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Availability - service duration vs. per hour

When you set up online booking, you'll have the option to set sessions to be requested by session duration, on the hour, on the half hour, or on the quarter hour. Here's what clients will see:

  • According to Service Duration: This selection has some flexibility to it. Clients will see sessions at the session duration. For example: if the session is 50 minutes and your availability block starts at 10am, they will see 10am, 10:50am, 11:40am, etc. You can set your service codes to have a buffer time to add minutes before or after the session so this will change the overall session duration (ex: If the code is 50 minutes and you set a 10 minute buffer, clients will see session on the hour). 

Note: "According to Service Duration" is best to use when you want to start your availability at the half hour for hour long sessions. It's also a great idea if you have multiple services of different duration length. Click here to learn how to schedule hour sessions starting on the half hour.

 

The following codes don't take session length into account.

  • On the hour: Clients will see sessions available only on the full hour. For example if your availability block starts at 11am, they will see 11am, 12pm, 1pm and so on. However if your availability block starts at 11:30am, they will see the first available session at 12pm. 
  • On the half hour: Clients will see sessions available on every half hour. For example if your availability block starts at 9 am, they will see 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am and so on.
  • On the quarter hour: Clients will see sessions available on every quarter hour. For example if your availability block starts at 12pm, they will see 12pm, 12:15pm, 12:30pm, 12:45pm, 1pm, 1:15pm and so on.
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