Sell Professional Services/Bookable Items on BSMe2e | Guide | 20201
Bookable products are Professional services, Personal services, appointment-based services, Book-now products, Instant services, Reserved products, Membership products, reservable products/services that customers can book/reserve. They are also popularly known as schedulable merchandise.
Bookable products are most common in the travel and tourism industry. However, many services industries use this kind of product as well. These items or experiences require a specific date and time so that it is arranged for the customer to use or receive them.
Examples of bookable products include hotel rooms, rental cars, guided tours, spa treatments, classes, coaching, event halls booking, content writing services, logo designing services, software development services, project or freelance services, same-day services, emergency services, and many many more.
For example, restaurants may offer bookable products in the form of reservations for special events or private dining rooms. Fitness studios may offer bookable products in the form of classes or personal training sessions.
Booking systems for reservable products are often automated and make it easy for customers to make reservations or professional services or above listed services bookings across all devices. These systems may also include features such as payment processing, automated confirmations, and reminders.
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Below are a few things you must keep in mind while setting up bookable products:
By keeping these criteria in mind, you have effectively set up your reservable products/services. This will make it easier for customers to book with confidence and providing a great user experience.
Can I offer different pricing for different booking dates?
Yes, you can set different prices for different booking dates by using the pricing options in the product settings.
Can I limit the number of bookings for a particular date and time?
Yes, you can set a maximum limit for the number of bookings for a particular date and time using the booking availability settings in the product settings.
Can I set up email notifications for customers when they make a booking, detailing the Professional Service booked?
Yes, you can set up email notifications for customers and administrators when a booking is made or updated. You can customize the content of the email notification in the settings.
Can I create a calendar to show availability for my bookable products, schedulable merchandise?
Yes, you can create a calendar that shows the availability of your bookable products. Display the calander on BSMe2e for customers to see available dates and times.
Can customers cancel their bookings, Instant services, Reserved products?
Yes, you can allow customers to cancel their bookings and set up cancellation policies in the product settings. You can also set up automatic refunds for cancellations within a certain timeframe.
Can I set up different time slots for different days?
Yes, you can set up different time slots for different days using the booking availability settings in the product settings. This allows you to offer more flexibility for customers and adjust availability based on demand.
Can I offer a discount for bookings made in advance?
Yes, you can set up advanced booking discounts by using the pricing options in the product settings. This allows you to incentivize customers to book early and secure their reservation.
To set up bookable products in BSMe2e, follow these steps:
Create a new product in BSMe2e and select “Bookable Product” as the product type.
Set the booking details such as duration, availability, pricing, and booking options.
Add any additional product data such as images, descriptions, and variations.
Save the product and publish it.
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