Pros have 3 availability options to choose from when deciding how they want to receive jobs on a date in their schedule. The 3 options are: Instant Book, Request Only, or I’m Not Available. These availability options can repeat weekly or be only applied to one day:
To set availability that is only applied to a single date, click on the availability status bar on the Schedule tab to get started. To set hours for future dates, scroll through the calendar in your Schedule tab to set availability for that day.
To set availability that repeats every week, click on the gear icon on the upper right hand corner of the Schedule Page. Click into the day you’d like to set repeating hours for.
Selecting Instant Book means that customers can book directly into your schedule for the hours that you set, without having to wait for you to claim the job. Jobs can be added to your schedule up to four hours before the job start time. This means that you won’t miss out on any new jobs that appear in the claims tab, and your customers will be thrilled since they can book directly with you.
After tapping “Instant Book”, you will be brought to a screen that shows various time ranges. Enter the time ranges where you would like to allow your customers to Instant Book you. You can set up to three time ranges per day. When you are done, tap Save. If you need to change your time ranges, you can select Edit Hours under the Instant Book availability setting. You will still be able to receive requests for any hours that you do not mark yourself as Available.
Remember to keep track of your Instant Book hours and keep them up to date.
By setting Request Only, you will only receive jobs when a customer sends you a job requests or when you manually claim a job in the Claims tab.
I’m Not Available
If you decide that you don’t want to work on a certain day, you can set yourself as I’m Not Available. Be careful - choosing this option means that you will never receive job requests or Instant Book jobs from clients on that date. You will still be able to manually claim jobs for that date.