Aircraft For Sale Module Configuration. Overview of the basic configuration for displaying your aircraft information on your XMS Systems based website
Log in and navigate to Dashboard > Website Configuration > Installed Modules > Aircraft Sales Defaults
On this page, you will see 3 blocks of information
- Global Ad and Aircraft Contact Form Settings
- Aircraft Categories
- Aircraft Manufacturers
All setting on this page will override any setting set by a specific aircrafts ad manager.
Global ad Configuration Settings
- Minimum Ad Access
Like with any page on XMS Systems, you can limit access to view an aircraft. This could be useful if you want to show the aircraft information to registered users only or if you suspect your opposition to scrape your aircraft database you can lock everyone out.
- No Access Message
This message will be displayed if a visitor attempts to view an aircraft with minimum access level set to “above” their current level.
- Display Info
This will allow the ad manager to display the blocks containing information on the General Information and Avionics of the aircraft.
- Display Engine Hours
This will allow the ad manager to display the block containing information about the aircraft's engine, prop, gearbox and rotor hours
- Display Admin data
Enabling this option will allow the as manager to display a block of information containing all the relevant information about the seller of the aircraft. This will obviously only be available to members with some Administration access level.
- Admin Data Minimum Access
Not all levels of administrators will necessarily need to see this information. Set here the minimum access level globally. The ad Manager can set any level “above” the minimum access level to lock things down a bit more if required.
To Do: Functionality to hide this block if a client or unauthorised person views the aircraft detail with the salesperson.
- Show Wiki Info
Enabling this option allows the ad manager to add some general information about the specific aircraft model. This information is maintained by the website owner.
- Show More in Category
Enabling this option will display more aircraft ads at the bottom of the page in an attempt to get the site visitor to view more relevant ads. Ads will be selected randomly from all aircraft available as “For Sale” on your database
- Show All Aircraft in Category
Enabling this option will allow you to show sold aircraft as well. Use this to “show off” how successful your sales team are in dealing with aircraft sales. Aircraft marked as “Sold” in admin, will show a “Sold” notification when displayed on the website.
To Do: “Sold” indicator
Contact Form Settings
The following options can be displayed as a checkbox on the contact form
- Offer Finance
- Offer Insurance
- Offer Ferry
- Offer News Subscription
This is ticked by default and will add the name and email address to the XMS Systems News Letter subscribers list
- Terns and Conditions
You have the option to select the website page you use/added to stipulate your Terms and Conditions. This tickbox will be ticked by default and the link will be displayed in a pop-up modal if the user wants to read the document.
To Do: Add modal pop-up.
- Contact Emails from Profiles
If you select “Yes”, the website will retrieve the Ad Managers email address from his personal profile to use as the primary contact email on the form. The drawback of this is that if an Ad Manager leaves your company, the contact request might be missed. It could also pose a risk that the ad manager might replace his/her profile email address with a personal address and redirect your leads. To prevent this, all requests will be cc’s to the default email address as well.
Alternatively, you can use the default email address for all contact requests.
- Default Sales Contact
This would be the email address used as the CC address in the contact form emails or the primary contact for leads generated by the contact form.
To Do: Functionality to check if the email used in the profile is a company address. If not, use the default sales contact address.
Currently, the module supports 8 different categories. Each can be set to:
If a category is set to inactive, all aircraft in the category will be hidden from the website
If a category is set to “Home Page” and there are aircraft in the category, the category will be displayed on the homepage. Providing the Aircraft Category block is activated on the homepage
- You have the option to change the category image.
- You will also define some basic SEO information and
- Set some basic information/content to describe the category
The full XMS Systems text editor is available so you can add more images and a slider if you wish to expand the aesthetics of the category page.
This is simply a list of manufacturers.
- Can add some general information about the manufacturer
- Link to the manufacturers' website
- Upload a company logo
- Could probably be displayed on the homepage for aircraft you have in stock (do do)