There are a few things to consider before setting up your fitting rooms.
- Do you want clients to be able to book this fitting room online?
- Do you want to book the appointments in Blocks or First Available (Booking Method)?
Fitting Room BlocksBlocks should be used if you would like your online appointments to be scheduled ONLY at certain times. For example, in Bridal Fitting Room #1 you want appointments to begin at 10am and occur every 1 and ½ hours.
Blocks may be setup with one or more appointment type. For instance, you may book only Bridal Appointments in Fitting Room #1, but Fitting Room #2 may handle both Bridesmaid and Tuxedo appointments. If you do decide to assign multiple appointment types to a Fitting Room, we recommend that you only do so for appointment types that have the same duration. Otherwise, you may be under utilizing your fitting room.
Blocks are the most efficient way to book fitting rooms.
First AvailableFirst Available should be used if you would like to allow contacts to make appointments at any time. First Available will show appointments starting at your business opening time and repeating every ½ hour until closing.
For example, if Bridal Fitting Room #1 is first available for bridal appointments (set to a duration of 1 ½ hrs) & your business opens at 10 am it will show availability at 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am & so forth until closing.
Adding a fitting roomTo add a fitting room, first navigate to Settings > Fitting Rooms. Then click the "Add Fitting Room" button. Next, enter the name of your fitting room, choose a booking method, specify whether you want this room available for online book and then click Save and Close.
Setup First AvailableTo setup your fitting room with the First Available booking method, click the "Setup" button next to the fitting room on the fitting room list. Next select the appointment types you would like to be booked in the room.
Setup Fitting Room BlocksTo setup blocks for you fitting room, follow the steps below:
- Choose the Day of the Week you would like to start with
- Choose the Appointment Type you will allow in this Fitting Room. You may also select "Choose Multiple" if you would like to have more than 1 type of appointment in this fitting room.
- Add the start/end time for the Block you would like to set for your appointment.
- Click Add
- Continue with each Block of time, until your last appointment for the day
- When you have finished with your first day of the week, continue on to the next day of the week that you accept appointments
- Repeat these steps for each fitting room
Before “going live”, please do a test run to ensure that all settings have been configured properly and show the way you intend. If you have any trouble, feel free to contact BridalLive tech support.