Vik Rent Car most important features:
Vehicles Categories (Van, Station Wagon, City Car, etc.)
Vehicles Information (images, details, description)
Vehicles Features (4 Doors, Air Conditioning, Manual, Automatic, etc.)
Vehicles Options Management (GPS, Ski Rack, Baby seat, etc.)
Options Pricing (daily price or fixed price to be added to the rental cost)
Pickup and Drop off Locations
Pickup and Drop off Location Fees or Discounts
Vehicles Availability Calendar
Vehicles Availability Search Module (front end)
Types of Price (insurance, kilometers etc. Daily Price, Weekly etc.)
Seasonal Prices (Charges or Discounts to be applied to the standard rental fares)
Special Prices for altering the prices in some days of the year (seasons, holidays, weekends)
Hourly Prices for rentals shorter than 24 hours
Extra Hours of Rental Fees
Online Orders with custom methods of payment
Vehicles Availability Calendar Management from the Admin Panel
Payment Framework that supports custom payment gateways
Paypal Payment Gateway
Moneybookers Payment Gateway
Authorize.net AIM Payment Gateway
Other Methods of payment with ssl support (Bank Transfer, Offline Credit Card...)
Payment of the entire amount or order deposit
Customizable Html Order eMail
Invoice and/or Contract in PDF format can be sent by eMail (the PDF is customizable with a template file)
Bookings Export in CSV format for software like Excel or OpenOffice
Bookings Export in ICS format for calendars like iCalendar, Hotmail, Outlook, Google Calendar etc.
Multi language Support (Joomfish and FaLang Content elements included)
Custom Order Fields
Front-End Availability Calendar for Each Vehicle
Google Maps for Locations with markers placed in the given Latitude and Longitude
jQuery UI Datepicker Calendar for the dates selection
Also, after a bunch of email form me to the support i was really surpised. They helped me all the way to get this to work, they even logged in on the backend to help.
Thanks s overy much.
And the extension, yes, this is a really really great extension!
I prefer to customise as much as possible and the VikRentCar component and module pack made it relatively easy to do.
When I had a problem, and sought out some assistance from the E4J team, they could not have been more helpful if they tried. Outstanding service and support that I can't possibly praise enough without appearing insincere.
If you're looking for a rental/hire car plugin for your Joomla install - this is it. And if you don't use Joomla but need a rental car booking service - then install Joomla and this!
But in this case I have to say, this component works as a charm. All the advertised bells and whistles work right away and the only problem i had was with some configuration of sh404sef to recognize the SEF URL's on my site.
The main component was easy to configure, but i was pulling my hairs out with the main reservation problem. But lucky me I found a very good support and after a few mails up and down (on a Sunday!!!!!) and a few small tweaks on the code everything runs as it should.
So, if you are looking for a rent-a-car script... don't look further. This component is worth every cent.
Thanks E4J. You surely made my day :)
We are sorry you think our support is not so good but I wouldn't call that "support" as you were asking for custom work and you will understand that if our programmers are busy we can't tell you anything but to wait until we can help you. Also, there's a good documentation online that shows how to develop a custom payment gateway, I understand that if you are not a php programmer it is not easy for you but e4j is not the only one who can help you. A lot of our clients have been able to develop custom payment gateways for their banks by themselves. You just asked us during a busy time and we are sorry we couldn't help you right at the moment but support shouldn't be meant as custom work.
It is safe to say that I am very pleased. The component is easy to understand and set up and the functionality is pretty good for such a low cost option. There was one feature that I was missing and I asked them about it, they told me it will be made ready in the next upgrade.
But here comes the best part. The service is amazing. I have had a few questions and the answer has been there in my mailbox within a couple of hours. They are friendly and helpful and have solved all my issues.
Now I am running a perfect car rental website... and couldn't be more satisfied !
It works great with Joomla 3 and you do not have to have a car rental - bikes work as well ;-)
Would recommend this component to anyone who would like a implement an online car rental biz without the headaches.
Thanks guys! keep up the excellent work!