Introducing Baphomart Bookings. A new way of doing business for your shop!
As the UK kicks off the year in another lockdown, we have introduced a new service on Baphomart to assist your business. Baphomart Booking opens up a whole new possibility for your shop. This feature has been designed especially for assisting with online sessions, workshops, events, conference booking, all sorts of other services where you need your customers to book. You can even use it for room hires, hotel bookings and other activities where you need an advanced booking.
Baphomart Bookings allow sellers to create bookable items with precise calendar accuracy and enables customers to customise their booking orders with additional chargeable resources. Your bookings can be person & age limit specific.
Let customers book classes, schedule appointments, or reserve items
Whatever options you want to offer to your customers, Bookings makes it possible:
- Define set options, like fixed time slots for a class, appointment or guided tour
- Let customers choose the times that work best by giving them the flexibility to book whatever range they need, like checking into a hotel
With either option, you can also block time off as un-bookable, leaving you time to take care of your other priorities and create buffers between bookings, to make sure the schedule works for you.
Get as specific as you want with your time slots—the extension allows for bookings in days, hours, even minutes.
Book one-on-one appointments or multi-person events
You can set the minimum and maximum number of participants: limit a booking to one-at-a-time for appointments or let multiple people reserve a class or tour.
Offer special pricing for groups, days, or individuals
Show availability in your customer’s time zone
If your services are online or if you’re shipping something to the customer, display your availability in the customer’s time zone so they book the time they really need. Whether bookings come from New York, New Mexico or New Zealand, they’ll be within the hours you set, so no surprise appointments!
It’s perfect for virtual classes, online appointments, or rentals that need to be delivered to the customer.
Making Bookings Person & Age Limit Specific
Sometimes your bookable products can be age sensitive or you might even have separate arrangements for different aged customers.
So, if the customer specifically asks for any options that are related to kids or elders, you will easily be able to arrange specifically for the members. You will also be able to give better service to your customers.
Add Resources to Your Booking Products
Not only the product but also you can charge for extra resources you add to the product. That way you can easily recover any costs that you provide extra to your users.
Say, you have a pool attached to one of your suites, or you have a home theatre that your customers can use for family entertainment. You can charge for that with your booking product as well. For this, you need to add resources to your booking products.
Require confirmation, offer free cancellations – it’s all up to you
Send reminders and reduce no-shows
Remind clients about their appointments with handy notification emails when a reservation is made, confirmed, and a day before the booking date.
If you’d like to do more, you can send a special reminder right from your shop.
Never get double-booked
Manage your calendar, your way – including syncing with Google Calendar
Use the calendar view to see how your day or month is shaping up. Update existing bookings or availability, or filter to view specific services or resources.
Still have customers calling in to make bookings the old-fashioned way? Add them manually from the calendar while you’re on the phone.
Bookings also automatically syncs with Google Calendar, no manual entry required. Manage bookings on your store, and see it reflected on your Google Calendar in 60 seconds or less.
We hope this gives you an idea of what Baphomart Booking can potentially do for your shop.
Why not upgrade and create a booking today! Baphomart Bookings is available with the Baphomart Extra Plan.
For a detailed breakdown of how to implement and add your own booking options to your shop please see our Sellers Guide to Bookings.