Widgets are the Bókun's Online Booking engines.
You need three things to be able to be able to get bookable on your website.
- Booking channel (you already have a default one you can use)
- Widgets (you already have default ones you can use)
- Terms and conditions ("Select the name of your company" on the top bar and "Terms & Conditions" from the drop down-list)
- Payment Provider, if you intend to accept online payments ("Select the name of your company" on the top bar and "payment providers" from the drop down-list)
Go to the "Cog wheel in top right corner" then you select “Widget” from the side bar:
On the page you arrive to you have a list over the widgets that belong to your account. There are by default two widgets available to you. Car selector and Checkout.
You can select "add" to create more widgets, and also to create other types of widgets yo might need.
To embed a booking engine to your webstie select "Embed Widget" in the same line you have your Car Selector, in upper line in this case.
To produce the booking engine I first have to select the booking channel and the product this booking engine is for, then I produce the code I will embed to my website.
The settings you have available here are:
Booking Channel: Required field. Select the booking channel (website) where the booking engine will be. What the booking channel does is to track from which web your bookings are originating from.
Supplier: Required field. Select the supplier who owns the product you are creating a booking engine for. That could be you, or any supplier you have an active contract with on marketplace.
Product: Required field. Here you select the product this booking engine is for. The product list updates, depending on which supplier you have selected.
Link to Affiliate: Optional field. what you can do in Bókun, is to produce a booking engine and send the code to someone else who can embed the booking engine to their own website. In that case you probably would like to track the commission the seller should get for selling your products. To do that you can create an affiliate in Bókun, then you can select the correct affiliate from this drop down list to link the affiliate to this booking engine.
Language: Select the language the booking engine should be in. English is selected by default. If you would like to create booking engines in other languages then you first have to translate your content.
Currency: Select the currency your booking engine should be in.
Protocol: Leave this like it is.
Automatically size the iframe to fit content: it does resize automatically so leave this like it is, unless you need something very special.
When you have set the parameters for the booking engine. Press “Generate embed code” and the embedding code appears in the box on the right hand site.
You can preview the widget by clicking the preview button. Then you can embed the code in your content management system / website.
Here is a preview of a Car Selector: