How to allow customers to book one or more timeslots at once?

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I really need the ability for my customers to be able to either set the timeslot themself.

ie: 09.00 to 09:45

 

or atleast let the customers book several times at once.

 

how can i do this?

 

now my customers can only book one times.

sometimes they need to book 30min, sometimes they need to book 120min.

sometimes they need to book 10min and sometimes they need to book a full day.

 

how?

2 Replies

If my understanding of Services is correct, it sounds like you could just be a few configuration steps away from a solution if you make as many services as there might be possible timeslots you can anticipate. If your customers understand how much time they need (i.e., 120 minutes), you could name your services in such a way that they would know which service was right for them (i.e., 120 Minute Consultation).

 

I'm not a Bookings expert, but I wouldn't count on finding a way for your customers to define timeslot length on their own. If they could, that would sort of break the purpose of Bookings--here's the services provided and how long they take, pick one that fits the schedule.

This doesn't fit the need specified (or the same one I have), I believe. For example, what I'm looking for is to have *one* service where the minimum booking time is 1 hour, but customers can select multiple contiguous time slots if they want to book 3 hours of time. This is critical for a reservation service.