Set availability in single product

Go to “Booking Availability” in the product edit page to configure availability for the selected product. You will find different sections where you will be able to set the related options. Let’s analyze them.

Booking termsbooking_terms1

  • Max bookings per unit: maximum number of bookings that can be accepted for the same day/month.
  • Minimum booking duration: minimum value for the duration that can be selected by customers expressed in months, days, hours, or minutes depending on how previously set in Booking duration. 
  • Maximum booking duration: maximum value for the duration that can be selected by customers expressed in months, days, hours, or minutes depending on how previously set in Booking duration. 
  • Confirmation required: to let users request a confirmation for the booking
  • Cancellation available: to allow customers to cancel the booking product already booked

Booking preferences

booking_preferences

  • Check-in time: time for the check-in
  • Check-out time: time for the check-out
  • Allowed start days: to define the days for the booking to start.
  • Buffer: decide the time between one booking and the next. For example, if you give in 1, the buffer time between two reservations will be 1 day. You will not be able to make a reservation for that day (or that time period).

Booking window

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  • Minimum advance reservation: the first available date will be automatically set x days/months from the date the user is making the booking.
  • Maximum advance reservation: this is the latest available day for the booking and will be automatically set to x days/months/years from the date the user is making the booking.

Let’s make an example: suppose we want to configure a product so that the first available date for booking is in two days’ time.
And suppose we don’t want that users can make a booking later than 1 year since they access the booking form.

booking-window

If they access the form on 8th March 2019, the start date of the booking they can pick is between 10th March 2019 and 7th March 2020.

booking-window-frontend

 

Additional availability rules

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This section allows creating additional availability rules. After clicking on Add new rule,  you must select the time frame for which the rule shall be configured. You can choose from “Specific date” and “Generic date“.

Specific date

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Generic date

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To edit the availability status for the selected time frame, click on the Non-bookable button as shown in the following image.

booking-availability-non-bookable

This way, no booking can be made for the selected time frame.

Enable the option Add extra rules for specific days of the week to configure availability for each day of the week within the selected time frame as in the sample below.

extra_rulesTo set the days availability, the plugin provides 3 different colors:

  • red: non-bookable
  • purple: bookable
  • grey: not affecting the previous status settings.

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