Compound Services Add-on

Important

All add-ons for Bookly require Bookly PRO installed and activated.

With the Bookly Compound Services (Add-on), you can combine existing services with spare time to create a separate complex service that your clients can book as any regular appointment.

Services section in Bookly PRO

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 pick a date and time from the list of available time slots that the Bookly system has already calculated to accommodate all appointment segments.

Bookly booking form – frontend

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 the booking was made as a part of a compound service.

Edit appointment window in Bookly

Edit appointment window – compound service details

On the front end, customers cannot 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, install and activate the Compound Services (Add-on) in Plugins.

2. To create a compound service, go to the Services section, click on the Add service button, and select Compound. Next, enter the title and click Create service.

Services section in Bookly PRO

3. To open and configure the created compound service click Edit 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. Bookly will consider waiting times between appointments as free time slots for other bookings.

Service card in Bookly

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 Bookly will use only this staff to search available slots for all sub-services.

Service card in Bookly

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. An administrator cannot create appointments with compound services in the back end but can manually add each appointment as part of the compound service.

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 a compound service. Such compound service won't be bookable via front end.

Important

Bookly Compound Services (Add-on) is not compatible with the 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.

Watch this video tutorial about quick set up of the plugin:

DEMO | VIDEO TUTORIALS | MAIN BOOKLY SETTINGS | FAQ | ADD-ONS

RELATED

Chain Appointments (Add-on) – let clients book several services in one visit.

Multiply Appointments (Add-on) – let clients book back-to-back identical services.

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