Online Booking Software Cheat Sheet: Setting Up Booking Calendar Displays
One of the most integral features to businesses' booking success is our booking software calendar display. This enables businesses Online booking system to display live availability and bookable dates directly on their website.
We currently offer 5 main booking calendar views within our booking software. These are:
- Seven Day View
- Seven Day Multi Select View
Each of these options can be tailored to individual businesses' needs in terms of design. With the ability to change the booking calendar within the CMS, our clients have control over factors such as the colour of their booking calendar. As no two businesses are the same, we believe the same line of thought should apply to the booking journey each business provides. Read on to find out more about the different booking calendar display options provided by BookingLive software.
The Calendar View
It is possible to display the calendar view in the form of a booking widget, so you can display live availability on any website page you wish. The widget is set to display dates which are available to be booked in green and dates which are fully booked as red, reducing the amount of time a booking takes a customer.
When embedded in the booking process, the calendar view works similarly to when it is embedded in a web page - it displays the same green and red colour coding. This view is useful within the booking process for bookable products which run on multiple days within a month.
The List View
The list view within our booking software is useful for products, such as paintballing sessions, which run on various dates. This view isn't great for products with lots of availability though, as this will slow down a customer's booking journey due to having to scroll down the page in search of the correct date.
The Seven Day View
The seven day booking software calendar view is perfect for products which run within 7 week time frames. A good fit for this view are courses and clubs.
The Outlook View
This view is great for bookings which run at set times - such as appointments - as it provides a clear view to customers, similarly to the view available within the admin side of BookingLive software. Customers are also able to change the view to day, week, month or year so they can view the bookable slots in a way which suits them best.
How to Set Up Different Calendar Views
- Log in to your admin system
- Open Setup > Products
- Select the product you wish to edit
- Click the dropdown Booking View menu
- Select which calendar view you require
- Click Save
If you are having difficulty setting up your preferred calendar view, head to the Customer Forums or Online Helpdesk for help.
If you are looking for a booking software provider, or you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We also recommend you sign up for one of our free webinar demos of BookingLive so you can see our software in action and take part in our live Q&A session.