Click into Settings > Booking window.
Booking window rules empower you to specify different advance-notice booking requirements for different spaces and user types (via user tags).
There are various use cases for this feature:
Use case: "We need a minimum amount of notice so that we can prepare"
Here's an example of a rule that prevents bookings that are made with less than seven hours notice. Note that you can optionally filter such a rule to apply to only certain spaces and/or users!
Use case: "We don't want bookings to be made too far in advance"
Here's an example of a rule that prevents bookings that are made more than 60 days out. Perhaps you're planning on changing your pricing and you don't want people locking in bookings for many months away with your current pricing! Again, note that you can optionally filter such a rule to apply to only certain spaces and/or users!
Use case: "We want to give our members preferential/early booking access"
For example, perhaps Members have the benefit of being able to book Studio 1 up to 14 days out, whereas all other users can only do so up to 7 days out. This gives those members preferential treatment (i.e. early/priority booking access to Studio 1). Here's the combination of rules that will achieve this behavior:
(Note how the first rule makes use of "Users with any of the tags...", whereas the second rule makes use of "Users with none of the tags...")
In all cases, if a booking is attempted and it violates one of your rules, regular (non-admin) users will be shown an informative error message.
Even if a user creates a booking within your specified booking window rule(s), and later decides to modify the time/date of it, Skedda will automatically check to make sure the newly selected time/date does not conflict with your current booking window rules. So, no sneaky users making bookings within your booking window, only to try and change it later!
The creation of up to two rules is supported with our CORE offering. You can create three or more rules by adding the Pro Pack to your account.