Multiple meeting types - Use Event types, Booking pages or both?
ScheduleOnce provides robust support for offering multiple meeting types on your Booking or Master page.
Since its inception in 2006, ScheduleOnce has gained valuable experience across various scheduling scenarios. As a result, we have adopted a two-dimensional modeling approach that allows customization of both Booking pages and Event types. This approach is unique in the industry and provides a flexible and powerful solution for our Customers.
With the availability of Booking pages and Event types, there are three ways in which you can offer multiple meeting types:
Using multiple Event types:
If you offer multiple meeting types which all have the same availability and same location, then all you need is one Booking page with multiple Event types linked to it. Each Event type can be a different meeting type with its own settings. Per Event type you can configure the Scheduling options, Time slots, Booking form, Customer notifications and the Payment and Cancel/Reschedule policies. For example, you may offer, a 15-min introductory session for free, a 30-min online consultation session for $50 with a lenient reschedule/cancellation policy, and an hour long face-to-face consultation for $100 with a strict reschedule/cancellation policy.
Using multiple Booking pages:
If the availability and/or location for each meeting type is different, then you need to use multiple Booking pages. An additional advantage to Booking pages is that each receives its own unique link. You can direct clients to a specific meeting type or bundle them together in a Master page to give your clients a range of opportunities to meet with you. If you are using multiple Booking pages and want to define Payment settings for your meetings, you will need to shadow each Booking page with its Event type. In other words, to display a price or collect payment with ScheduleOnce for your meetings you will need to create an Event type for each of your Booking pages which replicates your Booking page settings. Learn more about the Payment and Cancel/Reschedule policy section in Event types
Using both Event types and Booking pages together:
There are many scenarios that require both Booking pages and Event types together. For example, if you are providing Event types in three locations and you are in different locations during different days of the week. You can set each Booking page to be a location and then define the Event types that you provide. You can set it so that users will first select an Event type and then a location or vice versa. In this specific scenario, you will create the Booking pages, create the Event types, link the Event types to the Booking pages and then link the Booking pages to a Master page. To learn more about personal scheduling scenarios that use both Booking pages and Event types, see the Using both Event types and Booking pages article.
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