How to Take Bookings in Specific Intervals
If you want to take bookings with fixed period slots and a certain gap in between, follow the tutorial to set up things.
We have a case where – We take Fixed 2 hour booking with a gap of 30 minutes. And our store timing is 9 am – 6 pm.
In this case, our booking slots are 9-11, 11:30 -1:30, 2pm-4pm, 4:30pm-6:30pm
To allow only these periods to book. Follow the tutorial below.
1. Create a Fix Period
Create a fixed period of 2 hours and assign it to all products or a specific product. Learn how to create here.
2. Go to Date Range
Now we create periods that we don’t want to show on calendar. go to settings > date ranges
3. Periods to Block
Now, we only want to show 9am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4pm on calendar and block/hide other time. So, we create ranges 9:30am – 11am, 12pm-1:30pm,2:30pm-3:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm
4. Create Ranges for Periods
Click Add New Date Range.
Range Type: Time (Repeats Every Day)
Enter Period: To enter 9:30 (enter any period between 9:30 am – 9:45), similarly to enter 11 am (enter any period between 11:00-11:15)
Finally hit publish button
Create ranged for each period
5. Review Ranges
Once you have created ranges for every article. Verify that all the range for each period is created.
6. Block Dates
Now use these ranges to block the dates. learn how to block dates on the calendar here.
If you want to block a period for a specific product. Go to items > select item > edit
Scroll to find advance block date
If you want to block a period for globally all. Go to settings > general > advance dates
In global disabled dates. Enter these ranges one by one and disable them for start date. Because we have fixed period of 2 hours, End time does not need to be blocked
7. Save Settings
Now click the update button to save settings. See the changes live on the website