Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Setting a default time & managing your walk ins.

To set up a default time on your same-day bookings so it's quicker to add them into the Diary/Floorplan on real-time service, go to:

  • Settings

  • Venues > select Venue

  • Diary settings tab on the left-hand side

  • Setup the default durations for 1 – 6+ walk-in covers.

  • Make sure to SAVE the page.


Then, when you go to add a walk-in booking in the Diary/Floorplan, the durations will be auto-filled for you, making it that much easier to keep on top of a busy service.

N.B: Setting up the duration for 6+ is linked to the ‘Add Booking’ button found on the Diary/Floorplan.


HOW TO QUICKLY ADD A WALK IN:

In the Diary/Floorplan, in your Top toolbar there are 5 Walk-In buttons > select the number of walk-in Guests (1-5)


You'll notice the Time, Number of Guests and Duration will all auto-fill in the 'add booking' form that is now present in the left-hand panel. If there is only Booking Type valid for the current time, it will auto-fill that field too.

If you are adding walk-ins bookings for 6 guests or more, click on the ‘Add Booking’ button and input the number of guests you would like to add. The ‘Until’ field will then auto-fill to the duration you have set within your set up.

     

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.

  

  • A list of your available tables will then display.

  • select the table you wish to place the Booking in

  • this will be ticked as 'Walk-in' so you don't need to take any details

  • If you wish to take a name, phone number, for example, you can untick 'Walk-in' > contact fields will now appear

  • when ready > click the green COMPLETE button

Please note, bookings will only be recognised as walk-ins in the Walk-In Bookings when the booking started within 15 minutes of the time it was added, regardless of whether they were added with one of these walk-in icons.

Diary, Floorplan & Run Sheet FAQs

  1. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Top Navigation Panel
  2. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Changing the Date
  3. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Using the 'Add Booking' button to quickly add bookings straight into the diary
  4. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Add a booking (video)
  5. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Add a walk-in (video)
  6. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Restricting Users from adding bookings outside of the Booking Type rules
  7. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Setting a default time & managing your walk ins.
  8. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Setting a default duration to quickly add bookings
  9. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - How to create a Wait List
  10. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Add Bookings to tables using the Find Areas tool
  11. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Booking Prompts
  12. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Adding run sheet notes when you're taking a booking
  13. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Adding notes for the day
  14. Diary/Floorplan - Booking Type Colours
  15. Diary/Floorplan/Run Sheet - Waiter Slips / In-Service Print Outs
  16. Diary/Floorplan - ‘Add Booking’ in the Diary/Floorplan - What Fields can be auto-filled by Collins
  17. Diary/Floorplan - Warning(s) when adding bookings
  18. Diary/Floorplan - Using the 'More' icon to show which limits have been exceeded
  19. Diary/Floorplan - 'Space Optimiser' feature
  20. Diary/Floorplan - Check in Panel - What each section means
  21. Diary/Floorplan - Check In Panel - Open Enquiries and Finished Bookings
  22. Diary/Floorplan - Check in Panel - Filter option
  23. Diary/Floorplan - ​Check in Panel - What do the notification icons mean?
  24. Diary/Floorplan - Automatically mark bookings as left when the booking is finished
  25. Diary/Floorplan - Checking in a booking and the expanded booking details panel
  26. Diary/Floorplan - Checking in early/late bookings in live service
  27. Diary/Floorplan - Booking Stages
  28. Diary/Floorplan - How to Record a 'No Show'
  29. Diary / Floor plan- ‘Running Late’ Buttons on the Booking Bar
  30. Diary/Run sheet - 'Download/Print’ - Customised Run Sheet (PDF & Excel)
  31. Diary/Run sheet - Information that is automatically included in the Customised Run Sheet
  32. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Short Run Sheet
  33. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Guestlist PDF and Excel
  34. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Place Cards
  35. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Reservation Labels
  36. Diary - How to move/add bookings to Tables/Areas in your Diary
  37. Diary - ‘Options’ explained
  38. Diary - Displaying your Zones in the Diary
  39. Diary - The numbers in bold at the top of the diary page
  40. Diary - Fifteen minute warning within the Diary
  41. Diary - A chronological list of all the bookings for the day
  42. Diary - New/Open Enquiries and Unassigned rows in the grid
  43. Diary - Using your Diary - Your Table List and Capacities
  44. Diary - Warnings in your Diary
  45. Floorplan - How to switch between multiple floorplans
  46. Floorplan - Allocating tables using the floorplan
  47. Floor plan- Dragging and dropping a booking into a table
  48. Floorplan - What does the orange outline on tables mean?
  49. Floorplan - Different coloured outlines on Tables
  50. Floorplan - Booking Progress Bar
  51. Floorplan - Table Activity for the day
  52. Floorplan - Moving bookings around in the Table Activity Section
  53. Floorplan - Adding a booking directly into a Table
  54. Floorplan - Quickly adding a booking to multiple tables in the Floorplan
  55. Run sheet - What is the 'Run Sheet' section and how do I use it?
  56. Run Sheet - Sorting the Run Sheet alphabetically
  57. Guest List - Managing your Guest List in Collins
  58. I've accidently checked in a booking and marked them as 'arrived'. Can I uncheck the booking?
  59. Why can't I see my daily diary view?
  60. Warning Indicators in Collins
  61. Where will I be warned that I am exceeding a Limit Arrivals rule?

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