Reserve and Book Online

There have previously been requests for Reserve and Pay Later options for which at least one possible work around has been proposed:
https://www.checkfront.com/forum/discussion/688/updated-create-a-book-now-pay-later-reservation-setup

However, this requires that all items work in the same way as the deposit is set to 0% and the same Customer Status is set to Waiting for all bookings so all bookings follow the same pattern - which doesn't work when an operator has some activities that can instantly book with one client, but others that need larger numbers to run. 

So my suggestion is:

1. Add an option to an Item's parameters so that it can have a minimum booking number to run
2. Allow the first bookings taken until the minimum booking number is reached to be Reserved - reducing the available inventory of the item on the selected date.
3. If four or more clients book at the same time, they are able to book and pay at the same time and get an instant confirmed booking.
4. As soon as four or more clients have Reserved, or a new booking is taken that instantly confirms the trip, everyone with a Reserved booking is asked to either confirm and pay or cancel within (say) 24 hours. Then as soon as there are four clients who have confirmed, all clients who have booked or re-confirmed in the past 24 hours will be charged and have a confirmed booking.
5. Any clients who fail to confirm after receiving a reminder should have their booking cancelled with the option to re-book if they wish.

Would anyone else find this useful?

Thank you

Comments

  • AngelaAngela Checkfront
    Hi SteveV,

    Thanks for your detailed comments!

    I think what you'd like to see is a great idea and I have passed your comments along to our Product team for consideration.

    Take care.

    Angela

    Technical Support Specialist

    Checkfront | checkfront.com/contact | Email: support@checkfront.com
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