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Harness the power of blocks with WooCommerce Bookings Availability

Written by Lauren Smith on June 13, 2019 Bookable goods, Extensions Updates.

We’re excited to announce the arrival of WooCommerce Bookings Availability, a new add-on extension for WooCommerce Bookings.

A long-time request from users on the ideas board, our team has worked tirelessly over the past few months to make it a reality. We hope this gives Bookings users a new way of marketing their availability while allowing their customers to quickly find a booking that works for their schedule.

What Is It?

Simply put, WooCommerce Bookings Availability brings the strength and simplicity of the Blocks Editor to any WooCommerce Bookings-powered store. You’re now able to quickly and seamlessly add new availability blocks to any post or page, customizing them to your specific needs.

Customers can book your availability directly from these new views – even on mobile.

Yoga teacher managing her bookings on a laptop.
Add a schedule for your upcoming classes into a post or page on your website.

Insert an agenda of your upcoming yoga classes into a blog post, create a calendar showing your venue’s rental availability, or drive demand by displaying sold out time-slots alongside available appointment times.

Customizing which products to display – and when – can be done on a block-by-block basis. This means that you could have a single page with multiple views of available and bookable products, if necessary.

Content type selection screen.
 Store owners can select which bookable products they would like to present to customers on a page/post

How Does It Work?

Once you’ve purchased, installed, and activated this extension, two new Blocks will be available to you when creating/editing a post or page: the Calendar Block and the Schedule Block.

Calendar Block

The Calendar Block displays your availability in – yep, you guessed it – a weekly or monthly calendar view.

Screenshot of the Calendar Block.
Drive demand by displaying sold out time-slots alongside available appointment times.

Schedule Block

The Schedule Block displays your daily, weekly, or monthly availability in an agenda view. Users can click through to view each available slot, or available slots can be displayed on demand as they scroll.

A screenshot displaying the Schedule Block.
Schedule Block shown in a weekly view format.

Requirements

This is an add-on for WooCommerce Bookings, so you’ll need:

For step-by-step information on getting started with WooCommerce Bookings Availability, go to our documentation.

Feedback

We can’t wait to see all of the innovative ways you use these blocks to drive more customers to your bookings!

Got feedback? We’re listening. Head over to ideas.woocommerce.com and let us know how we could make this extension even more powerful.

6 Responses

  1. Tim
    June 20, 2019 at 8:02 am #

    A wonderful plugin, I have many clients who’ve been using it and the clean layout always blows them away!

  2. Rupankar
    June 21, 2019 at 7:41 am #

    Congratulations, you have done a great job.

  3. Emmanuel Obarhua
    June 21, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    Hello, Lauren;

    I am in the travel niche and I must say this extension is not only requisite, but also indispensable. Sincerely, I haven’t started doing the booking thing, but when I’m set, I’m happy I won’t have to look beyond Woocommerce, especially given the convenience of using it.

    Warm regards,
    Emmanuel Obarhua

  4. Image Finder
    June 25, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    Congratulation on the new WooCommerce add-on! We might consider this booking add-on for our future projects

  5. Sripriya Kulkarni
    June 25, 2019 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow, this is amazing. I am sure these will be handy for creating bookings. I might consider these for my client who is in the chiropractic industry.

  6. Tom
    June 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    Congrats Lauren, nice job. This is great addon for WooComerce.

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