Important: All add-ons for Bookly require Bookly PRO installed and activated.
With Bookly Compound Services (Add-on), you can combine existing services with spare time to create a separate complex service that can be booked by your clients as any ordinary appointment.
Compound services will be added to the Services drop-down menu in your online booking form just like other services. All the client has to do is to pick up a date and time from the list of available time slots that have already been calculated by Bookly system to accommodate all of the appointment segments.
Each service within a complex appointment can be performed by an individual service provider who will be booked only for their part of the service.
When your client books a compound service, your Bookly Calendar and Appointments section will display separate appointments per each service involved in one booking. Click on the appointment to see if it's booked as a part of a compound service.
Customers are not able to choose staff members for each part of the compound service. The system displays and allows to choose an employee only for the first service within the complex appointment, other employees are assigned automatically.
Setup and configuration
1. Purchase, download and activate Compound Services (Add-on) in Plugins.
2. To create a compound service, go to Services tab in Bookly menu, click on button and select Compound. Enter the title and click Create service.
3. To open and configure the created compound service click on the right.
You'll see a drop-down menu at the bottom of the service card. Choose services from the list and include spare time if needed. Waiting times between appointments will be considered by Bookly system as free time slots for other bookings.
4. Several appointments in a compound service can be performed by one staff member. If you enable this option and the customer selects a staff member on the first step of the booking form, then only this staff will be used for searching available slots for all sub-services.
If you'd like to use a service only as a part of a complex appointment (compound service), make it unavailable for booking directly by setting its visibility to private.
Compound services can be booked only via front-end booking form. Administrator cannot create appointments with compound services in the backend, but is able to add each appointment as a part of the compound service manually.
Note: Currently, it's not possible to use simple services with the length of more than 1 day and less than 1 day together as a part of compound service. Such compound service won't be bookable via front end.
Important: Bookly Compound Services (Add-on) is not compatible with Bookly Custom Duration (Add-on).
Get the Compound Services (Add-on) here.
Try this demo to get a better understanding of how the Compound Services (Add-on) works.
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