Pickup spacing allows you to define a maximum number of customers (or pickups) allowed over a day. (or other duration)
For example, you could set a limit of 5 customers between 10 and 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Customers will then be blocked from placing online bookings within this timeframe once the limit of 5 reservations is reached.
To get started, first enable pickup spacing in Settings > Admin > Features and Customization. You'll then find the pickup spacing lozenge under Settings > Online.
To add a new pickup spacing rule, click the create button to bring up the detail page:
Enter the following parameters to define your pickup spacing rule:
- Pickup spacing window. This is a start and end time within a day. Note that start and end time are always on the same day and a pickup spacing window cannot span multiple days.
- Maximum number of customers accepted between the start and end time of the pickup spacing window.
- The days of the week the pickup spacing window is valid.
- The valid date range to restrict the pickup spacing rule to a set time of year/season.
Here is what your customers will see when you're running low on 'slots';
and here is what they will see when you're full (due to pickup spacing)
Don't forget also you can customise any an all your online messages in language customization.