How do I create a package of listings?

Creating and Managing Rental Packages on ShareGrid.

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Written by Dave
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Are you looking to list a camera or sound package for rent? Here's a simple guide to creating and customizing packages on ShareGrid, enhancing both exposure and renter experience!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Creating New Packages:

  1. Access the Feature: Go to 'Manage Listings' and click '+ Add New.' From there, select โ€˜Packageโ€™.

  2. Define Your Package: Include both required and optional listings. Renters must select at least two listings when renting a package.

Best Practices:

  • Create one package for each primary inventory item (e.g., a camera body).

  • Include essential items as required listings (e.g., lenses).

  • Make accessories optional to offer flexibility.

  • Avoid duplicating packages with the same primary item or using overly long titles.

Setting Prices and Discounts:

  • Consider offering package discounts to encourage renters to choose your bundle over others.

  • The base price is derived from required listings and will increase as optional items are added during checkout.

๐Ÿš€ Transform Your Legacy Packages!

Updating Your Legacy Packages for Enhanced Visibility: To boost the exposure and appeal of your rental packages on ShareGrid, you may update your older, 'legacy' package listings into our new format.

Step-by-Step Guide to Convert Legacy Packages:

  1. Locate Your Legacy Packages:

  2. Navigate to your Listing Manager on ShareGrid.

  3. Use the "Packages (Legacy)" filter to identify all your existing legacy packages.

  4. Create New Packages: Click the '+ Add New' button in your Listing Manager.

  5. Select 'Package' to start creating a new, updated package. By converting to the new package format, you're ensuring better visibility in search results and offering renters an improved experience.

โญ๏ธ Benefits of New Packages:

  • Convenience: Simplify rental requests and inventory management with automated tracking of underlying listings and offering alternative options to renters.

  • Increased Visibility: New package listings will feature more prominently in search results.

  • Enhanced Renter Experience: With fewer rental denials, your acceptance rate improves, offering renters a smoother experience.

๐Ÿ’ก Helpful Tips:
โ€‹Viewing as a Renter:

  • Check the listing in a different browser or incognito mode to see how your package appears to renters.

Package Limitations:

  • Restrictions: Certain items like drones, spaces, and vehicles that lack insurance cannot be added to a package.

  • Quantity Management: While you can't add the duplicate listing twice to a package until early 2024, manage quantities within individual listings or add multiple listings for the same item.

  • Converting Legacy Packages: Legacy packages cannot be added to new packages. Instead, break them into individual listings and reassemble them as new packages. This process ensures an optimal renter experience.

๐Ÿงช We are currently running a beta of the new package builder experience. Your feedback is invaluable! If you encounter any issues or have suggestions, please contact us.

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