neat way – masonry style. Each product has an image, title, duration and price. This setup demands more pages be created on your website. It works this way – Select a product, go to the product page and if booked will then be directed to the checkout page.
Experience Product Page
Similar to the experience time selector except any descriptions or photos you add to the experience in Bokun will display on the page. Great for a complete product presentation but not good for SEO. None of the content will be searchable because it loads into an iFrame, so better with a WordPress template here.
The advantage of the shopping cart is that users can see what they have added to the basket, and of course add more experiences or even accommodation! The shopping cart widget would be best suited to being in the header of your website. Again, this maybe tricky if you are not familiar with editing your website but check out my WordPress Template Demo which shows the shopping cart in use.
Read deeper explanations from Bokun’s Help Section
Finally, if you are needing help with widgets or adding them to your website – please contact me for further help! You can use the following CONTACT page