1. Access and visibility settings
Click on Settings > Access and visibility
Here you can choose if your venue is public or protected behind a login, as well as who can book (anyone, only admins, or only certain users with 'user tags')....and decide the transparency of your bookings.
If you're not sure what settings will suit your venue just yet, you can change them later!
2. Add photos and descriptions to your spaces
Click on Settings > Spaces
Update the names of your five example spaces, and add/delete spaces as you see fit. You can also add descriptive information and space visuals/images/photos!
For example, you might like to add information about the features and capacity of the space, add a rough pricing structure, and/or show photographs and/or floor-plans/maps of the space.
3. Create a booking condition
Click on Settings > Conditions
Add a booking condition by clicking on ‘+ Add condition’. Choose a booking condition that you're interested in testing out, for example, ‘half-day or full-day bookings only’, ‘minimum booking duration of 1 hour’, ‘max duration times’ and ‘strict booking blocks’. (You can find a more extensive overview of booking conditions here. This is a huge part of what makes Skedda so powerful, and what allows you to automate your workload as a venue manager!)
4. Test it out!
Now go to the users page and find ‘Skedda Fred’, your test user. Hit the "Try Me!" link to get instructions on how to use him to test your booking conditions and other venue settings from the user's perspective!
5. Fine tune your venue settings
Now that you’re familiar with customizing and testing your venue, log back in and fine tune your venue settings. For example, tweak your hours of availability, customize the booking confirmation email, choose a booking and cancellation policy and create color rules. Test our creating more booking (and pricing) conditions, and even create conditions for certain types or subgroups of users with user tags.
6. Launch your venue to a few
Go live, share your venue with a small cohort of users and see their bookings roll in!
You can share your venue URL address with anyone who should have viewing or booking access and even link it to your website or social pages. For example, check out our demo account by clicking on the venue URL address here: https://skeddaoffice.skedda.com/booking
Remember if you have limited your venue to private mode or chosen that only individuals with 'user tags' can book, then you'll need to share a specific invitation link with them instead. This can be found on the users page.
We’re here to help with any questions!