Online reservations and table management

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32 articles in this collection
Written by Raymond Wilders, Dide Nijhoff, Cyril Mestrom and 2 others
Work in the Overview

Overview: built for fast hosting work

Smarter online table management with all reservations on a single screen. Perfect to keep track of everything and seating guests.
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Adding a new reservation in the table view

Three ways to quickly add a reservation in the table view: automatically, at a specific time or on a specific table.
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Placing walk-ins in your restaurant

How to quickly add walk-ins in your overview to keep your availability up to date
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Adding an option (with optionally a payment link)

Options automatically become reservations once guests have confirmed them or paid a deposit. Here's how to create and keep track of options
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Sending messages and replies to guests

Answer messages, inform your guests, and fight no-shows with the messaging feature in Formitable
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Turning the Seated bar and Pacing limit bar on and off

How to turn on/off extra information about pacing limits and seated guests in the overview
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

How to duplicate reservations

Create an exact copy of a reservation for your loyal guests or in case you cancelled a reservation by accident
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Automatically select the best ticket

Let Formitable automatically select the best ticket for a reservation for you instead of just giving suggestions
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Switch tables for reservations and solving conflicts

Easily seat guests on another table and solve issues with overlapping reservations
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Written by Dide Nijhoff
Updated over a week ago

Specific colors for tickets and events

Quickly see in the overview which guests have booked which arrangement by assigning colors to different tickets
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Keyboard shortcuts in Overview

An overview of the most useful keyboard shortcuts in Formitable.
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Written by Cyril Mestrom
Updated over a week ago
Set your availability

Set availability and shifts step-by-step

Linkt shifts to tickets in 6 steps
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Set lunch and dinner with different arrival times

This is how you set up a lunch and dinner shift where guests come in spread out
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Written by Joep van Meyel
Updated over a week ago

Set two shifts with different arrival times

This way you set two shifts and ensure that guests do not all enter at the same time
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Written by Joep van Meyel
Updated over a week ago

Set two shifts with fixed arrival times

Welcome guests in an early and late shift with fixed arrival times
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Written by Joep van Meyel
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Add tickets

Create different types of reservations, for example a high tea, group reservation or event
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

This is how the Default ticket works

This ticket has two functions does not work in combination with prepayments
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Written by Raymond Wilders
Updated over a week ago

How to create a special event

Create a special one-time event and disable all other reservations. Perfect for holidays and special days like Christmas, New Year’s, etc.
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Squeeze: Turn tables faster using the power of online

Double your tables and fill gaps in your table planning by offering shorter reservations
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Re-open a closed day

How to "open" a day that is currently set to "closed" in the overview
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago
Troubleshooting

Using Pacing Limits

Pacing Limits determine the maximum number of guests you want to welcome per timeslot. Change your pacing limits to take some pressure off
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Set the maximum amount of guests per area

The easiest solution to the Covid-19 restrictions of 30 guests.
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Written by Raymond Wilders
Updated over a week ago

Disable online reservations for a day

Stop accepting online reservations and inform your guests with a message in the widget
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Close restaurant for a day (or more)

Change your regular opening times for national holidays, vacation or special occasions. Close your restaurant to make it not bookable.
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Close a Shift (disable certain reservations)

Not able to run the lunch shift next week? Want to disable dinner reservations? Close a shift on a specific day so guests can not book it.
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Disable bookings in certain areas or on specific tables

Change which tables and areas can be booked online. Block areas or take tables offline to have flexibility for walk-ins and loyal customers
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Create exceptions to your daily shifts

Change the booking window or the number of guests for one day for a particular shift.
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago

Booking window: Allow reservations up until a certain time

Only want to accept online dinner reservations up until 5pm? Don't get surprised by last minute reservations and change your booking window
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Written by Jean-Marie Leufkens
Updated over a week ago