If you read through the example of adding a date range of availability above, you'll be familiar with the following use case.
Adding a regularly available schedule is great for when your availability extends indefinitely without an end date. Let's say it's May 2017 and you have availability set up between now and December 31, 2017. Starting the first of the year, however, your schedule changes and you're going to stick with that schedule for at least the foreseeable future.
To add this type of schedule, select the "Schedule that repeats every week" option from the first page of the "Add Staff Availability" flow:
Next you'll select what date this new schedule is set to start on and the days of the week you'll be available. In this case, starting January 1st, 2018, I will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays for appointments:
On the Working Hours page, I will define what hours I'm available to accept service based appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays starting January 1st. On Mondays & Wednesdays I'll be available from 8:30am-12:30pm and then from 1:30pm-5:00pm. I will use the "Break" button to add in the "off" period between 12:30pm-1:30pm. On Fridays I will just be available from 8:30am-1:30pm and will not take any breaks:
This means that if, for instance, a client is trying to book a service that has a duration of 1 hour on a Monday or a Wednesday, appointments could be made from:
- and 3:30pm-4:30pm
No appointment could be made between 4:30pm-5:00pm because the half hour that is available is not enough time to fit in the hour long service. This is just something to consider as you add in your hours of availability. After you have added them in, click the "Continue" button to move forward to the Confirmation page.
Once on the confirmation page, review everything to make sure it is the availability that you want and press "Submit":
This will take you to your Staff Availability tab where you can see the new availability you just added:
You'll also see this availability on the client facing side starting in January: