Two Calendar Date Picker (one for Start Date, one for End Date)
My premise and experience, based on user testing, is that the current 'duration' picker option is confusing for people. Using a single calendar to select start/end times problematic for the following reasons:
1. A single calendar non-standard. And so, people don't know how to use it from experience. The vast majority of reservation systems use two-calendar date pickers to establish duration.
2. A single calendar is unintuitive. The labels that explain that you need 'pick start date' or 'pick and end date' loop, so that once you've picked your end date it asks for a start date again. In fact, the very necessity for action prompts makes me feel like this is a broken solution. A normal two-calendar date picker is far more obvious because there's only one label for each calendar.
3. Multiple months are confusing. You lose site of the start date when you move to the end date if it's in a second month. This makes it hard to get a bird's eye view of your selection. And thus it makes it difficult to have confidence (or change a selection).
Thanks for your consideration. Implementing a standard two-calendar date picker would be a world of improvement for our users and for your customers (those of us that have invested our time and money in woocommerce bookings)
I have included a start and end date selection on my plugin Select Date First. YOu can see a demo here, http://plugins.doitsimply.co.uk/date-first-select-start-and-finish/
I can also help with bespoke integrations, like I did for this site. http://alojamientosvalledelriopiedra.com/
Happy to advise, email@example.com
2 years later and the option still doesn't exists. Was abandon Woo Bookings for this reason a year ago. Another project in the pipe and still the same issue that makes me abandon it again.
yes exactly, just like booking.com they do it perfectly
Another issue with bookings. What a pity - could have been such a great product. If only Skyverge were managing it!!
I'm all with Nancy. I thought this would be an easy customization but haven't been able to figure it out. Just take a look at any major hotel booking page and you will se that to/from-calendars are standard (more or less).
Just saw the booking plug in from another big ecommerce platform and realized they used this requested variation.
User case: Click the start date -> The calendar appears and the user choose a date -> The to date calendar appears under the to date -> The user choose a date.
When a to date is chosen, the calendars are hidden and the (2) fields (from & to) are filled with the dates. The to date can be changed by clicking the to date field and the calendar will appear. IE the user doesn't have to change the start date in order tho change the to date.
Please! It is very confusing to many users and causing me to consider abandoning Bookings.
sita pea commented
This is very important and needs to be added! At the moment I'm considering of losing Bookings addon, because my clients are confused.
Theory West commented
woocommerce bookings really is an infant product without basic essentials such as two calendars
This would be a selling point for me. As it stands, it's a little hard to find open bookings compared to most other booking software out there.
very valid point and i agree with it 100% . we need this feature soon!
we need this !!