Booking Settings

Defining global availability rules

Global availability rules apply to all bookable products in your store. Configuring these rules is useful if you, for example:

  • Have consistent/expected hours of availability (e.g., Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Need to block out a specific date range for all products (e.g., Unavailable for Christmas break)
  • Only have availability during specific seasons (e.g., Closed from October – May)

To define a global rule, go to: Bookings > Global Availability.

Click the add range button:

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This adds a row to the table:

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Sample use case

A hair salon offers one-hour appointments for haircuts and is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with the last appointment at 5:00 p.m. The owner has decided to close the salon for a holiday break between December 22, 2014 and January 4, 2015.

In the Bookings Settings, the following global availability rules are added:

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  • Time Range (all week); 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Bookable – Yes
  • Range of days; Monday – Friday; Bookable – Yes
  • Range of days; Saturday – Sunday; Bookable – No
  • Custom date range; 2014-12-22 – 2015-01-05; Bookable – No

By default, Global availability rules take priority over product level availability rules and product availability rules take priority over resource priority rules.

Note that every possible time block, as defined within each bookable product, must be designated as either bookable or not.
  • For more information on setting up availability rules, see: Creating a Bookable Product.
  • For more examples, go to the other Use Cases.

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