What are service permissions?
Service permissions allow you to have greater control over how you are booked by customers.
You have the choice of either allowing your customers to book with you online immediately or by requesting a booking online. However you can also set the service so that it is not bookable online and the customer will be prompted to contact you, or not visible online and can only be booked internally by the business.
Levels of service permissions explained
When the customer selects a service whose permissions are set to online booking, they select a date and time, enter their details and confirm the booking. The booking is placed in your calendar and the customer and the business receive confirmations (provided these are turned on in your settings - see here).
Online Booking should be used for any service that can be booked immediately, without requiring input from the business.
When the customer selects a service whose permissions are set to online request, they select a date and time, enter their details and send a request to the business. The customer is sent a request confirmation and the booking is placed in your calendar, awaiting confirmation from you. When you respond to the booking request, the customer and the business receive a booking confirmation or a booking rejection message.
Online Request should be used for any service that you would like to accept/decline to confirm e.g. a free consultation or a full-day shoot.
Not Bookable Online
When the customer selects a service whose permissions are set to not bookable online, they are prompted to contact you. You can discuss the booking with the customer then place the booking in your Appointedd calendar yourself, sending a confirmation to the customer.
You can choose whether the customer on your booking tools is prompted to call you or to email you. You'll find this setting in your online booking settings under the booking tools tab.
Not Bookable Online should be used for any service that requires discussion with the client before booking e.g. hair colouring.
Not Visible Online
When a service has its permissions set to not visible online, it is not available to book on the Booking Page or the booking widget. This service can only be booked by you and your team in the Appointedd calendar.
Not Visible Online should be used for any service that you don't wish your clients to book online but which is required for booking internally.
How to set a permission
When you create or edit a service, you are asked to set the permission. Permissions are set on a per-service basis to offer the highest level of flexibility.
To set the permission for a service:
Hover over Setup and click Manage services
Click the pencil icon to edit the service
Select the appropriate permissions for the service under Online booking settings
Click save service
How will this be viewed by customers?
When a customer makes a booking they will see something similar to the menu below, depending on how you set the service permissions.