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Recurring Bookings, with Reschedule feature

I'm currently using Birchpress for my bookings with WooCommerce. I've only stayed with them because they have promised a recurring booking feature. However, they don't seem like they are going to develop this feature anytime soon, so if you would develop this recurring function, I'd be more than happy to switch over.

I run a school, where we do private tutoring. Clients sign up for a time slot and they have their class the same day and same time every week. It is impossible for us to manually enter every client, every week. We very much need to have a recurring booking, where we can add a client indefinitely and assign them to a staff member, as well as a room.

In addition, it would be great to see 1. A rescheduling function, where clients or staff can reschedule an appointment one time, or for all future events, just like google calendar does. It would also be nice to see a limit on the number or reschedulings a client is allowed to make 2. Integration with subscriptions - since our clients pay a monthly fee, they should be charged like a subscription to have access to the reschedule and scheduling features.

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      • ETNA Centre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We first started using Woocommerce Bookings more than 2 years ago and I asked for this feature back then and was told it was on the roadmap. Still nothing. :( Your blurb on the product page says it's on the roadmap but when are we going to see it developed. Absolutely essential for a complete switch to online room booking for our non-profit community venue.

      • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really Essential I think but I'm finding this such a hard feature to find in any system despite the importance

      • Trent commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would take it to the next level. Had to take a client to an entirely different solution outside of WooCommerce.

      • dariush Ojabonian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The very important feature that should be there..
        Our Client wants to plan weekly appointments like the one below with the ability of payments:
        Every week on these days:
        saturday, monday, wednesday 17:00-19:00 during a month (ex. march)
        The bookable block for purchase can be every 30 mins. It means every 30 mins costs 100$ for example.

      • Eivind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It should work for rescheduling physical goods too in case of e.g. vacation but not wanting to have to wait 3 months for a new shipment if you suspended and every thoird month is your shipping interval. For me who is into consumer goods this is crucial. Someone may want their product sooner if they ran out or even delay a week or two if they have too much.

      • TOTLD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have multiple clients who would love to use this extension but require recurring bookings. So far I have one client who is using Bookings and loves it, but even they would benefit from the introduction of recurring bookings.

        This is surely a must-have for any booking-related extension...I see it is listed as "on the roadmap" but it has been this way for over two years now. Please consider it sooner than later! It would make the extension vastly more versatile.

      • Beth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If anyone wants a little help with this I have done it for booking courses on a single date or for a 6 week term. You can see it here, http://pedalabikeaway.co.uk/product/full-term-little-fodders-winter/ Although fully booked you can still book some of the individual sessons.

        If I get some use case understanding I will create a plugin for it. Please feel free to email me, Beth hello@doitsimply.co.uk

      • webresults commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to book appointments on Tuesday at 2PM and Thursday at 8 PM, for 5 weekly recurrences. I also need to be able to assigned a resource to the recurring block or to individual appointments.

        alternatively I'd like to be able to select 10 dates and times on a resource calendar.

      • Ben Roberts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is such a fundamental feature! How can this not be part of a bookings system? I can't purchase the bookings extension x3 for three separate clients until this is added....

      • Elisabeth Flores commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this feature also. The system could allow someone to be able to pick "Saturday" and then pick the "Length" for how many weeks they want that running.
        Otherwise the process to enter a recurring booking 52 times is just too tedious.
        If this is in the plan for WooCommerce Bookings, can you please notify an ETA?

      • RM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a wonderful plugin but It is unbelievably tedious to try to add multiple bookings at one time. This is especially the case if the bookings are in later months in the year because the calendar automatically returns to the current month.

        So to book additional time slots, users have to navigate through the months all over again. It is a complaint coming in and it would be useful to have a recurring feature or at the least be able to select multiple slots simultaneously before booking.

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have several clients that could make use recurring bookings. Currently adding multiple bookings to an order is tedious and progressively slower with every additional booking added. Meaning that I'm going to be forced to abandon Woocommerce Bookings, which is a shame because other than this (essential) feature it's a great plugin.

      • UnlimitedIT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My client has a similar need. They run a community centre and make rooms available for activities. Some of those activities recur on a regular basis. Rather than marking the rooms as unavailable for casual booking it would be preferable to make a recurring booking for the activity in the room. Then billing for that recurring booking could also be achieved via WooCommerce Bookings.

        So when might we expect to see this functionality? I know it's on the roadmap but an indication of its place in the development schedule would be helpful so that I can manage client expectations.

      • CC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Integration with Subscriptions extension is also very important for us...

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Recurring bookings seems a pretty fundamental feature of a booking system. Any idea when we might see this?

      • rockie667 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We also need this feature - in our case for setting up courses. A customer should be able to book a course, which is conducted on several days, by one booking. So, at the moment the bookings plugin is pretty senseless for course management.

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