Unavailable Dates - How to stop or add a cut-off for any same-day bookings being made

Within Collins, you can either close off bookings for the whole day or set a cut-off time to make sure no further bookings come in after a certain time of the day. This allows you to keep bookings open/get last-minute bookings without closing bookings for a day and/or without getting the shock of a same day booking coming in too close to the booking time.

If you want to Close off all bookings for the same day at a certain time (E.g I want to close bookings on a Monday for that same Monday at 5 pm) - go to:

  • Settings
  • Venues > select the venue
  • Select your Venue
  • Unavailable dates tab on the left-hand side
  • The top section called LATEST TIME FOR SAME-DAY BOOKINGS
  • Under the “Latest booking” drop-down, select the time by the relevant day(s). 
NOTE - You can also choose the latest booking to be in minutes before the booking starts as opposed to a fixed time. This is shown in the drop-down list as -30 mins/-60 mins/-90 mins etc. If your latest booking is set to - 60 mins, for example, this means you can only make a booking an hour in advance of the booking start time.

  

USEFUL - You can also put in a message that will appear on the front-end calendar on the widget (E.g "Online bookings are shut for today but call us on xxx") under the last column called Message

If you want to Close off all bookings for the same day all day (E.g, I don’t want to take same-day bookings full-stop for Mondays) then instead of adding a time, simply click the 'No Same-Day bookings' box. The latest booking box will then grey out but the message will still display on the front end.

  


  • Make sure to click SAVE after you have made the change.

NOTE - If you Close off certain booking types for the same day at a certain time (E.g, I want to close bookings on a Monday within a particular booking type for that same Monday at 4 pm), please see our guide here.

Please note: If you are closing same day bookings, you do not need to shut same day bookings in the Unavailable Dates section as this will override your Booking Type rules. 


 


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