Adding a reservation in Formitable is easy and the system helps you to fill your tables as efficiently as possible.
If you add a reservation the system automatically selects the most appropriate experience, table, number of guests, and time. Of course, you can adjust all these to your liking.
You can add a reservation in 3 different ways in the table view.
- Option 1 is the safest option that automatically selects the next available time slot and a table.
- Option 2 is best if you want to add a reservation at a specific time.
- Option 3 is best if you want to place a reservation on a specific table.
📌 In the list view, only option 1 (automatically) using the plus button is available.
Option 1 - Automatic placement with the plus button
Click on the plus (+) button in the top right corner to add a new reservation.
The reservation will be added at the first available time that can be booked. Formitable automatically selects an empty table for you.
You can freely change the start time of the reservation. If you click on the drop-down menu next to the start time all available online times will be shown in green.
Option 2 - Adding reservations at a specific time with the timeline
The timeline shows the online availability during the day.
- White means you are available for online reservations.
- Light grey shows that there is no online availability.
- Dark grey means that your restaurant is fully booked at that time.
Click on a time in the timeline to add a reservation.
The reservation will be added with the chosen start time on an available table.
Option 3 - A reservation on a specific table
Click somewhere in the grid. The reservation will be added to the chosen table and at the chosen time. The blue markers on top and on the left tell you where the reservation will be added.
- Want to ask guests for a prepayment to insure yourself against no-shows? Use an option with a payment link.
- Do you already have table groups to seat bigger groups of guests? We explain here how you can easily set them up.
- Why is it not possible to place a reservation at a certain time of day? Check where things go wrong here.
- Don't want to accept any more online reservations today? We help you to quickly disable online reservations.