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Getting Started

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What’s the difference between a Provider, Bookable and Resource?
Providers, Bookables and Resources power scheduling in Periodic. Providers host Bookables, and Bookables host Resources. Providers are typically locations, Bookables are reservation types, and Resources are the people and things available to reserve (people, classrooms, etc.).
Can I connect calendars?
Yes! Google and Outlook calendar connections are made through Resources. Once connected, Periodic checks against all other events on your calendar to ensure you’re never double-booked.
I have my own website - can I embed from Periodic?
Absolutely! We make it easy to embed Bookables. After navigating to Configuration>Bookables, hover over the Bookable of your choice. Select the option and a pop-up will give clear instructions and code to copy as either a button or direct embed.
I’m on the Dashboard - where do I find my customer facing site?
You’re looking for the Booking Site. Navigate to Configuration>Providers. Then, select the “Visit Site” link next to the Provider. You’ll be redirected to the Provider’s Booking Site where customers can make reservations. You can do the same on individual Bookables.
Which type of availability should I use?
There are three types of availability: Regular, Book by Day, and Event. Regular availability should be used when you have Bookables that have a recurring weekly schedule. For example, if you have a Bookable that is always available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, use Regular Availability. Book by Day Availability should be used when your Bookable should be reserved for 1-day increments. For example, if your Bookable is a classroom that can only be reserved for one class per day, then use Book by Day Availability. Event availability should be used when your Bookable is on a non-recurring or irregular schedule. For example, if your Bookable is a limited-time workshop that will only happen twice, you’ll want to use event availability.
Can I process payments for reservations?
Yes! Periodic is integrated with Stripe, a service that will allow you to process on-demand payments for reservations. You can learn more and sign-up for a Stripe account. Once you have a Stripe account, enter your credentials in your Periodic Integrations page and you’ll be ready to go!