Are you having a special event, and you'd like brides to be able to book appointments for this event but it falls outside of your normal store hours?
This article will show you how to allow brides to book appointments on your BridalLive appointment scheduler for a time that is outside of your normal store hours.
My store is open on Thursdays from 11:00am - 6:00pm, but next Thursday I am having a trunk show, and we are staying open until 9:30pm.
First you will want to add some blocks to your Bridal fitting room for Thursdays. Since BridalLive looks at fitting rooms AND user work schedule, just adding blocks to your fitting room will not allow the brides to book appointments.
- Go to your Fitting Rooms in BridalLive app.bridallive.com/#/settings/fitting_room
- Select Setup next to the Fitting Room you would like the brides to book appointments for
- Select the day you are holding the special event from day drop down
- Select the appointment type - I am adding extra Bridal Appointments for my trunk show, so I am going to select Bridal Appointment from the drop down
- My last appointment for my regular Thursday is 6:30 pm
- I will add a Bridal Appointment block for Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Next, I will add a Bridal Appointment block for Thursdays from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- I now have two extra blocks for Thursdays for potential brides
Since BridalLive books appointments by Fitting Room blocks AND the user work schedule, no brides can book appointments from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, because no user is working.
- Update work schedule for an employee
- First, go to your Users area of BridalLive app.bridallive.com/#/settings/employee
- Select Manage: Work Schedule next to the employee(s) who will be working the special event
- Since this is a special event, it will NOT BE A RECURRING ENTRY (UNCHECK) *If you do not uncheck recurring, brides will be able to book these extra hours for any Thursday*
- Select the date for the special event and the start and end time - In our example, I would add Start Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
- Add Schedule Entry
- You will now be able to book extra appointments for a particular day on your BridalLive Appointment Scheduler