In this article
- What is Buffer Time?
- What are the requirements for Buffer Time to work?
- Buffer Time settings
- Google/Outlook Calendar labels
What is Buffer Time?
Buffer Time is part of the Reservable Interactive feature. It allows you to add time before and/or after a reservation, typically in order to prepare or clean up the space. Other members will not be able to make a reservation during the reserved buffer period. If a member cancels their reservation, the booking time and buffer time becomes available again.
30 minutes buffer time before and after the reservation
Buffer time duration is based on the Minimum bookable time slots. If the minimum bookable slot is 30 minutes, members can add buffer time slots of 30 minutes intervals (30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes). If you require smaller buffer times, set the minimum bookable slots accordingly. At this point custom time slots are not available.
What are the requirements for Buffer Time to work?
Buffer time is only compatible with the Date Picker display type.
Capacity must be set to 1.
Interval options have to be less than 2 hours.
Maximum and Minimum Bookable window must be set in hours, not days.
Buffer Time settings
Under the Advanced Tab of Reservable feature:
Enable Buffer Time by selecting the toggle button.
Select duration before and/or after reservation based on your requirements.
Google/Outlook Calendar labels
If your Channel has Google or Outlook calendar integration set up, you can add custom labels for the buffer times Before and After the main reservation:
The custom labels will reflect in the calendars as shown below:
|Note: Changes to Buffer times need to be made in VTS Activate, not in the associated Google/Outlook calendar. It is not a 2-way sync.|
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