Online booking in Garage Hive allows customers to book, for example, MOT, servicing, or repairs from the business’ websites or social media platforms available, and the booking is recorded directly in the Garage Hive system.

In this article

  1. Online Booking Setup
  2. Get Embed HTML
  3. Get Standalone Page URL

Online Booking Setup

To setup online booking:

  1. In the top-right corner, choose the icon, enter Online Booking Setup, and choose the related link.

  2. Under the General FastTab, you will see the URL for online booking, Access Token, Instance ID, and whether the setup is enabled.

  3. You can make the following changes under the Booking FastTab:
    • Minimum Minutes Delay - This is the time difference between now and the first available booking, i.e., 180 minutes equals a 3-hour delay, implying that at 8 a.m., a customer can make a booking for 11 a.m. that same day.
    • Max Days in Future - This is the maximum number of days in the future that bookings can be made.
    • Default Deal Type Code - It is recommended that this be set to OB. For more information on this feature, please contact a member of the team.
    • Customer Recognition Policy - It is best to set this to Automatic. Please contact a member of the team for more information on this feature.
    • Dummy Customer No. – Should be set to Online Booking.
    • VAT Bus. Posting Group – should be set to Domestic.
    • Default Vehicle Status – Should be set to Customer.
    • Hide Service Prices – This will hide the sales price of all service packages.
    • Automatic Booking Confirmation – If enabled, will send an email and/or SMS confirmation to the customer.

    • Hide Service Expected Time – This hides the expected service times from service packages. (displayed when More Info is clicked, along with any extended descriptions set up in the packages).

  4. Under the **Internal Notification FastTab, you can set the following:
    • Send To Emails – This is usually left blank, but it can be used for additional email recipients; this is for a confirmation email that’s sent to the branch.
    • Send To BCC Emails – You can use these if you need to BCC the confirmation somewhere else. Multiple addresses can be entered using the “;” character, as in;
    • Send To Branch Email - It is best practise to check this box, as this will send the confirmation message to the email address specified in the branch setup, which we will do later in the setup.

Get Embed HTML

The Embed tag in HTML is used for embedding the booking link to your HTML file (the website). To get the Embed HTML link, select Actions in the Online Booking Setup page, and click on Get Embed HTML for online booking or Get Enquiry Only Embed HTML for online enquiries.

Get Standalone Page URL

The Standalone Page URL is suitable for businesses that do not have a website to which to add an Embed HTML tag. In this case, a Standalone Page URL can be used as a dedicated link for booking, such as on social media platforms like Facebook, where a Book Now button can be added, and when sending SMS notifications to customers. To obtain the Standalone Page URL, go to the Online Booking Setup page and click on Get Standalone Page URL. Copy the link and use it to get bookings. You can shorten the link using services such as bitly.

The Standalone Page URL opens a web page, as shown below.

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