Once Services is setup, customers go to your business web site to book an appointment, they can see exactly what types of appointments are available and choose the staff member they want to schedule with.
You can also add customized information and URLs to the email confirmation and reminders that you send when someone books a date/time through your booking page.
- Open Your calendar and then click Services on the left navigation pane.
- Select Add new service.
- At the Basic details page add a name of your service. i.e. Student Appointments
[Add service dialog box with Basic details highlighted]
|Service name||Enter the name of the service that will appear in the drop-down menu on the Calendar page. As well as a tile on the Self-service page.|
|Description||This description will appear when a customer clicks the information icon on the Self-service page.|
|Default location||This location is what will be displayed on confirmation and reminder emails for both staff and customers, and it will be displayed on the calendar event created for the booking.|
Add online meeting
Enables or disables online meetings for each appointment, using via Teams or Skype depending on which one you configure as the default client for the staff member.
|Duration||This is how long all meetings will be booked for. The full appointment time will be blocked on the staff's calendars.|
|Buffer time||Enables extra time to the staff’s calendar every time an appointment is booked. For example: set 15 min after the scheduled appointment for staff to do follow up from the appointment before.|
|Price not set||This will not be used. If Price not set is selected, then no price or reference to cost or pricing will appear.|
|Notes||Internal note to staff. Field appears in the booking event for booked staff, as well as on the event that appears on the Calendar tab in the Bookings web app.|
Maximum attendees per event
|Allows you to setup services that require the ability for multiple people to book the same appointment time with the same staff member (ex: Training or fitness class) Keeps booking until max is reached. Current appointment capacity and attendees can be viewed in the Calendar tab in the Bookings Web app.|
Let the customer manage their bookings
This setting determines whether or not the customer can modify or cancel their booking, provided it was booked through the Calendar tab on the Bookings Web app.
If Enabled customers can:
If Disabled customer cannot:
Go to this link to view images of: Email Confirmation bookings and Text message notifications (if being used)
Shows the options you've selected from your Booking page for your scheduling policy and availability for your staff
[Add service dialog box with Availability options highlighted]
Select the staff that customers will be able to Book with.
[Add service dialog box with Assign staff highlighted]
Custom fields can be useful when collecting information that is needed every time the specific appointment is booked.
Example below will show Customer email and Phone number as custom fields that will appear on the Booking page when your customers book appointments with you and your staff.
Customer email, phone number, address, and notes are non-removable fields, but you can make them optional by deselecting Required beside each field.
[Add service dialog box with Custom fields Customer email and Phone number highlighted]
Check “Enable text message notifications for your customer” to send a text message confirmation of the booking to the customer.
[Add service dialog box with Notifications and Enable text message notifications for your customer highlighted]
Notifications - Add an Email reminder before and after an appointment.
[Add service dialog box showing Email reminders and Email follow-up options]
NOTE: You could send an email after the appointment and ask the customer to click a link to a survey. For Example the email can say: We would like to hear from you about your experience. Please complete the following survey to help us better serve you.
Then you can add any links or attachments here.
[Edit Service screen showing automatic follow-up email to collect feedback from your customers]
4. Once all the selections are made, click Save changes at the bottom of the notifications screen.
None at this time.