In Bookinglayer, you can set different rules for last-minute bookings. In your Settings, you can define last-minute bookings (how many days prior to arrival?), set rules with regards to the deposits that need to be paid, and set all last minutes bookings to manual confirmation. Let us show you how.
1. Click on Settings Module
2. Click on General Settings > Deposit and Last minute.
3. Decide and set how many days before arrival a new booking should be considered last minute
4. Set up a default deposit percentage for all normal bookings
5. You can also choose a different deposit percentage for bookings considered last minute
E.g. In the screenshot below, the default deposit is set to 30%. If someone books less than 5 days prior to arrival, the deposit changes to 100%.
Important: You can disable the automatic confirmation for last-minute bookings. If this option is selected, bookings will always come with a request status and will need manual confirmation.
Other deposit options
Alternatively to default and last-minute deposits, you can set:
Offer your customers the option to choose between two deposit amounts based on a percentage of the booking value.
This could be a 50% deposit for half payment or a 100% deposit for full payment.
Require from your customer a fixed amount to confirm their booking.
Be careful activating this when you have multiple currencies enabled for your Booking Engine. Currently, we only support a single value and it will use the currency from the booking. Also, avoid setting a fixed deposit amount that could be greater than the possible value of a booking.