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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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  • 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.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've needed something like this since I started using WC nearly 4 years ago... We're so close!

  • Costa Caruso commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also needed for room rentals. Rooms are rented by the month and they choose how many months they expect to stay. They all can't afford to pre-pay.

    So if they choose eg. 6 months, they have to then remember to login and pay at the beginning of every month -- ouch.

    So either recurring billing or subscriptions need to be integrated with Bookings.

  • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I too would love this feature. I see it's in the roadmap, how long should we expect to wait?

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