Booking Pages are a convenient feature that lets a client book themselves without any intervention! What happens though when a client reserves a date but doesn't go through with actually booking you? This article will go over the different ways you can limit that and free up dates if a client hasn't officially booked it yet.

When building out your Booking Page, you'll notice after you attach your invitation that a menu pops up below it. This is the When to Reserve Date section. This is where you'll set the criteria of how your Booking Page reserves a date.

The three options you can choose from are:

  • Immediately, which will immediately reserve the date when they get to the Contract portion of the Booking Page.
  • Countdown Timer, which will add a timer to the Contract page letting them know that they only have a certain amount of time to reserve the date. You can set the number of minutes the client has yourself with this option.
  • Once Paid, which will reserve the date only when you receive payment for the Shoot. This prevents situations where a client signs the contract but doesn't end up sending you the money. With this option, you can set Sprout to automatically close the Lead if money isn't received in a certain amount of time to free up the date again.
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