With Availability Type settings, you'll be able to create and configure what's known as 'Availability Types'. It's very important to do this so that clients can make appointment bookings for your coaching programs or events, based on your availability.
IMPORTANT: You'll need to set up at least one availability type before you can set up the scheduling settings for your programs and events, in order for clients to book appointments with you.
You can create just one or as many 'Availability Types' as you wish, depending on your preference of how you would like to display your availability for clients to book appointments for your various programs / events.
This is applicable if you offer multiple coaching programs or events and would like to set up different days of the week or different time slots for each unique program or event.
You can therefore create an Availability Type for each unique program or event, with different days of the week or different time slots for each program or event.
For example, you may want to be available only on Mondays and Wednesdays (9am to 5pm) for Program A and on Thursdays and Fridays (2pm to 5pm) for Program B.
In this example, you would therefore need to create an availability type for Program A and give it a descriptive label like 'Program A Availability', and configure the available time slots as Mondays and Wednesdays (9am to 5pm).
You would also need to create another availability type for Program B and label it 'Program B Availability' and configure the available time slots as Thursdays and Fridays (2pm to 5pm).
Then, when you configure the scheduling setting for these two programs, you would select the appropriate availability type you created for each program.
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This would be applicable if you want to set up an Availability Type based on your day-to-day regular working hours.
For example, you may be available Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm and you will accept bookings for any client, program or event, on a first-come-first-served basis.
In this example, you would set up just one availability type and give it a descriptive label such as 'My Regular Working Hours'.
You would then select this availability type when you configure the scheduling setting for all your programs or events.
To create an Availability Type, click on your name on the right corner of the top menu bar and select "My Settings"
The Date Range Validity allows you to specify a date range for which your availability schedule is to be displayed on your booking page.
There are 2 ways to configure the Date Range Validity:
Select a start date and an end date to fix the date range to display your availability schedule.
For example, if you want your schedule to be displayed on the booking page for a limited period of time, from 1 June to 30 June, then select 1 June as the start date and 30 June as the end date. This will ensure that your availability is displayed on the booking page for this date range only.
Select 'No end date' if you would like your schedule to be displayed for a longer period of time on your booking page.
NOTE: By default, CoachVantage limits the display of your date range validity on your booking page for up to 12 months into the future, on a rolling basis.
Displays your availability schedule in a continuous rolling manner, over a period of up to 30 rolling days.
For example, if today is Monday and you specify 7 rolling days, we will display your available slots from Monday to Sunday. On Tuesday, we will automatically update your booking page and display your available time slots as from Tuesday to the following Monday, and so on.
Note: We count Saturday and Sunday as a rolling day, respectively.
The picture above shows a period of 12 rolling days for a program on 7th March.
The picture below shows a period of 12 rolling day for the same program on 8th March.
You can see that the end date has automatically progressed forward by a day from 18 March to 19 March to keep the '12 rolling day' setting alive.
This allows you to configure your available time slots or your unavailability for each day of the week.
This allows you to customize your availability for specific days of any month.
TIP: Use this option if you'd like to make yourself unavailable for bookings during national holidays or to take the day off on your birthday!
This setting lets you specify how the intervals of your available time slots are displayed on the booking page. By default, the intervals are displayed as every 15 mins.
For example, if your start time is 9am and you select 15 mins as the increment, your time slots will be displayed as 9.00, 9.15, 9.30, etc.
If you select 30 mins as the increment, your time slots will be displayed as 9.00, 9.30, 10.00, and so on.
The image below shows increments of 15 minutes:
The image below shows increments of 30 minutes:
To edit an availability type, select the edit icon beside the availability type that you'd like to make changes for.
Note: Changes that you apply to an availability type will be applied immediately to all the programs and events that are currently using that availability type.
To delete an availability type, select the trash icon beside the availability type that you'd like to remove.
NOTE: You cannot delete an availability type if it is currently in use for any of your programs or events. To check which programs / events the availability type is used for, click on the availability type and look at the "Used For" section. You will therefore need to apply a different availability type to those programs/events first, before you can delete that availability type.