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
> Select your Venue
> Unavailable dates tab on the left-hand side
Under the “Latest time for same day bookings” section, enter the time in the “Latest booking” drop down by the relevant day(s). 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 for an hour in advance.
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")
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 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.
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.