Modify Hot Deals Settings

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Hot Deal Settings apply to both Hot Deals (Community Deals) and Member-to-Member Deals. Note: Member to Member deals are available only for those with Plus edition or greater.

  1. Click Setup in the left-hand menu.
  2. Click Hot Deal Settings in the Association Options section.
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  3. Configure the following settings:
    • Purchase Notification Email - select the staff member to whom an email should be sent when a Hot Deal is entered.
    • Fee Item - To charge for hot deals, select the fee item to be used when a Hot Deal is purchased. A fee item (Type=Member Due) must be created in the Billing or QuickBooks module in order to have the Fee Item selection available here. The fees selected here apply to both Community Hot Deals Deals and Member-to-Member Deals. Fees for deals are charged on a week by week basis – a full week at a time. The week is determined by the number of days – 1-7 days = 1 week; 8-14 days= 2 weeks etc.
    • Item Price - enter the price of a Hot Deal. Pricing is based on a Hot Deal being displayed on a weekly basis. Click the More Pricing button if you wish to differentiate pricing between your basic web package members and your enhanced web package members. Fees for deals are charged on a week by week basis – a full week at a time. The week is determined by the number of days – 1-7 days = 1 week; 8-14 days= 2 weeks etc.
    • Enable invoicing as payment option for Hot Deal purchases - If you wish to allow your members to be invoiced when submitting hot deals, enable this option. NOTE: Cash payment is not available as a payment method for deals.
    • Display icons in summary list - when selected display icons will show the graphic that has been selected in that deal on the public website in the search results in addition to displaying on the coupon itself. Only available with SEO integration.
    • Max Description Length: (0 = unlimited) - enter the maximum number of characters allowed in the description of the hot deal.
    • Automatically create a paid invoice for credit card payments - select this option if you want the system to create an invoice and payment when a hot deal is paid for on-line.
    • Automatically create a receipt for credit card payments - select this option if you want the system to create a receipt when hot deal is paid for on line.
    • Hot Deal caption (singular) - this setting allows you to customize your own custom phrase for your hot deals (both on your public web-site and on the MIC). This will be used instead of Hot Deal. The custom title will be reflected on the associated public website modules and throughout the software. Website graphics must be designed and replaced by your website designer.
    • Hot Deal caption (plural) - - this setting allows you to customize the header for your hot deals. This will be used instead of Hot Deals.
    • MemberToMember Deal caption (singular) - this setting allows you to customize the header for member to member deals in the MIC. This terminology will be used instead of Member to Member Deal.
    • MemberToMember Deal caption (plural)- this setting allows you to customize the header for member to member deals in the MIC. This terminology will be used instead of Member to Member Deals.
    NOTE: Hot Deal and Member to Member captions allow you to specify your own custom phrase to describe these deals. The custom title will be reflected on the associated public website modules and throughout the software. Website graphics must be designed and replaced by your website designer. Refer to http://kb.chambermaster.com/hot-deals-icon for complete details.
    • New Hot Deal RSS feed limit - RSS Feed limits for deals determine how many deals will display at one time in the RSS feeds. RSS feeds are commonly used to display a easy-glance list on your website home page.
    • New Member to Member Deals RSS feed limit - RSS Feed limits for member to member deals determine how many deals will display at one time in the RSS feeds. RSS feeds are commonly used to display a easy-glance list on your MIC.
    • Enable Hot Deals Newsletter - Enable Hot Deals Newsletter displays the consumer signup link on the Hot Deals website page.
    • Display Hot Deals link in footer at bottom of public modules and Add Member To Member Deals footer link on public modules - Enable Hot Deals as a public module and Enable Member to Member Deals as a public module control whether the link appears at the bottom of the modules on the public website. If deselecting the Member to Member Deals as a public module, you can still select Allow users to add M2M Deals while public module is disabled so that members may add deals in the Member Information Center but not have the link display for the public.
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    • Allow creation of Member To Member Deals - select this option if you wish to allow members to create member only deals.
  4. Click Save.

NOTE: Deals may be set to auto-approve (without your intervention). This selection to auto-approve deals is chosen by you under Setup->Member Login Area Options and Settings. Enable Auto-Approve Hot Deals.