Search URL will pass pre-selected values to the booking form.
As you fill in the URL building form different parameters are being added to the URL and at the end you will be able to Copy and use this URL on external websites, Social media, in emails, as banner links etc.
The system will also Save your previously created URLs so you can revisit and re-use them at a later point.
To start building your URLs go to Dashboard > Search URL
Click on New in the top left corner.
Language: - assign to specific language or leave All.
Title: - Enter a friendly title for your URL, this is for internal use only and will be visible in the URLs list so make the title descriptive and helpful for you eg. Special Offer New Year 2015.
Published: Yes/No - Published means Available and Unpublished - Unavailable for use.
Booking type - All 4 booking types are available for selection here: Address Search (Address to Address price based on distance), Fixed Fare routes, Hourly hire, Shuttles.
Pick up Date/Time - select the Date and Time that will be pre-selected in the form when this URL is clicked.
Based on Booking type selection below fields will change:
Address search Booking type specific:
Pick up Type: POI or Address - select here if Point of Interest should be used or free Address search. Points of Interest will show a list of your POIs. If you select Address then Google Address auto suggest will be used when you start typing the address.
Fixed Fare routes Booking type specific:
Fixed fare route: - Drop down with a list of all of your Fixed fare routes, you can chose one.
Hourly hire Booking type specific:
Hours: - Number of hours the Car will be hired for.
Minutes: - Additionally to Hours you can specify minutes here.
Shuttle Booking type specific:
Shuttle pick up: - this works exactly as Front end Shuttle booking selection, based on Pick up only assigned in the Shuttle route Stops will be shown below.
Shuttle drop off: - a shuttle stop where customer will be dropped off.
Passengers: - select the number of passengers that will be pre-filled in the booking form.
Suitcases: - number of suitcases pre-filled in the booking form.
Infant, Child, Booster seats - number of seats pre-filled in the booking form.
Return: Yes/No - here you can select Return Date/Time for return journey if you'd like to offer that.
Coupon: - possibly the most important field in the whole URL building tool. Here you can select one of your previously created coupons to promote the booking. Coupon will be automatically applied in the Coupon field at check out.
Dynamic parameters: - this option is very useful if you use Tracking or Affiliate services. Here you can append those parameters to the URL you are building so you can track success of campaigns you are running. External services parameters usually look like this: gclid=CJv1u-uH3sECFasEwwodXxcBds which can be broken in 2 parts Key: gclid and Value: CJv1u-uH3sECFasEwwodXxcBds
Add new: Key - first part of the parameter pair; Value - second part of the parameter pair;
Generated URL: - in this field you can see the generated URL with parameters you have selected above. You can copy it by select/copy or click on the Copy to clipboard button.
Short URL: - once you Save the URL you have just built the system will create a Short URL from the long URL above. This short URL is very useful for Sharing on Social media and it has built in Click through tracking.
Anchor Text: - useful if you wish to build a HTML text link and copy and paste the code on other websites.
Generate HTML button - if you use Anchor Text click on this button so the HTML code is automatically generated for you.
Description: - this field is not used anywhere in the system, you can use it as Notes for the URLs you create to remind you important aspects of the idea you had when you created the URL.