Learn how to create Fixed Prices and set it up to automatically overwrite distance and time calculation.
Create Fixed Prices
To add and save new Fixed Price, you need to fill in a number of fields (required) with valid data and in the right way. The required fields are:
Note: To add a new Fixed Price go to Settings -> Pricing -> Fixed Prices -> Add New
Step 1: Direction – It define if new price will be apply one way from A to B only or both direction.
Step 2: From and To
- Add postcode(s) by typing first part of postcode e.g. E1 and click enter. If there is more than one postcode then input next postcode and click enter e.g. E2 and click enter, E3 and click enter, so on.
You can use combination of Outward and Inward codes e.g. “E16 2PX” or “E16 2P” or “E16 2” or just “E16”. Where possible, please use full postcodes.
- When typing a new postcode or location, system will make suggestion display in dropdown menu list, you can choose those by simply clicking on of the suggestions e.g. Heathrow Terminal 1 (TW6 1AP) or E2
- To add new suggestion go to Settings -> Location -> Add new location
Important: Fixed prices only work with postcodes and location. Location like: name of town, restaurant, hotel, etc. won’t be detected unless these have been added first to Location tab
Step 3: Price
“Action” option allows to choose how price will be calculated
- Flat – this is a final value which will be display as a price
- Increase base price by % – add Base price value and for each vehicle type add % value by which Base price will be multiply, e.g.
Base price is £50
set Saloon value to “1”, calculated price for Saloon is £50
set Estate value to “1.1”, calculated price for Estate is £55 (10% increase)
set Executive value to “1.3”, calculated price for Executive is £65 (30% increase)
- Increase base price by X – add Base price value and for each vehicle type add X value by which Base price will be increase, e.g.
Base price = £50
set Saloon value to “0”, calculated price for Saloon is £50
set Estate value to “6”, calculated cost price Estate is £56
set Executive value to “13”, calculated price for Executive is £63
Limit to specific Time and Date
Setting specific time and date will set Fixed Price to be available only to specific period of time, e.g christmas or school break time.
Step 4: Active tickbox and save
When the tickbox is marked, Fixed Price is set to active.
Setting up pricing with London postcodes
Please note postcodes like W1, EC1, EC2, etc is not accepted by the system. Reason for it is such postcodes does not exist, they are broken down into smaller districts like for W1 are WC1A, WC1B, WC1E, WC1H, WC1N, etc
For more details please see Wikipedia map https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_postal_district
Note: Symbol “Z” located by Fixed Price means a zone based location is in use.
How Fixed Prices are prioritised?
In case some address matches two or more fixed prices (Postcodes or Zones), the system to determine which one to use will first sort them by order parameter (lower the number higher priority) and then check which one is the closest to the searched address and then apply the first one that was found. The order parameter can be set in Fixed Price -> Edit tab.