Today I had a really great question about the `Multiply all costs by person count`

option in WooCommerce Bookings.

This can be a pretty confusing option. So no worries. If you got confused by this one, you are not alone.

So you check the check box next to `Multiply all costs by person count`

thinking “great, now the price will be multiplied per person”. In our example the `Alien`

person type is $1 per `Alien`

.

You head to the front end and you add one `Alien`

person type to the booking. Great! $1. That’s what you expected. Then you add another Alien thinking it’s going to be $2, but it’s $4? How is `1X2 = 4`

?

Well of course it’s not. Here is what’s going on.

**Ticket = $1**

`1 Ticket = $1`

2 Tickets = $2

3 Tickets = $3

Vs.

**Ticket = $1**

`1 Ticket = $1`

2 Tickets = $4 ($2 per ticket X 2)

3 Tickets = $9 ($3 per ticket X 3)

4 Tickets = $16 ($4 per ticket X 4)

If you deselect the box next to `Multiply all costs by person count`

, then the math will work as you expected. `1X2=$2`

. This is because with the option enabled, WooCommerce Bookings is multiplying **all COSTS** by the amount of persons. But by default Bookings will simply multiply each ticket by the amount of persons. Or in our case, Aliens. ðŸ™‚