How to set up your widget settings

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Your simpleERB widget settings can now be tailored even further to suit your restaurant. As well as closing times from online booking, you can now set a minimum time between online bookings being made and the customer arriving as well as allowing customers to specify if there are any children in the party.
To set up your widget settings, go to advanced settings > booking widget > configure widget in your simpleERB account.
widget settings
The top box on the page lets you set some general features for your widget.
display tables back by message ~ do you want the message to appear telling the customers when they select a timeslot at what time you require the table back by?
display children/infant covers on the widget ~ you can allow the customer to select how many adults, children and babies are in their booking. You can set the age ranges too.
limit future booking availability ~ here you can set how long in advance a customer can make a booking. You could only allow bookings up to a month in advance or you might want customers to be able to book for the next year. Handy if you aren’t ready to take Christmas bookings quite yet!
max covers bookable ~ an old feature in a new home. Let’s you set the largest booking size you’ll accept from an online booking.
minimum time between booking and arrival ~ you asked, we’ve added it. Now you can set how long before a booking a customer is able to make an online booking.times

amending timeslots and dates

In the bottom box of this page you can suspend specific dates or times from online booking. You’ll still be able to manually enter bookings in your system but there won’t be availability showing online for customers.
You can add these close outs as full days which are the same every week or on specific dates and times. You can also just close out particular tables.
All of your close outs show in a list at the bottom of the page, just in case you forgot that you added one!