Today we’ve released some updates that make Online Booking even smarter and allow for even more customisation.
Online Booking advanced notice
You now have the option to choose exactly how close to an appointment clients can make online bookings. This will replace the current “Allow same day bookings” checkbox.
So what does this mean for you?
- If you currently allow same day bookings, your preference has been set to allow bookings 1 hour in advance. This is the same as it previously worked.
- If you don’t allow same day bookings, your preference has been set to allow bookings 12 hours in advance.
Variable staff speed in Online Bookings
If you have set up variable staff speeds for services, Online Booking is now smarter and will take this into consideration.
For you, it means appointments will automatically be booked in for the exact amount of time a team member needs to complete a service.
For your clients, if you’ve selected the ‘Show service durations’ preference, they’ll be able to see how long a service takes depending on the staff member.
Smart availability sorting
We’ve also made Online Booking even smarter! Now, when your clients choose to book an appointment with ‘Anyone’, Online Booking will automatically book them in with the staff member who has the most time available in their calendar on that date.
To learn more about these new Online Booking settings, visit our support guide.