Booking and Appointment plugin is known to be the powerful extensions for WooCommerce.
The plugin was designed to be fully integrated with also known and very popular plugin called “WooCommerce”. It can be used to create & manage all types of booking services, like tickets, tours, hotel bookings, appointments and a lot of more functions and it is very flexible.
We will be uploading this plugin to our WP system and let’s try some cool functions of this plugin. You can quickly search this plugin on the WP “Plugin Page” located under your WP dashboard at the lower part area.
The first thing we are going to do is go to products to configure the booking system.
When you are now on the product page, click “Add New” button to add more product items. Enter your title name and add some body content for your product.
To see and go directly to the settings of the booking form just scroll down on the product page and you may see a word at the tab “Booking.”
You will see the first checkbox labeled “Enabled Booking Date.” Click that button to enable all the booking systems. You can also check the 2nd box if you want to have a multiple day booking. Scroll down, and you will see two options to select. You will notice the two checkboxes for you to have a choice if you know what booking method are you going to use. For this demo, we will just choose specific dates.
Select the specific dates that you want to enable for booking. We will now set up the Specific Date Booking. You will also notice that there is a drop down menu of the calendar. Watch below how we select a booking date and a time slot based on the availability.
Lock Out Date After
If you are using only date-based bookings, you need to make sure that the “Lockout Date after X orders” field is not left blank or 0. If this will happen it will not show the date as enabled on the website.
Manage Time Slots
Just click the manage dates time slots tab, on this portion you can view the specific dates time slots. You can also do a timed delete at a right side with the red “X” Button. After the configuration, don’t forget to click update.
You will need to double check the setup and take a run down. If everything is good now, we can directly view the product. On the product page click “View Product.”
We all know that this booking and appointment plugin has an advanced integration with WooCommerce, it has a “Real-time” availability checking done at checkout page in case of many visitors trying to book the same service that has space only for one. Check out the tutorial below.
Allows visitors to “Add to Cart” only when the booking date and/or time slot is chosen
In this scenario, the live demo is showing that the client is booking a hotel reservation. This is how simple the plugin works and integrate with WooCommerce.
This plugin allows you to do the following functions.
Booking and rental
Set hotel booking, accommodation, apartment rental type of services. The hotel booking and rental is the most popular business especially if you are a traveler. People would like to book their vacation in advance with the use of online payment or credit card.
Google Calendar 2-way sync
The bookings can be synced into the Admin’s & Customer’s Google Calendar automatically. Google Calendar is one of the most widely used calendars in the world, and Timely has happily synced appointments with it since day one. There was just one teeny limitation, though – appointments could only be synced from Timely to Google and not the other way. In other words, we called it “one-way” sync.
By this function, the user can do Search for the product that has an available slots with the use of dates.
Time slots for different booking days
You can simply add different time slots for various booking days. It will depend on the client that what time slots they will be choosing and it will be convenient for their time.
Option to capture only booking date
With this plugin functions, you select an option to capture only booking date if you are not using time-based services. This will depend on your suggested capture time.
Change with ease
The plugin can do easy change for the booking field labels and availability messages to be shown to customers on your website.
Large selection of themes
Choose from 24 different themes for the booking calendar. The plugin has a very stunning, well-designed theme for the admin to choose what they like. The theme is user-friendly and mobile responsive.
The calendar was made and developed by Tyche Softwares, and they decided to put and show booking calendar in one of 62 different languages. Those languages can be used all around the world if the admin has a different nationality or language.
Export in many formats
The most convenient for the users is the export feature. People nowadays are using a different kind of file formats. But this plugin works and can export bookings to CSV, pdf, excel formats. The most popular file type that is used is PDF file format. Because of the clean and beautiful presentation rendered.
Automatic export and import
It has a fully automatic export and import of bookable orders to Google Calendar. Google Calendar allows users to create and edit events. Events have a set start time and stop time, with an option for an “All-day event.” Users can enable a “Recurring” functionality with optional parameters for frequency. Users can add a color to an event for recognition or to distinguish the fact from others. The color will be your guide so that you will not be confused. The automatic export and import are very useful and legitimate tools of this plugin.
So what are you waiting for? Purchase your copy now and feel the difference of applying this plugin to your online business.