For auto-confirm bookings only. You can authenticate the customer's card before they book to be able to bill them for no show or late cancellation.
>Click on a Booking Type
>Scroll down to "Customer Payments"
>Click “Add Another” and enter all the relevant details.
To take card details the Type needs to be set as ‘Authenticate’.
You can choose whether to auth per guest, per booking or per table/area. If authenticating for tables/areas (often used for table tennis/pool tables etc) make sure the correct table combinations are setup in the joined tables/areas section. If happy for the rules to follow the auto-confirm rules already pre-set in the auto-confirm section, leave the remaining fields blank. If there are specific times days/dates/times and durations where you would like to authenticate for, fill out the remaining fields fully and click Save.
Please Note: You will need to set-up 'Auto-confirm Rules' and 'Areas for this Booking Type' for the system to be able to authenticate card details on bookings.