Within a Booking/Enquiry - Assign to Areas

Within each individual booking/enquiry, there is an ‘Assign to areas’ section under ‘booking details’. Below is an explanation of each option in this section:



Once an enquiry is assigned to a table(s) you can lock this in place by clicking the ‘lock’ button. This is particularly important if a customer requests a specific table or area within the venue such as a window seat for example. By locking this in place, no other user (apart from a bookings manager with full permissions) will be able to move this enquiry into another table. This will also disable the 'Find Areas' tool.



Find Areas

When the ‘Find Areas’ button is selected, the system will automatically suggest a selection of tables suitable to accommodate the enquiry or booking that you’re in. The calculation is based on whether the table is free, whether the number of guests falls within the relevant table ‘Max Seated’ capacities and if it the tables have been listed in the 'Areas for this Booking Type' section for that specific Booking Type.  


If there are no tables available at this time, Collins will suggest alternative time slots for the surrounding 3 hours. If the booking/enquiry exceeds your Limit Arrivals rule, a warning message will appear to let you know you have/are about to exceed your rules at this time.


You also have an option to apply a buffer to the Find Areas search in your admin. See our guide on how to set it up here.

When using Find Areas, you have the option to 'Include exceeded cover limits' in the check. This will enable Collins to return results even if a Limit Arrivals rule will be exceeded at that time.

Assign to All

If the ‘Assign to all’ button is selected, the enquiry will be assigned to all the Tables/Areas in the venue. This is most often used for Private Hire enquiries. If you accidentally press this, you can undo your action by clicking 'Unassign All' to untick all tables.   


Assign to zone

If in your Settings, you have allocated your Table/Areas into different Zones i.e. Restaurant or Bar, you will see an ‘Assign to zone’ button, your Zones will display on the dropdown list so you can easily assign all the Tables/Areas in that Zone in one click.   

Only Available

By ticking the ‘Only Available’ box, only the tables in your venue which are free will show in the list of tables.



To bring up a specific table from your Table List, you can search for the Table in the Filter box in the top right-hand corner.


To see a video tutorial on ‘Assign To Areas’, please click here and watch from 04:00 - 5:58. 


Enquiries Page FAQs

  1. TRAINING VIDEOS - your Enquiries page
  2. Collins Dashboard - Overview
  3. Collins Dashboard - Internal team notifications
  4. Enquiries Page - Enquiry List
  5. Enquiries Page - How can I see my Confirmed bookings?
  6. Enquiries Page - Sorting enquiries & bookings
  7. Enquiries Page - Booking Status Explained
  8. Enquiries Page - What does it mean to 'Take' an enquiry?
  9. Enquiries Page - Manually adding new enquiries
  10. Enquiries Page - Assigned to me/Assigned to anyone
  11. Enquiries Page - Search Bar
  12. Enquiries Page - Filtering enquiries & bookings
  13. Enquiries Page - How to use the filter tool [VIDEO]
  14. Enquiries Page - Download button
  15. Enquiries Page - CSV Download
  16. Enquiries Page - Downloading Large Enquiry Data Downloads
  17. Enquiries Page - Finding out which bookings were a 'No Show'
  18. Enquiries Page - Find a colleague's 'In Progress' enquiries
  19. Enquiries Page - Notification Centre Explained
  20. Enquiries Page - Keeping your Notification Centre up to date
  21. Enquiries Page - Notification Centre Explained [VIDEO]
  22. Enquiries Page - Email bounced notification
  23. Enquiries Page - Where do I see any 'Special Requests' a customer made when making an auto-confirm booking?
  24. Enquiries Page - Sent Messages
  25. Within a Booking/Enqiury - The DMN Reference Number
  26. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Customer Details
  27. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Saving a booking/enquiry
  28. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Can I manually enter a booking in 1 minute intervals? I.e. 19:04
  29. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Why can I only see the booking details and not the customer details for this booking?
  30. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Tag a booking with a Source (3rd Party, Over The Phone, From Email etc...)
  31. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Booking Details
  32. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Booking details tab [VIDEO]
  33. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Default Duration
  34. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Booking Prompts
  35. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Additional Details
  36. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Commission Box
  37. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Set Up Requirements
  38. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Booking Set Up Requirements [VIDEO]
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  40. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Area Search/Smart Space Finder
  41. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Area Search/Smart Space Finder [VIDEO]
  42. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Adding internal or run sheet notes to a booking
  43. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Adding internal or run sheet notes to a booking [VIDEO]
  44. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Adding packages/pre-orders & minimum spends to a booking
  45. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Adding packages/pre-orders & minimum spends to a booking [VIDEO]
  46. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Allocating a seat number to your customer orders
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  48. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Card Authentication and Other Payments [VIDEO]
  49. Within a Booking/Enqiury - Adding a minimum spend
  50. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Invoice/VAT Receipt
  51. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Invoices [VIDEO]
  52. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Sending emails to your customers
  53. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Sending attachments in emails
  54. Within a Booking/ Enquiry - Sending emails to your customers [VIDEO]
  55. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Stopping a follow-up email being sent to an individual booking
  56. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Remove customer requests from confirmation emails
  57. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Booking History
  58. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Booking History [VIDEO]
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  62. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Duplicating/copying a booking once
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  69. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Adding an Actual Spend/Guest Amount after the booking has taken place
  70. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Find a Customer
  71. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Customer Profile
  72. Within a Booking/Enquiry - Has the customer signed up to your newsletter?
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  74. Within a Booking/ Enquiry- How to delete a booking/enquiry

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