What is resource booking?
Resource booking (resource management) allows you to set up specific rooms, stations or equipment and assign them to services. When those services are booked, the resources are automatically booked at the same time so that you don’t get double booked when a resource is unavailable. You can also use resources to help you restrict the number of appointments for the same time slot, such as treatments, a private shopping appointment or meetings.
Easily manage resources with Square Appointments
Create resources - like rooms, stations, or chairs – and assign them to your services that require them. You can create an unlimited amount of resources and assign them to specific locations. When those services are booked, the resources are automatically blocked at the same time so that you don’t get doubled booked when a resource is unavailable.
Create resources for rooms such as treatment rooms, meeting rooms or classrooms.
Set up resources for equipment required for different services such as beauty devices, exercise equipment or cleaning machinery.
Create resources for workstations or chairs so you never run out of space in your salon, office or workshop.
Assign resources to services
To ensure you don’t double book resources, you can assign resources to services. Select which service requires a resource and choose the resource you’d like to assign. When the service is booked, Square Appointments will automatically block off one of the available resources preventing double bookings on another appointment.
Assigning resources across multiple locations
If a certain service is available at different locations of your business, you can assign resources to one, some, or all of your locations.
Limit the number of appointments available at the same time
Resources can also help you restrict the number of appointments during the same time slot. For example, you might have three staff members available for a luxury spa experience, but you only want to have one appointment at any given time. In this case, you can name your resource ‘luxury spa’, and assign it to the relevant service so only one luxury spa appointment can be booked online for any given time slot.
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