Creating a NotificationBack to top
You should now see the edit screen for your notification. This is where you choose the options to define how your notification will function, how it will be scheduled and what it will say.
Booking StatusBack to top
The status that triggers the notification. You can create multiple notifications for a single status. Notifications are based on the status of the booking, for example, PAID or CANCELLED. See booking statuses for a full list. When a status is changed on an invoice, the appropriate notification will be triggered.
DeliverBack to top
By default, notifications are sent as soon as the event is triggered. If you'd like to schedule the notification for a later time, select scheduled and choose either before or after the start or end date of the booking. This timeframe can be set for x number of days, weeks or months.
Scheduled emails will be delivered on the same hour they were created. For instance, if a booking is created at 11 am on Tuesday and the scheduled notification is 2 days before the booking, it will be sent at 11 am on the scheduled day.
Please note, on some occasions, mail can be delayed due to volume (including unscheduled mail), but generally, adheres to this time frame.
RecipientBack to top
Set the recipient of the e-mail notification. To send the notification to the customer, select Customer. To deliver the message to your staff, select one of the available accounts, or All Staff.
Apply ToBack to top
The apply to field enables you to create notifications for a specific item(s) only. This is particularly handy for businesses who need to send out different information depending on the item(s) that the customer has booked.
For example, when a tour booking has been completed and updated to PAID status, you may wish to send out a notification consisting of details on the tour and its meeting location etc. You may then have a different email for a hotel room booking that has been updated to PAID.
You don't need any information about tour meeting places etc, but rather directions to the hotel and information about the check-in process.
You have the ability to select an entire category, or, click on the arrow to the right of each category to slide out a list of individual items (see above). These items can then be chosen individually, allowing you to create notifications on a per item basis.
Notification NameBack to top
This will not be seen by the customer but is simply a way for you to identify your notification when making any changes later on.
MessageBack to top
Type the notification message here. You can use any of the variables listed below to dynamically include particular booking details.