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Availability rules

From YITH > Booking > Configuration > “Availability rules”.

Availability rules

This section only needs to be used for ‘special rules‘ when you are not using default product rules.

We recommend to use these rules as little as possible, instead, use the default rules in the product edit page. You can learn how to do so, here.

We explain the 2 availability rules that you can use, by using examples:

  • Specific date rule
  • Generic date rule

Specific date

Let’s say we want to close the store for the month of August in the summer of 2022. We will set that month as ‘not bookable’, except for Sunday mornings, that time we will accept bookings.

Example for specific date
  • Rule name: Name for internal use only, we call it “Summer holidays 2022″.
  • Rule type – Specific date: We choose this option, because we want to set the dates only for a specific year (not every year).
  • Apply rule: Here we set the time period on which the rules will apply, August 2022 in this case.
  • Availability: All days during this period are not bookable, except for Sunday mornings, so we add an extra rule. We select Sunday and set it to ‘bookable’. Now we add hours, because only during the morning our products are bookable.
  • The lower rule always overrides the upper rule.

Generic date

Let’s say we want to make it impossible to rent our products during certain bank holidays, like during Christmas and some other days.

Example for generic dates
  • Rule name: Name for internal use only, so we call it “Bank holidays”. 
  • Rule type – Generic dates: We choose this option because we want to disable the rent of our booking products each year.
  • Apply rule: Here we set the dates on which the rules will apply, in this case it is the complete Christmas period, and some separate days during the year.
  • Availability: During these days, it is not possible for customers to rent our products, we therefore set All days to ‘not bookable’.

Note: When setting rules for specific hours, this will not affect the daily bookings, these rules will only apply to booking products with time.

Availability rules list

From the “Availability rules” overview page, you can see all your created rules, and you have the option to enable or disable them in 1 click.

You can override the rules you created on this page, per product on product level.